In America, atheists are still in the closet

Apr 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Spiked

So do many other interest and identity groups. Complaint is our political lingua franca: it's what Occupiers, Tea Partiers, Wall Street titans, religious and irreligious people share.

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Oct 15, 2012
 
SupaAFC wrote:
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We did have the position of jester available, but Barefoot was the unanimous choice.
Shucks, that's the only position I would enjoy.

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-Skeptic- wrote:
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Prove your god or f*ck off its that simple.
F*ck off, NotBot, it IS that simple.

Can you disprove God?

I thought not.

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ChristineM wrote:
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Now. NOW – I do not care that you NOW say 15000, you DID SAY 7000 and I posted you the link to your own statement in which you said 7000.
Sweetie: Banks are banks, and saving& loans are saving& loans.

They aren't the same thing.

And when it comes down to it, darling, a couple hundred bank & savings is loans is but a fraction, and, again- as I have pointed out several times- the "failed" banks are banks that have been closed for failing to meet our more stringent REGULATIONS which keep OUR banking system stable.

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The UK is mostly not religious.
STATE CHURCH.
Head of STATE: Monarch
Monarch = head of STATE CHURCH
Schools = Require BY LAW: Christian worship
Parliament = Most members: Appointed by Head of State Church
State Church = supported by state taxes

USA = US Constitution, establishment of religion BANNED

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ChristineM wrote:
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Hey butt breath, as I said you butted in, YOU, not me.
Spooge breath: public forum. Don't post here thinking you can have a private conversation.

Check TOS.

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#40433
Oct 15, 2012
 
ChristineM wrote:
You can’t just make crap up and clam that’s how it was...
That would cut out 2/3s of your posts.

Pot kettle black.

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Sweetie: Banks are banks, and saving& loans are saving& loans.
They aren't the same thing.
And when it comes down to it, darling, a couple hundred bank & savings is loans is but a fraction, and, again- as I have pointed out several times- the "failed" banks are banks that have been closed for failing to meet our more stringent REGULATIONS which keep OUR banking system stable.
And 7000 is 7000 and 15000 is 15000

Failed because the system is stable – right

Lehman Brothers

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Fact of the matter: you therefore do not vote for the president.
Fact of the matter: we vote for the people who do vote for the president. It is hard to get 250 million people in the same building.

Fact of the matter: you do not vote for your head of state, and you don't even get to vote for your prime minister. You do not vote for anyone in one of the two houses of your impairment.

And the Queen can cancel everyone Parliament at tea time.

And there's isn't a man thing you can do about it.

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Some of the UK (England and Wales - we have been here before yet you still insist on claiming the entire UK – why?
England & Wales is 80 percent of the population, and if you ever get around to speaking English, UK has a state religion, it is the Church of England.

Here is how it works: Does the UK have a state religion... yes, hold up one finger... that is for the Church of England.

Does the USA have a state religion...NO.

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Spooge breath: public forum. Don't post here thinking you can have a private conversation.
Check TOS.
I didn’t try to post anything private and I expected you to jump. However you butted in and then made specious claims.

I have no problem with that just so long as you realise (as most others do) that your claim was false

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That would cut out 2/3s of your posts.
Pot kettle black.
There you go again, making up more BS because you have no facts to work with.

So I guess it must be 3/3 for you

Pot kettle black.

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England & Wales is 80 percent of the population, and if you ever get around to speaking English, UK has a state religion, it is the Church of England.
Here is how it works: Does the UK have a state religion... yes, hold up one finger... that is for the Church of England.
Does the USA have a state religion...NO.
So – 80% it is not 100%

The UK does not have a state religion, England and Wales do

Here how it works England and Wales that’s two fingers to you

Scotland and Northern Ireland don’t, that’s another two fingers to you

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This in no way means that Brits or even English or Welsh people must follow that religion,
Yes, I do love the way you insist I have said something I haven't said.

STOMP STOMP STOMP.

We haven't had to follow any religion since 1776, since we kicked your azzes out.

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Yes, I do love the way you insist I have said something I haven't said.
STOMP STOMP STOMP.
We haven't had to follow any religion since 1776, since we kicked your azzes out.
My goodness you are a conceited fool, who was talking about you?

What makes you say I insist anything. I made a statement Let’s see:-

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This in no way means that Brits or even English or Welsh people must follow that religion”
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Brits, English, Welsh. Hmmn, no I can’t see Americans in there – can you?

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ChristineM wrote:
Even the “elected” government guarantees the individuals freedom of and from religious expression
It is good you put "elected" in quotes because most of your government isn't elected.

Most are appointed.

And the head of state... inherited.

PS: If the UK enjoys "religious freedom", why do people have to sue to be able to wear a cross to work?

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ChristineM wrote:
This in no way means that Brits or even English or Welsh people must follow that religion
Gosh... let's see... you RESPONDED DIRECTLY TO MY COMMENT AND AUTOQUOTED FROM ME...

i guess that's what threw me... you responding directly to my comment... lead me to believe you were responding to my comment...

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Gosh... let's see... you RESPONDED DIRECTLY TO MY COMMENT AND AUTOQUOTED FROM ME...
i guess that's what threw me... you responding directly to my comment... lead me to believe you were responding to my comment...
Yo Barefoot.

Relax man. It's Monday. Going to burn yourself out before the week is done.

Do you ever do gardening?

Curbs the excess anger. It is kind of like having Mr. Miagi as your mentor.

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[QUOTE who="ChristineM"
Freedom of speech – yes we have had freedom of speech since 1215
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HAHAHQAHAAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Oh my, I wonder how many heads rolled after running too liberal a tongue?

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British citizens are covered by the European Convention on Human Rights which states: "Everyone has the right to freedom of expression."

But it adds that governments can restrict free speech for, among other reasons, in the interests of national security, preserving public safety and for the prevention of disorder or crime.

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#40446
Oct 15, 2012
 
ChristineM wrote:
Also been over the head of state thing with you, who cares but you?
The monarch can cancel the ONLY PEOPLE (the minority) of people you do get to vote for.

By tea time.

You care enough to roll around on the floor and stomp your feet for the last one hundred comments or so.

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Oct 15, 2012
 
ChristineM wrote:
Constitution, who needs one? We don't need to have a single document telling us what we can and cannot do.
Show me your constitutional right of free speech.

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