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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ChristineM wrote:
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How many times do I need to repeat the same answer?
Think grey, not yes or no
It is a yes or no question.

Are there one hundred pennies in a dollar, yes or no?

PS: I can't help but notice you fail to contradiction anyone saying that the UK is NOT a monarchy.

Funny how that is.

PS: I have exactly the same say so in the appointment of the UK prime minister as do you.

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Read the rules of parliament
I read the rule that the Queen appoints the PM.

Do show us all ONE PM who hasn't been appointed by the monarch in the last two hundred years or so.
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Call when you learn what a loaded question is.
Best of luck on your ESL classes!
Call when your arguments stop relying on fallacies.
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he is then presented to the monarch who may or may not approve his appointment as leader of that party and hence become PM.
There is no point even playing with the charade that the Queen has a choice to make. Barefoot knows as much as the rest of us that she is a ceremonial rubber stamper. The Queen has no choice to make and has no intention of even having a choice due to her and the monarchy's respect for the democratic apparatus of our political system.
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Did you see the 2011 Census results?

"No religious affiliation" up 83%(6.3m) from 2001, christianity down 4.1m from 2001.

So other religions are losing believers too.

"The number of residents who stated that their religion was Christian in 2011 was fewer than in 2001. The size of this group decreased 13 percentage points to 59 per cent (33.2 million) in 2011 from 72 per cent (37.3 million) in 2001. The size of the group who stated that they had no religious affiliation increased by 10 percentage points from 15 per cent (7.7 million) in 2001 to 25 per cent (14.1 million) in 2011." - www.ons.gov.uk
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Call when your arguments stop relying on fallacies.

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Call when your arguments stop relying on fallacies.
Is the United KING.......dom a monarchy, yes or no?

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There is no point even playing with the charade that the Queen has a choice to make.
AS I have already proved: the monarch APPOINTS the PM.

I don't have to make you admit that I have slapped the snot out of you.

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The Queen has no choice to make
The Queen has every choice to make. She does not have to appoint the candidate selected by what is often a minority party in the House of Commons, they offer a candidate which she may (or may not) appoint.

The reason you cannot refute this is you are wrong and I am right.
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AS I have already proved: the monarch APPOINTS the PM.
I don't have to make you admit that I have slapped the snot out of you.
UUUMMM,Your proctoligist called he said you have a dead gerbal lodged in your anal canal.OUCH!!!!!!

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SupaAFC wrote:
The Queen has no choice to make
Prime Minister Macmillan...

“I see quantum effects”

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Now the UK is even LESS religious than the US than it was before:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22464...

Imagine that.
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AS I have already proved: the monarch APPOINTS the PM.
I don't have to make you admit that I have slapped the snot out of you.
The monarch dors not appoint the prone minister, he is elected by the people and then the queen approves it, the queen has to approve whoever the people elect, she doesn't have a choice, van you give me one instance where the queen refuses to approve the prime minister that the people elected, the queen has absolutely no power in british politics, she is a rubber stamper, if I waa you o woild be more worried about the shocking lack if democracy in USA, where your leader is APPOINTED by the aristocratic elite, and not worry about a real democracy like Britain, you wish you were as free and democratic as britain, but unfortunately you are not, it must be a cultural failing of America, and why so many of the worlds democratic counyries are bases on the British parliamentary system, and not the defunct American system, basically its because ours is better, and we are freer

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Now the UK is even LESS religious than the US than it was before:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22464...
Imagine that.
LOL

Oh no! Say it ain't so!

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Now the UK is even LESS religious than the US than it was before:
The UK has a state religion.

Imagine that!

And laws requiring providing religious worship in tax funded schools!

Imagine that!

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The monarch dors not appoint the prone minister
Thanks for continuing to post this nonsense- as you know, Odorifious Skanque keeps insisting no one says otherwise when I remind her two dozen times a day that the monarch appoints the PM.

Now insist the UK isn't a monarchy, eh? I don't read much past one line of any of your posts, Packy.

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<quoted text>The UK has a state religion.

Imagine that!

And laws requiring providing religious worship in tax funded schools!

Imagine that!
I'd have to.
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Like a broken clock, even the Mail is right as much as twice a day.
It usually gets the date right, anyway.
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LOL
Oh no! Say it ain't so!

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I'd have to.
Ya don't.

Here ya go, troll:

'Collective Worship

The law in England and Wales provides that children at all maintained schools "shall on each school day take part in an act of collective worship". In community schools, the worship must be wholly or mainly of a Christian character. In Academies and free schools the arrangements will depend on the funding agreement, which will usually have a compulsory worship element built in.

Britain is the only Western democracy to require worship in non-religious publicly funded schools.'
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barefoot2626 wrote:
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The UK has a state religion.
Imagine that!
And laws requiring providing religious worship in tax funded schools!
Imagine that!
Imagine if you took a shower.You wouldnt smell like a shit house.

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Thanks for continuing to post this nonsense- as you know, Odorifious Skanque keeps insisting no one says otherwise when I remind her two dozen times a day that the monarch appoints the PM.
Now insist the UK isn't a monarchy, eh? I don't read much past one line of any of your posts, Packy.
Lemme see if I can sort this out.

Yes, the UK is a ceremonial monarchy.

Yes, Ireland is an island to the west of England.

Yes, there are 100 cents in a dollar.(And 100 pennies in a pound.)

Now go away.

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