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The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims

There are 40 comments on the Salon story from Jul 21, 2014, titled The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims. In it, Salon reports that:

Religious tension is nothing new in America. Hatred between religions, distrust and downright anger are the everyday norm for anyone with a television set or access to the Internet.

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“No Allah: know peace”

Since: Jun 07

A sacred grove in Tujunga, CA

#21 Jul 28, 2014
Patrick wrote:
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Sad they missed Hitler.
Peace
Yeah, all those "what if..." moments of history. The scary ones show ways that Hitler might have won.

As I recall the specifics of the incident, a German unit had advanced to a farm house. A British unit in the area saw them, and sent word to their higher ups asking for permission to recapture the farm house. Hitler and the rest of the unit were kicking back and taking a break from the war, while being observed by the Brits. Finally, the Germans pulled back to their own lines. he Brits received word to advance sometime AFTER that.
Patrick

United States

#22 Sep 22, 2014
Don't trust anybody....?

How to learn the truth...a bit difficult - How we learn is interesting.

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.
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It's good advice. Summed up in three words: cramming doesn’t work. Unfortunately, many of us ignore this rule. At least one survey has found that 99% of students admit to cramming.

You might think that’s down to nothing more than simple disorganisation: I'll admit it is far easier to leave things to the last minute than start preparing for a test weeks or months ahead. But studies of memory suggest there’s something else going on. In 2009, for example, Nate Kornell at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that spacing out learning was more effective than cramming for 90% of the participants who took part in one of his experiments – and yet 72% of the participants thought that cramming had been more beneficial. What is happening in the brain that we trick ourselves this way?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140917-the-...

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#23 Sep 22, 2014
Patrick wrote:
Don't trust anybody....?
How to learn the truth...a bit difficult - How we learn is interesting.
You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.
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It's good advice. Summed up in three words: cramming doesn’t work. Unfortunately, many of us ignore this rule. At least one survey has found that 99% of students admit to cramming.
You might think that’s down to nothing more than simple disorganisation: I'll admit it is far easier to leave things to the last minute than start preparing for a test weeks or months ahead. But studies of memory suggest there’s something else going on. In 2009, for example, Nate Kornell at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that spacing out learning was more effective than cramming for 90% of the participants who took part in one of his experiments – and yet 72% of the participants thought that cramming had been more beneficial. What is happening in the brain that we trick ourselves this way?
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140917-the-...
The logical conclusion that those who learn at their own paces out of a simple desire to understand learn more effectively than those who do so under academic pressure to pass tests. It that's true, many adults may learn much more outside of academia than within it, at least at the undergraduate level, but that's probably not true at the post-doc level, where the focus is on continuing to add to the body of knowledge rather than merely absorb it. This may also suggest that those who engage in post-academic self-study over the course of a lifetime wind up understanding more than than those whose studies cease at graduation even when the latter's academic credentials are more impressive.

Something to think about, anyway...
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#24 Sep 22, 2014
tagtwat, your Hitler was a christian and a darwinist that understood little about Darwin's work or Evolution.
Buck Crick wrote:
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No, Hitler was not a Christian.
He was a devout Darwinist.
Hitler had plans in place to eradicate Christianity from Germany, and it was underway.
The Nuremberg documents prove this - it's settled history.
Patrick

United States

#25 Sep 22, 2014
Breaking News

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)– A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America’s idiots reveals.

Despite bringing attention to a position that is embraced by more than ninety per cent of the world’s scientists, the People’s Climate March, which took place on Sunday in New York City, left a broad majority of the nation’s idiots unconvinced.

“Look, if hundreds of thousands of people want to march about something, it’s a free country,” said Carol Foyler, an idiot from Kenosha, Wisconsin.“But let me ask them something: if the climate is really getting warmer, why was it so cold up here last winter?”

Harland Dorrinson, an idiot from Hollywood, Florida, was also unmoved by the message of Sunday’s march.“What these marchers don’t realize is that the planet goes through natural cycles of heating and cooling,” he said.“Blaming people for global warming is like blaming dinosaurs for the ice age.”

Skepticism about scientists characterized many of the idiots’ remarks, including those of Tracy Klugian, of Albuquerque, New Mexico.“Those marchers are holding signs that say ‘Scientists this, scientists that,’” he said.“Well, how can scientists be sure that the Earth was colder thousands of years ago, when no one had invented a thermometer?”

Klugian said he was confident that, despite the impressive numbers for Sunday’s march, idiots would prevail in the ongoing climate-change debate.“At the end of the day, there are more people like us in Congress,” he said.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-repor...

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#26 Sep 22, 2014
Buck Crick wrote:
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Hitler used christian comments as propaganda. He hated Christianity.
The Nuremberg documents prove so.
"Darwinist" is a term used in scientific literature by evolutionists themselves.
You don't know what you're talking about.
Even if that was true, Hitler couldn't get his deeds done without the aid of millions of Christians, whose anti antisemitism had been ancient.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#27 Sep 23, 2014
Richardfs wrote:
"The numbers are in: America still distrusts atheists and Muslims"
and that is surprising, how?
For those of us outside of the U.S., America through the media appears to be the world's most religiously up tight country.
Which is rather strange when one considers that people moved there for religious freedom.
Americans are lucky that people like you aren't president.

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Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#28 Sep 23, 2014
Liam R wrote:
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Hitler was a Christian. Oh, I'd agree that he didn't do the best job of following the teachings of Jesus, but he was in line with the religious thought of many xians.
He was a Atheist. Do you read the wikipedia? No, you obviously just assume.

Hey, I discovered something. Atheists just assume God doesn't exist and just assume the Big bang happened and just assume Hitler was Christian.

If Atheists are all about science, then stop assuming and start proven some actual THEORIES like EVOLUTION.

One more time so you remember, read wikipedia, Ill leave a link in the next comment so you just in case you forget.
NightSerf

Knoxville, TN

#30 Sep 23, 2014
I generally try to ignore posts that center on Hitler and Nazism. They just don't seem to be relevant to the modern world. But I did look at it more closely at one time, and my take on Hitler was that it was nearly impossible to pin down his actual beliefs because he would mirror those of whatever audience he was addressing even in print. His goals are easier to understand--they had to be clear if they were to be carried out, but I personally have not the slightest idea what, if any, his religious beliefs were.

But it doesn't matter. He's dead.
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#31 Sep 23, 2014
Goebbels got excommunicated for marrying a protestant but the catholic church never afforded the same treatment to their beloved Hitler.
NightSerf wrote:
I generally try to ignore posts that center on Hitler and Nazism. They just don't seem to be relevant to the modern world. But I did look at it more closely at one time, and my take on Hitler was that it was nearly impossible to pin down his actual beliefs because he would mirror those of whatever audience he was addressing even in print. His goals are easier to understand--they had to be clear if they were to be carried out, but I personally have not the slightest idea what, if any, his religious beliefs were.
But it doesn't matter. He's dead.
Patrick

United States

#32 Sep 23, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Goebbels got excommunicated for marrying a protestant but the catholic church never afforded the same treatment to their beloved Hitler.
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Historical gibberish

“If it's the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?”- Robin Williams
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#33 Sep 23, 2014
Whereas your compatriots that disemboweled animals at Mandela's funeral are what you need?
Carchar king wrote:
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Americans are lucky that people like you aren't president.

“In God we trust”

Since: Dec 12

Cape Town, South Africa

#34 Sep 24, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Whereas your compatriots that disemboweled animals at Mandela's funeral are what you need?
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I'm not sure if they did that, but if they did, it's because of tradition and culture, not because of religion.
Thinking

Slough, UK

#35 Sep 24, 2014
To an outsider like me it's the same thing.

And although I didn't use the word disemboweled before, you previously admitted there were animal sacrifices for Mandela.
Carchar king wrote:
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I'm not sure if they did that, but if they did, it's because of tradition and culture, not because of religion.

“No Allah: know peace”

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#36 Oct 12, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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He was a Atheist. Do you read the wikipedia? No, you obviously just assume.
No, I actually read the sources used to create the Wikipedia articles...
Carchar king wrote:
Hey, I discovered something. Atheists just assume God doesn't exist and just assume the Big bang happened and just assume Hitler was Christian.
Zero for three.

Atheists examine the evidence, and realize that there is none supporting the existence of a God.

The Big Bang has a great deal of physics behind it, both as theoretical, mathematical models and as observations of the universe. For example, cosmic background radiation.

By looking at Hitler's own words, it is obvious that he considered himself a Christian.
Carchar king wrote:
If Atheists are all about science, then stop assuming and start proven some actual THEORIES like EVOLUTION.
To date, evolution is the best proven theory in any of the sciences. For over 150 years, EVERY piece of evidence found supports evolution, and nothing has ever been found that contradicts it.
Carchar king wrote:
One more time so you remember, read wikipedia, Ill leave a link in the next comment so you just in case you forget.
Wikipedia is just a convenient starting place. To actually learn about a topic, one must look to primary sources.

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#37 Oct 12, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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He was a Atheist. Do you read the wikipedia? No, you obviously just assume.
Hey, I discovered something. Atheists just assume God doesn't exist and just assume the Big bang happened and just assume Hitler was Christian.
If Atheists are all about science, then stop assuming and start proven some actual THEORIES like EVOLUTION.
One more time so you remember, read wikipedia, Ill leave a link in the next comment so you just in case you forget.
He was a Christian no lies from people like you can change that!

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#38 Oct 14, 2014
Don't you just love evolutionists still worshipping charles darwin yet ignoring that in his writings he revealed himself to be one of the worst racists ever? He really did believe blacks were a sub species. Evoloutionist just gloss over it.

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#39 Oct 14, 2014
Carchar king wrote:
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He was a Atheist. Do you read the wikipedia? No, you obviously just assume.
Hey, I discovered something. Atheists just assume God doesn't exist and just assume the Big bang happened and just assume Hitler was Christian.
If Atheists are all about science, then stop assuming and start proven some actual THEORIES like EVOLUTION.
One more time so you remember, read wikipedia, Ill leave a link in the next comment so you just in case you forget.
Don't just take wikipedia as truth on this. Deitrich Bonhoeffer, pastor and university professor in Berlin at the time of Hitler openly called him "The face of godless nazism".

In fact the "confessing church" openly called his bluff.
Thinking

High Wycombe, UK

#40 Oct 14, 2014
Hitler was the catholic leader of a majority protestant Germany.
superwilly wrote:
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Don't just take wikipedia as truth on this. Deitrich Bonhoeffer, pastor and university professor in Berlin at the time of Hitler openly called him "The face of godless nazism".
In fact the "confessing church" openly called his bluff.

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#41 Oct 14, 2014
superwilly wrote:
Don't you just love evolutionists still worshipping charles darwin yet ignoring that in his writings he revealed himself to be one of the worst racists ever? He really did believe blacks were a sub species. Evoloutionist just gloss over it.
Lies from christarded liar

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