Jesus and his twin brother, Christ

Apr 21, 2010 Full story: Macleans 15

There's always been something visceral about Philip Pullman's atheism. The brilliant children's writer is as convinced of the intellectual case against God as Richard Dawkins or any of the other so-called new atheists he's associated with.

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Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#1 Apr 21, 2010
The tenets of organized religion should be tested in any court of law.

Evidence of claims will be required.

Failure to provide evidence will result in FRAUD charges for each religion.

Churches are businesses with a specific agenda and should be taxed like any other business.

Abusing any child with religious dogma prior to the age of reason should be a felony.

ALL religious dogma should be taught at high school level. Students should be required to study the merits of each 'belief system' and evaluate their individual merits, if any.

Did I leave anything out?

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nina

Ottawa, Canada

#2 Apr 21, 2010
that they are taught in a comparative religion class

and no special status for churches - pay the property and income taxes
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#3 Apr 21, 2010
nina wrote:
that they are taught in a comparative religion class
and no special status for churches - pay the property and income taxes
Really? My son and daughter both graduated from public school and there was no such class offered.
nina

Ottawa, Canada

#4 Apr 21, 2010
incomplete thought

you said they should be taught
'
and I was qualifying that as they should be taught in a comparative religion class and no other type of class

teaching about, not teaching
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#5 Apr 21, 2010
nina wrote:
incomplete thought
you said they should be taught
'
and I was qualifying that as they should be taught in a comparative religion class and no other type of class
teaching about, not teaching
LOL S__t happens!
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#6 Apr 21, 2010
nina wrote:
incomplete thought
you said they should be taught
'
and I was qualifying that as they should be taught in a comparative religion class and no other type of class
teaching about, not teaching
Thanks for adding and qualifying. I expected some more thoughts on this!
nina

Surrey, Canada

#7 Apr 22, 2010
and i would add all the AA groups to the testing in court -

prove their program works - and no more court ordered attendance or gov't support until they can
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#8 Apr 22, 2010
nina wrote:
and i would add all the AA groups to the testing in court -
prove their program works - and no more court ordered attendance or gov't support until they can
Excellent idea
NightSerf

Knoxville, TN

#9 Apr 23, 2010
Epicurus wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for adding and qualifying. I expected some more thoughts on this!
I had 397 thoughts on this. Unfortunately, I became so obsessed with counting them that I forgot what the actual ideas were. Sorry.
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#10 Apr 23, 2010
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>
I had 397 thoughts on this. Unfortunately, I became so obsessed with counting them that I forgot what the actual ideas were. Sorry.
10-4 I understand that... It is called 'sometimers' or a 'senior moment'

LOL

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

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#11 Apr 23, 2010
Epicurus wrote:
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10-4 I understand that... It is called 'sometimers' or a 'senior moment'
LOL
I refer to those moments as "mentalpause"... when I remember that I forgot something anyway
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#12 Apr 23, 2010
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>I refer to those moments as "mentalpause"... when I remember that I forgot something anyway
I like it! Satan frequents my keyboard often causing numerous typos... any cure?

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#13 Apr 23, 2010
Epicurus wrote:
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I like it! Satan frequents my keyboard often causing numerous typos... any cure?
Sure. Grab your keyboard with your left hand, turn off the NumLock, hit the '6' key 3 times with your right middle finger, hit the delete key 3 times with your forehead, then grab a beer, hit from a bong loaded with a sticky bud, hold it.... hold it.... hold it, cough if necessary, drink from the beer, then try typing again. No, it doesn't work for me... but typos don't bother me as much after that
Epicurus

Winter Park, FL

#14 Apr 23, 2010
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>Sure. Grab your keyboard with your left hand, turn off the NumLock, hit the '6' key 3 times with your right middle finger, hit the delete key 3 times with your forehead, then grab a beer, hit from a bong loaded with a sticky bud, hold it.... hold it.... hold it, cough if necessary, drink from the beer, then try typing again. No, it doesn't work for me... but typos don't bother me as much after that
AMEN!

I am long time friends in Amsterdam and visit them anually.

Here is a great dutch site, do not drool! best bud anywhere including Jamaica... and LEGAL since 1976.

http://www.smokersguide.com/sg/index.html

And... beer! Friends from Brugges joined us in Amsterdam, home of Heineken (my fav) beer and introduced us to a Belgiam beer. Duvel 12-17% alcohol. Killer brew!

BEGON SATAN from my keyobard

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Since: Nov 07

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#15 Apr 23, 2010
Epicurus wrote:
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AMEN!
I am long time friends in Amsterdam and visit them anually.
Here is a great dutch site, do not drool! best bud anywhere including Jamaica... and LEGAL since 1976.
http://www.smokersguide.com/sg/index.html
And... beer! Friends from Brugges joined us in Amsterdam, home of Heineken (my fav) beer and introduced us to a Belgiam beer. Duvel 12-17% alcohol. Killer brew!
BEGON SATAN from my keyobard
Thanks. I'll check it out from home... best for me to not open that link from work

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