ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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Comment by AtheistTech on September 5, 2011 at 7:15pm

@Ezra David Rose

I agree with you. But it couldn't happen soon enough for me. Just think what theists are fighting against. 1) Education of the masses. 2) Fair chance at a good life. 3) True happiness unfeathered by guilt. 4) Self respect 5) Freedom 6) No more wars based on religion - isn't that most of the wars today - and if the masses are educated, would there be any other kinds of war?

 

If all this sounds unreachable, think again. The organized atheist can bring it about. Change public education and the political climate, and that will reach a new generation which the impossible may be possible.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/richard_dawkins_on_militant_athei...

 

Comment by Rod MacLeod on September 5, 2011 at 6:57pm

If you have Windows 7 there is also Snipping tool built in. works great.

 

Comment by George on September 5, 2011 at 6:57pm

@Richard:  I wasn't aware of that app.  Found it here:

Screen Capture by Google

Comment by G Smith on September 5, 2011 at 6:40pm

Thanks for the screen capture info.

 

By the way, I'm ndrthrdr1 on YouTube (Under The Radar 1).  Was I a little harsh in my comment, shown in the screen capture posted by DoctorOfDisbelief?

Comment by Marc Draco on September 5, 2011 at 6:38pm
The problem with Kerry is the influence he wields, even if he doesn't actually vote anti-choice, he might swing others into taking that step.
Comment by Rod MacLeod on September 5, 2011 at 6:37pm
Priceless!
Comment by Susan Stanko on September 5, 2011 at 6:02pm
@Fil.  It happens a lot.    Take John Kerry.  He thinks abortion is wrong, but, would not try to make it illegal because it is not for him to decide what other people think about abortion.
Comment by Ezra David Rose on September 5, 2011 at 5:44pm

@ LittleJohn Dellar

  Well yes, a fanatic fundie will always take religion over reality. "When one person suffers from a mental illness It's called insanity, when a million people suffer from a mental illness it's called religion." However I do believe that there are more moderate believers than out there, than there are the bat-shitters who will take religion over freedom. They are the ones that I have hope for, and the ones to which I was referring. I was a church boy once. And it's because I came to know the bible so well, and recognized the institutional hypocrisy and corruption, that I turned away from believing in impossible nonsense for no good reason.
Comment by Natalie A Sera on September 5, 2011 at 3:56pm
Ezra, you put my thoughts in a nutshell. I couldn't care less about a legislator's personal religious views, if he is a good legislator and works for the good of ALL. The concept of separation of church and state is the US's gift to the world, and now we're losing that gift ourselves. The reason that free public education was started was in order to create intelligent voters who could think through political issues, but the Republicans and Fundies are trying to destroy that very system. Depressing, isn't it?
Comment by Marc Draco on September 5, 2011 at 3:44pm

George, all the more reason to download his videos for critical review under "Fair Use". We could, of course, write to Google but my experience with that shower hasn't been too positive. If it's making money and isn't directly illegal in a way that can impact them, they don't give a fig!

 

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