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"If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is an intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time. "
— Bertrand Russel

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Life and Death in a Christian Family

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 4:47pm 1 Comment

My brother-in-law died recently. It was unexpected, tragic and sad. He was 51 and just dropped dead of a heart attack after feeling ill all day. His family and friends were shocked and devastated. The whole experience for me has been very disquieting. The difference between how a religious person views the world as compared to how an atheist does is never so apparent as it is when life ends. But then it would be wouldn't it?? The end is really the whole enchilada, the defining moment for the… Continue

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At 7:36pm on February 23, 2010, HotMess said…
Welcome to "Are You Experienced?" We look forward to getting to know you!
At 7:20am on February 5, 2010, Little Name Atheist said…
Welcome to Atheist Nexus, Colleen! Love your profile icon. You may be interested in the group, Atheist Ailurophiles.
At 3:07pm on October 25, 2009, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi, you have found the right place to gain reassurance about how the world should be, i.e. rational and optimistic. Welcome to Atheist Nexus whose members like yourself recognise that religion is a fraud and gods are nothing but superstitions of the credulous.

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