"Thank you for your elucidation Danny. I don't think it was too long and agree wholeheartedly with your concluding paragraph. I will read the links you provide over the next couple of days.
So your conclusion would be that Pius should be…"
"Yes, my reference to Benedict's time in the Hitler youth was unnecessary hyperbole that I shouldn't have made. He did however recently reinstate Bishop Richard Williamson, who is clearly a holocaust denier (I was also erroneous in my…"
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"I don't think there is anything wrong with a host nation expecting all long term migrants to have at least a basic competency in at least one of their official languages before granting them a work permit, student visa, indefinite leave to…"
"The official position is it has been genetically engineered to help pharma-giantsthrough the global downturn.
At least according to Indonesia's Minister of Health:
"JAKARTA - Indonesian Heath Minister Siti Fadilah Supari said Tuesday the…"
"Doesn't seem particularly surprising give Pious XII's reputation as Hitler's Pope and the recent news of the British bishop in South America (Argentina, I think) being excommunicated and then reinstated by the ex-Hitler Youth Benedict…"
"Living in an effectively post-Christian country, although still de-facto Christian, I have to say an awful lot of homophobia is cultural rather than specifically religious. There is a very high proportion of people who having been brought up with…"
"I'm agreed on your first two paragraphs. When asked my religion I reply "none" and would describe my predominate philosophical position as either material rationalist or rational materialist (with a healthy does of other ideas thrown…"
"Yes, you are probably right, although I need to check on exactly how Muslims use the word. They certainly use it as a noun ("He/she is a revert." "Reverts are easily conned by fundamentalist preachers", etc.) and whilst I have…"
"Instead, again, by definition; from the Greek, "a" means no or without. Therefore, "atheism," in its purest and most basic form, is the absence of belief. Nothing is lacking in the mind of the atheist.
I'd actually go…"
"My view is that the basis of morality is genetic. All social mammals exhibit both empathy and altruism. This is especially true of the higher primates, which of course includes us.
From empathy, we derive the Golden Rule/Ethic of Reciprocity. The…"
"On the subject of terminology, I wonder if borrowing from the Muslim play book may be appropriate here?
According to Islam, everyone is born a Muslim but some people lose this as they grow up (lack of indoctrination in childhood being the prime…"
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