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In Uncategorized on October 11, 2012 at 20:25

The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw

In Uncategorized on September 12, 2012 at 15:27

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.

David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, 1748

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 at 15:06

Religious broadcaster Harold Camping says he and his Family Radio network are embarrassed that the world didn’t end on Oct. 21 as he predicted, the Associated Press reports:
Camping also apologizes for saying last May that people who didn’t believe his prophecy that Christians would be taken up to heaven in the rapture on May 21 probably were not saved.
CNN says
The Christian radio broadcasting network that touted Harold Camping’s failed doomsday predictions may be getting out of the prophecy business, adopting what appears to be a vaguer vision of the end times.
“We are to live so that we are ready for the return of Christ, and even pray for it,” according to a Family Radio statement obtained by The Christian Post. “But we also rejoice in every new day, that we’ve been given another day to occupy and serve our Lord.”
CNN also says its calls to Harold Camping and Family Radio went unanswered. It then notes
When the world didn’t end last week, Camping followers who gathered for a regular Sunday fellowship meeting questioned if they had been left behind, according to Brandon Tauszik, a documentarian who began attending the meetings this year.
“Numbers were a bit down, for the first time I had ever seen, but people showed up much like they did after May 21,” said Tauszik, who attends the Oakland, California fellowship meetings out of interest and who never believed the world would end. “People were coming together, speaking outside, asking where we went wrong.”
The faith of Camping’s most ardent followers was not swayed by the recent news.
According to Fred Store, a longtime Family Radio listener, the general belief is “Judgment Day did in fact occur on May 21.”
Family Radio’s website no longer carries explanations as to why the rapture did not occur on May 21st.

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In Uncategorized on November 1, 2011 at 06:24

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities

Voltaire
French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 – 1778)

In Uncategorized on September 24, 2011 at 05:36

Christ was only crucified once, and for a few hours. Think of the thousands he has been crucifying in a quiet way ever since.

Samuel Butler

Schools Told Not to Teach Creationism

In Uncategorized on September 21, 2011 at 05:09

helvetebrann:

Sir David Attenborough, perhaps the world’s most famous naturalist, has called for the banning of creationism and intelligent design in UK schools.

Sir David, known for his popular nature documentaries, has teamed up with prominent atheist Richard Dawkins and various nobel laureates in calling for more teaching of evolution. They made the statement on their website, evolutionnotcreationism.org.uk.

“Creationism and ‘intelligent design’ are not scientific theories, but they are portrayed as scientific theories by some religious fundamentalists who attempt to have their views promoted in publicly-funded schools,” the site reads.

‘Creationism’ is the idea that life, the universe and everything were made by an omnipotent creator, ie God. ‘Intelligent design’ is the idea that life on Earth is irreducibly complex and could hot have come about through chance. It is seen by most scientists as a faux-scientific cover for creationism.

“We need to stop calling evolution a theory,” says Dawkins. “In the ordinary language sense of the word it is a fact. It is as solidly demonstrated as any fact in science.”

In the UK, schools are instructed not to teach creationism and intelligent design, but it is not against the law to do so. The group says it should be.

“If creationism is discussed, it should be made clear to pupils that it is not accepted by the scientific community,” says science education expert Revd Professor Michael Reiss, one of the signatories.

The campaign is being run by the British Humanist Association (BHA) and is supported by the Association for Science Education, British Science Association, Campaign for Science & Engineering and leading theological think tank Ekklesia; and by 30 leading scientists, including three Nobel laureates.

Schools Told Not to Teach Creationism

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