ozatheist on October 18th, 2007

In response to: Atheism’s moral philosophy not consistent with Baylor’s mission Oct. 17, 2007 by Roger Olson <rant>  What the heck is Baylor’s Mission? If this letter is anything to go by it’s not a very forgiving, objective or kind mission. Being an atheist just means you don’t believe in any gods; it’s not a [...]

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ozatheist on October 17th, 2007

This is one of those christians that feel sad for us atheists. Please help me with providing reasons she doesn’t need to. update It seems the link isn’t working anymore, perhaps she didn’t like all the negative feedback she’d had last time I looked? Technorati tags: atheism,  atheist,  christian,  religion, 

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ozatheist on October 17th, 2007

Greta Christina is angry, and rightly so. There are lots of things that make atheists angry (for all the right reasons), Greta has covered many of them.   Here’s a few more I get angry when Christians are so condescending to atheists, especially when they say they are sorry for us. We don’t need your sympathy, were [...]

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ozatheist on October 16th, 2007

‘The Brethren Express’ on Four Corners last night was a very interesting, enlightening, and somewhat scary, report. Full transcript and video available here. For a group that claims to let god decide who runs the country, they sure spend a lot of money making sure it’s someone they want. What they did in NZ was very underhanded. [...]

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ozatheist on October 15th, 2007

Maybe I need to put the word ‘Abortion’ in one of my posts to get a few hits. It certainly worked for Fiery. Women’s clinics provide many useful services, hopefully those stupid anti-abortionists didn’t deter anyone from going to the clinic. Sounds like Fiery was fairly tame, I think I would have given those women a [...]

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ozatheist on October 15th, 2007

On Four Corners tonight (ABC 8:30pm) they are investigating claims that secretive religious sect the Exclusive Brethren has been transferring large sums of money across the world to fund political campaigns in Australia and the US. See also ABC News. The Exclusive Brethren aren’t allowed to vote (don’t recall ever reading that passage in the bible?) [...]

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ozatheist on October 15th, 2007

TV show Californication is to be investigated following pressure from Christian groups. “We don’t like the way the Catholic Church is treated, it’s beyond the pale,” a spokeswoman from Christian community group Festival of Light said. I’ve never watched this show, but it appears that you can have a bit of sex and  nudity on the [...]

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ozatheist on October 14th, 2007

Haven’t had much time this weekend, had a cocktail party Saturday night, then spent Sunday recuperating and cleaning up. Just had a quick look around the blogs and stumbled upon No More Hornets blog, where he got a teacher friend to ask their 4th grade kids “What Atheism Means to Me.” Their responses are both [...]

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ozatheist on October 12th, 2007

Good to see commonsense prevails. Qld Parliament passes embryonic stem cell Bill I agree with Peregrine’s comment, I wonder what they would say? Technorati tags: atheism, atheist, health, politics,

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ozatheist on October 11th, 2007

I’ve asked myself this question, but today dogbarber asked me. With a little help from the atheistforums, I replied and provided some examples. The bottom line is (what could be my new favourite quote) I’d like to reduce the negative impact religion has on everyones day-to-day lives. One of the problems I perceive is that religious [...]

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