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by PriestofPoppycock
October 23rd, 2009, 1:06 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Homicide for praying parents...
Replies: 31
Views: 2014

Re: Homicide for praying parents...

It is pretty lenient....I don't think they intentionally killed their child, so they shouldn't be charged with first degree murder, but the lack of remorse from them is disturbing. What REALLY disturbs me is how pious they are about all of this -- holding each other with a Bible on the table, claimi...
by PriestofPoppycock
October 22nd, 2009, 8:54 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Atheism Just a "Phase"
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Atheism Just a "Phase"

Has anyone ever been told that your atheism, agnosticism, or religious unbelief is just a phase? This REALLY grinds my nerves! While some people might only consider themselves atheists during a rebellious period in life without ever really thinking it through -- or they may dabble in witchcraft, pag...
by PriestofPoppycock
July 7th, 2009, 1:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Beyond Marriage
Replies: 25
Views: 2322

Beyond Marriage

I have become captivated with the possibilities of going beyond marriage in our legal system to accomodate various family structures, including polyamorous family structures and even families consisting of non-conjugal partners. Some ideas about how diverse families can be accomodated can be found a...
by PriestofPoppycock
February 21st, 2009, 9:57 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Existence of gods: a Matter of Science?
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Existence of gods: a Matter of Science?

An acquaintance and myself have been arguing about the existence of universals. His argument is that a universal, such as the number two, is an abstract concept, but must be accounted for somehow. He asks where the number two is. (I consider that a nonsense question.) He believes this number two mus...
by PriestofPoppycock
February 19th, 2009, 1:29 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: How did the Church of England get so rich?
Replies: 29
Views: 3075

Re: How did the Church of England get so rich?

Many argue that school vouchers are a violation of the first amendment. As I said, many blur the line between separation of church and state, especially in these times, where the religious right is becoming almost hysterical in their opposition to secularism and anything else they perceive as a thre...
by PriestofPoppycock
February 9th, 2009, 8:13 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: How did the Church of England get so rich?
Replies: 29
Views: 3075

Re: How did the Church of England get so rich?

Eek, I'm just glad to be in America where (theoretically) there is separation of church and state. Of course, politicians are always blurring this line, but at least it's there to begin with and can be defended and has been by the Supreme Court with a fair amount of success for such a religious coun...
by PriestofPoppycock
February 4th, 2009, 11:55 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Nurse may face sack for prayer offer to patient
Replies: 44
Views: 4460

Re: Nurse may face sack for prayer offer to patient

Sounds like she has been warned before; there needs to be discipline. Offering a prayer when asked to is fine with me, but not when that is not the case. What would someone think if a nurse offered some other non-scientific treatment to relieve an ailment, like crystals, incantations, etc.? There wo...
by PriestofPoppycock
January 15th, 2009, 11:54 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Instruction Manual on Life
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Instruction Manual on Life

This is an interesting video I came across that expresses my experiences with questioning religious dogma as a teenager perfectly. Maybe many of you will relate to it, too.

http://exchristian.net/exchristian/2009 ... -life.html

James
by PriestofPoppycock
January 12th, 2009, 1:35 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Reading the Bible
Replies: 16
Views: 2149

Re: Reading the Bible

Yeah, well Rowan Williams -- who withdrew a lot of previous support for the lesbian, bisexual, and gay community including gay/bi clergy in his own church -- has also received lots of criticism from Spong, so that lessens Rowan Williams integrity in my eyes! Rowan Williams allowed a lot of bishops f...
by PriestofPoppycock
January 12th, 2009, 1:01 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Reading the Bible
Replies: 16
Views: 2149

Re: Reading the Bible

I've made my way all the way through the Protestant version (still haven't finished the Apocrypha, but I did start on it) twice in its entirety, but I've read most of the Old Testament multiple times and the New Testament in its entirety numerous times. Though some of it is interesting, I find most ...
by PriestofPoppycock
January 12th, 2009, 12:51 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Such a nice forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Such a nice forum

I just wanted to say this forum is so much more pleasant and friendly than some atheist forums I've participated on! It's so nice to be able to see skeptical minds who can question and disagree without behaving like immature brats always trying to prove their superior intelligence.

James
by PriestofPoppycock
January 1st, 2009, 1:07 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 279223

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

997,898

:)
by PriestofPoppycock
November 13th, 2008, 7:54 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Questions only game
Replies: 1256
Views: 65618

Re: Questions only game

How should someone who is blind read you?
by PriestofPoppycock
November 13th, 2008, 7:53 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 279223

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

997,834

:pointlaugh:
by PriestofPoppycock
November 4th, 2008, 1:48 am
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What do you make of this?
Replies: 17
Views: 2652

Re: What do you make of this?

Since when did Humanism become a philosophy of raping the earth and indulging ourselves at the expense of the environment? Many articles I read in the Humanist are very concerned about the environment. And his idea that we should just slaughter everyone to save the planet? How the hell can that even...
by PriestofPoppycock
November 4th, 2008, 1:38 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: Catholic priests to undergo new rules
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: Catholic priests to undergo new rules

makes sense to me, seeing that many pedophiles are "straight" married men....hypocrisy....
by PriestofPoppycock
November 4th, 2008, 1:35 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 67863

Re: The three-word-post game

Load of rubbish! :hilarity:
by PriestofPoppycock
November 4th, 2008, 1:34 am
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Our very own countdown thread!
Replies: 5486
Views: 279223

Re: Our very own countdown thread!

997,855

:penguin:
by PriestofPoppycock
November 3rd, 2008, 9:31 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: Mummy, can I have a toy gun?
Replies: 22
Views: 3843

Re: Mummy, can I have a toy gun?

I was never a violent one, but I had my fair share of toy guns and even engaged in play with friends and my brother, pretending to be criminals or shooting one another, even dying and waking up in heaven :laughter: We had very active imaginations. It never harmed me or inclined me to be more violent...
by PriestofPoppycock
November 3rd, 2008, 9:15 pm
Forum: Humanist Ethics & Morality
Topic: What is your Moral DNA?
Replies: 22
Views: 5077

Re: What is your Moral DNA?

You are a Teacher. Teachers believe that doing what’s right for humanity is the right thing to do. They put others first and have no hesitation in telling us to do the same, because for Teachers, rules and order are also important. Finally, they will consider moral principles, but only if they face...