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by lukanator
August 26th, 2008, 4:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Venting about traditional weddings
Replies: 16
Views: 3472

Venting about traditional weddings

As a secularist, I loathe religious wedding ceremonies. It's not so much the ceremonies themselves, often steeped in tradition and a sense of history, that bother me as much as the knowledge that quite often the bride and groom themselves are simply "going through the motions," and participating in ...
by lukanator
August 22nd, 2008, 5:45 am
Forum: Culture Club
Topic: There will be blood
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: There will be blood

I saw this movie and found it pretty enriching, the guy knows how to make a film. Day-Lewis really carried this movie, his presence is pretty overwhelming. I believed his character, every bit of him...driven, obsessive workaholic, consumed by an insatiable appetite for expansion and control. Very be...
by lukanator
August 21st, 2008, 8:19 am
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Are you a humanist or what?
Replies: 456
Views: 86833

Re: Are you a humanist or what?

I don't apply the term "atheist" to myself because the way the word is used by the religious sort of makes a negative connotation; it's an epithet they hurl around. Same as "liberal." That term only has meaning to people who need labels like "liberal" and "conservative." The best way to piss off peo...
by lukanator
August 12th, 2008, 5:15 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: High price of a coffee in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: High price of a coffee in Saudi Arabia

Wow, great article. Especially this part:
Until the overthrow of former President Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq was largely secular in outlook.
Lovely. So much for spreading freedom...(this is a another can of worms I may not want to open.)
by lukanator
August 12th, 2008, 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Chain letters/emails, grrr!
Replies: 11
Views: 1908

Re: Chain letters/emails, grrr!

Chain letters and email forwards are things only a certain type of personality is capable of enjoying: the authoritarian. In this case, I'm referring to authoritarian "followers," who prefer to have their news and facts about the world around them delivered complete with instructions on how to inter...
by lukanator
August 12th, 2008, 6:53 am
Forum: Religion
Topic: High price of a coffee in Saudi Arabia
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: High price of a coffee in Saudi Arabia

New here, be gentle. Is it my imagination, or does Islamic "law" simply indulge and sanction the most basic impulses of human male insecurity? Covering up women at all times to appear as modest and undesirable as possible? Not permitting men to shake hands with women unless offered first? Arresting ...