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Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

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Nick
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Re: Dawkins and Hitchins planning to arrest the Pope!

#81 Post by Nick » September 11th, 2010, 12:37 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

You managed the link just fine, Vicky. :D

I posted this in the comments section:
I hope that all profits from this special issue will be donated to victims of Roman Catholic abuse of children throughout the world.
I wonder is the moderators will allow it....

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#82 Post by Alan H » September 11th, 2010, 2:47 pm

GK's Edinburgh event is now listed on the Protest the Pope's website.
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#83 Post by Alan C. » September 11th, 2010, 8:44 pm

This is by no means a criticism GK but,
"Pope protects paedophile Priests" Is only an allegation until if and when they can get him into a court of law.

Also "Vatican promotes segregated schools" I wouldn't use that simply because "so does our government"

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#84 Post by Alan H » September 11th, 2010, 8:52 pm

Nick wrote:You managed the link just fine, Vicky. :D

I posted this in the comments section:
I hope that all profits from this special issue will be donated to victims of Roman Catholic abuse of children throughout the world.
I wonder is the moderators will allow it....
Not yet!
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#85 Post by Nick » September 11th, 2010, 11:46 pm

GK, instead of "Pope promotes segregated schools", I'd suggest "Pope promotes sectarian schools". Just a thought.

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#86 Post by Fia » September 12th, 2010, 10:21 am

To be fair, the posters are produced by PtP... I think GK probably has enough on his plate organising next Thursday :)

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#87 Post by Nick » September 12th, 2010, 10:33 am

Thanks, Fia. Sorry, GK, didn't realise. Best of luck with the protest.

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#88 Post by philbo » September 13th, 2010, 4:09 pm

This seems appropriate for this thread, an idea that came to me while listening to "Sympathy for the Devil" on the way to work this morning:

Sympathy for the Pope

..I'm quite looking forward to getting an audience reaction to it :)

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#89 Post by Alan C. » September 13th, 2010, 6:21 pm

I just gave you three 5s Philbo :smile:
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#90 Post by Marian » September 13th, 2010, 10:00 pm

:laughter: Nice work!
Transformative fire...

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#91 Post by philbo » September 14th, 2010, 12:08 pm

Thanks :)

(actually quite surprised nobody's complained about it yet - usually get the odd Christian complaint on my religious-themed ones.. must have been too kind to the old Sith)

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#92 Post by CurtisB » September 14th, 2010, 5:04 pm

now with a 5-5-5 rating after a dozen voters! well-done!
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#93 Post by philbo » September 14th, 2010, 5:42 pm

CurtisB wrote:now with a 5-5-5 rating after a dozen voters! well-done!
A bit of a surprise.. normally I get this sort of reaction (which when first released actually had one punter clearing his cookie cache so he could vote 1s on it a few dozen times over - the website owner told me when he cleared all those votes). I take it as a compliment if that happens: means I've really hit a nerve :)

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#94 Post by Alan H » September 15th, 2010, 10:33 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#95 Post by Dave B » September 15th, 2010, 6:19 pm

"Britain like a third world country"

I didn't know you could develop gout by putting your foot in your mouth . . .
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#96 Post by Alan H » September 15th, 2010, 8:15 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#97 Post by Fia » September 15th, 2010, 9:35 pm

If it wasn't so tragic I'd post a point laugh emoticon...

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#98 Post by philbo » September 16th, 2010, 9:58 am

Dave B wrote:"Britain like a third world country"

I didn't know you could develop gout by putting your foot in your mouth . . .
I don't know what has annoyed me more in this story, the idiocy of it:
He said: "When you land at Heathrow you think at times you have landed in a Third World country."
..in that Heathrow, while not the nicest place in the world, in no way resembles any kind of third world country whatsoever: there ain't any that have a plane taking off every minute, for example; hundreds of boutiquey shops trying to sell you overpriced stuff every ten paces isn't exactly reminiscent of a third-world country, either.

..but more than that.. he didn't call Britain a "third world country": in context it sounded more like he really didn't like Heathrow. Which I can understand. Yet the reporting went out of its way to make it sound like he was making this whole-nation derogatory statement.

I did like his comment that he thinks we have some kind of "new and aggressive atheism".. I hope he's basing that on more than merely Dawkins and Hitchens, though.

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#99 Post by grammar king » September 16th, 2010, 10:17 am

Just about to head off to the protest, this morning I was interviewed on ITV's Daybreak and Sky News (really wanted to say something about Kay Burley), as well as BBC Radio 5 and Radio Scotland, and various newspapers. I also had a chat with Vincent Nichols who's a very nice chap, if a bit deluded.

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#100 Post by Fia » September 16th, 2010, 10:21 am

I'll be thinking of you all, hope you have a good and civilised turnout and all goes well, and give it some laldy from me :) My eldest is hopefully joining you too...

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#101 Post by Alan H » September 16th, 2010, 1:02 pm

Some of Ratzinger's speech this morning:
Even in our own lifetime, we can recall how Britain and her leaders stood against a Nazi tyranny that wished to eradicate God from society and denied our common humanity to many, especially the Jews, who were thought unfit to live. I also recall the regime’s attitude to Christian pastors and religious who spoke the truth in love, opposed the Nazis and paid for that opposition with their lives. As we reflect on the sobering lessons of the atheist extremism of the twentieth century, let us never forget how the exclusion of God, religion and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society and thus to a “reductive vision of the person and his destiny” (Caritas in Veritate, 29).
See Ben Goldacre's post for more.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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