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Message 1537567 - Posted: 7 Jul 2014, 22:06:18 UTC
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This is a fantastic story by Julia Sweeny of how she became an atheist.
I have mentioned it in links previously, but this is the full 2 hours on YouTube.
This is entertaining, logical, thought provoking, and just good.

If you have the two hours, it is definitely worth it.

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Message 1556373 - Posted: 13 Aug 2014, 19:59:08 UTC

Religion...no wonder we have too much conflict when we get idiots such as these...

"Some vicars make up their own rules,"

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Message 1556597 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 5:59:11 UTC - in response to Message 1556373.  

Religion...no wonder we have too much conflict when we get idiots such as these...

"Some vicars make up their own rules,"

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What about this headstone?

Is it too controversial?
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Message 1556725 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 14:30:32 UTC - in response to Message 1556597.  
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Religion...no wonder we have too much conflict when we get idiots such as these...

"Some vicars make up their own rules,"

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What about this headstone?

Is it too controversial?

Can someone enlighten me what that picture is about?
Tried looking up the date and i got the death of PC Keith Blakelock during a riot in Tottenham, Marita Koch of Germany setting the 400m woman's record, and the death of famous bandleader Nelson Riddle.

Edit: Tried a reverse image search and got this, i understand now.
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Message 1556728 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 14:41:41 UTC
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16,433 aborted babies


?? :'( However did that number get so high?

Found the Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_fetus_disposal_scandal

One word: Gruesome...

Weisberg had stored the specimens properly but had not disposed of them due to financial difficulties.


Ok, gonna throw up now, scuse me...
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Message 1556811 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 17:17:52 UTC - in response to Message 1556728.  

16,433 aborted babies


?? :'( However did that number get so high?

Found the Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_fetus_disposal_scandal

One word: Gruesome...

Weisberg had stored the specimens properly but had not disposed of them due to financial difficulties.


Ok, gonna throw up now, scuse me...

Yes, its a very emotive story. I wonder why they weren't disposed of properly.

The number is so high because so many women feel the need to have abortions. Which is why it is better that is it safe and legal, rather than forcing women to seek illegal back ally abortions that killed thousands of women before it was made legal.

Its a sad choice for women to make, but it should be their choice and the fetuses should be disposed of properly and respectfully.

Perhaps someone should put a grave marker to count all the women who died from illegal abortions? The numbers would be just as high if not higher.
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Message 1556866 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 18:32:40 UTC
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Its a sad choice for women to make, but it should be their choice and the fetuses should be disposed of properly and respectfully.


+1, positive thing is, they have a proper headstone now.
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Message 1556904 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 19:14:03 UTC

The subject of abortion and religion is a filled minefield. I believe that women should have the right to make a choice and live with the consequences. This is one area where I agree with ML1's view that education is the answer. Make sure that young men and women fully understand the possible consequences of having unprotected sex. If the church took a more enlightened stance regarding sex out of wedlock and promoted safe sex instead of threats of eternal damnation the abortion rate would diminish. Of course there are quite a few educated adult women who for one reason or another end up getting pregnant and for other reasons decide on abortion and I don't have a clue about reducing that number.

But, as long as there are starving children around the world dying every day I think the money spent on anti-abortion campaigns would be better spent trying to keep children that are already here healthy.
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Message 1557008 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 22:13:03 UTC - in response to Message 1556811.  

The number is so high because so many women feel the need to have abortions. Which is why it is better that is it safe and legal, rather than forcing women to seek illegal back ally abortions that killed thousands of women before it was made legal.

Or better yet, give people control over their own sexuality by promoting the use of contraceptives. After all, if you don't get pregnant to begin with, you don't need an abortion afterwards either. That way you can make sure that once you do become pregnant, its at a moment you are ready for it.

But what am I saying, this suggestion contains way to much common sense for the backward conservative parts of the United States.
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Message 1557011 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 22:18:04 UTC - in response to Message 1556811.  

Yes, its a very emotive story. I wonder why they weren't disposed of properly.

pure unadulterated greed.
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Message 1557227 - Posted: 15 Aug 2014, 8:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 1557125.  

Better than the backward, name calling, I am superior left, in some parts of Europe.

Ohh the hypocrisy. Calling me a name caller by calling me names.
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Message 1590871 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 18:21:08 UTC - in response to Message 1590869.  

Christians? Who cares? What is more offensive about them, than other Religions?

When I see the same amount of Anti-Jewish, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Hindu, Anti-Buddhist Posts: I will change my mind regarding the real motivation behind these posts.

Note: I do understand Anti-Semitic Posts will not be allowed in these Message boards. Why does this not apply to Anti-(fill-in the blank).

It is the same, and may lead to the same.

Check the thread title! As for my posts, it's been pretty obvious by now, that I regard all religions as bad as each other.

So, please enlighten us as to what hidden motivations you see in them.
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Message 1590884 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 18:42:19 UTC - in response to Message 1590875.  

Still not seeing what you see. My last post is a condemnation of an Islamic country, hence the wording of the link.

Anyone speak out against Islam & they are deemed as racist. However, as my link shows & not only here but in the Middle East threads, Islam is being used by others to further their agenda.

Looking into those threads, you seem to have a fixation on Judaism.
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Message 1591009 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 22:42:08 UTC - in response to Message 1591003.  

As I stated, you seem fixated on Judaism. Why not choose Islamist/Islamism or Buddhist/Buddhism or others.

Many have brought Judaism into the thread, however, others have brought other religions into it...

...so again, why your fixation, after all, they are all as bad as each other.

You on the other hand, seem to be constantly objecting to having Christianity being shown in a bad light & when that happens, you bring up Judaism...

...As you can see issues, I'm beginning to see you as an anti-Semitic.

Am I wrong?
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Message 1591014 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 22:49:54 UTC

My take on religion.

I believe what I want.
Everyone else believes what they want.
Nobody should try and convert anyone else.
Everyone gets along in peace.

No one set of religious beliefs (or lack thereof) is demonstrably better than any other. So, it all comes down to personal choice.
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Message 1591017 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 22:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 1591014.  

My take on religion.

I believe what I want.
Everyone else believes what they want.
Nobody should try and convert anyone else.
Everyone gets along in peace.

No one set of religious beliefs (or lack thereof) is demonstrably better than any other. So, it all comes down to personal choice.

That's the perfect answer & one I agree with, unfortunately that answer is only for an ideal world.

That is one thing we do not have!
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Message 1591023 - Posted: 23 Oct 2014, 22:59:23 UTC - in response to Message 1591003.  
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Change the word Christen/Christianity to Jewish/Judaism, in MANY Posts, and see, what it appears to me, to be.

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Search and replace as its called:)
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Message 1591227 - Posted: 24 Oct 2014, 6:52:01 UTC

I just do it for the Christmas Tree:)
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