25th March 2010

“The basic doctrines of the major religions have their roots in the superstitions and fancies of illiterate peasants living several thousand years ago.”

A.C. Grayling

22 Responses to “25th March 2010”

  1. John Says:

    … and they are all dead.

  2. Holysmokes Says:

    If this quote is true, then why do so many people believe in religious dogma? I’m afraid that it speaks little for the human race.

  3. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Clearly iron age roots and continued belief are not mutually exclusive. I’d not condemn the entire human race because of the stickiness of memes. It just goes to show how far we’ve yet to go in the education of our people. That sounds more conceited than it’s intended. I only mean that belief in magic correlates negatively with education.

  4. solomon Says:

    Dear John,
    As dead as your dark minds.

  5. solomon Says:

    Dear Holysmokes,
    Thats what we call truth.Truth will always stays as god wanted it.

  6. Pat Says:

    Met A C Grayling at the Atheist Convention. What a great weekend !

  7. tech Says:

    doom and gloom convention

  8. Atheist MC Says:

    I wasn’t there sadly, but I understand it was quite a fun affair

  9. steve Says:

    Cap’n, you have a way with words: “…belief in magic correlates negatively with education…”

    To the superstitious posters, I would remind you that it is your choice to believe in fallacy or learn facts. There is bliss in ignorance, but there is power in knowledge.

    You can take comfort in the words of dead illiterate peasants, or you can step up to the challenge of understanding. Doom and Gloom? Nonsense.

    The fact that we can become self-aware and begin to understand what really is fact is truly awe-inspiring. If you are unable or unwilling to learn, then go ahead and take comfort in your superstitions, just don’t foist them upon other people.

  10. John Says:

    In the real and physical World the living die> However, in the land of make believe, the dead — live… I’ll stick with the real World, thanks… ‘least till I’m dead.

    In 1992, the poop decided that Galileo was right and that the church was mistaken in his condemnation. Give me a bloody break! 1992?

  11. solomon Says:

    Yeah…a Gloom & Doom & also cursed by God convention that achieves nothing beneficial,only full of lies & deceit.

  12. Holysmokes Says:

    Well John, what’s the old saying? Better late then never.

    Solomon, it’s greta to see that you finally admit to following ignorance. That may be a first baby step for you.

  13. steve Says:

    Rule #1.

  14. steve Says:

    Holy Crap – I just re-read Sollie’s posting. He finally made sense! I am not sure if it was inadvertent or not…

    I retract my Rule #1 post!

    Holysmokes, you are an astute observer.

    If you carefully read Sollie’s post, and edit it for grammar and typo’s, you get:

    ‘Yeah, a doom and gloom and also cursed by [a] god convention that achieves nothing beneficial, only full of lies and deceit.’

    ( my paraphrase – never sure about his typos )

    Sollie baby – welcome to the other side! (with friends like this…)

  15. John Says:

    I knew he was looking for a safe place to get away from the dark cult of death.

  16. Pah Says:

    “Truth will always stays [sic] as god wanted it.”, says Solomon

    Ah yes, oh wise one, slavery will always be “right” in god’s eyes. Genocide and infanticide is what we should accomplish when defeating our enemies to please your god.

  17. The Heretic Says:

    The religion of Peace at work.

    2010.03.25 (Khost, Afghanistan) – Two Afghan civilians are killed when Islamic hardliners attack a NATO base.

    2010.03.24 (Hit, Iraq) – A teenage suicide bomber murders three people in their home.

    2010.03.24 (Radwaniya, Iraq) – Five Iraqi soldiers are shot to death execution style at a checkpoint.

    2010.03.24 (Uruzgan, Afghanistan) – Two men working for a land-mine clearing operation are murdered by Islamists.

    2010.03.24 (Ghazni, Afghanistan) – Three local cops are blasted to death by Taliban bombers.

    2010.03.23 (Orakzai, Pakistan) – A tribal elder is abducted and executed by religious extremists.

  18. solomon Says:

    A normal daily occurance that happens at any place around the world but purposely blamed to the muslims by sick in the heart Atheists or hypocrates

  19. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    Really? Please provide examples of non-believers behaving this way. Hard to do, I’d guess.

    The suicide bombing community is ENTIRELY Muslim. Why might that be? Hmmm… that’s a puzzler. Oh! Because of “atheists or hypocrates”. Yeah, that makes total sense.

  20. CaptainZero1969 Says:

    I think we can streamline the language if we simply combine taliban and bomber – talibomber. I look for economies where I can…

  21. solomon Says:

    Dear Captn,

    I don’t have to look for examples.They’ll surface for themselves.They are’nt real muslims.They’re actually unbelievers.

    2010.03.25 (Khost, Afghanistan) – Two Afghan civilians are killed when Islamic hardliners attack a NATO base.=accidents during shootout.

    2010.03.24 (Hit, Iraq) – A teenage suicide bomber murders three people in their home.=A case of misunderstanding between them.

    2010.03.24 (Radwaniya, Iraq) – Five Iraqi soldiers are shot to death execution style at a checkpoint.=Might be revenge for some cruelty done to their family.

    2010.03.24 (Uruzgan, Afghanistan) – Two men working for a land-mine clearing operation are murdered by Islamists.=Not murdered,fighting between groups or themselves.

    2010.03.24 (Ghazni, Afghanistan) – Three local cops are blasted to death by Taliban bombers.=Normal scene in wars

    2010.03.23 (Orakzai, Pakistan) – A tribal elder is abducted and executed by religious extremists.=Must have commited a despicable act and as a sentence punishment.

  22. John Says:

    Go tell that to the families of the dead