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« Reply #15: March 04, 2010, 10:44:19 am »

Makes sense, but now I wonder where Scientologists come from.  My current hypothesis is that they are really the Lizard People.

Scientologists do not strike me as being zionistic enough to be part of the MZSLfbtS (masonic zionist space lizards from beyond the stars).*




*since this is my first time posting about MZSLfbtS (pronounced mizzlefibts) here it may be worth explaining why zionist is included, which essentially has to do with the history of CT in general (and David Ickle in particular), and that Jewsish people (generally via "zionism") are always held to be part of THE conspiracy. It is however purely in jest, and has nothing whatsoever to do with actual zionism.
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« Reply #16: March 04, 2010, 12:32:38 pm »

Well, when a mommy atheist and a daddy atheist love each other VERY MUCH ......

*spitdrink*

That was hysterical!!
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« Reply #17: March 04, 2010, 12:33:54 pm »

We're delicious.

*leers* I'll bet you are ......

so .. licked a Unitarian today? Cheesy
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« Reply #18: March 04, 2010, 12:41:33 pm »

*leers* I'll bet you are ......

so .. licked a Unitarian today? Cheesy

*snort*

No, but I did make some fluffy bunny soup.  Unfortunately, it's so sweet one spoonful will rot all of your teeth.
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« Reply #19: March 04, 2010, 02:42:08 pm »

What an immensely stupid article. The first paragraph's already misleading.

I'll respectfully disagree-
 I think asking why some people are more inclined to be religious than others is a worthy question. But I agree that the title is rather poorly chosen. Some people are more skeptical than others, but it also seems some people have religious feelings more readily than others, who have them rarely or not at all. Rather like asexuals don't feel sexual attraction.
In general secularism accompanies the industrialization of society.
 Centuries of having state churches and religious wars, and two World Wars have all really put a damper on belief in God in Europe. But the U.S. tends to be more religious, I think because of the history of religious freedom and seperation of church & state. Unfortunately some people here want to take those away...
Even in the U.S. though there is a rise in secularism.

But then, I'm a social science-y type.
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« Reply #20: March 04, 2010, 04:15:40 pm »

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LOL. Just wanted to thanks all of the lovely folks here that made me laugh today, you guys rock.

Back to the regularly scheduled discussion......
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« Reply #21: March 04, 2010, 06:26:32 pm »

I'll respectfully disagree-
 I think asking why some people are more inclined to be religious than others is a worthy question.

That is a worthy question, but I was knocking the article. It's badly written. The first para falsely sets up Oxford students to be 'godless', implying a link between intelligence and atheism, without placing it in the context of a generally godless British society (it's only much later you get the BSA figures). Heck, it even implies Oxford students are that bright. There're all these waffling statistics given without stating their relevance, and it's only gradually and tenuously that you understand what the writer is asking for (research into atheism). Which doesn't even match the editorial heading.

A better article would have identified the Enlightenment assumptions at the beginning, shown how the stats don't fit, then suggest that a better theory would emerge if we had more data on atheism.
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« Reply #22: March 28, 2010, 05:11:36 pm »

We're delicious.

Hmmmm .....
I feel the need to do some research  Wink
Any volunteers?
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« Reply #23: March 28, 2010, 06:29:01 pm »

That is a worthy question, but I was knocking the article. It's badly written.

For an academic piece, it is poorly written. However, it's not an academic piece but a pop-sci editorial, for which its format is fairly typical.
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