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by tigger04554
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Sam Harris - The End of Faith
Replies: 18
Views: 11111

Well blow me down! Thanks for that tigger. I thought that I was left-wing socially and right wing economically. Turns out I'm a complete lefty (albeit a moderate one). I have to rush now and hand in the auld PD membership card. LOL - that's funny, me too exactly. I always thought I was economic lib...
by tigger04554
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Sam Harris - The End of Faith
Replies: 18
Views: 11111

By the way, the so called right wing magazine that I read a lot, The Economist, is against torture. Where does that put me? The terms 'right wing' and 'left wing' are pretty one-dimensional terms that don't really reflect peoples politics. It's possible to be economically 'right' and socially 'left...
by tigger04554
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Religion - good or bad ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Every generation, as it grows older, regards times past as a sort of golden-age - a better, safer, less dangerous place. I'm sure your parents generation said the same about the world when you were a lad/lassie. And today's youth will say it about their kids' generation in years to come. It is human...
by tigger04554
Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Political Discussions
Topic: Sadam Executed
Replies: 42
Views: 18289

It was a stupid move politically. Now they have made him into a martyr.

Wait for it, there will be placards of Saddam's face as some sort of hero in the next public demonstrations of Gaza and the West Bank, unfortunate for them as they don't seem to realise this sort of thing undermines their cause.
by tigger04554
Sun Jan 14, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Recommend Atheist Books, Films and DVDs
Topic: Sam Harris - The End of Faith
Replies: 18
Views: 11111

I just finished reading this book. Through most of it, I thought, excellent, this is like Richard Dawkins but uber hardcore. Most of what he says is hard to disagree with. But I think he undermines himself and the credibility of the book with the last two chapters. He introduces a rationalization th...