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by pantsheadmagee
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Sexist Question - De Wimmin and De Religion
Replies: 51
Views: 11108

Re: Sexist Question - De Wimmin and De Religion

Also, that other thing I posted? Satire, people. Satire. The kind of satire that is also extremely pointy. Let's spell some things out, shall we? Some people here (particularly that oh-so-charming Hobbes character) are under the impression that there are biological reasons why women are less rationa...
by pantsheadmagee
Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Sexist Question - De Wimmin and De Religion
Replies: 51
Views: 11108

Re: Sexist Question - De Wimmin and De Religion

Here's one level of it: It's called patriarchal bargaining. Let's say you're in a situation where you are a member of a disadvantaged group. Like women in patriarchal social structures (like the church. Or to a lesser extent, society as a whole). You are in a situation where in the current structure...
by pantsheadmagee
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: You believe in nothing
Replies: 16
Views: 5355

Re: You believe in nothing

I usually make the following corny reply: "I believe in you" It is about as meaningful/useful as "you believe in nothing", but it gets you out of the defensive. and give em a hug lol OH NO, NOT THE MILITANT ATHEISTS AND THEIR HUGGING! HOW DARE THEY BE SO.... oooh, squishy.. ;) Also, I'm with the re...
by pantsheadmagee
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: IONA institute claims Religion = Happiness
Replies: 26
Views: 8541

Re: IONA institute claims Religion = Happiness

No I wouldn't expect IONA to be rational or balanced in any way. But I would expect us. We can't rely on our own opinions. We have to keep an open mind and use good methodologies to find the truth. The point is: so what if there is no God if people are genuinely happy believing in one. Can we prove...
by pantsheadmagee
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: When you die, you get what you believe in
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: When you die, you get what you believe in

Ah yes. I had a similar conversation with a good friend of mine the other day. He figures that after you die, you get what you believe in. So as a catholic, he, I assume, gets to spend eternity sitting on a cloud playing a wee harp telling god how great he is (yaawwwwwnn). According to him, this mea...
by pantsheadmagee
Fri May 29, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Join the Church of Dermotology
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Join the Church of Dermotology

And nobody shall be permitted to eat curry. Ever. Especially not Thai curry. You're obviously only an a la carte Dermotologist :D But of course! Did not the Lord say that buffets must be avoided at all costs? For they lead us into temptation to take a bite of delicious, delicious curry, for which w...
by pantsheadmagee
Thu May 28, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: Announcements & Meetings
Topic: Join the Church of Dermotology
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Join the Church of Dermotology

Fear- obviously the elders of the Church will have to be eunuchs! That way we can get sexism, chopping off entirely healthy body parts, and a good dose of sexual repression, all in one go.


And nobody shall be permitted to eat curry. Ever. Especially not Thai curry.
by pantsheadmagee
Thu May 28, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Buddhism etc.
Replies: 11
Views: 3032

Re: Buddhism etc.

Offtopic alert: ...the annoyance of having to occasionally listen to people telling me about how any of my problems must be related to Mercury being in retrograde [...] which always gives me a mental image of the planet putting on the brakes and reversing around the Sun for a few weeks. that's exac...
by pantsheadmagee
Thu May 28, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: Riots in Greece
Replies: 101
Views: 15712

Re: Riots in Greece

From the same article "Is Islam compatible with a civil society?" asks Harris. "Is it possible to believe what you must believe to be a good Muslim, to have military and economic power, and to not pose an unconscionable threat to the civil societies of others? I believe that the answer to this ques...