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    Re: Why Religion Is For Big Infants

    In light of the fact that the systematic child sex abuse carried out by the priests of the Catholic Church is on an unprecedented scale, Christopher Hitchens has suggested that the Catholic credo 'No...
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    Re: Why Religion Is For Big Infants

    Regarding the question as to why sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests is so rife around the world, the journalist and writer Kevin Myers commented in the Spectator magazine:

    'Celibacy is...
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    Re: Why Religion Is For Big Infants

    I think I have been far too generous in my assessment of the strength of the Pope's religious beliefs.

    The BBC reported a couple of days ago that Pope Benedict XVI has been heavily criticised for...
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    Re: Why Religion Is For Big Infants

    Sadly, Bevdee, the White House isn't one of them.

    If there is one place where the Enlightenment values of rationality and evidenced-based thinking should reign supreme it is in the White House. In...
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    Re: Non Christians Apply Here

    America provides an apt context for illustrating the truth of the above statement. Let me first of all say a little about the relationship between Christianity and the institution of slavery in that...
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    There are many educated people today, gmc, who reject Christianity simply on aesthetical grounds. After all, a God who resorts to using the debacle of the Crucifixion in order to get His message of...
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    Re: Non Christians Apply Here

    My religion is Woman.

    Why?

    Because it is not enough just to love Woman. She must also be adored.
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    Re: Religion And The Need For Blasphemy

    Judging from your response, Far Rider, I can see that my post hit the mark. But please let me reassure you: there's no need to be afraid. The truth is good for you. It really is.
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    Re: Religion And The Need For Blasphemy

    In the OP I stated that the monotheistic believer feels a secret hatred towards his religion. I think it will be useful here to provide an example of this type of hatred in action. One drawn from...
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    Re: Insight No. 87,643

    What jimbo and gmc are trying to say in a roundabout way in their posts has been expressed very incisively by Mother Teresa. Viz....

    'Many men who have been in love with a great piece of ass have...
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    Re: Psychic confirmation

    For once your intuition about me is correct, koan. It takes a long, long time for me to withdraw from a woman. Every drop of fluid must be drained from my body before I do that.
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    Re: Psychic confirmation

    Of course it was an "S" name, koan. "S" for "Spotty". Even your pet frog "Astarte" could have told you that.
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    Re: Insight No. 87,643

    'Any man who thinks he can read the mind of a woman is doomed.'

    (The opening sentence to The Thinking Man's Guide To Women And How To Survive Them by Glaswegian. Previously published as Night...
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    You shouldn't be surprised by what has happened to your father-in-law, gmc. For I can assure you that marriage very often has that effect on husbands. He is not the only one who has been turned into...
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    Re: Insight No. 87,643

    The following observation is not uncommon amongst husbands...

    'I'll never forget the first time I met my wife. One day I opened up my wallet and there she was.'
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    Re: Insight No. 87,643

    If there are any males in the Forum Garden who are thinking of getting married then I strongly urge them to consider the following...

    The last words of a husband are always these: 'OK, buy it!'
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    Re: Top-shelf magazines and all that

    Well-taken, weinbeck. :yh_clap
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    Re: Top-shelf magazines and all that

    I must say, weinbeck, your number is very easy to remember.


    Self-knowledge at last.
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    Re: Top-shelf magazines and all that

    Is there no one here who will shag this poor b*stard and cure him!

    Ted?
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    Re: Insight No. 87,643

    Good point.

    When attempting to explain atrocities committed in the name of religion it's very difficult to separate the rational elements from the irrational elements which fuel them. Let me give...
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