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I'm currently reading this book and recommend it as it discusses the great danger posed by the religious right in America today.

Instead of being tolerant of faith-based irrationality (i.e., Christianity and Islam), we should clearly recognize that these religions and their dogmas pose a grave danger to our society and should not be tolerated at all. It is time to take an active role in stamping out this ignorance masquerading as knowledge, that calls itself religion. The religious experience itself is a valuable thing, but the religious dogma must be terminated, or we may all suffer the consequences of our inaction.
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lucid_dream   Letter to a Christian Nation - by Sam Harris   Feb 25, 2007, 04:49 PM
Joesus   There are natural poisons which have existed withi...   Feb 25, 2007, 07:54 PM
maximus242   There are natural poisons which have existed with...   Feb 25, 2007, 09:34 PM
lucid_dream   Hi Joesus. I do not believe the author of the boo...   Feb 25, 2007, 09:21 PM
Joesus   The idea in this thread was not eliminating religi...   Feb 25, 2007, 09:38 PM
lucid_dream   another problem is that religious dogma largely at...   Feb 25, 2007, 09:39 PM
Casey   religious dogma largely attracts individuals from...   Feb 26, 2007, 05:39 PM
Flex   religious dogma largely attracts individuals from...   Feb 26, 2007, 06:09 PM
Rick   ... As I see it, disadvantaged individuals have f...   Feb 27, 2007, 09:45 AM
Casey   Yes. Whenever we tell somebody the truth, we are ...   Feb 28, 2007, 06:51 AM
Joesus   God loves stupid people too.   Feb 25, 2007, 09:42 PM
lucid_dream   God loves stupid people too. You might enjoy th...   Feb 25, 2007, 10:13 PM
lucid_dream   If Spinoza's Ethics substituted for the Bible ...   Feb 25, 2007, 09:44 PM
maximus242   HAHAHAHA I think the reason for the low IQ thing ...   Feb 25, 2007, 09:49 PM
Joesus   That would mean you would be more than the colle...   Feb 25, 2007, 10:05 PM
maximus242   Violence only brings more violence. I used to thin...   Feb 25, 2007, 10:20 PM
lucid_dream   Violence only brings more violence. I used to thi...   Feb 25, 2007, 10:32 PM
Joesus   who?   Feb 25, 2007, 10:34 PM
maximus242   Talking to Joesus. I know you didnt mean violence ...   Feb 25, 2007, 10:46 PM
Joesus   Talking to Joesus. I know you didnt mean violence...   Feb 26, 2007, 12:18 AM
lucid_dream   People often react to adversity by getting angry o...   Feb 25, 2007, 11:09 PM
maximus242   I have the never give up approach. I dont surrende...   Feb 26, 2007, 08:59 AM
Joesus   Violence is everywhere. We use chemicals to kill m...   Feb 26, 2007, 11:09 AM
maximus242   This poses the question of what is violence?   Feb 26, 2007, 12:56 PM
Rick   This poses the question of what is violence? Viol...   Feb 26, 2007, 04:45 PM
Joesus   If you don't know, then how could you be agai...   Feb 26, 2007, 01:23 PM
maximus242   I have my own definition via means of my perceptio...   Feb 26, 2007, 01:25 PM
Flex   I have my own definition via means of my percepti...   Feb 26, 2007, 02:09 PM
Joesus   I have my own definition via means of my percepti...   Feb 26, 2007, 02:22 PM
Flex   I have my own definition via means of my percept...   Feb 26, 2007, 06:04 PM
maximus242   That would be, understanding. When we let go of ...   Feb 26, 2007, 03:43 PM
Joesus   We might gain some insight to anothers perception ...   Feb 26, 2007, 06:26 PM
maximus242   We might gain some insight to anothers perception...   Feb 26, 2007, 10:56 PM
Joesus   An intellectual approach to define the sense or ...   Feb 26, 2007, 07:47 PM
Joesus   What is using me as the expression of Joe? What i...   Feb 26, 2007, 08:34 PM
lucid_dream   universal truth? Cogito ergo sum   Feb 26, 2007, 11:10 PM
Rick   universal truth? Cogito ergo sum From the experie...   Feb 27, 2007, 09:47 AM
maximus242   ^^ Nicely put   Feb 26, 2007, 11:54 PM
Joesus   But the world is not flat is it? Misperception o...   Feb 27, 2007, 09:46 AM
lucid_dream   "I" may be defined as a form of self-ref...   Feb 27, 2007, 10:45 AM
maximus242   But Joesus, Reality IS Perception. Your entire rea...   Feb 27, 2007, 11:20 AM
Rick   Suppose I am not thinking. Does "cogito ergo ...   Feb 27, 2007, 02:04 PM
Joesus   Reality exceeds perception if the Known reality o...   Feb 27, 2007, 06:42 PM
Joesus   'fraid so.... I wasn't using Truth in the ...   Feb 27, 2007, 07:45 PM
Rick   ... It is time to take an active role in stamping ...   Feb 28, 2007, 12:50 PM
maximus242   Suppose I am not thinking. Does "cogito ergo...   Feb 28, 2007, 01:15 PM
Rick   ... I am talking about How can one think in the fi...   Feb 28, 2007, 03:17 PM
Joesus   But Joesus, Reality IS Perception. Your entire re...   Feb 28, 2007, 05:52 PM
Flex   But Joesus, Reality IS Perception. Your entire r...   Feb 28, 2007, 06:01 PM
maximus242   [quote name='Joesus' post='76820' date='Feb 28, 2...   Feb 28, 2007, 08:42 PM
lucid_dream   Rick, I am suggesting not remaining tolerant. How...   Feb 28, 2007, 01:27 PM
Rick   ... I am suggesting not remaining tolerant. ... I ...   Feb 28, 2007, 03:30 PM
lucid_dream   I basically told him he was deluded. Kudos to you...   Feb 28, 2007, 07:59 PM
Joesus   In this case the Perception without experience wa...   Feb 28, 2007, 08:50 PM
maximus242   Hmm, If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears...   Mar 01, 2007, 01:21 AM
Orbz   Hmm, If a tree falls in the woods and no one hear...   Mar 01, 2007, 02:52 AM
Joesus   Hmm, If a tree falls in the woods and no one hear...   Mar 01, 2007, 09:21 AM
maximus242   Indeed, but what constitutes clear perception? Wh...   Mar 01, 2007, 09:33 AM
Joesus   Indeed, but what constitutes clear perception? W...   Mar 01, 2007, 10:01 AM
maximus242   You still didnt answer the question, what constitu...   Mar 01, 2007, 10:07 AM
Joesus   I did answer the question. You don't believe i...   Mar 01, 2007, 10:37 AM
maximus242   I dono if I have because im not sure what an enlig...   Mar 01, 2007, 01:17 PM
Joesus   I dono if I have because im not sure what an enli...   Mar 01, 2007, 06:25 PM
maximus242   I dono if I have because im not sure what an enl...   Mar 02, 2007, 10:48 AM
lucid_dream   Anyway, getting back to the topic, I would propose...   Mar 01, 2007, 03:06 PM
Casey   I would propose that anytime these religious prop...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:38 AM
Chip   Just read through this thread, mostly. I'm af...   Mar 05, 2007, 10:53 PM
maximus242   :/ Your still avoiding the question, im willing to...   Mar 02, 2007, 12:15 AM
Joesus   Can't give you anything until you put down wha...   Mar 02, 2007, 09:38 AM
maximus242   I have put it down, my reality is now open for new...   Mar 02, 2007, 10:26 AM
Joesus   I've already answered the question, if you rea...   Mar 02, 2007, 10:39 AM
maximus242   Enough cryptology, I dont think you know the answe...   Mar 02, 2007, 10:45 AM
lucid_dream   I can't wait to see your breakdown. How are y...   Mar 05, 2007, 10:58 PM
Chip   Actually I've already posted them as just an a...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:08 PM
lucid_dream   BTW, the author of "Letter to a Christian Nat...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:12 PM
maximus242   Oh no, your not watching that law of attraction ne...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:15 PM
Chip   Oh no, your not watching that law of attraction n...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:25 PM
maximus242   That is what is known as the Unified Theory of Eve...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:33 PM
Chip   I basically agree with you maximus. I have long b...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:42 PM
Chip   BTW, Truth is not an opinion. Truth is something ...   Mar 05, 2007, 11:46 PM
lucid_dream   The idea that truth is opinon is Ayn Rand new age ...   Mar 06, 2007, 08:42 AM
maximus242   BTW, Truth is not an opinion. Truth is something...   Mar 06, 2007, 09:07 AM
Rick   ... violence is the unintelligent application of f...   Mar 06, 2007, 02:36 PM
maximus242   Well I have known many successful people and I can...   Mar 06, 2007, 12:00 AM
Chip   Afraid there is a great gulf in our understandings...   Mar 06, 2007, 12:26 AM
Joesus   There are quite a few more who have done nothing...   Mar 06, 2007, 10:20 AM
Joesus   That, is a stretch. Shades of George W.   Mar 07, 2007, 08:42 AM
Rick   That, [i][b]is a stretch. Shades of George W. Th...   Mar 12, 2007, 03:07 PM
maximus242   yet another episode of selective logic   Mar 07, 2007, 09:51 AM
Joesus   Regarding the violence factor and intelligence. W...   Mar 13, 2007, 08:36 AM


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