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Posted: 03 October 2010 04:08 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I was looking for the CNN discussion on the pope and got distracted…..


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Posted: 03 October 2010 05:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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As I said over at Atheists’ Heaven, “I think that’s exactly what is, a religion ... then again I don’t think that’s the issue. I think the real issue is whether or not we should be giving what are, effectively, businesses state mandated charitable status unless it can be properly demonstrated that they actually do good “charitable” work.”

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Posted: 03 October 2010 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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To the Druids, what they do, practice, and believe is a religion.  I don’t know if they do charitable work or not, but some believe they do good with their religion.  I had a friend who was a druid priest and he loved it as much as anyone else loves their religion and tried to teach me about it.  Their worship surrounds nature, which is interesting, but I don’t know what else they do, even though he tried to teach me about the religion.  He was less offended then others when I told him that I’m a humanist.  Wiccans, Druids, Pagans, etc are rather cool in that respect.  They don’t seem to get offended as easily as Xians seem to when you tell them you’re not a believer.  Just in that one respect alone, I think they are doing society a favour.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 11:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Mriana - 03 October 2010 08:04 AM

They don’t seem to get offended as easily as Xians seem to when you tell them you’re not a believer.  Just in that one respect alone, I think they are doing society a favour.

Yeah, I’m fine with the Druids, the Wiccans, and the other assorted fluffy-bunnies. They neither break my leg nor pick my pocket. I reserve the bulk of my spleen
for the Abrahamic religions.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 11:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mriana - 03 October 2010 08:04 AM

They don’t seem to get offended as easily as Xians seem to when you tell them you’re not a believer.  Just in that one respect alone, I think they are doing society a favour.

Yeah, I’m fine with the Druids, the Wiccans, and the other assorted fluffy-bunnies. They neither break my leg nor pick my pocket. I reserve the bulk of my spleen
for the Abrahamic religions.

Druids and Wiccans are not a threat are they…

It’s the idea that one group is right and everyone else is going to suffer because of it I suppose.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 11:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Gnostikosis - 06 October 2010 11:24 AM

Druids and Wiccans are not a threat are they…

I dunno, I don’t like to see them gathering in large numbers around Stonehenge. Can’t be a good thing for the standing stones…  grin

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Posted: 06 October 2010 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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George - 06 October 2010 11:49 AM
Gnostikosis - 06 October 2010 11:24 AM

Druids and Wiccans are not a threat are they…

I dunno, I don’t like to see them gathering in large numbers around Stonehenge. Can’t be a good thing for the standing stones…  grin

Well, Stonehenge was a worship place of Pagans in times past, so I don’t see what the problem is?  IMHO, it is theirs.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 02:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I like druids.  They make a good 5th member for your party.  Much better than bards if you ask me.  wink

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Posted: 06 October 2010 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I was a tauren druid in world of warcraft for a month. so…i guess that means i was an animal that could transform into yet other animals

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Posted: 06 October 2010 02:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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That must have resulted in one hell of an existential conflict for your character.

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Posted: 06 October 2010 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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George - 06 October 2010 11:49 AM
Gnostikosis - 06 October 2010 11:24 AM

Druids and Wiccans are not a threat are they…

I dunno, I don’t like to see them gathering in large numbers around Stonehenge. Can’t be a good thing for the standing stones…  grin

Anything bad for the standing stones, has to be much worse for those standing under them….when they protest.

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Church; where sheep congregate to worship a zombie on a stick that turns into a cracker on Sundays…

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Posted: 07 October 2010 07:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I see the Mikado is the one who carries the biggest walking stick.

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Posted: 07 October 2010 09:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Dead Monky - 06 October 2010 02:58 PM

That must have resulted in one hell of an existential conflict for your character.

To say nothing of a pretty stinky house…

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Posted: 07 October 2010 09:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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A03oc - 07 October 2010 07:34 AM

I see the Mikado is the one who carries the biggest walking stick.

Don’t they always.

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Posted: 07 October 2010 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Gosh, what folly… imagine worshiping the sun, from whence all this came and which keeps it living with it’s rays of energy

Or, the planet Earth as some sort of nurturing mother, womb of humanity, supplying needs and comfort.

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Posted: 07 October 2010 09:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 07 October 2010 09:11 AM

Gosh, what folly… imagine worshiping the sun, from whence all this came and which keeps it living with it’s rays of energy

Or, the planet Earth as some sort of nurturing mother, womb of humanity, supplying needs and comfort.

lordie, lordie the things people get into their heads
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At Last! a deity that makes some sense!! LOL

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Church; where sheep congregate to worship a zombie on a stick that turns into a cracker on Sundays…

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