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    The onus of proof is on the believers! No. I...

    The onus of proof is on the believers!

    No. I also have no evidence that space-travelling unicorns who shoot lasers from there eyes don't exist. What's your point?
  2. It's more like 7% per year on average. But...

    It's more like 7% per year on average. But whatever the number is, there is no "reason" other than that is what it calculates out to be.
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    Bologna University 1088 ...

    Bologna University 1088 - not created by the church and was independent of any religious authority.

    Benjamin Franklin - "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Great quote don't...
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    That's like claiming credit for what someone does...

    That's like claiming credit for what someone does as you're holding a gun to their head. Considering that the alternative to being Christian was being burned at the stake, stoned or drowned, is it so...
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    Wow, you really think that's original Christian...

    Wow, you really think that's original Christian thought?
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    Christian principles such as what?

    Christian principles such as what?
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    That's a contradiction in terms and doesn't make...

    That's a contradiction in terms and doesn't make sense. If you actually had knowledge, you wouldn't need faith.
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    Faith is not the same as knowledge. You're...

    Faith is not the same as knowledge. You're selling a nice idea though. That's why so many fall for it. The same approach property spruikers have. Sell the dream...
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    You've both got the wrong end of the horse. 85%...

    You've both got the wrong end of the horse. 85% didn't answer the survey that was also about a lot more than religious studies.
    Given that only around 50% of people even identified themselves as...
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    Quick Update: I've written to the chair of the...

    Quick Update: I've written to the chair of the board of trustees and then it went to the head of the school, who gave me some waffle about tradition and values and it not being compulsory. Now it...
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    They are two very different issues. Don't you...

    They are two very different issues. Don't you agree that poor people having lots of kids keeps them poor?

    The "church" is just an entity. It doesn't recognise anything.
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    The Catholic Church keeps people poor by...

    The Catholic Church keeps people poor by discouraging contraception.

    Adolph Hitler's catholic upbringing was a great help to us all. :)

    The source of morality and values is not religion or god....
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    I haven't been able to see the whole syllabus....

    I haven't been able to see the whole syllabus. However, I suspect that what is on paper and what is actually said in class, might be quite different. I'd be surprised if they didn't say that.
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    You're taking it out of context. He said you...

    You're taking it out of context. He said you can't understand English literature without understanding the bible. He was quite disparaging about the idea of learning morality from the bible.
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    One reason. Indoctrination.

    One reason. Indoctrination.
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    The majority were also against it by that logic!...

    The majority were also against it by that logic! Don't mind = don't mind if you do, don't mind if you don't.

    The head just emailed me to say it is being raised at the next Board of Trustees...
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    Yep, that's the classes at my daughter's school....

    Yep, that's the classes at my daughter's school. I'm in touch with the headmaster and chair of the board of trustees about it. I found out that only 6% of parents surveyed said they wanted it. 85%...
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    Well, yes... you've ignored most of the points I...

    Well, yes... you've ignored most of the points I raised so...

    Let's talk about logic. Your statement here says that because the world is amazing and you don't understand chemistry and physics...
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    Have you seen the price of slaves these days?...

    Have you seen the price of slaves these days? Even with the Christian discount, it is daylight robbery!
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    You're not making any sense. 1. You're using...

    You're not making any sense.
    1. You're using your interpretations of moral and natural law and combining them with marriage and saying that the two cannot be separated. Of course they can.
    2....
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    Ok... you do realise that Christianity not only...

    Ok... you do realise that Christianity not only didn't invent marriage but it also has no patent on it, so has no right to tell anyone who they can marry, how they can get married or what they can do...
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    No doubt that there have been benefits from...

    No doubt that there have been benefits from having an extremely powerful and directing influence in the form of the Christian churches. However, "western civilisation" was wrapped in skins and...
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    As part of history or social studies, I think it...

    As part of history or social studies, I think it has a place but only as education ABOUT these religions, not indoctrination IN these religions.
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    Yeah I agree. I emailed the chairman of the Board...

    Yeah I agree. I emailed the chairman of the Board of Trustees of our daughters school and he seemed to think that it was all about values and morality and not religion. yeah right.
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    You can't use your belief in parts of the bible...

    You can't use your belief in parts of the bible to make a rational argument.

    Yes, Christianity is based on human sacrifice... let's go with the "God is Jesus" thing though. God sacrifices Jesus...
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