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Threat of Death sentencefor gays in Uganda

Started Oct 28, 2010 0 Replies

I'm not gay neither am I homophobic but proposed Anti-Gay legislation in Uganda, which carries the death penalty for anyone found "guilty" of being gay or being involved in a homosexual relationship…Continue

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I'll Pray for You

"When someone says to me "I'll pray for you", I say in response: ""Thank you, and I'll slaughter a goat for you." They usually never repeat the offer."
Jun 11, 2012
Brian Stewart replied to Mac's discussion 'something to ponder'
"Nope: However I would argue that churches should be treated the same as any other business (taxes etc) while the influence that religion has should be diminished through rationality, logic, scientific methods and the fear created by religions (hell,…"
May 28, 2012
Brian Stewart replied to dizzyduckie's discussion 'Random little question for ex-religious people.'
"Music through the ages has myriad examples of religious connotations. Possibly even before religion was formalised: I can imagine primitive man humming a simple ditty to call on the rain gods to bless his crop. Then you have those magnificent operas…"
May 22, 2012
Brian Stewart replied to Leigh Anna Spivy's discussion 'If God does not exist, then what is lost by believing in God as long as it makes life easier'
"This question is very common and as many responses have indicated Pascal's Wager and its anti-thesis is to be found on this and other forums; my own response to this question is quite simply: a) Which god are you speaking about? (...and if the…"
Dec 28, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Mike's discussion 'Christian Assumptions. thoughts please? (ps, i'm new here)'
"It's also an indication of Christian arrogance. But I agree, the Bible is a source of great fun to debunk Christian arguments, so maybe you should've kept it. I've got about 7 bibles in my home of which one was given to me by the…"
Oct 17, 2011
Brian Stewart commented on Chris's blog post 'Jesus- My opinion'
"Of course the legend of Jesus and the virgin birth is just a legend: However, if you understand the Jewish religion and the supposed role Jesus had according to the NT, he would never have proposed the establishment of a new religion, and…"
Oct 17, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Ed's discussion 'Pro America: Should patriotism be considered healthy or detrimental to our society?'
"Maybe I missed it; maybe it's to be read between the lines of most responses, but how do you define 'patriotism' and how would your govt define it? How would the conservative and ultra right wing define it vs the liberals? I suspect…"
Oct 10, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Monica McGee (Monicks)'s discussion 'So, what do atheists believe?'
"You're welcome to your opinion but I'd appreciate references to the studies you speak of. The reference I gave above of Stanford is very comprehensive and admittedly 'consciousness' is a controversial field of study.   "
Oct 3, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Monica McGee (Monicks)'s discussion 'So, what do atheists believe?'
"We're probably off topic here...and yes I'm aware of the social studies that have been/are being done concerning animal behaviour. And I agree that warfare can be seen as a more sophisticated way of doing what animals do (although humans…"
Oct 2, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Monica McGee (Monicks)'s discussion 'So, what do atheists believe?'
"There's a big difference between violence as found among animals such as apes protecting their territories, mates, scarce resources etc. (nature is as you say not a friendly place and indeed evolution requires weeding out the weak for survival…"
Oct 2, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Monica McGee (Monicks)'s discussion 'So, what do atheists believe?'
"About 10 years ago I pondered this question: If I don't believe in a god, what do I believe in? I then wrote, after months of thought, pondering and introspection an amazing Ten Commandments that reflected what I believe in. A few weeks later…"
Oct 2, 2011
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Oct 2, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Lisa Lark's discussion 'JK Rowling quote'
"It is difficult to say the least when you try to change traditions, hang-ups and superstition. A mere training intervention seldom achieves this. One of the most difficult issues is the external locus of control that these people have…"
Sep 30, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Lisa Lark's discussion 'JK Rowling quote'
"Ok: let's see if I understand you now: your 'magic' is what others may call 'inspired actions/inspiration' or 'self-motivation' or even 'willpower';  I live in Africa and have worked among very…"
Sep 29, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Lisa Lark's discussion 'JK Rowling quote'
"Maybe you should clarify what you mean by "working at ...magic as a skill"?? Not sure I follow. "
Sep 29, 2011
Brian Stewart replied to Lisa Lark's discussion 'JK Rowling quote'
"Magick is merely another form of mysticism...just as religion. In primitive societies magic(k), plays a massive role in manipulating people, just as religion. The magic we see on TV a la bending of spoons is mentalism and trickery. JK Rowling's…"
Sep 29, 2011

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Your Religious Status
Atheist
About Me:
Author of the book "Moses was a Liar" Raider Books NY 2009. I am a committed atheist after many years of research into the why's and wherefore's of different religions, mysticism etc.
Age
65-70
Relationship Status
Married
Why are you here?
Forums which debate the inequities of religion, free will, the virtual freeing of man's mind of the shackels of centuries of indoctrination are learning experiences to me.
The religion you left
Christian
Why you left your religion.
In my book (it's a novel with a serious message), I postulate that religion is a form of mysticism as are many political ideologies used to manipulate, mislead and control people.
Think Atheist Travel Network Couch Availability - Are you able to host anyone now?
Maybe
Skype username:
Brian.Stewart69
Twitter
sefricanwriter.com

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At 8:18am on February 7, 2011, T A A said…
Blog comments don't behave like discussion comments, to change something you have to delete it and retype it (or copy/paste). And then the members get the multiple emails notifications of your posts :)
 
 
 

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