"I agree that bully boys need to be overcome.
I beg to differ about Salman Rushdie: from hearing about the situation from a UK perspective, he really was surprised when it all went so badly wrong. Hence the extensive derogatory…"
"I suppose that normally would have gone without saying though.
The writer was using Candide-like approach to the characters TO make a point about good and evil...and, sure, he knew it would cause those with a vested interest in making others…"
""you're feeling is that no one should be able to write something that might anger a party, or, only if that party is also famous for wanting to kill people who anger them?"
- what I'm saying is don't be surprised when…"
"Well, I guess, Simon, that you're feeling is that no one should be able to write something that might anger a party, or, only if that party is also famous for wanting to kill people who anger them?
I ask, because if everyone clams up and…"
"I agree - it's not very sporting to issue orders to kill someone just because of a book they've written. However, it wasn't at all clever of him to go all out to deliberately wind up the entire Muslim world, given that he knew…"
"Did he really wonder about it, or was he just appalled (and a bit afraid for his life perhaps)?
We should all be appalled at that. There's simply no room in a civilized world for death threats over what someone said."
"I'm sure he's right, but on the other hand, he's a stupid annoying silly fuck. He wound up the Moslem world as hard as he could with "The Satanic Verses" and then wondered why they issued a fatwa to kill him. …"
"I find this whole topic depressing.
For 6 months I lived on Lake Tahoe among the year round LT residents most of whom are relatively poor Hispanics working in the casino and/or hotel industries. I rode the bus system, sharing the bus often…"
"Sadly, my 17 year old niece who is already a mother of one is pregnant again. In essence her 34 year old mother has told her "not to have an abortion" and to keep the baby. Her boyfriend of 3 years and her first baby's daddy wants her…"
"Yes, Reg, I saw it in the news, I'm glad Canada has open arms for them. I know that feeling of leaving my own "mother land", my "Llacta" -Quechua language- I did it 25 years ago, but my reason were for my…"
"As Hitchens said, it is not like if we found the bones of Jesus today and conclude the religion false, that Christians would all of sudden not know how to behave.
All social animals have rules of behavior."
"Atheism is simply the condition of not believing in Poseidon, Thor, or any of the thousands of dead gods that lie in the graveyard we call mythology. To that extent, everyone knows exactly what it is to be an atheist -he has simply added the god of…
"Wow! Reg The Fronkey Farmer. I'm impress, beautiful poem of Warsan Shire and awe-inspiring story, inspiration, Odyssey... you made me be in those shoes that walked that story, you made be in that hotel that…"
I enjoy every day with my wife and kids as if is the last one since I was reborn Atheist seven years ago. (We are all born atheists. No child is born believing in the miraculous conception of any god).
Why are you here?
We think alike...
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