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Objections to incest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Feb 6, 2013. 39 Replies

Hi All,    I allow my mind to wander sometimes (particularly on the bus) and somehow wound up thinking about incest. I get that it's wrong, The thought of being sexual with my brother is definitely…Continue

Tags: objections, incest

Minimum standard of humane living (discussion about welfare)

Started Feb 12, 2012 0 Replies

In Australia, our welfare payments for the unemployed are very low. A little over $400 per fortnight, about $16 per day after rent has been payed. A lot of Australians receiving this payment are…Continue

Tags: standard, living, welfare

Using religion to sanctify acts

Started Jan 5, 2012 0 Replies

While browsing for my morning news, I found the following link: …Continue

Tags: copyright, kopimi, FSM, religion, new

Interesting Math problem for Christians and Atheists alike

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewal Sep 22, 2011. 63 Replies

According to the bible, God created Adam and Eve about 6000 years ago...Lets think about some maths:Two people multiplying to 6.5 billion in 6000 years. Ignoring the whole flood thing, how many…Continue

Tags: math, creation

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"I disagree with the "have been subjecting" part... On the other hand, holy books have been thoroughly scruitinised and debunked for hundreds of years."
Jul 8
matt.clerke replied to Ed's discussion 'My faith is in our youth.'
"I'd like to homeschool at least until highschool. I'm confident having a 1 teacher to 2 or 3 students ratio will be better than 1 teacher to 30+ students like in schools in Australia (despite the fact I have no formal training in…"
Jul 8
matt.clerke replied to Ed's discussion 'My faith is in our youth.'
"The Americans in question think that THEIR religion can solve the world's problems... Once the other religions are out of the way. The same can be said of middle easterners."
Jul 8
matt.clerke replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Do you avoid religious businesses?'
"Could be a limitation with the LCD display..."
Jul 3
matt.clerke replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Do you avoid religious businesses?'
"No, I would choose the secular hospital.... because it is secular. In the absence of a secular hospital I would still go to a religious hospital. "
Jul 3
matt.clerke replied to Christopher Swicegood's discussion 'What is the purpose of gender'
"We really need to change that... too many people exist in quantum gender states."
Jul 2
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'There are peaceful Muslims. So what?'
"Agreed... Although still the problem is not Islam... the problem is religion"
Jul 2
matt.clerke replied to Gallup's Mirror's discussion 'Supreme Court: religious corporations may restrict women's reproductive health care'
"You realise, of course, that the human body "aborts" blastocysts before implantation with surprising frequency?"
Jul 2
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'There are peaceful Muslims. So what?'
"That's a hell of a rant. It seems like everyone can agree that the problem is not Islam.... It's extreme fundamentalism."
Jul 1
matt.clerke replied to Nerdy Keith's discussion 'We Are All Born Sinners?'
"Hi Keith,     I thought this mentality came from Adam and Eve eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge... Some call it the original sin, others call it the fall. Ultimately, since alot of churches are now saying that Genesis was a…"
Jul 1
matt.clerke replied to Christopher Swicegood's discussion 'What is the purpose of gender'
"Bacteria have no sex, yet still reproduce... I think you will find the purpose of the sexes is to increase genetic variability in reproduction. Gender is another topic entirely..."
Jul 1
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Power of Men'
"Hi Belle,     I think you actually get it... Thanks for posting this. There is so much pro-woman rhetoric around now-a-days that I think people are forgetting about men entirely. Just last week I saw an article comparing magazine…"
Jun 30
Belle Rose and matt.clerke are now friends
Jun 19
matt.clerke replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School June 15th 2014' in the group Sunday School
"Had to LOL at this article... Rather than trying to explain that beheadings and such nastyness isnt a part of sharia law, he explained that they are unable to be changed because they are written in his magic book."
Jun 16
matt.clerke replied to Reg The Fronkey Farmer's discussion 'Sunday School June 15th 2014' in the group Sunday School
"Disagree. A scientist who becomes a politician will fail at one or the other... both are full time jobs... Perhaps politicians should make decisions based on science."
Jun 16
matt.clerke replied to Savannah's discussion 'Abortion'
"ME! For the love of lard cheeses! ME! Been waiting sooooo long for non-condom, reversible contraceptions for men. Personally, I'm hanging out for RISUG... Once it clears FDA approval I may even look into taking a holiday to the US or India and…"
Jun 16

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Software Engineer, gamer, science-enthusiast, and future husband(although I disagree somewhat with the concept of marriage). I'm also going to have a baby soon, check out for my blog about that!
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I found someone asking for advice that I couldn't let slip through the cracks...She was clearly looking for validation that sexual experimentation is ok.
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Catholic church offends and disgusts me (news article response)

Posted on May 6, 2012 at 7:13pm 4 Comments

Hi All,

    I checked the news on this morning and found this article. In which the catholic church both offends and disgusts me.

I will start by explaining the latter. It makes the assumption that a woman needs a husband to be complete, and urges young women in Australia to marry quickly or they will miss out. Why, as a man,…


Another reason religion is a bad, bad, thing (like we needed another one)

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 5:21pm 3 Comments

Image being 15 years old, your parents have just sent you and your siblings to your aunt's house for christmas. Upon arrival, you are accused of being a sorcerer and tortured as such, and by christmas day, you have begged for the release and peace of death and are finally drowned.

I found the following link while browsing for my morning news: …


Grid computing

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 10:56pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

    I wanted to put up a post about grid or distributed computing. If there is a problem which can be solved by a computer, that's great. What happens when it would take a single computer a thousand years to compute the solution? The answer is to break the problem down into as many small pieces as possible and to compute them all at the same time! Now the problem for someone with a large problem set is no longer a lack of time to compute their final result, but a lack of…


Political compass

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 8:23pm 10 Comments

Hi all,

My (future) uncle-in-law showed me the other day and I thought it would be interesting to compare my place on the compass to that of other atheists. We might even be able to show, once and for all, that atheists really do have different views.


I took the test and ended up in the lower left region, somewhere near Ghandi and the Dalai Lama. Apparently this means I would prefer a somewhat economically communistic society with liberal social…


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At 1:37pm on November 18, 2011, Syqnys said…

Thanks. The album is out now, here:

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