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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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matt.clerke replied to Dr. Bob's discussion 'Is Atheism an Idea?'
"At the risk of sounding like a horribly clichéd broken record: atheism is the lack of belief in claims about god. Atheism is to religion what bald is to hair styles, or what off is to tv stations. It's not our fault if religious…"
17 hours ago
matt.clerke commented on Andy Hoke's blog post 'Non-traditional Marraige'
"See above. One last thing to note, Andy, I think this really should of been posted as a discussion. Although maybe I'm putting in more effort than was originally intended?"
matt.clerke commented on Pope Beanie's blog post 'The Purpose of Atheism'
"I really don't like this line of thinking. Please don't redefine words. Atheist means literally: a(not) theist. If you want to attach a different meaning to it, you might have better luck attaching a different(or additional) label(s) to…"
matt.clerke replied to Ed's discussion 'Babies Are Not Born Atheists'
"Can't spell "apatheist" without "atheist"."
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'Outrageous!!!! - Please sign this petition to hold this church accountable....' in the group Lobbying - it is SO easy!
"Sounds like a free speech issue. I don't see how it's any of our business if some church wants to put up hateful signs on their own property. The only thing anyone can do about it is to exercise their own free speech in response."
May 19
matt.clerke replied to Logicallunatic's discussion '"It's not Adam and Steve, it's Adam and Eve"'
"I don't believe in butchers! Adam and Eve, not Adam and Cleave. Seriously though, anything biblical based is a terrible argument to use against people who don't accept the bible as an authoritative source. It's like quoting Tolkien…"
May 17
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'For those of you who have never heard of the Monty Hall Problem'
"Belle, the increase in odds comes from the fact that the host of the show takes away one of the doors that he KNOWS does not have the prize. Or we can think about it another way, say we have 100 doors and you pick one (1 in 100 chance of winning.…"
May 14
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'For those of you who have never heard of the Monty Hall Problem'
"Doubles? no. You go from 1 in 3 to 1 in 2 chance of winning."
May 14
matt.clerke replied to Simon Mathews's discussion 'If you woke up tomorrow...'
"I would promptly shit myself while I try to figure out which gods are real and which are not, and which of the real ones offers the best afterlife. Personally, I'm hoping to go to Valhalla but I'm open to other options. Other than that, I…"
May 12
matt.clerke replied to Dale Headley's discussion 'Empirical evidence for God?'
"The evidence for gods is, at this point, worthy of an internet meme: "
May 10
matt.clerke replied to umar's discussion 'Iran bans spiky haircuts, tattoos and use of sunbeds because they are signs of 'devil-worship''
"Good job Iran, enjoy your second dark age. I feel like the rest of world needs to stop interfering with these backwards places. They need to do their thing, realise it's bad, have an enlightenment, and move on."
May 10
matt.clerke replied to Unseen's discussion 'Show us your funny atheist visuals, cartoons, memes, etc.'
"Careful Emory, you will have the theists thinking we worship cthulhu!"
May 5
matt.clerke replied to Bo Hanka's discussion 'Theoretically Theorizing about Theories'
"Here's a list scientific "theories" for your friend to deny: The "theory" of gravity Atomic "theory" The germ "theory" of disease Cell "theory" Molecular "theory" "Theory"…"
May 5
matt.clerke replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Church of Satan'
"Hi Belle, I've looked into The Church of Satan a bit and as you said, basically atheists. They take Satan to mean "the opposer" and so their website and rhetoric are built around making you feel uncomfortable and to place themselves…"
May 4
matt.clerke replied to ThyPlagueDoctor's discussion 'Dumb posts'
"I'm going to coin a new phrase for this: "TS;DR" (Too Stupid; Didn't Read)"
May 3
matt.clerke replied to Kirk LeFou's discussion 'Why do Atheists have to be freaking science experts?'
"No. To be an atheist, you only need to not be a theist. Being a scientist or not has nothing to do with it. Presumably, you have heard about gods in the past and you didn't think it was real. In response to the questions that are bothering…"
Apr 29

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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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Thanks. The album is out now, here:

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