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Cult in Australia

This is a documentary from the Four Corners program in Australia. Program goes for 45mins. In Australia a real-estate boom on the outskirts of major cities is the focus of a "bible belt" fringe. Some of the cults developing here are pretty toxic. These outlying suburbs on city edges are devoid of decent transportation infrastructure and have few community services. They are really just rows and rows of McMansions bought by average families up to their eyeballs in mortgage debt. The… Continue

Added by paddo on August 22, 2009 at 2:30am — 10 Comments

Atheist charity

One area in which the religious claim a superiority to atheists is in the performance of good deeds and charitable works. They really seem to think they have this one licked.



I get very annoyed at this claim for two reasons:



1. An act of charity is self-serving for a religious person in that a reward is anticipated from whatever sky-daddy is involved, be it virgins, raisins, favoured celestial seating arrangements or the like. (Actually I think virgins are only doled out… Continue

Added by paddo on August 16, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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