Posted by doctore0 on February 24, 2015
In a funny albeit passive aggressive move, the board of the Icelandic atheism society, Vantrú, have voted to register all Icelanders as members, reports Vísir.
“You, dear reader, will be a member of Vantrú, unless you specifically deregister yourself from membership,” reads a statement from the atheism society on their website. “Those who have children after March 1 do not need worry that they will miss out on this lively community, as we will automatically register children in Vantrú at birth, regardless of whether their parents have registered as members or not and without their knowledge or consent. That is obviously the best way to go about it. And also the fairest.”
The statement highlights what happens to Icelanders at birth. By law children of mothers registered in the National Church are registered in it by default and – once they begin working – a portion of their taxes is appropriated to said church.
If a person wishes to register as a member of another faith so that their taxes are directed to that religious institution instead or remove themselves from any religious affiliation at all, they must do so by filling out an official government form. If a person under the age of 16 wishes to leave the National Church, they must get their parent or guardian to submit the paperwork for them.
As reported, more Icelanders are deregistering themselves from the National Church than joining it.
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Posted by doctore0 on February 19, 2015
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Posted by doctore0 on February 18, 2015
Religion… = Fancy word for stupid/insane :)
Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari claimed Earth is stationary and the sun rotates
Offered religious statements and clerical comments to back up his belief
Also launched into baffling explanation about airliners never being able to reach their destination if the earth was truly moving
Reminds me of this
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Posted by doctore0 on February 16, 2015
From ‘Im Sorry You Feel That Way’ Netflix special
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Posted by doctore0 on February 13, 2015
After Brian tweeted a scientific fact, the famously calm Deepak threatened to shove something up Brian’s, um, dark matter
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Posted by doctore0 on February 11, 2015
Richard Dawkins is mistakenly brought to the realm of the Deity.
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Posted by doctore0 on February 4, 2015
Doctor who believes in magic = Crazy in the head :)
UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion
The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently been urging MPs to vote against the introduction of mitochondrial donation, a potentially life-saving procedure with little to no evidence of any serious risks. However, despite many years of study and several regulations, the aforementioned churches have surprisingly decided to intervene and urge MPs to vote against approving the procedure.
This has lead to much criticism, especially from scientists. However, following the eventual failure of these efforts, one group of emboldened scientists has decided to go further and pledge to respond in kind by interfering as much as possible with religious matters.
The Federation for Furthering Science (FFS) has promised to intervene with any and all religious issues it can find that could benefit from some “scientific perspective”.
Dr Hugh Briss, spokesperson for FFS, explained the motivation for this policy.
“While they’re often at each other’s throats in other countries like the US, in the UK religion and science have mostly maintained an uneasy piece, largely by both ignoring whatever the other is doing (with some notable exceptions).
“But this interjection in approving a procedure that’s been extensively studied and refined by world-leading experts over several years on very questionable grounds? Well, that’s what we call a “bad precedent”. So if representatives of the churches are allowed to do that, then logically we as representatives of science are allowed to do the same? Or is that “persecution”?
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Posted by doctore0 on February 3, 2015
Last week, a Texas grade school principal was forced to suspend a nine-year-old boy for making terroristic threats. Principal Roxanne Greer of Kermit Elementary School stood up to terrorism and suspended fourth grader, Aiden Stewart, for brandishing the Hobbit’s magic ring and threatening to make another classmate “disappear”.
True story bro
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Posted by doctore0 on February 1, 2015
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Posted by doctore0 on January 22, 2015
In a candid moment, filmmaker Eric Preston, founder and producer at Fusion Films, rolls his camera as Dr. Richard Dawkins – Author, Professor and Evolutionary Biologist – again reads “fan mail” he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers. (Parental Discretion is Advised!)
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