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Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis, occurs when a group makes faulty ...
Moravian comments on Apr 28, 2019:
You could add to that mass hysteria when a crowd behaves in an irrational way that the individuals in the crowd would never act on their own.
I wound up with too much time to think this’s week. I came up with a categorization of science, ...
Moravian comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Interesting, but do i detect a trace of cynicism there ?. I think theoretical physics should get a class of it's own. The maths (please not math) show it to be true but much of it we are unlikely to be able to prove. I dislike to use of "gospel" to quantify known facts as we now know the gospels to be nothing more than fairy stories.
Deuteronomy 20:16 New International Version (NIV) 16 However, in the cities of the nations the Lord...
Moravian comments on Apr 28, 2019:
Just two comments. 1. history is written by the winners and the Jews were sometimes successful in invading rival tribal territories and killing the people so that they could expand the land they occupied. 2. Jesus was a Jew and whoever put the words in his mouth knew the Jewish history.
Despite being atheist, im pretty sure I 100% believe in Tarot cards.
Moravian comments on Apr 28, 2019:
You are right. they certainly exist but the invention of teabags has sadly killed the ancient art of reading the tealeaves. My late mother was so good at this arcane art that no decisions were made before a nice cup of tea.t.
Why does this community have to be so harsh? We non believers have so much going against us in the...
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
I have attended secular group meetings in the past and their mantra was "attack the idea not the person " It's a good thing to remember but when confronted with some racist bigoted person it is not always easy
George Galloway declares for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party - World Socialist Web Site
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Looks like gorgeous George has lost the plot
Saudi Arabia executes 37 for terrorism related crimes - JURIST - News - Legal News & Commentary
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
The US's hatred of Iran goes back along way. When their puppet despot Shah Pahlavi was deposed they were not happy and have not forgotten it.
Erik Buell's new Fuell brand opens pre-orders on electric motorcycle and e-bike
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
*Buell bikes handled like little else on the planet" What you mean is, they handled better than Harleys, which wouldn't be difficult. I suppose ebikes are the future so good luck to him *
Jesse Duplantis says he's not asking followers to buy him a private jet. He just wants them to ...
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Why does he need a jet. Surely if his belief is strong enough he can just flap his arms and fly.
“The goal of a good society is to structure social relations and institutions so that cooperative ...
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Globalisation and the deregulation of the banking system has caused untold harm to ordinary people but has filled the coffers of the ultra rich.
Would you raise your children religious just to fit in?
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
If you lived in a theocracy you may not have a choice so religion must be kept in it's place. Away from politics.
For atheists - what makes you believe no deity exists?
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
"there isn't enough evidence".?. there is no evidence. I find it interesting that when this question is asked it always refers to the Jewish god Yaweh, never to the Roman gods or the Greek gods. Of course that would be silly wouldn't it. Of course we know they don't exist. Questions like this show that earlier indoctrination has residual effects.
are you afraid of death?
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Only my own :-)
So unusual question and massive controversial question here but what do you all think about ...
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
There is currently a minor measles epidemic in the UK because of children not being vaccinated. Measles can be a killer. I read a very moving tale by the late children's author Roald Dahl who's daughter appeared to be recovering from measles then suddenly contracted encephalitis and died within a day. People who do not have their children vaccinated are stupid and it should be compulsory.
Here is a link from bicycling.com that gives a list of the 50 best US cities for cycling in 2018. I...
Moravian comments on Apr 27, 2019:
Good to see an effort is being made.
Grand Canyon Deaths: After latest fatal fall, tourists still drawn to the edge
Moravian comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Darwin awards all round.
The Power of Prayer
Moravian comments on Apr 26, 2019:
A few years ago I watched a TV show with two young illusionists from Aberdeen who recreated all of Jesus's miracles including bringing a body back to life. It was in a hospital morgue, very authentic looking and quite scary.
Outraged to read that: Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, a Republican from central Pennsylvania’s Clinton ...
Moravian comments on Apr 26, 2019:
This was shown on BBC last night on a satirical show hosted by comedian Frankie Boyle. What an embarrassment. The chairman looked very uncomfortable and looked as if he wanted to shut her up
Scientist see the rarest event ever! [google.com.au] Not sure what this means but it looks ...
Moravian comments on Apr 26, 2019:
Wow, that's even slower than govts accepting that climate change is a real threat
I was talking to a Muslim friend and we had a terrible disagreement about the truth of the Koran and...
Moravian comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I have tried reading an English translation of the Koran but I found it so tedious. boring and repetitive that I gave up. Islam is just a mixture of Judaism, Christianity and pagan beliefs of the region with lots of Draconian rules added,nothing more. Although I am a fan of Bill Bryson and love his travel books I'm not sure that he is the best introduction to science
What is your opinion on Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement of yesterday, that she is calling for ...
Moravian comments on Apr 25, 2019:
I think she has got to take advantage of the Brexit mayhem in Westminster. I think her only hope is to attract voters who want the country to remain in the EU. Westminster promised more devolved powers which have not been delivered and post Brexit some devolved powers are to taken back to Westminster. If this can be shown to voters she nay attract more but I cannot see hard line unionists changing their minds. I am not hopeful of independence any time soon
A big strong and hoppy yet well balanced double IPA from Denali Brewery in Talkeetna, Alaska, that ...
Moravian comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Strong at 8.6 %. I saw an ale advertised as a session ale at around 5%. Over here a session ale is 3.8 to 4%. We obviously don't have the staying power of you guys.
I need someone to test this
Moravian comments on Apr 25, 2019:
Reply ; - You cookie, or no nookie
Scientists starting to study God?
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
NO. they are not studying god. they are studying the effect of hallucogenic drugs on people.
04.24.19 List of Killings in the Name of Islam: Last 30 Days :: 82 Islamic attacks in 21 ...
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Now go back a bit and list the millions killed by the US military
What's the oldest thing you own and still use?
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
My body and my mind
Name an old school word that we don't use anymore.
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Blackboard. I believe they now use whiteboards.
Do scientific and religious explanations necessarily contradict each other?
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
in a word "YES" Didn't need to read past you r headline.
There have been a few questions about how to handle door-to-door god solicitors....this is how I ...
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Put a sign outside your door "cold callers will be composted"
Those of you who—like me—frequently travel in Europe will completely understand this...
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Unlike the USA where the shops are all in malls outside the city and there is no public transport to get there.Apart from the city centre there are no pavements (sidewalks) and if you can find a pub they only sell tasteless beer so cold that it gives you sinusitis.
I really don't get all this Isreal on a pedestal bs. I do understand there is a lot of religious ...
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
A few very wealthy Zionists are putting money in the pockets of politicians
Belief is the death of intelligence do you agree?
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
No. In my experience believers are non less intelligent than non believers.
Do you think this can be a good name for a church? (Big potential for a massive men following)
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
That would give "speaking in tongues" a totally different meaning. :-)
@Admin, I come home to find this! Kessie swears it was addressed to her but she doesn't even have a ...
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Cute.
As the dressing up season is upon us, some tips for the would be Scots out there: [youtube.com]...
Moravian comments on Apr 24, 2019:
Duly noted. I still have a horrific image in my memory of a tourist,American I think, walking down The Royal Mile wearing one of those cheap polystyrene kilts from a tartan tatt shop. He was wearing it back to front over a pair of track suit trousers. I almost dropped my can or Irn Bru..
4th June Donald Trump is coming to UK. MASSIVE protests with everyone showing Trump their rumps. I ...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Don't see what the protests are for. He is the leader of the country supposed to be one pf our closest allies and as such should be made welcome.
The irony of posting on a site like this about how much social media is ruining our lives...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
if you let it.
Ghosts: The Things That Go Bump In The Virtual Night! I think there might be a real scientific ...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
You lost me half way through but really there are no such things as ghosts.
What did the buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? "Make me one with everything"
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Actually it was a pizza, An Australian journalist was interviewing the Dalai Lama and thinking he was being extremely humorous he asked his holiness which pizza he would order. Totally bemused the Dalai Lama just smiled at him. When the punch line was delivered he didn't understand it but laughed politely leaving a very embarrassed journalist. You can find the clip on U tube.
Hello everyone! I'm a recovering ex-cult member and joined this site in an effort to learn more ...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
Welcome. there are some nice people here. What was the cult if you are interested in discussing it ?.
How many of you feel discriminated against for been Atheist? Do you agree, we need laws that ...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
As the UK is a secular country discrimination is unlikely but I have noticed other more subtle manifestations. For example I belong to a walking group and many of the members are churchgoers. To begin with everyone was equally friendly and welcoming but gradually there was an obvious withdrawal from the churchy people. I make a point of never discussing religion with anyone unless they bring up the subject but they seem to have an inbuilt sense and recognise fellow believers without directly asking them. They probably drop subtle hints and evaluate the response. Of course the fact that I live in a small village with one church which I obviously do not attend may have a bearing ;-)
[facebook.com] News source may not be entirely reliably,hopefully ?
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
The UK has been called the 51st state of the USA for years.
what is an atheist? what do they believe?
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
i believe for every drop of rain that falls A flower grows etc etc
I decided to take some time and dissect the definition of God: all powerful, all knowing, all good. ...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
I find it interesting that when people from a western Christian background mention "god" they mean Yaweh, the Judeo/Christian god to the exclusion of all other gods. They call themselves atheist or agnostic but are they really ?.They seem to be fixated on the Jewish god. The Jewish people were originally polytheists and adopted monotheism probably because it was to their advantage in their expansionist plans. Netanyahu and his Zionist pals have not changed that mindset and their "god" has given them rights to inhabit Palestinian lands and kill or remove the inhabitants just as their old testament ancestors did.
Is it possible that Islam coexists with democracy and state secularism?
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
It would appear that sharia law is not compatible with democracy and in the Christian world it is only since the enlightenment that a form of democracy has flourished in the West. Sadly this is now being replaced by plutocracy. Islam needs an enlightenment but the religious leaders fear losing their power so I cannot see it happening.
If Trump get dementia how will we know?
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
I remember as a child being told not to mock the afflicted as it was an unkind thing to do. How is it possible to comment on Trumps behavior without mocking him ?
The UK is actually thinking about what zero carbon would mean, and how to do it - [theguardian.com]
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
We are making some progress. On occasions up to 40% of electricity generated has been from renewables compared with around 6% in the USA.
The pogrom in South Africa. Well, it's only white people being killed so it must be justified. ::: ...
Moravian comments on Apr 23, 2019:
You may not be aware who Katie Hopkins is. She made her name on the reality TV show "The Apprentice" a few years ago, and since then has been a sort of "shock journalist" peddling her brand of bigotry and racism to whoever will pay her.Do not pay any attention the the rubbish she spouts.
He rises in the yeast.
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
Not if the bread is unleavened !
Wolf Reintroduction to Yellowstone Changes Ecosystem
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
A lovely story but wolves are now being trapped and shot in Yellowstone due to pressure from nearby farmers,
Jimmy Carter says the US is the most warlike nation and that is costing it the progress it could be ...
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
Spot on Jimmy Carter.If the $trillions spent on waging wars around the world had been spent at home the USA really would be a world leader.
@admin Seeing @jacar ‘s post in Politics on’Muslims’ I really would like to know what is ...
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
Good point.
I was lucky enough to make close friends with these delightful people and made good use of my ...
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
mail order brides ?
Is anyone able to analyze this for credibility? Why the North Pole is moving - [gizmodo.com]
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
Pure conjecture. The magnetic poles have always moved and on occasions flipped north to south.
Felt cute...
Moravian comments on Apr 22, 2019:
But here will only be one book.
Muslims::: "They blame the countries they are happy in." nanomonkey314 writes, """ They're not ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
How stupid can you get ?. You are making a good stab at it anyway
We have the power...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
How come he was elected then ?
How to raise the perfect Christian...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
A perfect Christian ?. Surely an oxymoron.
What's your super power?
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Don't have one but it brings to mind a young friend who in a job interview was asked if he had any weaknesses. He answered "kryptonite" Needless to say he didn't get the job.
I decided I would give an update for those who are interested. Last week I posted here about a ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Sounds like you have had a lucky escape
From the "Well, that was unpleasant" files: Just got into it (a little) with my nephew's wife, ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
i notice that some of my facebook "friends" are hedging their bets and are wishing everyone a happy Easter and a happy passover. One celebrates.a man being killed by being nailed to a cross and then coming back to life and the other celebrates children not being killed by their god. take your pick.
What despicable people these are. The one certain thing we can state is that they are not an atheist...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
It may be more political than religious. The Tamils have been marginalised for years and were some of the first to use suicide bombing as a terrorist weapon
How do you stay or get more disciplined as an atheist?
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I go along with the other comments.You are possibly depressed and sharing your problems is the first step to sorting it. See a doc. He will probably give you anti depressants which should really only be a short term fix. Investigate mindfullness and meditation and exercise is good. I know all about drinking too much and procrastinating. I have been there. Good luck.
This scientist thinks she has the key to curb climate change: super plants | Environment | The ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
*Plants evolved to suck up CO2 and they’re really good at it. And they concentrate it, which no machine can do, and they make it into useful materials, like sugar. They suck up all the CO2, they fix it, then it goes back up into the atmosphere* Has she maybe got early onset dementia along with her Parkinsons.
One church, two popes: why Catholicism is in crisis this Easter | Peter Stanford | Opinion | The ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
The former Hitler youth member. Not surprised that he is slightly right wing in his beliefs
[usatoday.com] I read this article last week. It says that in Kentucky, specifically, Monday is ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
And buy it early in the morning when it is colder and more dense so you get more bang for your buck.
Hey I' m about to advance to level 7 where all things are possible the sun always shines. You could ...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Don't get too excited. It will take you a year to get to level 8
At what age should you stop buying guitars, thinking you will join the Stones on tour?
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Don't bother. Keef is immortal.
Even with the constant advancement of technology, some things will never change
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I'm sure I can see a black cat in the "god" squares
sing it loudly
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Fart and you fart alone.
Norway sounds boring. I like boring.
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
I have an American friend who now lives in Bergen and she says it is a bit dull. Nothing like lively Scotland ;-)
I think its an appropriate time to reflect on the upcoming Christian holiday. If you can opt out and...
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
It has long since stopped being a Christian holiday in the UK We now call those fixed days off work "bank holidays".I suppose the faithfull still celebrate it and the BBC put on a few religiously themed programmes but that is all.
Jimmy Carter: US 'Most Warlike Nation in History of the World'
Moravian comments on Apr 21, 2019:
Not only Washington. A member on here thinks that the USA should assassinate the heads of socialist countries as it is better than having to invade those countries. She also thinks that teachers, senior pupils and the general public should be armed to stop future school shootings. Is she alone in thinking this way?. I doubt it as many people benefit from the military industrial machine.
An astronaut is in outer space and looks down on the Earth and notices that the Earth seems to glow....
Moravian comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Someone left the lights on.
The evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think
Moravian comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Gabriel Jesus plays for Man city and he is real
A case against globalism :: BBC SJW interviewer "explores" Hungary's restricted immigration policy....
Moravian comments on Apr 20, 2019:
*I wonder why Hungary doesn't have Islamic terror attacks and child grooming gangs and the UK does... Hmm. This will take a genius to solve... """* Who is the Irish twat giving the commentary. Maybe he should remember that more people have emigrated from Ireland than currently live there. Hungary has a right wing nationalistic Govt. The prime minister recently said he wants to encourage Hungarian women to have more babies as the birth rate is well below the replacement 2.1/1 and are against immigration . They had one terrorist attack in 2016 but have a very small muslim population although they were part of the Ottoman Empire. Unlike France and the UK they did not colonise Muslim countries so do not have recent immigration from there. Although they are part of NATO it is unlikely that they were involved in any material way in the attacks on North African countries so that may have a bearing on terrorist attacks or lack of them.
With AG Barr setting the standard to protect the president, he set the precedent for removal of ...
Moravian comments on Apr 20, 2019:
https://www.agbarr.co.uk/ Sounds like he should stick to making fizzy drinks
There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding quantum mechanics. This pseudoscientific ...
Moravian comments on Apr 20, 2019:
Someone,who shall be nameless ;-), wrote on this site yesterday that Schrodinger's cat has had kittens. So there. As we say in Scotland "That's put your gas at a peep"
I have sex daily
Moravian comments on Apr 19, 2019:
nice one ;-)
New ‘Jesus Viagra’ Makes You Rise Three Days Later – Waterford Whispers News
Moravian comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Timing is all important then.
Easter is the celebration of the pagan goddess Eostre which is why I assumed the early Christians ...
Moravian comments on Apr 19, 2019:
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/labour-deletes-a-passover-message-following-criticism-of-an-embarrassing-error/ar-BBW6TlP?ocid=spartandhp I see that I got no response to this post. have I gone too far?. if so I am not alone. how oversensitive are some people
When I was small, growing up on a Haiti mission in the 1950s and 60s, we children sometimes played ...
Moravian comments on Apr 19, 2019:
Sorry, but I find all that very hard to believe, or are you just having a joke ?
People always say, "rest in peace" but why the hell can't we just live in peace?? Hell, doing so ...
Moravian comments on Apr 18, 2019:
I think it's just a habit like "have a safe journey" but I agree it is a bit naf.
I just need to kvetch. I bought a house last year. It's been mine for 14 months one week and 6 ...
Moravian comments on Apr 17, 2019:
A difficult situation. I had a similar experience years ago and I hired a lawyer and got the local police involved. It didn't help that much but made me feel a bit better. Whatever you do it will cost a bit. From your post it is difficult to envisage the exact layout and who has access where but would it possible to erect fences round your boundaries where the problems occur. May be worth moving the septic tank on to your land.
Today's hike and recovering from flu
Moravian comments on Apr 17, 2019:
You live in a beautiful part of the world. Re the flu, do you have an annual inoculation programme ?. In the UK everyone over 65 and those with an underlying health problem have free inoculation every autumn.It doesn't guarantee no flu but definitely worth having.
Here is a very unique Alaska Birch beer from Denali Brewing in Talkeetna, AK. It is a Belgian style ...
Moravian comments on Apr 17, 2019:
Looks delicious.very strong !!. Is it bottle conditioned ?
The Bible Says Jesus Was Real, but is There Other Proof? No traces were left that Jesus ever ...
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I am surprised that you mention Flavius Josephus as a credible chronicler of anything portraying to Jesus as the mention of him in the Jewish Antiquities are definitely accepted as forged insertions The fact that he wrote in detail about those times and there was no mention of this miracle man says a lot more.
The site is called agnostic.com however I'm an atheist not agnostic .. I say that bluntly because I ...
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Sounds about right
Today I learned my best friends fiance violently hates me and has said he refuses to have me at ...
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Wow. Hope i don't fall out with you ;-)
"It is impossible to state with any certainty that the Crown of Thorns is authentic, though its ...
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
i just surprised that they did not have a little box with Jeebus's foreskin inside.
Amsterdam, here I cum.
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Wow . that must have been some spliff
When I think of all the prejudiced hatred around the world
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Patriotism, populism, call it what you like but it is all based on greed and prejudice.
Notre dame cathedral is burning down piece of history gone religion or not is a shame
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
It's a miracle. The cross was saved from the fire.
Men and Women Explained
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Clever.
The 6 Most Important Warning Signs You Might Have Windmill Cancer | Alternative Science
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
You get a sudden compulsion to read Don Quixote.
Double standard...why is the word penis used a lot in comedy shows but the word vagina is taboo?
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Not true. The "vagina monologues" for one has been around for ages.
I really don't get it.... How some people can believe they are better than everyone else around them...
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
And the politicians are promoting it to their advantage. Nationalism or "populism" as it is being called now is very damaging.
Notre dame cathedral is burning down piece of history gone religion or not is a shame
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
I hope Quasimodo got out in time.
Don McLean - American Pie [youtube.com]
Moravian comments on Apr 16, 2019:
Great song and video. Teenage angst personified and did I actually see a black face briefly in the video ?
My cat humps my leg
Moravian comments on Apr 15, 2019:
I thought that was the start of a Limerick My cat humps my leg and my dog fucks my shoe I'm at my total wits end, Could you tell me what to do.

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