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  1. Shaughn says:

    And the world being colonised by some god… according to the faithful…
    Good idea, Moses!

  2. Peter says:

    Xenu’s colonization of Earth with thetans is really something we should be challenging.

  3. Adelaide Kent says:

    Including Palestine?

  4. Chiefy says:

    Next, we’ll be working on restocking Pandora’s box.

  5. jb says:

    But who will decolonize the decolonizers?

  6. paradoctor says:

    The decolonizers decolonize all those, and only those, who do not decolonized themselves. Therefore the decolonizers decolonize the decolonizers just as much as the decolonizers do _not_ decolonized the decolonizers.

    The solution to this paradox is that the decolonizers only _half_ decolonize themselves; or that there are _two_ decolonizers, who decolonize each other.

  7. Bvereshagen says:

    Autodecolonization? I thought that the old testament forbade spilling one’s screed on the ground.

  8. M27Holts says:

    Thats why they invented socks…

  9. Phinda says:

    How are humans supposed to operate without colons?

  10. Rrr says:

    Needs operation first, though.
    Crappy dilemma.

  11. Shaughn says:

    Phinda, humans operated for thousands of years without colons and semicolons.

  12. jb says:

    The platypus has a colon, but it doesn’t have a stomach.

  13. Rrr says:

    Shaughn: Presumes a dash-slash period.

  14. M27Holts says:

    I am in the dog house. I corrected my grandson when he told me that god created man. I had no choice but to explain that we evolved from a common ancestor with chimpanzees possibly 3-4 million years ago he’s only six, but a lot more intelligent than me so I felt obliged to counter the shite fed to him at school…The “don’t listen to grandad he talks rubbish” from my mrs gave me the right hump…probably wanking for a month…

  15. Son of Glenner says:

    M27Holts: But did He create man and woman equally after their own kind, or did He do woman as an afterthought, made from the man’s rib? T

  16. Son of Glenner says:

    (Premature ejaculation of my comment!)
    … Tell your grandson that both versions are in the Bible, and he will have to decide which is true, if either, or whether both stories are fables, like the story of Little Red Riding Hood and the Seven Dwarfs. (Or was that Peter Rabbit and the Magic Lamp?)

  17. M27Holts says:

    He has access to my library, which is stocked with all the atheist classics plus all the science books he could possibly need…and lots on military hardware and military history too…

  18. Donn says:

    If he doesn’t know what he means by “God”, then it’s whatever you want. The logic of the universe, whatever. If there really is any such thing as something being “created”, then arguable everything is “created” by “God.” None of this stuff means anything in particular without considerably refined definition. What’s pathetic is that he is highly liable to believe in souls, a plain superstition that isn’t so easy to redefine as harmless philosophical ether.

  19. postdoggerel says:

    M27, my sympathy for your situation. I got it, too, from my kids when they said their son was enthusiastic about atheism after we had a discussion, and I should stop telling him that kind of thing. Well, fuck all,goddamit. Stupidity takes a toll on all of us.

  20. Shaughn says:

    M27Holts – is he aware of the alternative creation stories by other religions? In time, he may appreciate the one in the good professor’s The Silmarillion. He’s only six? Just plant a seed of doubt and feed it well. It will grow with him.

  21. M27Holts says:

    Aye. He is very bright, and he already told me that the magic goblin chocolate mine is actually a drawer on my side of the bed. Which is undeniably true…alas…

  22. M27Holts says:

    And he seems to understand the fundamental physics uncertainty, behind the statement , does a forest tree make a sound when it falls, if nobody is within range to hear it?


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