#0025 RRS Newsletter for July 6, 2007

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Rational Response Squad News

RRS Michigan News

Science News

My contributions for today Big Numbers: A Concept Creationists Don't Understand The Evolution of the Flagellum

Religion

My contributions for today Absolute Proof God Created us--LOL Rebellious Teenagers Must Be Put to Death De-Baptize Yourself The Hand of God (2007) (TV)

Government

My contributions for today IMPEACH BUSH (do it yourself) pass it on

Community

My contributions for today Atheism defined by Sam Harris Repost for godlessbob......good stuff how many bombings? Donate in the name of Atheism

Entertainment

My contributions for today I found god in the most unlikely place!!! Classic Bull O'Reilly Memories

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I have decided that I will host monthly RRS MI meetings and/or outings in an effort to bulid a better sense of community. These will be held on the last Thursday of every month. This means the first one will be held on July 26th, and we will be watching the movie "The God Who Wasn't There". If you all have seen this, please let me know, we can choose another, but I thought it fitting to start with that one, and I WILL start the evening off with a group discussion on where and what we would like to see come out of this local chapter (something that was never really talked about in depth yesterday). Other activities under consideration are things like scientific exhibition outings, protests where needed, and possibly the planning of political activism as our state is concerned.

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The Privileged Planet - Part 4 of 6

The Privileged Planet - Part 5 of 6

The Privileged Planet - Part 6 of 6

Astronomer Carl Sagan

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Big Numbers: A Concept Creationists Don't Understand

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From: TPO
Date: Jul 6, 2007 5:06 PM

From: Pegasus

(From the YouTube video description):

"This video rests on one assumption, that mutations are a constant fact of life. Is this valid? Yes. Three common causes of mutations are radicals, ionizing radiation, and polymerase errors. Radicals are a constant given the chemistry of the earth. Ionizing radiations has existed long before life. And no polymerase is perfect. Therefore, mutations have occurred in the past and continue to occur today":





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The Evolution of the Flagellum

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From: ATHEISTS AGNOSTICS SKEPTICS & HUMANISTS ON MYSPACE
Date: Jul 6, 2007 6:00 PM

Pegasus

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Absolute Proof God Created us--LOL

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From: The A-Team
Date: Jul 5, 2007 10:42 PM

You're right, no rational person could call that an accident. Though it's kinda weird that Watson and Crick, the discoverers of DNA, were both atheists. And come to think of it, Bill Gates, who's referenced here is an atheist too. Hmm, that's odd.

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Rebellious Teenagers Must Be Put to Death

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From: ATHEISTS AGNOSTICS SKEPTICS & HUMANISTS ON MYSPACE
Date: Jul 6, 2007 5:47 PM

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RE: Rebellious Teenagers Must Be Put to Death

Charlie Brown (Truth Seeker)



FREEDOM FOR ALL



10 min 34 sec
By watching this short video, you will prove to yourself that the Bible is repulsve. A book that is this repulsive has no place in our society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkXOwBIRX7Y</td>

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De-Baptize Yourself

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From: ATHEISTS AGNOSTICS SKEPTICS & HUMANISTS ON MYSPACE
Date: Jul 6, 2007 5:56 PM

Dark Matter
Friends of the NSS
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If you ever wanted to undo what was done to you as a helpless infant, the NSS website has a certificate of debaptism you can download. More seriously, it also has instructions of how to get yourself taken off the Church's register so they can't count you as a member. Go here: http://www.secularism.org.uk/debaptism.html?CPID=6537bbb9d22b5e79a7b21e9177a48f8b

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The Hand of God (2007) (TV)

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From: ATHEISTS AGNOSTICS SKEPTICS & HUMANISTS ON MYSPACE
Date: Jul 6, 2007 7:15 PM

Pamela's Protest

The Hand of God (2007) (TV)


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The Hand of God (2007) (TV)

On JANUARY 16th, 2007 Hand of God aired nationally on the PBS public affairs series FRONTLINE. It became one of their most talked-about shows.

In recent decades, more than 10,000 children were reportedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in the United States. In "Hand of God," filmmaker Joe Cultrera explores just one of those cases, that of his own brother Paul.

Paul Cultrera was molested in the 1960s by Father Joseph Birmingham, who allegedly abused nearly 100 other children. "Hand of God" tells the story of faith betrayed, and how Paul and the rest of the Cultrera family fought back against a scandal that continues to afflict scores of churches across the country.








Length 1 hr 24 mins 32 sec




http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2380847820169548958

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IMPEACH BUSH (do it yourself) pass it on...

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Date: Jul 6, 2007 10:39 AM


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Atheism defined by Sam Harris

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Date: Jul 5, 2007 10:49 PM

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Date: Jul 6, 2007 12:29 AM








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Repost for godlessbob......good stuff

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Date: Jul 6, 2007 1:40 PM

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From: godlessbob
Date: Jul 6, 2007 7:16 AM


I haven't watched all of the series yet, but it's delightful! Please share with your pals or blog it if you like. I happened upon it yesterday and had to share!
Links courtesy of yours truly godlessbob....Enjoy!!

Host Sir Jonathan Miller







INTRO Denys Turner 1 of 3

Denys Turner 2 of 3

Denys Turner 3 of 3

Richard Dawkins 1 of 3

Richard Dawkins 2 of 3

Richard Dawkins 3 of 3

Daniel Dennett 1 of 3

Daniel Dennett 2 of 3

Daniel Dennett 3 of 3

Arthur Miller 1 of 3

Arthur Miller 2 of 3

Arthur Miller 3 of 3

Colin McGinn 1 of 3

Colin McGinn 2 of 3

Colin McGinn 3 of 3

Steven Weinberg 1 of 3

Steven Weinberg 2 of 3

Steven Weinberg 3 of 3
Thanks bob

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how many bombings?

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From: TPO
Date: Jul 6, 2007 4:58 PM

how many bombings?

I was recently asked how many abortion clinics had been bombed in the last ten years? A Fundamentalist Christian friend asserted none had been bombed, I thought otherwise.

According to Religious Tolerance's report on Violence & Harassment at U.S.Abortion Clinics, the number is 47. Of course, 47 includes bombing, arson, attempted bombing or arson.

I found another statistic odd. No arrests have been made at blockades since Bush came to power in 2000. I wonder if there is a correlation?

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Donate in the name of Atheism

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From: The A-Team
Date: Jul 6, 2007 5:24 PM

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From: Atheists for Autism Research
Date: Jul 6, 2007 2:23 PM


Please go to Atheists for Autism Research and donate today. Even if you only donate $10, every little bit helps. Also, please consider posting the logo on your myspace page and/or website:

Thanx again,
-Staks
PS -- T-Shirts are available at our cafepress site at cost. check out the link on our profile. Buy a shirt and wear it an an autism walks event.

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I found god in the most unlikely place!!!

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From: ATHEISTS AGNOSTICS SKEPTICS & HUMANISTS ON MYSPACE
Date: Jul 6, 2007 5:58 PM

Thanks to Mike


Finally after years of searching for him I found god in the most unlikely of places. Between my legs. It suddenly became apparent to me last night that my own penis is very much like the supposed God of the bible.

It has the power to create life as it brought my son into this world.

It has the power to perform miracles transforming itself from a 2 in flaccid
waste of space to a wonderful 8in pleasure giving work of art.

It is jealous and judgemental and doesn't like its followers worshiping other
penis'

It can be cruel and unkind by denying its love to imperfect people who do
not meet its expectations.

And finally even after doing bad things in your life if you bow down before it
and worship it...you shall be saved!!!

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY PENIS!!!

Read this an other blogs like it on my page!!

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Classic Bull O'Reilly Memories

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From: The A-Team
Date: Jul 6, 2007 6:04 PM

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From: Gyreck
Date: Jul 6, 2007 7:32 PM



Hello people,

Ok... for the most part, I agree with the freedom of speech being exercised by O'Reilly's show.

I say "for the most part" because I think it's worth philosophical discussion as to whether some of the propaganda and lies that are spewed out and branded as "fair and balanced" truth should be branded as criminal. I lean strongly against that idea, but I do think it's worth discussion in areas where he is damaging society.

That being said, the real problem I see here is the fact that people still watch his show, and thus take part in supporting it in continuing to be aired and supporting Bill O'Reilly's continued employment. I've stated before that as much as I dislike our president, I'm really mostly angry at the American people for re-electing him.

So I say again, just as I did for the president, shame on you America for your responsibility for Bill O'Reilly.

Gyreck... ANGRY !!!


Bill O'Reilly Doesn't Make Personal Attacks?!?!






O'Reilly Telling his guest that she's a lunatic






Bill O'Reilly, shouts down Al Franken






Keith Olbermann dealing with Bill O'Reilly






O'Reilly Screws it up, in a REALLY big way, and is call on it by Olbermann






O'Reilly steals idea, exposed by Al Franken






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- Gyreck




O'Reilly's racist rant:






O'Reilly cuts mic






Donahue pwns O'Reilly






O'Reilly laughs off "nutty" namecalling charges






We are The A-Team and O'Reilly is a douche.

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