Tree of Knowledge video

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Wonderful. I can't wait for

Wonderful. I can't wait for the finished product.

I really liked that spontanious scene with the two fellows discussing religion and thier views on the harm it does and how they quantify it.

"Anyone can repress a woman, but you need 'dictated' scriptures to feel you're really right in repressing her. In the same way, homophobes thrive everywhere. But you must feel you've got scripture on your side to come up with the tedious 'Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve' style arguments instead of just recognising that some people are different." - Douglas Murray

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JillSwift wrote:I really

JillSwift wrote:

I really liked that spontanious scene with the two fellows discussing religion and thier views on the harm it does and how they quantify it.

That was Shaunphilly and Staks.  Shaun is one of our high level mods and occassional RRS co-host. Staks was the host of Dangerous Talk which aired after RRS back in the day. 

 

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JillSwift wrote:Wonderful. I

JillSwift wrote:

Wonderful. I can't wait for the finished product.

I really liked that spontanious scene with the two fellows discussing religion and thier views on the harm it does and how they quantify it.

Ditto.  The conversation with Staks is awesome and essential to debate within the atheist community.  I hope it ends up in the final film.

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I think Margret got it

I think Margret got it right. If our message is to be heard we have to partisipate. I think we can all still be "cats" without losing sight of the ultimate spread of reason.

To our theist detractors, make no mistake about it, a 24 hour day is the same, even our own birthdays. We do assign special meanings to such days, birthdays, national days, or holy days. But the reality is, that all of us CAN be kind to each other, and let each other vent with the humbling acceptance at the same time realizing the fate that awaits us all.

I would have no problem saying Merry Christmas to someone if they didn't treat it like a gang symbol if I responded "Happy Holidays". I don't think those who think treating celebration as being universal should be shuttled to the back of the bus because they don't buy the same story as their neighbor.

Giving is universal and we all claim to do it, and we all do it. Should one day mark a human empathy that we all have, or is it something we can do any day of the week all year round?

Human concepts such as celibration and giving are petty concepts if they need one label to confirm them or if they need a special 24 hour period where outside that, the same acts could not happen.

There is nothing special about giving or human emotion for that matter. We all want love and we all like to feel like we give, and we all want to spend time with loved ones. Winter does not belong to Christians anymore than wanting freedom during the summer belongs to Americans because of one 24 hour period. Anymore than fasting cant make us appreciate those who don't have food for a month. Which month? I have been hungry, and went without, but  does it take a special month to understand that?

We are all human and we all want the same thing. We want love, companionship  and a sense that we are helping and no race, religion or nation has a monopoly on that. WE are all humans.

 

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