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  1. The moderators are threatening free speech on this website! Even to disagree is with their decisions is met with the instant threat of being banned from discussion. They have deleted my post for containing the word ‘cant’, which cannot possibly be deemed offensive. and many other persons posts in addition. The moderator responsible for this seems very fascist in outlook, and is clearly unsuited to the position. Please see the post about Russian laws penalising insulting religion. It seems that the moderators would act the same if they were in power. I’ve been visiting this site for years; this is disgusting.

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    Anyone who attempts to further derail this thread risks having their commenting rights removed without further warning!!!!!!!!!!!

    Seriously, what kind of scare tactics are these?

  2. Great talk – thank you for presenting those few simple steps for teaching someone to walk away from religion and belief in God. I have tried something similar with someone only recently- rather than the usual bombarding with questions and facts, I simply asked them how they knew, and they did stop and did think about it more deeply – maybe it was all the start they needed, who knows? Employing this attitude saves all that arguing and hot tempers after which people usually tell themselves never to engage in religious or political conversation, the result of which is usually grater entrenchment into the believers’ old set of ideas anyway.

    • In reply to #2 by HenMie:

      Great talk – thank you for presenting those few simple steps for teaching someone to walk away from religion and belief in God. I have tried something similar with someone only recently- rather than the usual bombarding with questions and facts, I simply asked them how they knew, and they did sto…

      I’ve known plenty of Christians who have a ready answer to that and will defend that answer passionately; so I’m not sure how viable that approach will be in every situation.

  3. There is an interesting theory started by a Victorian era Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge. His theory states that the Egyptian Book of the Dead was plagiarized by three of the world’s major religions, as well as other aspects of Egyptian religious ideas. For example he wrote that the Negative Confessions (Papyrus of Ani) predate the Bible, the Koran, and the Torah.

    • Thanks, Bubb – I have just checked out the Negative Confessions of the Dead, and honestly, if the Bible is based on that, the biblical authors did a rubbish job. I think the Egyptian list is far superior than the Christian 10 commandments:

      I have not harmed anyone;
      I have not wronged my kinfolk;
      I have not committed evil;
      I have not consorted with evil people;
      I have not committed acts of abomination;
      I have not done less than duty requires;
      I have not attempted to gain undeserved honors;
      I have not oppressed anyone;
      I have not treated any Deity with disrespect;
      I have not defrauded anyone;
      I have not done what the Deities detest;
      I have not caused anyone to oppress another;
      I have not caused anyone to suffer;
      I have not allowed anyone to go hungry;
      I have not caused anyone to weep;
      I have not killed anyone;
      I have not caused anyone to be killed;
      I have not caused pain to the multitude;
      I have not taken offerings intended for the temple;
      I have not taken food meant for the Deities;
      I have not taken food meant for the spirits;
      I have not consorted with pedophiles;
      I have not entered the temple in an impure state;
      I have not cheated in the measuring of grain;
      I have not encroached upon the fields of others;
      I have not taken the land of others;
      I have not added to the weight of the balance;
      I have not cheated with the pointer of the scales;
      I have not taken milk from babies;
      I have not driven animals from their pastures;
      I have not captured geese from the preserves of a Deity;
      I have not caught fish with fish bait;
      I have not obstructed water that should run;
      I have not broken a canal of running water;
      I have not neglected to make temple offerings;
      I have not taken cattle from the property of a Deity;
      I have not rejected the Deities in their manifestations.
      I am pure. I am pure. I am pure. I am pure.

      [Egyptian Book of the Dead Chapter CXXVI]

      The Mystic’s Wheel of the Year Calendar ~ http://www.WheeloftheYear.com

      In reply to #6 by Bubb:

      There is an interesting theory started by a Victorian era Egyptologist E. A. Wallis Budge. His theory states that the Egyptian Book of the Dead was plagiarized by three of the world’s major religions, as well as other aspects of Egyptian religious ideas. For example he wrote that the Negative Confes…

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