Dawkins on "Gerin Oil"
Posted: 25 September 2005 06:41 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Great read.

http://prospectmagazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=7036

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Posted: 10 October 2005 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Dawkins can always be relied upon to write a great article on religion.

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Posted: 11 October 2005 02:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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so how to people get access to this oil

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Posted: 19 October 2005 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Typical of anti “drug” rants.  All the horrors, none of the joys.  Let’s be realistic, people don’t do “drugs” in the first place unless there is some real, though temporary, joy to be found.  An effect of mild social lubrication is insufficient to explain this drug’s massive appeal.

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Posted: 20 October 2005 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I thought the article was great. It didnt become cliched, like I feared it would.

atheists: infinity
theists: nada

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Posted: 05 November 2005 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Comon!!!  How does he know and how can he attribute the 9/11 hijackers to Gerin Oil?

Who is this guy?

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Posted: 18 November 2005 12:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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If anyone has access to the whole article, could you cut and paste?  Thanks!

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Posted: 27 November 2005 12:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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[quote author=“Faith=Baloni”]Comon!!!  How does he know and how can he attribute the 9/11 hijackers to Gerin Oil?

Who is this guy?

You guys….....

uh…........

Gerin Oil is a spoof.  Dawkins created this “drug” to cleverly point out how fundie fanatical theists come off so delusional.

There is no Gerin Oil… per se.

or

Gerin Oil is…. er…. god, created in man’s image.

Great article though, it spells it out clearly… and ties directly into Sam Harris’ book, The End of Faith.

Noggin

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Posted: 01 December 2005 06:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Somebody recently posted to this site saying how dumb the conversation was getting. Having read the above posts, I can only agree.

Gerin Oil = Religion

How hard was that, seriously? It’s called an anagram, look it up.

Now go and re-read Dawkin’s article, it might make more sense.

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