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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4980 on: August 26, 2013, 12:52 AM »
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Wrote a piece on religion in MMA and sport generally, if that's of interest to anyone:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1749821-religion-and-mma-what-is-the-function-of-religious-faith-in-mixed-martial-arts
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4981 on: August 26, 2013, 01:15 AM »
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This piece somehow managed to find it's way into the Telegraph:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100231060/are-atheists-mentally-ill/
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4982 on: August 26, 2013, 02:22 AM »
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roflmao  Thanks for the laugh Shane! Very Happy
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4983 on: August 26, 2013, 03:45 AM »
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Wrote a piece on religion in MMA and sport generally, if that's of interest to anyone:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1749821-religion-and-mma-what-is-the-function-of-religious-faith-in-mixed-martial-arts
I did read it and found it very interesting article. Smile


This piece somehow managed to find it's way into the Telegraph:
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100231060/are-atheists-mentally-ill/
Reading that, I'm surprised that not only am I still sane but am actually still alive and kicking. Very Happy
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4984 on: August 26, 2013, 12:01 PM »
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Am I right in thinking the Telegraph blog was intended as a joke?
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4985 on: August 26, 2013, 12:53 PM »
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Having known both sides of the coin I do think it is easier to be contented as a believer than as an agnostic but not sure if that equates with happiness.   In any case I am an ex-believer which I think is different from being a non-believer.     
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4986 on: August 26, 2013, 05:06 PM »
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Am I right in thinking the Telegraph blog was intended as a joke?
I did think it was a bit tongue in cheek.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4987 on: August 26, 2013, 05:26 PM »
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Wrote a piece on religion in MMA and sport generally, if that's of interest to anyone:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1749821-religion-and-mma-what-is-the-function-of-religious-faith-in-mixed-martial-arts

Well balanced.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4988 on: August 26, 2013, 05:30 PM »
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As to the Telegraph blog, here's what the author himself says:

sean thomas knox ‏@thomasknox  22 Aug 
For the final time - promise - 14,000 shares, 2100 comments. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/seanthomas/100231060/are-atheists-mentally-ill/ … just sayin'.

sean thomas knox ‏@thomasknox  22 Aug 
@Shandypockets lol. Ta. Can't believe some people have accused me of trolling. This wasn't trolling. It was intergalactic mega-trolling.


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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4989 on: August 26, 2013, 05:42 PM »
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And it's attracted 2,689 comments so far, and one of them is about as long as the article itself.

Well if he was looking to stir things big time, he certainly succeeded.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #4990 on: August 26, 2013, 07:24 PM »
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It was intergalactic mega-trolling.
Ah good Smile
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