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Re: [humanism-174] O'Reilly vs. Silverman

From: Greg P.
Sent on: Thursday, November 29, 2012 6:53 PM
As I said in a previous message, Billo understands the 
physical process of the tides, he just attributes the 
process to a deity. Typical for Roman Catholics.

On Thu, 29 Nov[masked]:21:02 -0500
  Chris K <[address removed]> wrote:
> So what the heck happened to him during his interview 
>with Silverman when
> me made the "tide goes in, tide goes out" comment?
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Greg Priddy 
><[address removed]>wrote:
> 
>> On the contrary, Billo is very smart. He knows his 
>>audience, and he knows
>> just what buttons to push on his guests to get the 
>>maximum reaction from
>> his audience.
>>
>> He's also a Jesuit-educated debater, so he's well-versed 
>>in how to gain
>> the upper hand in a situation like this.
>>
>> -Greg
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 29 Nov[masked]:37:31 -0500
>>  Mark Tiborsky <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>>> O'Relly's "points" are of course ridiculous, except for 
>>>"One doesn't have
>>> to be a Christian to celebrate Christmas"... this is 
>>>true. Silverman did
>>> well but I prefer the "Christmas has long been 
>>>celebrat­ed as a traditional
>>> holiday, not a religious one- and for many, Christ has 
>>>no more
>>> significance
>>> than a plastic elf or a piece of tinsel" angle.
>>>
>>> But this angle might diminish the overall secularist 
>>>argument­
>>> (pro-religionists might say "If the religious messages 
>>>are insignificant,
>>> then what is the harm?"), although it shouldn't- 
>>>religiou­s displays on
>>> public property, or any other govt.-coerced 
>>>acknowle­dgement of religion,
>>> are equivalent to government establishment of religion, 
>>>simple as that.
>>> On Nov 29,[masked]:53 AM, "sheri presloid" 
>>><[add­ress removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Oh!  I cannot wait for Jon Stewart tonight!  That was 
>>>just classic!
>>>>  O'Reilly is truly stupid.  wow....
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM, Mark Tiborsky 
>>>><­[address removed]>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  American Atheists president David Silverman & Bill 
>>>>O'Re­illy got into a
>>>>>­ pretty good "scrotum-popper" on O'Reilly's show last 
>>>>>­night :)
>>>>>­
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