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The Secret Show - Volume 1: The Uzz Files [DVD]
The Secret Show - Volume 1: The Uzz Files [DVD]
Dvd ~ The Secret Show
Offered by Rapid-DVD
Price: 4.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series for adults and kids, 2 Dec 2012
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This really should have been on prime time TV too. Extremely clever animation, ridiculous plots and hilrious characters add up to a great sci-fi/ secret agent spoof show.
It's been a long wait for series 2. Hopefully we'll get to see the 'uninventing ray' soon, a bazooka which turns advanced fighter aircraft back into 18th century hot air balloons and falls into the wrong hands....


The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References): Old and New Testaments
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References): Old and New Testaments
Price: 0.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Can I give 5 golden stars please?, 16 Nov 2012
Not sure what the objective value is in Christians reviewing this. An omniscient, supervising presence is staring over their shoulder at each keystroke as they write their review.
"I've given Him 5 stars - oh no!, that's the same number I gave 'The Cat in the Hat Comes Back' - better make the review sufficiently groveling then - He might not notice..."


The Candle Bible for Toddlers (Candle Bible for Toddlers Series)
The Candle Bible for Toddlers (Candle Bible for Toddlers Series)
by Juliet David
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.19

9 of 81 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Indoctrination for unsuspecting toddlers, 26 Feb 2010
This heavily edited version should secure a whole new generation of unquestioning theists for God. The Joshua story is notable for its ending, for example - the walls come tumbling down but the story finishes before the ensuing slaughter of everybody and thing inside, as reported in the adults' Bible.
The Jesus stories are pretty basic - something unremarkable happens and the man adds a religious element to it.
LADY 'Oooh I lost a coin, then I found it again'
JESUS 'That's symbolic for your rediscovery of faith in the Lord' etc
You pretty much have to be a Christian to get it properly - and toddlers should not be painted with any religious affiliation, until they are capable of forming their own views.
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Inglourious Basterds [DVD] (2009)
Inglourious Basterds [DVD] (2009)
Dvd ~ Brad Pitt
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: 3.99

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tarantino's best yet. Best film I've seen for a while., 5 Jan 2010
I can't understand the number of one star reviews for this one. It seems a lot of people are not prepared to put in the effort and follow the French and German subtitles but it really pays to put in a little bit of effort.
Tarantino is a master of cranking up the tension slowly until the (usually inevitable) explosion of action.
The film looks great too (note the start of the final scene when Shoshanna is pondering things in her cinema)
Definitley one to re-watch as it is easy to miss little details when following the subtitles and the spoken English is occasionally a little hard to follow too.
The twists and turns in the final scene and complete disregard for historical accuracy are truly insprired.
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Why There Almost Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins
Why There Almost Certainly Is a God: Doubting Dawkins
by Keith Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why there almost certainly is a what??, 29 Nov 2009
Keith Ward's task here is rather more onerous than Dawkins'. Ward must attempt to prove the existence of a certain entity, whereas sceptics have no such burden of proof upon them. If Ward wishes to assert the existence of a 'God', then he must first attempt to formulate a coherent definiton of this term. He attempts to explain 'God' as some sort of universal consciousness and proceeds to define it by that which he is not, but gets us no nearer to a meaningful definition.

There are also some inconsistencies in his attempted description of 'God'. The influence of mainstream, but entirely unfounded, Christian thought seems to exert an influence here.

For example, on page 78 Ward writes:

"It is vitally important that we do not think of God as some sort of human like being with lots of arbitrary characteristics"

Later, on page 87, he writes

"God is always free to act and respond creatively. But God will always and necessarily act for good"

The latter is an entirely arbitrary statement, which ignores his advice on page 78. Ward touches upon the intrinsic goodness of God's nature on several occasions, without giving any compelling arguments for his assumptions. This belief seems rather naive and is born out of basic human desires and preferences, rather than sound philosophical reasoning.

Ward, like many other apologist philosophers, largely seeks to promote a case for deism, unaffiliated to any religion. However, his true colours are revealed now and again. On page 64, he attempts to rationalize the Old Testament God with the rather strange assertion:

"This God was always the best sort of God - the ideal of moral perfection - that the people of the time could imagine."

This is palpable nonsense. For arguments sake, would the people of the time reject a God who acted in a similar fashion to the OT God, but who failed to kill all the firstborn of Egypt (just one example here, which seems a little incongruous ,given the mostly serious, philosophical nature of this post, but which serves simply to refute the nonsense written here by Ward).

The book is rather pointless until a meaningful definition of God is brought forward. It is then pretty straightforward to dismiss any definition as arbitrary. This logic also has implication for the title of Dawkins' book of course, but the important distinction is that Dawkins promotes a case for scepticism.


The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial of the Divine
by Alister E. McGrath
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

32 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Denial of Common Sense, 26 Oct 2009
McGrath has an attempt here at putting the alternate point of view using rational argument but the outcome is ultimately disappointing. I will simply outline one of his assertions here as a rebuttal.
In the first few pages he suggests that Dawkins argument is spurious and offensive when he equates belief in God to belief in the tooth fairy. He supports his case by referring to instances where people have converted to Christianity as adults or in old age, wheras no-one over five years old tends to believe in the tooth fairy.
The latter point is naturally true. Unfortunately though, strength of feeling, without proof, will never be compelling evidence for any point of view. This is particularly true of the field of organized religion, where the believers have the most compelling vested interest imaginable for buying into a particular code.
Would McGrath be so reverent towards Egyptian/ Norse/ Roman etc, gods and regard them as more plausible than the tooth fairy, as these beliefs were firmly held by millions of people for thousands of years? I doubt it. Dawkins talks about the changing Zeitgeist pertaining to morals over the last few centuries and this could be extended to the changing Zeitgeist with respect to organized religions over the last few millenia.
McGrath would be better served defending the more tenable deist position. By aligning himself with Christian theism he does himself a disservice.


The Mollusk
The Mollusk

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The folky sound really suits them, 30 Sep 2009
This review is from: The Mollusk (Audio CD)
A wide range of sounds and styles as usual but with plenty of folky melodies this time. It's a shame in my opinion that they only recorded the one LP in this style. It remains their best by a long way. Some of theie earlier stuff was a bit too daft and their later stuff a bit too bland sounding - this one has it just right.


The Gorey End
The Gorey End
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 19.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great once you've broken through the barrier, 27 Sep 2009
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This review is from: The Gorey End (Audio CD)
OK so Martin Jacques voice does take a little getting used to but once you've accustomed yourself to it the delights of this album open up. Great lyrics, highly original tunes and fun all round. I reckon this is probably both the most accessible and the best Tiger Lillies album and definately the place to start for newcomers. Still don't expect an easy ride though.
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In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: 6.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and brilliant, 4 Sep 2008
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Some good attemts on here to describe this work of genius in words but they are ultimately futile. It has to be heard really to be appreciated. Indescribably great. Shame that Jeff fell silent after this release.
Certainly my number 1 album of all time.


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