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Ben C. O. Grimm
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This is a collection of posts in Dutch. Feel free to unfollow this specific collection if you don't want to see them in your stream: 
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Goed idee! Ga ik ook doen. :)
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Convenient nature (Over-Heicop)
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Is that a canal of some kind? It looks too straight to be a natural creek.
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I see a gap there.
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Ik kwam er vanmorgen pas na twintig minuten achter dat het geen slome poppenkast was op de tv, maar een Eucharistieviering in Frankrijk.
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patayto patahto
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~ Five Ways The Atheist Community Is Hurting Itself ~ [Cracked] :: "Life is ultimately meaningless; make your peace with oblivion!" is a hard sell. But we're getting flak not for our beliefs but for the way we present them. And that's no good if we want to convert more people to the joys of masking existential dread with smug superiority. I don't want to oversell myself, but I think that over the next two pages we're going to solve this problem forever. :: #atheism
I don't want to oversell myself, but I think that over the next two pages we're going to solve this problem forever.
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On that note, I believe I shall go contemplate the making of supper.
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We were filming.
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"De snelweg van Breda naar Antwerpen is richting België afgesloten vanwege een groot ongeluk met drie vrachtwagens."

Ik vraag het toch: welke personenauto is hiervoor weer eens verantwoordelijk?
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De snelweg van Breda naar Antwerpen is richting België afgesloten vanwege een groot ongeluk met drie vrachtwagens. Er is een persoon om het leven gekomen, hij komt volgens de politie vermoedelijk uit Nederland. Er brak een grote brand uit na de botsing. De achterste vrachtwagen is vermoedelijk ...
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Is dit nou typisch Nederlandse overcompensatie? Door het vrouwelijk te maken klinkt het nóg Franser dan de reguliere Franse mannelijke vorm? 
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T wordt ook in Vlaanderen verkocht... 😰
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~  Catholic Church Faces Murky Future After Same-Sex Marriage Vote in Ireland ~ [New York Times] :: The morning after Ireland learned it had become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, Diarmuid Martin, the archbishop of Dublin, looked out at the future of the Roman Catholic Church. It could be found at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral here, in downtown Dublin, as two rows of children awaited confirmation before him in the lofty, column-lined church. “Boys and girls, I made my confirmation 60 years ago,” he told them, adding, “Your world is different from mine.” Not far away, the streets were quiet after a long night of celebrating. Revelers filled the bars, beeped horns, waved rainbow flags and drank Guinness after the result was announced on Saturday. The size of the victory energized supporters, with the referendum affirmed by 62 percent of the electorate and passed in all but one of Ireland’s 43 districts. :: #atheism
The campaign by activist groups seemed as much about putting behind a past entrenched in theocracy and tradition as it was about marriage for gays.
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Roman catholicism was a symptom of the harsh lives endured by the Irish before the 1960's.
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Die arrestatie van Tarik Z. in de studio van de NOS was best spectaculair, maar ik kan toch maar moeilijk wachten op de dag dat de politie met doorgeladen pistolen de studio van Astro TV binnenvalt.
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~ Cardinal George Pell offered bribe to child sex abuse victim, inquiry told ~ [The Guardian] :: A senior Vatican official, who is also Australia’s highest ranking cleric, has been accused of attempting to bribe a victim of child sex abuse to keep quiet about the molestation he suffered from a paedophile Catholic priest. The victim, David Ridsdale, told an Australian royal commission into child sexual abuse that he called Cardinal George Pell in 1993 to report being abused by his uncle Gerald Ridsdale, a former priest who is in prison after committing more than 130 offences against children as young as four between the 1960s and 1980s. David Ridsdale said Pell had a “terse” response to being told of the abuse, before offering him money to buy his silence. :: #atheism
David Ridsdale has given evidence that he told Pell, now a Vatican official, in 1993 about being abused by a priest and was offered money to buy his silence
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I recognise Pell as the man who debated Richard Dawkins on Australian TV. He's an excellent example both of a religion addict who finds it impossible to think of existence without his god and of the corrupt rewards of making a living promoting that addiction.
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"Finnish Punk band PKN, the first Eurovision act to all have learning difficulties, have been knocked out of the contest in the first semi-final."

Nou, dan weet Trijntje ook weer waar ze ongeveer staat.
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Finnish Punk band PKN, the first Eurovision act to all have learning difficulties, are knocked out of the contest in the first semi-final, along with Denmark and the Netherlands.
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Read my full profile ('About') before you decide to circle me! Married, Dutch, FreeBSD Geek/Forums Mod, a(nti)theist, science lover, and stable male person. If you decide to circle me for commercial or proselytizing reasons: fuck you very much. Note: I own my posts and all comments under them. I actively delete comments from trolls and throwaway accounts (no avatar, no or few followers, nonsensical/fake profiles, etc.).
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When anyone wants to debate the content of an external article that I post, don't assume it is written by me, or that I necessarily agree with it. I post a wide variety of articles of interest to atheists, secularists, and progressives. If those were all exemplary of my own opinions I'd be a raving schizophrenic.. External articles are always posted in the form of: 

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Anything before or after that would be a personal comment. My own opinions and ideas look like regular Google+ posts.

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Any of my original photography, either in posts or in albums, is licensed under a Creative Commons license, the Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ for exact license terms). A short, non-exhaustive summary. 
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Topics I post about include: atheism, political activism, progressive politicsphysics, maths, cosmology, astronomy, biology, evolution, genetics, philosophy, sociology, neuroscience

Circle me:

If you're interested in rationalityscienceatheism (the disbelief in gods), anti-theism (the position that belief in deities is actually harmful), anti-religionism (the position that all supernatural/irrational/spiritual belief systems are actually harmful), skepticism (within reason, some issues are beyond questioning by now), secularism (freedom of and from religion, church/state separation), social/political activism, and social progress: by all means, be my guest. 

Me:

I'm informed, educated, and old enough by now to know what view of society I feel most comfortable with. You will need empirical evidence and solid reasoning to convince me of the contrary. I'm a typical European secular and rational left-winger. I don't hide that. I tend to share a lot of information and ideas about the "Circle Me" topics, and I welcome constructive comments. 

Welcome.

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“There is no polite way to suggest to someone that they have devoted their life to a folly.” 
-- Daniel Dennett

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I actively discourage people who push their +1 activity into other people's timelines. See here how to stop doing that: https://plus.google.com/106166434029666510237/posts/QsH5eYQ7MMu

I actively mute or even block people who push notifications for their posts my way. I have circles to follow people; I don't need them shouting in my ear.
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My girl calls me the love of her life. She is the love of my life. We are now married. Beat that.
Education
  • Leiden University
    Political Science, 1988 - 1995
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Communication Science, 1989 - 1993
  • Erasmus University
    Politics & Business, 1992 - 1995
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Ben Grimm, BenGrimm, Ben C. O. Grimm, BenCOGrimm, Benjamin