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Kiwi's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by Kiwi

I don't agree with Polestar about clutching this guy to our collective breast.

This kind is the most dangerous theist to debate with. He seems so reasonable, and yet it all comes down to him believing because of what he was indoctrinated with as a child, and subsequently reinforced as an adult. As others have said it's remarkable to watch an intelligent trained scientist deluding himself like this.

I agree with RD's interview technique in this case, gentle questioning, allowing him to expose his foundationless beliefs. But because of the gentle conversation, we are tempted to let him get away with his supernaturalism. Remember he is a Catholic priest with all that entails.

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 17:40:00 UTC | #285375