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In comment 413397, Nalfeshnee says:

Wikipedia informs me that Wilson once said this:

"The Christian faith is good for the world because it provides the fixed standard which atheism cannot provide and because it provides forgiveness for sins, which atheism cannot provide either. We need the direction of the standard because we are confused sinners. We need the forgiveness because we are guilty sinners."

My response to Wilson would be:
In the Woody Allen movie "Annie Hall," Alvy tells the old joke about a man who goes to see a psychiatrist. He says, 'Doc, my brother’s crazy, he thinks he’s a chicken.' The doctor says, 'Well, why don’t you get him cured?' and the guy says, 'I would, but we need the eggs.'

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 18:55:00 UTC | #395384