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Richard, There is a claim that yet another famous Oxford Atheist A. J. Ayer, recanted on his deathbed:

Peter Foges
http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/roundtable/an-atheist-meets-the-masters-of-the-universe.php

"An Atheist Meets the Masters of the Universe"

"Privately, and secretly, the story is more intriguing. On the day of that first “death” (the second and final one occurred eleven months later), Dr. George (attending physician) returned to Ayer’s bedside. “I came back to talk to him later that evening,” he told Cash. “Very discreetly, I asked him, as a philosopher, what was it like to have had a near-death experience? He suddenly looked rather sheepish. Then he said, ‘I saw a Divine Being. I’m afraid I’m going to have to revise all my various books and opinions.’

Please don't let us down when you go. I hope that Josh continues to have a video camera ready at all times.

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Do you expect too much intellectual progress in the USA? Somebody is no doubt driving a car with a bumper sticker that says 'I'm a scientist and a Christian'.

The only way to put a stop to this is to outlaw faith schools and the initiation of defenseless children. I am feeling somewhat hopeful about the future as it seems that Roman Catholicism may be in its death throws. It will be the domino to knock out the others.

BTW Will you accept the invitation to attend the coronation of this year's winner?

Linda

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:35:00 UTC | #451425