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Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

Philoctetes                                        's Avatar Jump to comment 58 by Philoctetes

If you drink the blood of christ and eat the body of christ ---

it all ends up as shit and pee.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:36:51 UTC | #947436

Go to: Cleric says polio vaccination 'un-islamic', warns of jihad against docs

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The problem is that it's not just religious loonies that lie, Our governments have been caught at it as well, so have the drug companies. The problem is the communities that are being lied to, rational educated societies are more capable of detecting bullshit. Sadly the presence of influential priests is an indicator of an irrational and uneducated people and claims such as those made by this particular mad mullah are little different and have a similar effect as fundamentalist fuming against Darwinism in the School Boards of Many States of the old Confederacy?

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 01:29:37 UTC | #947307

Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

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"If Dawkins and Krauss want to understand what Catholics believe, there would have to be preliminary discourse about a richer sense of rationality, one not limited to the natural sciences. To say that only the natural sciences reach truth is to make a philosophical claim about truth, which goes beyond the sciences themselves."

And the "Faith" answer is?

Anything we choose to imagine. er.... that's it, just because it is an indefensible worldview from an ancient world of superstition, magic and ignorance, doesn't mean that it still can't trump the demonstrably derived factual data. The trump is "well our science does not actually give the answer to every nuance of the universe, therefore our imagination does. QED."

Or to put it another way we will continue to to deny evidence not because we can't face the truth, but because we can't admit that we might be wrong.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 01:20:01 UTC | #947305

Go to: Major Threat to Religion? Clergy People Coming Out as Atheists

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Religion is largely ceremonial and ceremony requires officers. As in war, target the officers and the troops quickly lose morale and panic. Let's face it, no one would believe in this tosh unless someone was telling them to.

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 14:55:27 UTC | #946873

Go to: Anti-Evolution and Anti-Climate Science Legislation Scorecard: 2012

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Are the American creationists trying to get the USA reclassified as a 3rd world country? If they succeed it will only be a generation before it IS a 3rd world country.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:00:21 UTC | #945962

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