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Go to: Richard Dawkins is the best argument for the existence of God

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First: I didn't realize until the end of reading the article that it was written by Russell Brand. I should pay better attention. It was actually pretty entertaining to some extent.

Next: He kind of lost me a bit in the second part. Was he using the Dali Lama and Transcendental Meditation experiences as proof of God? Or was it really just the God of the Gaps argument with a caveat to suggest that someday we will know for sure with evidence that those gaps are indeed filled by God? Either way, his arguments seem to fail on a number of levels.

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:20:15 UTC | #614582

Go to: Bible stories for children - would you do it?

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I would read it to them like I would read any other fairy tales.

Maybe read them something they're not accustomed to, like something from Leviticus or Revelations.

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 17:00:08 UTC | #614576

Go to: Sermon disguised as politics

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"They have declared war on marriage, on families, on fertility, and on faith.”

Marriage: Actually it's the conservatives who want to prevent people from being able to get married. Gays being allowed to marry in no way does any damage whatsoever to a hetero couple’s marriage.

Families: This actually is just another part of the gay marriage/culture war debate they think is going on. See above.

Fertility: Abortion? Is that what we’re talking about? Instead of trying to break Planned Parenthood why not try helping fertility clinics, or women’s shelters, homeless shelters, orphanages. Places where kids where there are kids are feeling the pressures of life more than you ever have or will.

Faith: I'm not at war with your faith. I have no set of beliefs that require me to tell you about my beliefs when I find out they differ from mine.

Was she talking into a mirror when she said this?

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:06:24 UTC | #614551

Go to: AA meetings

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I went to an AA meeting to support a friend of mine once, and they all said the serenity prayer together as a part of the meeting. That doesn't sound like allowing your higher power to be a rock or your dog, or your friends or the group. It's a Christian Prayer. It was just one group. I doubt they all do that. But I don't know if I could get past that if they did.

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:20:57 UTC | #613961

Go to: As I didn't say to the archbishop

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"Let them tell you it's stupid to believe in something you can't explain. Then ask them how an iPad works."

Well if that's not the death knell for atheism I don't know what would be. /sarcasm

That made me facepalm so hard I bruised my forehead.

Sun, 05 Dec 2010 18:13:30 UTC | #558884

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