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Go to: Conversion on Mount Improbable: How Evolution Challenges Christian Dogma

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@Quine

No I did not. I cannot view video on my computer.

Mon, 07 May 2012 16:28:12 UTC | #940324

Go to: Conversion on Mount Improbable: How Evolution Challenges Christian Dogma

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@Mike

I hope you expand these ideas into a book. You have a gift for incisive thinking and clear writing and your skills will add to the debate.

So, where do you stand now? Does God exist? I guess that your faith in Christianity may be lessened but the BIG QESTION???

Mon, 07 May 2012 14:45:36 UTC | #940311

Go to: Killing Bald Eagles in the name of religion

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I don't think this has much to do with religion. I think it is a reasonable concession to tradition. It just doesn't get me riled the way religion does.

Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:01:33 UTC | #929938

Go to: What do you say to your faith-based neighbors?

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@ignorant amos

My point was that you can't use reason to talk people into discarding religion since their faith is outside reason. Swift has nothing to do with it I just credited his words. Did you look at my link for Wikiquote? You will see that he expressed this idea in at least two different works.

Sun, 11 Mar 2012 07:44:44 UTC | #926070

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@ignorant amos

The quote is actually...."It is impossible to reason someone out of something that he did not reason himself into in the first place."...and it's a load of pish.

A terrible quote from Jonathan Swift the Protestant minister and Master of Divinity? Great!...Tell me this, how many people do you know that reasoned themselves into religion?

I was paraphrasing as he said this in several different ways* and he may, himself, have been paraphrasing an earlier author. You have missed the point. He and I never said anyone reasoned themselves into belief.

*wikiquote

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 20:40:23 UTC | #925958

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