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Go to: Who takes BioLogos seriously once they hear founder Francis Collin’s views on disposing of the youngest humans?

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Re: Comment 21 by rod-the-farmer

Is there a prediction made by ID supporters, based on their theory, that has been found to be true?

In a word, NO!

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 14:33:02 UTC | #868903

Go to: As atheists know, you can be good without God

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I recently watched the debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig, which was on the origins of moral values. Both parties agreed that morals are objective but Sam Harris struggled to explain how such an objective set of laws could have evolved.

I don't think he struggled - we will gain more insight into the origins of morality as our knowledge of our evolutionary past improves. As a rationalist, Harris is not going to state we have all the answers while our knowledge is still improving.

On the other hand, WLC's answer was to postively state that God is the reason for our morals. Is that a more convincing answer than Harris gave? I don't think so, and in fact, Harris' arguments about how morality originated via natural means will always trump an answer that says a magic man in the sky did it.

As far as I'm concerned, it is Dr. Craig who struggles, because saying "God did it" is not an answer at all.

Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:14:43 UTC | #856591

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All the references to Christians once having easy access to children brings up some rather disturbing imagery.

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:43:21 UTC | #851734

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Europeans are in the habit of making fun of American evangelicals as backward religious knuckle-draggers who believe that Adam and Eve actually ate apples with a talking snake.

Erm, that's what the Bible says, isn't is?

But forget about the talking snakes, etc. How many U.S. evangelicals think the world is only 6,000 to 10,000 years old?

The answer is that most (if not all) think this, and so I (as a European and an INTELLIGENT person) will continue "in the habit" of regarding them as "knuckle draggers."


Tue, 05 Jul 2011 21:44:58 UTC | #846634

Go to: I think the creationists would rather just forget about Expelled

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Ben Stein is an ignorant fool!

Sun, 26 Jun 2011 16:07:51 UTC | #842912

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