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Go to: Christopher Hitchens Memoirs

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I was really trying hard not to cry when I was reading this article. When I got to the "Farewell..." part though, I couldn't control my tears anymore..

We all love you Christopher. You were indeed the symbol and dignity of atheism. The only difference now, I think, is that now Dawkins is the voice and symbol of atheism. And from the bottom of my heart, I really hope that Dawkins lives for another 20 years. There is no one to replace these two legends..

Farewell, great voice. Great voice of reason, of humanity, of humour. Great voice against cant, against hypocrisy, against obscurantism and pretension, against all tyrants including God. Farewell Hitchens!

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 06:32:57 UTC | #900200

Go to: Pope: Humanity isn't random product of evolution

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Comment 98 by mmurray :

Comment 96 by ThinkingAtheist : Let's not forget that based on their belief, the earth is less than 10,000 years old. Such belief makes the entire theory of evolution meaningless to them. Therefore, I think, we shouldn't really be shocked when they make these kinds of ridiculous statements in public...

Can you find me a statement by one of the large Christian denominations such as RCC, Anglican etc asserting that the world is less than 10,000 years ?

Michael

Well I don't even have to look to see if such statement is made by any of these denominations. It's a biblical suggestion that the earth is 6000 years old (not even 10,000). You can read it in the bible (if you have one), or you can click here and have a look.

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:01:36 UTC | #619555

Go to: Pope: Humanity isn't random product of evolution

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Comment 27 by Richard Dawkins

We are told, over and over again, that evolution and Christianity are fully compatible, that sophisticated theologians understand this perfectly well and it is only fundamentalist wingnuts who have a problem with evolution. Well, here is the Pope, presumably a sophisticated theologian if ever there was one, demonstrating that he doesn't understand the first thing about evolution, even going so far as to think it is random.

Well, the next time anybody dares to tell you sophisticated theologians have no problem with evolution, thrust Benedict XVI in their face.

Richard

What we should consider tho, Professor, is that most of Christians and Muslims don't actually believe in evolution. They try to say science is what's fully compatible with their religion, not evolution. With that being said, I personally don't expect religious leaders to understand the concepts of evolution.

Let's not forget that based on their belief, the earth is less than 10,000 years old. Such belief makes the entire theory of evolution meaningless to them. Therefore, I think, we shouldn't really be shocked when they make these kinds of ridiculous statements in public...

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 07:31:37 UTC | #619515

Go to: Pope: Humanity isn't random product of evolution

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Once again, a religious leader proves that religions are incompatible with science. It's just impossible for them (religions and their leaders) to be rational enough to accept facts such as evolution. What really makes me sad tho, is the number of people who actually listen and believe such irrational claims made by these leaders...

Mon, 25 Apr 2011 22:22:59 UTC | #619427

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