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Go to: How the Web is killing faith

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How's the web such a threat? Won't change the ultimate reality. Have they found the body yet?

Sat, 26 May 2012 00:29:40 UTC | #943587

Go to: God and logic: help with theist conversations

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How is it logical to conclude that based on logic and reason, alone, one can conclude (apparently emphatically by the author) that a purposeful first cause for existence does not exist? Certainly, one can have that world view, faith, opinion, etc. But to say with such certainty that the "logical conclusion" points to no first cause requires untestable presuppositions, not to mention all knowledge of everything everywhere. Who's got that? I admit I don't.

Sat, 12 May 2012 04:09:49 UTC | #941125

Go to: No blood on the carpet. How disappointing. [Also in Polish]

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I don't know why journalists or otherwise make such a big deal out of Dawkins lack of complete certainty. No one that I know of has the evidence to claim 100% certainty about the ultimate source of existence. He acknowledged this honestly. Anyone who claims otherwise is delusional. Good morning faith. Please sit down.

Mon, 27 Feb 2012 05:38:04 UTC | #922339

Go to: If by "Christian love" you mean hatred & contempt...

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Thank you to the posters who realize that not all the hateful, intolerant rants may come from "Christians". At least, some of us are repulsed by the trash talk. (The corruption in the name of Christ continues.) I wonder whether such crusaders really believe in the God of the Bible or the Messiah, or just in their cozy (American?) traditions.

I support separation of church and state: a neutral government not favoring one faith over another, even if it means removing a banner from a school expressing a prayer which I happen to agree with. However, I do believe government officials have the right to express their world views in public, just as persons in public institutions, such as school students, have the right to form faith-based associations or clubs with other like-minded individuals, as long as the it comes from the bottom up.

The founding fathers, in their infinite wisdom, realized the danger of a theocracy (or mobocracy for that matter) when designing the US constitution. Hope it stays that way. Otherwise, say good by to a stable, diverse society open to all world views.

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:25:09 UTC | #908782

Go to: God Sent Christopher Hitchens to Hell Because He Loved Him

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For those who believe what Fischer says is nonsense, I respect that.

But to characterize him as ignorant, fearful, hate-filled, and [exhibiting] shriveled ugliness is a reach. In this case, Fischer is simply being analytical when it comes to basing Hitchen's fate on what the Bible says.

In general, the response of some to carelessly sling the expression "hate-filled" is disturbing, as it tends to short-circuit any rational discussion to follow about the subject at hand. I'm not singling out atheists here, as such rhetoric can, and has, come from across the spectrum.

As a believer, I enjoyed reading Hitchen's articles. They were well written and thought provoking, which I needed at times. I hoped he would beat the cancer. I admired his courage.

All the best.

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 06:21:55 UTC | #900864

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