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Go to: What is your rebuttal to this?

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Some of these arguments are laughable. The ontological argument has not been taken seriously since Immanuel Kant gave it a royal kick in the ass.

This site looks like it is for the person who wants to be told what he wants to hear (that God exists)

Tue, 25 May 2010 02:15:13 UTC | #473247

Go to: Advice for a 16 year old?

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ZR1,

I am in a very similar situation as you are. In fact, probably worse. I live in New York City in a ultra-Orthodox Jewish home. I have gotten absolutely no support from my parents for anything I want to be in life. But unlike your parents, they have not censored any materials (I have both The God Delusion and God is not great on my desk, in my bedroom). But like your parents, have threatened almost full cutting off of funds if I were to go further than New York City for college.

It all depends on how old you will be when you being to attend college. If you will only be 17, emancipation might be the only option (I wish it were an option for me, but NY does not have such a law), and you would be likely to get it since you will be 17. If, however, you are 18, your parents cannot physically stop you from going anywhere.

Sun, 23 May 2010 14:46:48 UTC | #472733

Go to: Advice for a 16 year old?

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Comment 7 by lihpappil :

I disagree with everyone saying to hold out or pretending until you are older - I think if you feel you agree with Dawkins or that you feel more on the verge of Agnosticism or Atheism then you should let your parents know that it's important that they respect your ideas and let them get used to it.

They're adults and should deal with it in an adult fashion and they should love you whatever you decide to think and learn about. I'm not big on hiding things from people to make them more comfortable. I think that people need to really start seeing Teenagers as able thinking people.

I wish that were true. I am being brought up by Orthodox Jewish fundamentalists, and my father is a biology major who accepts evolution, and I am still living in a very oppressive and non-supportive home.

Sun, 23 May 2010 04:07:31 UTC | #472628

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Even though it has now been dismissed by Dr. Dawkins I would have found it amusing to see Christopher Hitchens chasing Ratzinger like an episode of COPS.

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 22:21:00 UTC | #458232

Go to: Happy Birthday Richard Dawkins!

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Sorry I'm late, but Happy Birthday!

Sun, 28 Mar 2010 01:57:00 UTC | #453208

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