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Go to: What is science for?

MIND_REBEL's Avatar Jump to comment 3 by MIND_REBEL

No workie.

Mon, 19 May 2008 19:00:00 UTC | #173088

Go to: Richard Dawkins Responds to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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Dawkins owns another typical ignorant religious nutjob.

Fri, 16 May 2008 21:35:00 UTC | #172118

Go to: Richard Dawkins discusses Einstein's new letters

MIND_REBEL's Avatar Jump to comment 42 by MIND_REBEL

SteveN is correct.

Atheism historically has meant a negative belief in god. It wasn't until recently the definition was reworked(somewhat questionably) to be more appealing to a wider audience. If you place Einsteins statements with the proper context it's clear what he meant.

Wed, 14 May 2008 02:32:00 UTC | #170804

Go to: Richard Dawkins discusses Einstein's new letters

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"I can't answer with a simple yes or no. I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is."

This one has been contested lately though. Here's the full story. Most of the objections seem pretty weak and the fact Einstein didn't disavow it and partially confirmed it leads me to believe it's most likely accurate. It was also included as part of his biography that was released a couple years back so objections are certainly part of the fringe opinion.

http://einsteinandreligion.com/spinoza.html#spinozasgod

Wed, 14 May 2008 00:59:00 UTC | #170763

Go to: Richard Dawkins discusses Einstein's new letters

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"I am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."

I dunno man, how else could you interprete this quote anything but "don't call me an atheist".

It seems like it's a real reach.

Wed, 14 May 2008 00:50:00 UTC | #170754

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There's absolutely no case for Einstein being an atheist. We actually end up looking really bad trying to make this case.

In order for it to work, we'd have to rewrite history or redefine the word atheist. I say we just stop while we're behind.

Wed, 14 May 2008 00:38:00 UTC | #170748

Go to: Richard Dawkins discusses Einstein's new letters

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"In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human understanding, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."

Towards the Further Shore (Victor Gollancz, London, 1968), p. 156; quoted in Jammer, p. 97

"Then there are the fanatical atheists whose intolerance is of the same kind as the intolerance of the religious fanatics and comes from the same source. They are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures whoâ€"in their grudge against the traditional "opium of the people"â€"cannot bear the music of the spheres. The Wonder of nature does not become smaller because one cannot measure it by the standards of human moral and human aims."

â€" Einstein to an unidentified adressee, Aug.7, 1941. Einstein Archive, reel 54-927

"There lies the weaknesss of positivists and professional atheists who are elated because they feel that they have not only successfully rid the world of gods but "bared the miracles." (That is, explained the miracles. - ed.) Oddly enough, we must be satisfied to acknowledge the "miracle" without there being any legitimate way for us to approach it . I am forced to add that just to keep you from thinking that --weakened by age--I have fallen prey to the clergy "…

â€" From a letter to Maurice Solovine

Wed, 14 May 2008 00:31:00 UTC | #170746

Go to: Richard Dawkins discusses Einstein's new letters

MIND_REBEL's Avatar Jump to comment 25 by MIND_REBEL

Einstein wasn't an athiest. He explicitly stated that several times, and actually warned people against stating that he was.

I really wish people would stop trying to rewrite history.

Tue, 13 May 2008 22:45:00 UTC | #170723

Go to: Losing Our Spines to Save Our Necks

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Awesome, it's ironic it takes an American to finally stand up to the Muslim menace in Europe. While Dawkin and crew are busy focusing on Christians in the states you give your ancestral homelands to foreign invaders who explicitly want to destroy your way of life(secularism included).

You can't value secularism and seek to destroy it at the same time by only allowing immigration from Muslims. In Mexico people are getting really pissed about the discriminatory practices in Europe against Christians and atheist. Last year, England take ZERO immigrants from Mexico.

Sat, 10 May 2008 23:56:00 UTC | #169112

Go to: War in Heaven: Hitchens Meets D'Souza on Home Turf

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Morality doesn't really exist. It's a religious concept and atheists shouldn't get dragooned into trying to "one up" religion at their own game.

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:42:00 UTC | #77255

Go to: War in Heaven: Hitchens Meets D'Souza on Home Turf

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Hitchens won this easily. I can understand people saying athiests are getting a little silly or whatever but someone trying to argue for god is just retarded.

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:40:00 UTC | #77254

Go to: Eddie Tabash at AAI 07

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Amazing speech. I really needed that.

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:53:00 UTC | #77249

Go to: Atheists aren't a bad lot

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Canada seems like paradise. I've heard that non-believers can actually be taken seriously as people instead of being treated like second class citizens like they are in the USA.

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:42:00 UTC | #77247

Go to: Cheney and Obama: It's Not Genetic

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Obama is still a deluded theist and by any measure of still more religious than Cheney. I wish non-believers had a viable candidate to vote for and support.

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:40:00 UTC | #77245

Go to: Catholic condom ban helping AIDS spread in Latam: U.N.

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Logic is to religion as water is to flame.

Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:38:00 UTC | #77244

Go to: Can the rest of us have our planet back?

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This young upstart reminds me of George Carlin. Great to see the movement gaining strength.

Thu, 16 Aug 2007 12:22:00 UTC | #60548

Go to: In Defense of Witchcraft

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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:24:00 UTC | #49205

Go to: In Defense of Witchcraft

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I'm a huge Sam Harris fan, but that was lame.

Leave witches alone, i'm dating a wiccian. She's basically an athiest, but just enjoys the social aspects of the culture. It's more symbolic and traditional than anything.

And let's face it. Not all witch burnings where in the name of religion. Most of them happened after the middle ages-after religion lost its grip on the world. And many witches were just accused of practicing "bad science" along with practicing "bad religion". I hate religion, but witches and the whole goth culture is pretty interesting.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:11:00 UTC | #49195

Go to: Look Forward to Anger

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Who mentioned 9/11? I didn't. Saddam was evil, and need to be removed. Lay off the straw men.

You sound upset upset that freethinkers like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens have broken with the tradionial liberal dogma and are actually thinking for themselves instead of just parroting everything thier professors told them.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 14:04:00 UTC | #49194

Go to: Look Forward to Anger

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The excuses were based on the best information at the time. And lets not forget that the democrats supported the war as well as the UK. And the reason why you're safe is because people like GWB have the stones to stand up to bullies that want to destroy your world in the name of religion.

It's one thing to talk tough, it's another thing to stand up and actually do something.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:36:00 UTC | #49165

Go to: The Stupidity of Fox News is Truly Beyond Belief

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For all you bashing FoxNews-Compare the way Dawkins & Sam Harris were treated on the Bill O Riely show vs CNN's horriblely biased piece on atheists.

It's time to wake up and realize the truth.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:31:00 UTC | #49161

Go to: Look Forward to Anger

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Yes, scary people. Most people can't deal with the fact that Muslims want to destroy the West. If they don't like it, leave, say they support terrorism, we'll make you leave.

For being a religious wackjob, GW Bush was willing to face the Muslim threat before most people even knew who Christopher Hitchens even was. History is proving him and the war correct.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:11:00 UTC | #49154

Go to: The Stupidity of Fox News is Truly Beyond Belief

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I like Fox news much better than CNN. Liberalism/Socialism is basically just another religion just without the revelation.

It's great to see some conservative freethinkers like Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens take the spotlight in the war on unreason, including liberalism.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 12:02:00 UTC | #49149

Go to: Trio to rock against religion

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No person has ever been harmed by being too rational.

Almost all of Africa's problems could be reversed in 10 to 15 years if they would just embrace rationality, science and logic. Their religious traditions are the only thing holding them back.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:56:00 UTC | #49144

Go to: Egypt mufti says female circumcision forbidden

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It's a shame, but circumcision is the same thing and equally pointless.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:24:00 UTC | #49129

Go to: Trio to rock against religion

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Religion is destroying South Africa. It will be a great day when people can just get along without robbing people or being racist all in the name of some god.

Africa needs atheism and rationality like a plant needs water.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:22:00 UTC | #49128

Go to: The Stupidity of Fox News is Truly Beyond Belief

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I like Fox News, but that was a very stupid clip.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 11:18:00 UTC | #49126

Go to: Row over religion's role in US jails

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If athiests are so immoral explain why we make up 14% of the US population yet only represent 1/10 of one precent of the prison population.

Religion is irrational, and irational thinking promotes irational acts(AKA crime), FACT.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:13:00 UTC | #49108

Go to: Germany imposes ban on Tom Cruise

MIND_REBEL's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by MIND_REBEL

Good, scientology is an intellectual cancer that shouldn't be tolerated in any form.

If any of you knew how destructive scientology was-you wouldn't question Germany's resolve to fight irrational thinking.

Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:11:00 UTC | #49107

Go to: His word

MIND_REBEL's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by MIND_REBEL

Interesting, but i don't like his fence sitting, i really couldn't tell what he was trying to say.

Sun, 24 Jun 2007 23:29:00 UTC | #48757