ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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Comment by Marc Draco on September 27, 2011 at 8:31am

A great line from Old Harry's Game (BBC radio comedy) - "The old testament is like an episode of Scooby Doo."

 

Priceless.

Comment by Hania Uscka-Wehlou on September 27, 2011 at 8:08am
I am afraid that you are right: there is probably no easy way of getting rid of religion. I try to do my best "locally", but globally is much harder.
Comment by AtheistTech on September 27, 2011 at 8:04am
I feel that I have unintentionally changed the direction these comments were taking. What do you think of my opinion that we have no easy way of getting rid of religion? Do you have any ideas of your own?
Comment by Hania Uscka-Wehlou on September 27, 2011 at 7:57am

Well, but one year later he says:

(about the soul):

"I don't have any evidence on that," answers Gates. "I don't have any evidence of that."

and: "Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning."

But - he would probably not want to fight religions actively (judging by the quotation by George).

Comment by George on September 27, 2011 at 7:51am

http://www.celebatheists.com/wiki/Bill_Gates

Gates: I'm not somebody who goes to church on a regular basis. The specific elements of Christianity are not something I'm a huge believer in. There's a lot of merit in the moral aspects of religion. I think it can have a very very positive impact.

Comment by Hania Uscka-Wehlou on September 27, 2011 at 7:37am
Cool.
Comment by Joseph P on September 27, 2011 at 7:35am
He is.  He's come out and said it.  I don't know that he's used the A-word, but he's declared disbelief in any kind of deity.
Comment by Hania Uscka-Wehlou on September 27, 2011 at 7:28am
Cane, do you know that Bill Gates is an atheist or you just believe it?
Comment by AtheistTech on September 27, 2011 at 7:23am
I wholeheartedly agree with Fil when he says that religion needs to be gotten rid of. But I do not see anyone with money funding studies that would prove that religion is false. The complex society we live in would rebel and cause a war. We could ask Bill Gates to fund it, but if he did, he would lose his billions if not his life. I strongly feel and know that religion must go out to the trash heap, but since religion deals with the feelings of people, it will not be an easy task. If you feel you are right and do not accept any form of reason to change your feeling, then won't you defend your feeling with all you got?
Comment by AtheistTech on September 26, 2011 at 11:52pm

@Allie Kumar

 

Are you saying race=ethnic background and not skin color?

I think we are talking about the definition of hate as defined by the ones practicing bigotry which in my experience does not only include race and ethnic background, but gender as well.

 

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