"“So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.”
Of course there isn't. That spoils the joke, ruins the surprise and pulls down the pants on the preacher (not an uncommon occurrence!). An…"
"What do I think? I think that James Randi is still waiting for that corroborated miracle to show up, that paranormal event, that effect-without-a-cause, so that he can lay $1.1 million on the lucky winner. But you know, that price has been around…"
"To Nate: You asked, "Well then, what is your best advise on spreading the Gospel of Reason? Repetition?...I know there isn't an easy answer."
You're right, there probably is not an easy answer. In fact, I rather detest…"
""I've struggled with the nihilism part too, my friend"
hahaha oh man... such a friendly gesture that now reminds me of the Obama/McCain election... often paired with that Palin monster... absolutely ruined for me =P
And as for…"
"Christians, Michelle, exceed Baskin-Robbins in the number of flavors that they come in. :) As Loren has said, there are some Christian denomination (such as Church of Christ and some Episcopalians) that are very open to GBLTs. It is mainly the…"
"Wow ... just, plain wow. I hate to sound like a sycophant, but you've nailed it and in multiple places. I wonder how many theists have really bothered to notice that:
1. Their "savior" penned NONE of the bible
2. Those who did…"
"There's a video from last years AAI conference by Dan Dennet - I'll see if I can find it - pointing out how seminary school is often the breaking point for those who wish to train in the fiath only to get to peek behind the curtain and…"
"i think that the matrix actually played a big part in my atheism. It introduced me to concepts it derived from in philosophy like "brain in a jar," where that part came from.
It definately made me a little more nihilistic. How can we be…"
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