"Unlike other "turned" atheists, I wasn't raised in a very religious family. When I was young, I went to a Catholic school where I was forced to attend mass every first week of the month. For six years when I was in that school, I…"
"I haven't read any of the other comments here yet, so if I repeat any points then I apologise. First, I think that the universe isn't 4-5 billion years old, but somewhere between 13.5-14 billion years old. But, in all fairness, let's…"
"What the CEO did was absolutely repulsive. There is no way anyone can justify forcing someone else to accept their own religious faith and its associated practices. Furthermore, to say that one needs to accept God in order to be successful or,…"
"Well, I wouldn't call Craig a charlatan. However, I don't have much patience or respect for him as a philosopher. His debates are mostly scripted, which proves to be very weak against the more "unorthodox" atheists he…"
"Well, I have read God is Not Great by Hitchens and The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Hitchens' book is good while Dawkins' is OK. The worst sections of Dawkins' book is the sections where he discusses the arguments for…"
"Yes. Which is the essential point that theists have a hard time grappling with in the evidential form of the Problem of Evil argument. Furthermore, I also think that the idea of free will would be incompatible with God's supposed…"
"No worries! In fact, I think the evidential Problem of Evil gives strong evidence to suggest that every time anyone says anything along the lines of "God is great", that is immoral because it would ignore the fact that if God is indeed…"
""it appears you view agnosticism and atheism as two points on the same continuum, with atheism being the more extreme position and agnosticism being more moderate."
Yes, that is indeed what I view agnosticism and atheism as. So you're…"
"Personally, I was not raised Catholic but became one when I attended a Catholic school very early on. However, in my late teens, I turned atheist after learning about philosophy. My transition to atheism started after I watched Christopher Hitchens…"
"Hitchens was a prolific atheist, an astute writer and an intelligent man. However, to describe him as such, most will agree, are mere euphemisms. As many have rightly said, Hitchens is the Johnny Walker Black of atheists, except no substitutes.…"
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