I'd really like to get a formal group together down here. If any members are interested please let me know. I am going to start advertising to the public but would like to know if we have anyone in here from say, Ft Myers to Bradenton, maybe even a little further out?
"My wife and I volunteer at EVERYTHING. She is in all of the elementary kids' classes for an hour a week as a helper. We both Co-Chair the SAC committee. I run an astronomy club for the elementary school, and we sponsor extracurricular science…"
you are making a difference. Just calmly state your point of view on these things and back them up if she asks. You may be her first exposure to outside influences. Make it a habit to be open minded to everything she says, and politely ask…"
"OK no mouth foaming here. In fact, I even conceded to David that even today there is a big chunk of the population that does use "experts" in this manner. (Oprah anyone?)
And you are also right about commercials. Logical fallacies are…"
"Actually, I think he's got a point about 'experts' being the new priests. Please, read me out before you start foaming at the mouth.
Firstly, the guy's a douche and he really has no idea what he's saying.
"I suppose it is about the process of professionalisation ultimately. The analogies used in the argument, though, illustrate your point- they think of atheism as an ideology or philospohical position."
"@Jason; the guy's a drongo, lacking the wit to even grasp the meaning of the term;"atheism",mistaking it for an ideology or philosophical position..
A bit disappointing; I thought the argument was going to be about the process of…"