"I am done being polite with the religious. Religions are simplistic backward views of reality. All of them. The four horseman have not created strawmen. They are meerly pointing out that the king has no cloths. I don't think Hitchens has lost…"
"I think that it is supremely unreasonable for people to expect atheists not to ever be rude toward religion. The attitude seems to be that if you believe religions are false you should shut up about it. But you ought to be able to affirm the…"
"Armstrong is a dimwit. And the problem with the new atheists not their stridency, but their willful obliviousness to sociology and history, which means once they venture beyond their specific spheres of competence they are out of their element. The…"
"Dan, You wrote a very interesting, well researched and eloquent article. I agree with your conclusion of "So it would seem that at least this batch of critics are far off base. Whatever the shortcomings of his opinions and arguments, the straw…"
"I've always been a big fan of Armstrong's works. She's a great writer and a scholar with integrity. Her latest work, The Case for God, puts her squarely in the camp of theologians such as Paul Tillich, John Shelby Spong, and Don Cupit…"
"Not everyone in the world has easy access to the internet, if at all, and internet resources and content varies widely with language (I doubt a Nepalese would have an easy task trying to figure the whole thing out at the moment).
Anyway, I was…"
""I had to sit through the 1980s with the Moral Majority , and the Pat Robertsons of the world without a single voice of reason anywhere. High time we were represented on the stage of public debate."
I remember that well, they had the…"
""I wish every city had a library keeping all religious scriptures from all around the world, as well as apologetical and critical works and studies about all of them - including, of course, atheist rebuttals. Then let individuals decide for…"
"One thing that ivory tower theologians do not understand is that most people do not have this wishy washy idea of a deity (try reading the comments from that wall street journal article). This includes most people I have met or those in my family.…"