"This is not exactly the most trustworthy source, but it does seem some devout followers of the EDL and these God-fearing Muslims have something in common: they both want to start something of a civil war. And it seems there is something else that…"
"Sums up shit. It's a false equivalency. It is somewhat funny because of the eye inversion thing, but otherwise it's worthy of a triple facepalm and a long, long sigh: reckless correctness on top of a huge reality disconnect.
"I am not familiar with Kim Kardashian, I had to look her up. I do not understand why she would have less of a right to her behavior as male actors who are still from my admittedly limited expertise on the subject bigger hoes and a lot skankier than…"
"Show me a country where that is the case. Or any large organization.
It isn't even the case within the atheist community.
In some future where it would be the case we could worry about women being more empowered than us dudes."
"If true altruism is defined in such a way that any kind of self interest or gratification, has to be excluded then it would debatable, not so much if it is "possible" but if it actually exists, I guess.
The question then arises is whether…"
"And I thought it was such a big thing in Christian apologetics that cause precedes effect. But first making the light and after that a source from which that light emanated is perhaps more supernaturally elegant. Why not have it so that the Sun…"
"Moot point. The moon is not a light.
If the verse would be about appearances of sizes or luminosity, then the Moon appears about the same size as the Sun and is actually a bit bigger as StevelnCO correctly observed. If apparent luminosity is what is…"
A naive evaluation of the worth of the Bible as a prelude to science might be done perhaps by judging the tree by it's fruit. In Europe we refer to the period when the Bible was most influential on the scientific outlook of…"
"I think so too Heather. Even though there is no objective morality (moral realism) if you must philosophize about it, you can still pretend as if there are moral truths and be consistent at the same time. This meta-ethical position is called…"
I'm sorry for the way that discussion turned out, Robert - I had no idea things would turn out that backwards. Thanks for the background info on Senter, I hate to think of how far that thread might have gone.
Thanks for the support, Albert. I don't actually expect to change Sassan at all, but I also know I can't change theists. All I hope to do is stand up to hateful, warmongering, nationalistic doctrines in a way that makes people a bit more timid about presenting them.