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Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dr. Bob Jan 27. 39 Replies

That's not what the Bible SaysA preacher friend of mine posted the above link on facebook along…Continue

Proof of higher morality for atheists

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pope Beanie Mar 15, 2014. 20 Replies

It seems to me quite morally-telling that well-read atheists, those who have learned just how easy it is to become a huckster, create a new religion, and cash in on the seemingly endless searchers of…Continue

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Atheists reach out to conservatives

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sagacious Hawk Feb 26, 2014. 6 Replies

I think it's a good idea. Maybe they will loosen up a bit.…Continue

Is it considered "cool" nowadays to be an atheist or antitheist?

Started this discussion. Last reply by IkeArrumba Jan 18, 2014. 17 Replies

Just what the title says. What do you observe?Continue

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Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Certainly our understandings of God and the universe should always be held tentatively.  We are just small humans in a much bigger world, and all of our understandings about everything are probably wrong in the end.  In that way, no human…"
Jan 27
Simon Mathews replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Bringing @Dr Bob's reply to the top level: The real question for me is why you feel there is a dichotomy, and why those particular horns of the dilemma.  The problem isn't your choice between those two things; I suspect if forced to…"
Jan 22
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"OK, I agree with that. Honestly, though, that's what I see in Hitchens-style atheism.  Nonsensically simplistic views of religion in order to allow folks to feel superior to someone else.  For example, I think if you consider things…"
Jan 21
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"The real question for me is why you feel there is a dichotomy, and why those particular horns of the dilemma.  The problem isn't your choice between those two things; I suspect if forced to I'd make the same choice.  The problem…"
Jan 21
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"I'm not sure what you all are looking for.  Barry wants to reject the notion of one way of thought being right and another being wrong, and Simon wants to reject anything that doesn't allow one to choose one way of being right and…"
Jan 21
Simon Mathews replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
""This is where I don't get atheism, because for me it seems like the most useless approach imaginable.  It makes no predictions, offers no insights, provides no comfort, etc." I understand where you're coming from if you are…"
Jan 21
Mo Trauen replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Sorry, gotta call bullshit on this one.  Religion doesn't require the rejection of tribalism; it is tribalism writ large."
Jan 21
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"I think now you're on the right track, @Simon.  The way we choose to between different frameworks is not based on evidence for the founding assumptions, but rather on our perception of the utility of those frameworks in looking at the…"
Jan 21
Simon Mathews replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"I see what you've done there, @Bob. Very clever. The difference for me is not about whether I can absolutely prove the existence of energy of the Trinity but what use I can put those ideas to. Our ideas about energy help us when designing and…"
Jan 20
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Like energy. One invisible thing that is manifest in many forms (kinetic, potential, thermal, electrical, radiative, etc.) and magically explains a bunch of stuff by moving around even though we can't see, detect, or measure it in any way. Who…"
Jan 20
Tom Sarbeck replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Those words read like those produced by the poster once known as Dr. Bob. Are they? _Robert_, I wasn't in school when the early church was doing its thing on the people of its time. I have no knowledge of the uses to which they put the trinity.…"
Jan 17
_Robert_ replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_deity It may function that way now Tom, but the early church was looking for believers and a triple god is certainly a typical mythological construct and the trinity makes for easier conversions. "
Jan 17
Tom Sarbeck replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Bob, children believe that crap, especially those children who hear it often. Are you able to recognize that children's minds don't function like yours? "
Jan 17
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"Because one invisible thing that is manifest in many forms is clearly nonsensical.  Who in their right mind could ever believe that, especially when the character of those forms is so completely different? "
Jan 16
Dr. Bob replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
"When the second paragraph of an article reads like this, any intelligent reader should be able to recognize that they're reading an advocacy piece, not a balanced analysis, news report, or work of scholarship.   The same literary…"
Jan 16
Simon Mathews replied to IkeArrumba's discussion 'Do Christians read the Bible? Newsweek article says "no".'
""I wish we could, but they'd never buy it." Shame."
Jan 15

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Book Report for "New Proofs For The Existence of God"

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:03pm 7 Comments

Book Report for "New Proofs For The Existence Of God, Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy", by Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, published 2010, ISBN 978-0-8028-6383-6.



Robert J. Spitzer has an extensive background in physics, metaphysics, and philosophy. He seems to be a believer in an intelligent creator of the universe. This book attempts to prove that point to other scientifically literate people.



This book is NOT an…

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Why do people believe in gods?

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 11:14pm 1 Comment

I do not believe in a designer, buddy god, nor an ultimate creator god. Why? I haven't seen any evidence. When I speak with religious people, I am less interested in changing their views than I am in understanding WHY they have the beliefs they do in light of all the evidence that contradicts such beliefs. I will ask the simple "why" question to see how they respond. Even the most knowledgeable theist and apologist will give a final answer whose essence is in the following…

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The Theory of Christianity

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 11:26am 8 Comments

I think it's time to call religious beliefs what they are; theories. Just as Christians continually harp on the fact that evolution is "just a theory", without any real understanding of the term, I think we should start referring to their beliefs as simply a theory. Yes, I know that religious beliefs are not even close to a scientific theory; they are more like a simple hypothesis at this time, but let's just use the term in the way that the theists insist on using it.

Please not that…

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Evolution and homosexuality

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 9:21pm 5 Comments

A friend of mine asked me a while ago what I thought about homosexuality in light of evolution. I thought about it for a while and googled it a bit, but I'm not sure I've found a satisfactory answer.

I currently believe that humans (and every other animal on the planet) are basically bags of animated DNA whose ultimate goal is to survive long enough to procreate in order to continue the particular DNA that each is created from. This is largely unconscious, but we all fight for…

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