"First, let's address the issue of faith, because I believe that it's at the very heart of the matter. Let's look at how fundamentalists reach their conclusions about the world, and why they claim to know what is essentially the…"
"Well, I just had a very lengthy reply about half finished and suddenly lost it. Okay, to start again, in answer to your first comment, regarding meeting a 'fundamental definition of Christian' the biggest problem is that there is no one…"
"I would agree with you to a point. I believe that in the western democratic world, where the majority of people are religious, that atheists are often (although not always) more moral, and that this most likely relates to their moral development.…"
"If by Christian you mean a fundamentalist "I believe in Jesus so I've bought my ticket to heaven, but you don't believe in Jesus so you're going to hell", then by that definition of Christian, I'm not. I'm not a…"
"Yes, I would say that I agree with Hitchens on this point. I somehow can't imagine the following scenario taking place.
God: Ok now, let's take a look at your record. Works... was kind to everyone you met, cured cancer, created world…"
"You know it's interesting that the more I think about it, the more convinced I become that there's something else in the US which is influencing political life. I say this as a Christian and as a Canadian. I'm not entirely sure what…"
"You've hit on a lot of the main reasons for a correlation, but I think you've also left out a major one. For many of the most fundamentalist minded people, they believe that the increases in extreme weather events is a sign of the end…"
A theist here with my two cents on the Wager. I remember when I first studied it, my initial reaction was that, if God does exist, and you just believe in God to 'hedge your bets' so to speak, then isn't it conceivable that God…"
"Sadly, I think that we are loosing (if we every really had it) the art of having a conversation to understand another's point of view. More often than not, when people with different world views get into a conversation, it's more an…"