"I expect that if the font of all your knowledge was "the bible says so", then anything else (like evidence or reality) would tend to take a secondary position. And be dropped entirely if it didn't match what you already…"
"You could try saying that you start with no prior assumptions and just follow the evidence. And that he should do the same - ie, don't start with the assumption of God, etc.
Penn Jillette said it well (paraphrase from memory): If all religious…"
"3. The belief that spirituality and religion should be given its own sub-forum, but should have a disclaimer that information within is "non-debatable".
Why not just mention on the forum that there is no god and that religion is…"
"They may be intelligent, but I can't help question why they let themselves drop all critical thinking and rationality when the subject of their religion is raised. If they're not rational regarding their religion, then why should I trust…"
"The reply that comes most of the time (actually like 100% of the time) is ... no reply. Not a "yes", not a "no", not even a "wait until I've finished watching the football". Just nothing. Is their god that…"
"I agree. I guess it's up to atheists to explain the differences between "scientific theory" (eg, the theory of evolution), "theory" as used in common speech or by specific non-scientific groups (eg, creation theory), and…"
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