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The Greatest Show on Earth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shine May 27, 2010. 15 Replies

I recently finished Dawkins' The Greatest Show on Earth and Coyne's Why Evolution is True. I will save my raving about them for another time, but I do want to ask a question because these books got…Continue

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Riv replied to Bluradio's discussion 'Pascal's Wager vs. Atheists Wager'
"This reminds me of Epicurus' thoughts on god... with a twist. I like it and I think it adds a new area to the argument. However, I can't see this argument carrying much weight if I were to, say, use it on my Uber-Christian family. Reason…"
May 28, 2010
Shine replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"I tried to force myself to read The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization while taking two semesters of Western Civ. history classes; I thought that it would be a good exercise in sharpening my bullshit detection skills and give me…"
May 27, 2010
Shine replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"When I try to read something that is antithetical to my beliefs, I find I spend all my time expostulating why the statement made is illogical, irrational, unreasonable, and impossible. Agreed."
May 27, 2010
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Reggie replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"In my mind it shouldn't be possible to read The God Delusion or God is not Great by Hitchens and come out the other side a theist of any kind I agree! However, there is ample evidence that objective truth often has little bearings on a…"
May 26, 2010
Laura replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"I got my mom to read Misquoting Jesus. She concluded that the author had not said Christianity couldn't be true, and it therefore had no effect on her beliefs."
May 26, 2010
kelltrill replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"I'm only a few chapters into the book at the moment, but I have already recommended it to a Christian friend of mine who accepts intelligent design but seems to be on the fence about Evolution. I hope she will read it. She has expressed…"
May 25, 2010
Benjamin replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"Actually, this is the first book I recommend to those that seem to be skeptical of science and assume to evolution to be counter-intuitive. Have I ever been successful in getting them to read the book? No. Instead they read "bits" of the…"
May 25, 2010
Nate replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"Ive spent half my life reading the old and new testament along with countless "Awake" and "Watchtower" publications, mostly because it was pushed onto me since a child by some of my family and partially because i was interested…"
May 25, 2010
James replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"I've never gotten a Theist to read any of my books that I read, but I haven't really tried either. The most I've done is mention to my parents how good they are and that they should read it some time (especially Dawkins'…"
May 23, 2010
Riv replied to Reggie's discussion 'Religion Not a Delusion?'
"It just occurred to me that I didn't mean "poser" I meant "phony"...although I think Cupp can be categorized as either one. It's obviously been too long since I've read Catcher in the Rye ;) If you ever do write…"
May 23, 2010
Doug Reardon replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"When I try to read something that is antithetical to my beliefs, I find I spend all my time expostulating why the statement made is illogical, irrational, unreasonable, and impossible. I usually end up so frustrated that I can't continue,…"
May 23, 2010
Galen replied to Riv's discussion 'The Greatest Show on Earth'
"Good 'ol confirmation bias. I'm guilty of it too. I don't go anywhere near Fox News and would probably feel physical pain if touched by a book written by Coulter or Limbaugh. Although, Coulter is at least FUNNY when she's being a…"
May 23, 2010

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The religion you left
Catholic
Why you left your religion.
Catholicism was forced on me through parochial schooling... I never fully believed it. Ever since I was very young, it seemed made up to me.

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