Yes it is. Once you enter the water, you gotta swim.
Not that simple. He said something, you said something. Once all you
have to say is "crap" or "douche-nozzle", well, you sink.
If you are not interested, you get out of the water, which is what you
are trying to do, I reckon.
Getting in or out of an argument or debate does not make you an ass.
Getting into an argument and responding with things like, you're a
monster, you're a douche-nozzle, Crap, Bullshit and not expressing
support for those statements makes you look like an ass.
Relentless perhaps, but as for ludicrous, that's not something you can
prove with words like Crap, Bullshit, douche-nozzle and so on. If
that's ALL you have left to say, it's best to get out of the water.
You Can't Fix Stupid, but You Can Vote it Out!
You mean like Steven Jay Gould howling about how science obviates the
need for religion (a claim that lies far outside the ability of
science to make for itself)?
You mean like the ACLU and various other pro-atheist organizations
intruding in local communities and using legal harassment to
prevent them from engaging in voluntary public religious expressions
such as valedictorians referring to their faith in their commencement
You mean like harassing governors attending prayer breakfasts for
public figures on completely fabricated Church/State separation grounds.
You mean like all manner of atheists declaring that a life of faith is
and then swearing, spitting, and howling when their inability to construct
an normative moral system is pointed out?
They don't have to knock on my door. The religion of atheism is effectively
the religion of the state which is SUPPOSED to be completely secular and neutral
on the matter... they're already in all our houses.
It just sounded a little bit too harsh to be Gould, whose writings always
demonstrated respect for those who hold religious beliefs even though he
disagrees with them. Dawkins, on the other hand, does not bother to disguise
his disdain and contempt for believers.
Indeed, that might be something to worry about. If I'm wrong, and there really
isn't an afterlife, oh well, when I'm dead I'm dead, and that's that. OTOH, if
Dawkins is wrong, and there really is an afterlife, I don't think he's going
to enjoy it much.
On Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:47:27 +0000, Doug Miller wrote:
While a lot of fundamentalists would disagree, many mainstream religions
teach that if you follow your conscience you'll be OK. That would even
apply to suicide bombers so it certainly would cover Dawkins :-).
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
However, they also teach that it is the individual's responsibility to ensure
that his conscience is properly formed, that is, that his conscience conforms
to God's law as best he is able to understand it. IMHO that certainly excludes
suicide bombers and probably Dr. Dawkins as well.
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