Neither is the Bifröst Bridge, according to my copy of the "Holy" Prose
Bonus is, I can see the bridge with my own eyes when conditions are
OBWW: Some bridges are made of wood. The Bifröst Bridge is most easily
viewed after a rain. Trees need rain. Trees are made of wood.
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is:
If by "field day" you mean reply with endless tyrades filled with
obscenity I'd agree. But I will bet there will be a complete lack of
intelligent discussion of fact. Those people have long since checked
their brain at the "I want everything my simple way" stop and closed
You can always spot the skeptic/atheist because he believes in nothing
and therefore has nothing defenseable to say.
Seems like you're having a little trouble in that direction yourself: the
skeptics you've seen or heard have nothing defensible to say, in your opinion,
but you have no idea what those you don't read might, or might not, believe in.
"Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal."
On 19 Dec 2003, Chris Snyder spake unto rec.woodworking:
I wouldn't want to challenge your gross generalization, but this guy
is a professional skeptic, who believes in a great many things and defends
them with passion.
or http://tinyurl.com/ytdlx if the wrap doesn't work.
Caution: reading his columns might cause you to think.
On 19 Dec 2003, Mark & Juanita spake unto rec.woodworking:
Interesting that you would castigate me for suggesting the OP was
closed-minded, yet didn't challenge his outright statement that
nonbelievers had nothing to say. Pretty much proves the worth of my
caution, don't you think?
Might cause your head to hurt too. Anybody else reading that at 1024x768?
It scrolls, and scrolls, and scrolls, and scrolls to the right.
I think my browser doesn't like his HTML, and the frames to the very extreme
right are screwing everything up.
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On 19 Dec 2003 07:46:49 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Snyder)
Yeah, there's some of that, but it's generally directed at those who
state dogma as fact and can't or won't support their position with any
kind of reasoned, logical argument.
That usually comes from the people referred to above.
Unlike those who say they have an old book that say's something is
true, so it must be true, because the same book says everything in it
In my experience skeptics/atheists have arrived at whatever opinions
they have by examining all the available evidence and drawing their
own conclusions and can very articulately defend their positions.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic"
- Arthur C Clarke
On 22 Dec 2003 07:02:35 -0800, email@example.com (Chris Snyder)
Which is, of course, ridiculous. While you might find some atheists
who claim there are no god(s), the overwhelming majority simply lack
belief (a - without, theos - gods. Do the Greek). To claim it is an
'absolute negation' is to lie about the beliefs or lack thereof of
There are plenty of gods that are logically indefensible and
irrational. These deities can easily, logically and rationally be
dismissed because they are ludicrous on the face of them. That is
not, as you have claimed "saying there is no god" nor does it demand
"infinite knowledge of the universe".
Come on, you can't possibly be that ignorant, can you?
Perhaps you guys would be more comfortable in a religion/philosophy NG?
Without the "OT" preface, I fully expected to hear about a really neat model
of Noah's Ark!
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