"Very well said, Becky. Despite the occasional bon mots in the bible and the positive effects of atheism on the bible religions beyond the assorted forms of violence in the bible, believers in those religions can pick and choose whatever they want…"
I’m well aware that there are myriad accounts or claims of God in one form or another. It is the false claim that belief in a supernatural being garners the moral highground that is the constant. The claim that belief in a…"
"Matt, your variation on “the dog ate my homework” in lieu of actually responding to my previous post is duly noted and under appreciated.
And you haven’t invented the tactic of taking the low road then claiming that the other…"
It’s true that accusing someone of a certain kind of faulty reasoning doesn’t automatically mean that the accuser is guilty of the very same thing; however, to dismiss someone’s thinking as black and white in place of a…"
Your low-brow accusation of “nonsense” is glaringly in lieu of a well thought out response. For you to falsely claim that my thinking is “black and white” leaves your own thinking worthy of that very description;…"
"Matt,Your claim that my reasoning is "black and white" is itself an act of black and white thinking and reeks with the simplicity that you accuse me of, and is therefore a straw man.The danger of belief comes from the lay and the pseudo…"
"Matt,Any intellectual dalliances that can be attributed to Christianity are nothing more than interesting footnotes. Positive changes to Christianity can be attributed to atheism. Science says that stem cells are not humans. But does that stop…"
"Matt DVD, In order for "Christianity to mature" Christianity has to run contrary to the Bible. There is nothing in Christianity that allows it to mature. Christianity has become more civilized by way of adapting to world trade and…"
"I am an anti-communist. And the fact that communism has been rejected by the major powers (in China it's only nominal), makes communism less insidious, and therefore less harmful, than religiosity. The grip that religiosity has on the…"
"Were any of those priests murder? Why were they there?
No matter the vicissitudes of the Nazi hierarchy, the waging of war and the mass extermination of people (mostly Jews as the "enemies" of christianity) couldn't have been…"
"Given that the history of communism is short in comparison to the history of religion and given that religion historically has stunted by centuries the development of science and therefore medical advancements that would have prevented deaths much…"
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