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SCRIPTURE - the fossilised remains of EXTINCT IDEAS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arnold Mar 19, 2010. 3 Replies

Now I know that there's a flaw in my analogy here, but my point is: Doesn't the very nature of cementing ideas in history and treating them as constant truths, prohibit the evolutionary process of…Continue

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David Prentice replied to lol mahmood's discussion New atheists don't understand philosophy
"This WAAAAY later, but . . . . I agree with you.   I think we atheists tend to fall into the trap of knowing we are right and not attempting to "bridge this gap" by empathising with our opposition.   In changing a person's…"
Dec 21, 2010
David Prentice replied to Johnsky's discussion In dealing with Christians on climate.
"Thank you so much Jason. I was just busy getting hot under the collar over that diatribe, posted before you, and anticipating the painful process of using monosyllabic language to this cretin. You have presented the truth eloquently and saved me a…"
Jun 6, 2010
David Prentice replied to michael piusinski's discussion Dealing with my depression...
"Nah, life's not shit. Sometimes the people in it are shit, but it's best just to ignore those people and hope they go away. Chuck who? ..."
Jun 5, 2010
David Prentice replied to Travis Brummett's discussion What do you believe in?
"Aftershocks? Aftershocks in the normal context are vibrations in a medium which affect their surroundings. Through what medium would emotions cause shocks/aftershocks, and why would they be eternally present or repeating themselves thereafter?…"
May 23, 2010
David Prentice replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion One method of dealing with door-to-door proselytizers
"Oh I LOVE that ;)"
May 17, 2010
David Prentice replied to Little Name Atheist's discussion One method of dealing with door-to-door proselytizers
"I know it's a long time since this discussion was held but, if you're still interested, I'd like to relate my story. As Nate said, it's the body language that gives the clues as to who is open (relatively) to an alternative…"
May 13, 2010
David Prentice replied to Tammie Webster's discussion Questions of Faith in the group Chariots of Iron
"Hey Tammy, I haven't thought too long and hard about this yet but here are some: Does your religion promote personal wealth and, if so, why? Jesus apparently lived with a disregard for the (Roman) law of the land, refering to the old…"
May 12, 2010
David Prentice joined moJoe's group

Chariots of Iron

"And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron."-- Judges 1:19See More
May 12, 2010
David Prentice replied to michael piusinski's discussion dealing with my depression...
"Is there any hope for you? DUDE!!! You're only 20. Hope is all there is for you. The same as any 20 year old :) You haven't had the chance to make anything of yourself yet. I know it seems that you have more obstacles in front of you than…"
May 12, 2010
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May 12, 2010
David Prentice replied to Jennifer W's discussion Do you believe Jesus existed?
"Oh I disagree with that sentiment. I thought Zeitgeist was highly entertaining. I also thought that, if you disregard the huge leaps to indefensible conclusions, the whole astrology parallel was interesting and adds a bit of flavour to the whole…"
May 10, 2010
David Prentice replied to Фелч Гроган's discussion Hitler: Unmistakably killer backed by evolution [Examiner.com]
"Only micro-evolution, as far as I'm aware. They still believe humans were made in god's image and each individual species was made essentially as it is, but with slight adjustment according to it's environment."
May 7, 2010
David Prentice replied to Фелч Гроган's discussion Hitler: Unmistakably killer backed by evolution [Examiner.com]
"I'm always amazed at the credibility this kind of issue gets. There is nothing significant about Hitler being an evolutionist except that it showed he had some intellectual reasoning. He was also a catholic, which is pretty much in conflict…"
May 7, 2010
David Prentice replied to Jennifer W's discussion Do you believe Jesus existed?
"Hi Nick. To be honest, at first, I read what you posted here and thought that we (AN members) might be getting a little elitist and precious about our 'happy place'. After all, without differing perspectives, we can't genuinely…"
May 5, 2010
David Prentice replied to Jennifer W's discussion Do you believe Jesus existed?
"I agree eventualdave. I've read similar historical texts with vague references to a Yeshua(jesus) being crucified by the romans. Jesus was about as common a name as jim, bob and dave all put together. It's never mentioned in the same…"
May 5, 2010
David Prentice replied to Prefer Not to Say's discussion Why against death penalty?
"True Maggie and Jezzy. And, as a volunteer telephone counsellor, I can testify to the many people who have been ready to end their lives but changed their minds when they had the chance to get through that phase and re-establish the meaning in their…"
Apr 29, 2010

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At 3:53am on April 22, 2010, James Brown said…
Hey Uncle David! Fancy meeting you here... I actually just joined to contact someone I heard on an interview. This was the only contact I could find for him so I had to join. I wasn't quite sure what the point of joining was but by the looks of your blog discussions there are plenty of very important issues to talk about without having to discuss the one thing we all agree on. How refreshing a rational discussion about important things without input from religion.
At 10:21pm on March 7, 2010, Kerry Logan said…
Thank you! Good luck with your studies! I'd love to pick your brain sometimes. Psychology, sociology, and the like is something that is increasingly interesting to me and it's rare to find anyone that wants to delve into it. :-)
At 3:53pm on February 16, 2010, Bryanderthal said…
Thanks for the comments David. I have an 11 year old daughter who lives two states away. Her grandmother is very religious and provides doses of indoctrination whenever she can. It's been rough but she's very smart and I can already tell that she struggles with reconciling science and religion. All I can do is keep encouraging her to think and ask and evaluate. It'll work. Keep the faith! Haha.
At 4:37pm on February 13, 2010, David Prentice said…
Thank you Terence :) It's good to be a part of this. I'm looking forward to meeting people and having productive discussion with like minded people.
At 4:27pm on February 13, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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At 1:49pm on February 13, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello and a friendly welcome to David Prentice, Greenpeace Fundraiser in New Zealand

We are pleased to welcome you here among the sensible, rational people of this world.

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