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Creationism & logic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Write4U May 28, 2012. 9 Replies

I keep hearing creationists claim that 'logic' is cyclical because it relies on logic to demonstrate its validity.How do we answer these guys?Continue

Help! ancients texts that condradict the bible

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Feb 24, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm looking for examples of ancient texts that contradict the bible or suggest something that the bible and/or believers don't like, ie, that Jesus was not divine/son of god, etc.Any of the dead sea…Continue

Historical atheists

Started this discussion. Last reply by bobh Feb 16, 2012. 3 Replies

It would nice to create a thread of historical atheists and include a quote or two from them. I'm sure the founding fathers will give us more than enough to go on...First up, Elizabethan playwright…Continue

UK politician claims that secularisation is like a totalitarian regime!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael OL Feb 14, 2012. 5 Replies

Just appalling."Britain is under threat from a rising tide of "militant secularisation", a cabinet minister has warned.Religion is being "sidelined, marginalised and downgraded in the public sphere",…Continue

 

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Gila Guerilla replied to David Raphael's discussion Creationism & logic
"I have noticed that I, and other sensible people, :-) , use circular logic of a kind, when we discuss evolution. If a certain biological phenomenon is to be explained, we resort to evolution to explain it - or we might seek to explain it in terms of…"
May 27, 2012
Apxeo replied to David Raphael's discussion Creationism & logic
"I assume by "logic" they mean reason and rationality, rather than just formal logic.  I think they may be taking Hume's observation that inductive reasoning is circular and running with it.  This is a genuine philosophical…"
May 27, 2012
David Raphael replied to David Raphael's discussion Creationism & logic
"The problem is: the creationists (I'm thinking of Hovind jnr) seem to accept that their argumentation/hypotheses about god are cyclical. And they don't care (because they have faith). They're saying that logic is as cyclical as…"
May 26, 2012
booklover replied to David Raphael's discussion Creationism & logic
"Great visual Loren!"
May 26, 2012
Loren Miller replied to David Raphael's discussion Creationism & logic
"There's always this little tidbit: "
May 26, 2012
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Creationism & logic

I keep hearing creationists claim that 'logic' is cyclical because it relies on logic to demonstrate its validity.How do we answer these guys?See More
May 26, 2012
David Raphael replied to Steven J. Bissell's discussion Is Buddhism a Religion?
"I wrote something here a while back that touches on some of these issues. "Theravada Buddhism, atheism, and clearing up some…"
Apr 5, 2012
David Raphael replied to matthew greenberg's discussion I think i'm going to be sick...
"Holy shit, this guy is fricking insane... I have to say I'm glad I don't live in America anymore. I know there have been issues in Europe and it's not perfect but when I see stuff like this in the US I feel like I'm watching a…"
Mar 20, 2012
David Raphael replied to Matthew Thompson's discussion Anyone heard about this? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"From my experience, letting things slip by is not a rare occurrence at Springer..."
Mar 16, 2012
David Raphael replied to Aria Royce's discussion What do you think of teachings of Jesus?
""In this respect, he is (if he actually did any of this) a transformational leader and leagues beyond his time." As has been indicated before, much of Christ's preaching and ideals predates him. The Buddhists already had a…"
Mar 13, 2012
David Raphael replied to Matthew Thompson's discussion Anyone heard about this? in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
"Interesting. I actually have some inside knowledge of Springer Verlag and I can assure that they have no idea what they're doing. It wouldn't surprise me that someone could slip something by them...."
Mar 13, 2012
David Raphael replied to Aria Royce's discussion What do you think of teachings of Jesus?
"You're absolutely correct. Here's a simple scenario that permits abuse of the seemingly altruistic teaching: Some guy thinks that he is a terrible sinner and that he deserves to be punished. He thinks that the only way to god is if he…"
Mar 13, 2012
David Raphael replied to Aria Royce's discussion What do you think of teachings of Jesus?
"I agree with Mr Christie above. Jesus was not always definitive in his answers, which are sometimes ambiguous and (as has been pointed out) open to interpretation (a sure sign that they are man-made and not divine). But, yes, some of what Jesus…"
Mar 13, 2012
Matt VDB replied to David Raphael's discussion Help! ancients texts that condradict the bible
"The problem with quoting Gnostic sources though, is that informed Christians will point out that these are much later documents which put their theology before the evidence even more than the other gospels do. Truth be told, they're right. The…"
Feb 22, 2012
Crazy Cat Lady replied to David Raphael's discussion Help! ancients texts that condradict the bible
"Any of the Gnostic sources. Any sources on the Arian controversy as they did not believe in the trinity. the First Council of Nicaea @ 325 CE was set up to deal with followers of Arius.  Alternative gospels such as the…"
Feb 19, 2012
bobh replied to David Raphael's discussion Historical atheists
"we better watch out! President Rick Santorum is going to be pushing for blasphemy laws to prevent this kind of talk."
Feb 16, 2012

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At 10:00am on December 3, 2011, Steph S. said…

Cool discussion David! I am posting all sorts of pics for your discussion.

At 5:34am on December 3, 2011, Earther said…

I wonder what country is the best to live in for atheist, Sweden?

At 5:10pm on November 23, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi David and welcome to this wonderful world of atheist truth and peace.


Common sense and science lead to atheist wisdom as you well know; if only the religious would listen to reason, there would be no religious.
We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 560 discussion topics and over 3000 members.
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Terry

 

At 7:29pm on November 22, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, David! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

 
 
 

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