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A message for all producers of videos posted here or anywhere else.

Started Jul 6, 2012 0 Replies

I am in agreement with the core of concepts posted here. But, why do the producers of videos think that loud audio-drowning music is a good idea. All it does is make understanding the audio difficult…Continue

Why religion persists and what can be done about it

Started Jul 11, 2011 0 Replies

Here are the main reasons that religion persists:1. Handling death or other tragedies.2. Gaining social acceptance.3. Avoiding social rejection.4. Most people on this planet are willfully ignorant…Continue

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How long is a day

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 10:34am 3 Comments

When discussing the age of the universe. I sometimes run into the statement "How long is a day". This is an attempt by theists/deists to reconcile the actual age of the universe (13+ billion years) with the 6 days (or 6000 years) in some scriptures.

My first reaction is "You're nuts", but I don't think that would be persuasive. I sometimes try "calling a dog a cat does not change all dogs to cats". But, I am looking for something better. Any suggestions ?

How long is a day

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 10:17am 0 Comments

In discussions with theists/deists, I run into a statement that I am not sure what would be an apprpriate response. My first reaction is "you're nuts", but I don't think that will be persuave.

So, I am looking for responses to the statement when discussing the age of the universe (13+ billions years old),

"How long is a day". This is a response I get from some theists/deists who try to reconcile the age of the universe with the 6 days in some scriptures. I sometimes try…


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At 6:07pm on July 14, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Jack, and welcome to the rational world of Internet atheism---a haven of truth and peace from the superstitions and fictional gods of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense helped by science leads to atheist wisdom."


That's a very fine blog piece you have written on why religion persists. 

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 500 discussion topics and 2800 members.


Terence (also 60+) 

At 10:49pm on July 11, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Jack! 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.

At 6:21pm on July 11, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus.  We are certainly glad to have you join us.

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