I'd really like to get a formal group together down here. If any members are interested please let me know. I am going to start advertising to the public but would like to know if we have anyone in here from say, Ft Myers to Bradenton, maybe even a little further out?
"My wife and I volunteer at EVERYTHING. She is in all of the elementary kids' classes for an hour a week as a helper. We both Co-Chair the SAC committee. I run an astronomy club for the elementary school, and we sponsor extracurricular science…"
you are making a difference. Just calmly state your point of view on these things and back them up if she asks. You may be her first exposure to outside influences. Make it a habit to be open minded to everything she says, and politely ask…"
"OK no mouth foaming here. In fact, I even conceded to David that even today there is a big chunk of the population that does use "experts" in this manner. (Oprah anyone?)
And you are also right about commercials. Logical fallacies are…"
"Actually, I think he's got a point about 'experts' being the new priests. Please, read me out before you start foaming at the mouth.
Firstly, the guy's a douche and he really has no idea what he's saying.
""Experts are the new priests" - NOT! When was the last time that you saw "experts" protecting their ilk after being outed for sexually abusing children? Over and over and over again.
Let the preists manipulate the ignorant with…"
"I suppose it is about the process of professionalisation ultimately. The analogies used in the argument, though, illustrate your point- they think of atheism as an ideology or philospohical position."
"@Jason; the guy's a drongo, lacking the wit to even grasp the meaning of the term;"atheism",mistaking it for an ideology or philosophical position..
A bit disappointing; I thought the argument was going to be about the process of…"