"Collectivism doesn't lead surely to genocide. Neither does Atheism, Communism Socialism, Democracy or any of the major ideologies that affect the world we live in. What does always lead us to perdition is believing the end justifies the means.…"
"Abrahamic monotheism was a fundamental piece of the nation states that won the fight for progress starting back in the time of the hunter gatherers and is still being waged now. You may be right that Abrahamic monotheism is not inevitable, but it…"
"I don't know about the rest of you, but I keep looking for the theist that wants to have a serious metaphysical or epistemological argument about god's existence, or that would like to discuss the serious arguments that theologians have…"
One of the standard answers to Pascal's Wager is that it assumes on the part of the questioner a specific notion of god. So the reply is: What would you say to a Hindu that asked you the same kind of question? Along the same lines:…"
"It makes sense to be an agnostic because there is no compelling reason why one religion should be held in higher regard than another. When all the arguments have been made, theists are always left hanging on to faith as the final word. Why should…"
"If as often you supposed in discussion there is a being(s) that have, to our perspective, god like attributes; there is still nothing that can be reasonably assumed about it/them. Therefore it is not worth much thought. Certainly not worth all the…"
"My response to this kind of argument is that an impersonal prime mover is irrelevant and has nothing to say to us. Funny that this kind of argument so often comes from someone that wants to eventually circle around to the bible."