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Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong

Started this discussion. Last reply by eric stone Nov 3, 2010. 19 Replies

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eric stone replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"agreed"
Nov 3, 2010
George Hanson replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"I am done being polite with the religious. Religions are simplistic backward views of reality. All of them. The four horseman have not created strawmen. They are meerly pointing out that the king has no cloths. I don't think Hitchens has lost…"
Nov 3, 2010
Glenn Sogge replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"re point 2: Most people never really have to confront the abyss. In fact, they are so terrified of even the possibility of it that they blink. In that blink, "God" is born."
Oct 24, 2009
Craig McGillivary replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"I think that it is supremely unreasonable for people to expect atheists not to ever be rude toward religion. The attitude seems to be that if you believe religions are false you should shut up about it. But you ought to be able to affirm the…"
Oct 24, 2009
Sean replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"So by "lost his mind", do you mean "disagrees with you". Because with you thats what it often means."
Oct 24, 2009
Tim Greenwood replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
""which means once they venture beyond their specific spheres of competence they are out of their element" - Please give some examples"
Oct 5, 2009
Ralph Dumain replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"Armstrong is a dimwit. And the problem with the new atheists not their stridency, but their willful obliviousness to sociology and history, which means once they venture beyond their specific spheres of competence they are out of their element. The…"
Oct 5, 2009
Tim Greenwood replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"Dan, You wrote a very interesting, well researched and eloquent article. I agree with your conclusion of "So it would seem that at least this batch of critics are far off base. Whatever the shortcomings of his opinions and arguments, the straw…"
Oct 5, 2009
Dan Delaney replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"I've always been a big fan of Armstrong's works. She's a great writer and a scholar with integrity. Her latest work, The Case for God, puts her squarely in the camp of theologians such as Paul Tillich, John Shelby Spong, and Don Cupit…"
Oct 5, 2009
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Oct 4, 2009
Sean replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"Agreed, this wishy washy concept of God of not held by the common person."
Oct 2, 2009
Jaume replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"Not everyone in the world has easy access to the internet, if at all, and internet resources and content varies widely with language (I doubt a Nepalese would have an easy task trying to figure the whole thing out at the moment). Anyway, I was…"
Oct 2, 2009
Rusty Gunn. replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
""I had to sit through the 1980s with the Moral Majority , and the Pat Robertsons of the world without a single voice of reason anywhere. High time we were represented on the stage of public debate." I remember that well, they had the…"
Oct 1, 2009
Rusty Gunn. replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
""I wish every city had a library keeping all religious scriptures from all around the world, as well as apologetical and critical works and studies about all of them - including, of course, atheist rebuttals. Then let individuals decide for…"
Oct 1, 2009
Steve replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"Just yesterday I saw a story on a homicide bomber who blew himself up in the presence of a Saudi prince. He had smuggled the bomb in his ass. Thus he was able to defeat the metal detectors and all security and sit down next to the prince. I think it…"
Oct 1, 2009
Crazy Cat Lady replied to Tim Greenwood's discussion Richard Dawkins and Karen Armstrong
"One thing that ivory tower theologians do not understand is that most people do not have this wishy washy idea of a deity (try reading the comments from that wall street journal article). This includes most people I have met or those in my family.…"
Oct 1, 2009

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