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TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
""Who else are the New Atheists involved with debating after all? I've had my share of debates with people who are simply persistently obstinate and wilfuly ignorant.  That describes most fundies after all (as you say).  How…"
Mar 12, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"even after I explained how you had mis-interpretted my meaning. You mean even after you tried to wriggle away from your original claim that they "suppressed philosophy itself" and pretended you somehow meant "they suppressed some…"
Mar 12, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"Well then Karen, you'll be very happy to learn that when writing articles on the origins of Christianity, especially ones aimed at recovering Christians or potential ones, I have a very "calm, confident and relentlessly rational…"
Mar 12, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
""And this is only going 3 posts back" Before you get too worked up with your little lessons in politeness, Mark, how about you go all the way back to your first post.  You know, the one where you smeared my simple presentation of the…"
Mar 12, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"If I had meant ALL philosophy, I would have wrote ALL philosophy Tim. So if you meant "SOME philosophy" why didn't you write "SOME philosophy Mark?  You wrote "Christianity not only suppressed all other religions, BUT…"
Mar 11, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"The blundering hilarity continues .... You truly have the defensive nature of someone that hasn't completed middle school, and I am growing a bit tired of it. There is nothing "defensive" about it.  And I make no apologies with…"
Mar 10, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"I had already invalidated your "point" with my single example Oh please.  We have parts of four books of Epicurus' On Nature from those papyri.  We have literally hundreds of thousands of other works thanks to Christian…"
Mar 9, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"We are not just talking about Plato here Tim, nor just Greek philosophers, We are talking about all Greek and Roman works Yes, those works that you can read thanks to lots of Christian scribes preserving them.  Please try to focus: initially…"
Mar 9, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"@ Mark Beronte We could argue that point all day long, but the fact is you cannot prove it Utter gibberish.  Newflash - what I'm saying is not some little theory of mine that I have to "prove".  It's standard,…"
Mar 8, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"I was including religious philosophy, such as pagan cults and heretical sects, under the philosophical banner, while you were excluding them, What bumble-footed muddling of irrelevant things you might have been doing is of little interest to…"
Mar 8, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"First of all I must notice again your complete lack of appreciation for any and all evidence of the intolerance of the early Christian Church. Since I'm much familiar with the period in question than you are, I'm very familiar with their…"
Mar 8, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
"Wow.  There's so much wrong with that hysterical screed above it's hard to know where to begin.  In order ... You give me one quote from Augustine to prove Christians did not suppress philosophy Actually, I gave you a quote and…"
Mar 8, 2013
TimONeill replied to Matt VDB's discussion Agora and Hypatia: Separating Fact from Fiction
""to deny the fact that this was a time when Christianity not only suppressed all other religions, but philosophy itself, is to deny reality" Really? So why Augustine have this to say on the use of "pagan" philosphy and…"
Mar 8, 2013

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At 6:12pm on June 11, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi TimONeill, and welcome to this rational world of Internet atheism---a haven from the superstitions and fictional god of the masses. 

"Well-founded common sense inevitably leads to the wisdom of atheism."

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 480 discussion topics and 2700 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terence 

At 6:33pm on June 10, 2011, Ken said…
Hello and welcome to the Nexus. We are certainly glad to have you join us.
At 5:00pm on June 10, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, TimONeill! 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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