Thankfully, I don't live within smelling distance of that paper plant. ^_^ And there are a lot of atheists around here, thankfully. And a lot of theists that are up for a good debate without taking offense.
Hi there Elia - really enjoyed reading your profile info. I grew up in Portland (lived there for my first 40 years) and am now in Seattle, which is just far enough away from Baptist relatives. Did "Religulous" ever play in Portland? Cheers, Lori
The piece that led up to Chrales Darwin was written from the point of view of archaeology, and how archaeology in the 19th century encountered the problems of antiquity that biblical nonsense had been ignoring.
They were very intelligent men who interpreted the finds of archaeology so brilliantly, and this was done during the same years that Charles Darwin was preparing his treatise on evolution.
The archaeology, geology, palaeontology, biology and botany all came together in a mass explanation about the origins of Earth and of life on Planet Earth.
Compared with all that brilliance, how is it that 150 years later there are godbots nearly everywhere still spouting out their religious follies and trash?