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Science Isn't Perfect

Nov 18, 2014 10:35:34 AM
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To the "Science Always Makes Mistakes" crowd:People a few hundred years ago couldn't conceive of the advances we've made, and those advances have been made in the teeth of religious dogma. (Remember that the Catholic Church imprisoned Galileo for daring to suggest that the sun didn't revolve around the earth. This is a single symptom of the epidemic, anti-science nature of religion, and it's been going on for centuries.)The advances we've made as a species? They came from science. They came f...

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Tell Me You're Joshing...

May 30, 2014 9:22:11 AM
May 30, 2014 9:28:16 AM
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There's a clip by pastor and evangelist Joshua Feuerstein called "Dear Mr. Atheist ... allow me to destroy evolution in 3 minutes!" that has gone viral.   According to his Twitter page, he is a "Disciple of Jesus. Bachelor. Evangelist. Hope Peddler. A nobody telling everybody about somebody named Jesus!"   There's no doubting his enthusaism, but unfortunately, Josh is just another apologist presenting old, tired, hackneyed and long-debunked arguments as if they'd never been presented before...

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Free Will

Apr 28, 2014 11:35:23 AM
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I was recently asked to comment on a discussion about Free Will (a common argument from apologists declaring that humans essentially choose damnation when salvation is an option).   Free Will is a cheat. It excuses God on pretty much everything, and it plays into the "battered partner" syndrome that the church so often falls into. ("It's our fault. He only harms us because he loves us. We get our worth from him. We just can't leave him.") If I invite a child to my front porch and say, "OK. Y...

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