I really would love to see that twit debate William Lane Craig or anybody else with a greater than 6th grade education.I do enjoy your site Mariano and was wondering if you would do a piece on the common atheist claim that the account of Noah is just a rehash of the epic of Gilgamesh.Godandscience.org did a piece on it a while ago yet i see it often put up along with Apolinos, the Euthyphro Dilema or anything else modern Atheists think is actually a new point rather than the same centuries old warmed over crap Bertrand Russel dragged out a generation ago.
Mariano wrote:>(have you ever heard of an atheist condemning Egyptian slavery? No!I hereby condemn Egyptian slavery!See?Seriously, whenever the opportunity has presented itself, over the decades, I really have condemned Egyptian slavery, Aztec human sacrifice, genocide by the ancient Israelites, etc.Some atheists, like nearly all Christians, are indeed cultural relativists.But some of us atheists most assuredly are not.Although, I am beginning to understand why the ancient Romans thought of Christians as lion food.Dave
Existence is a 'mystery' from which we draw sustenance. To believe ( by a leap of faith ) that it was created by god demystifies the mystery. To believe ( by a leap of faith ) that it was created by the big bang also demystifies the mystery. Both explanations are equally irrational. Atheism is the god-snake eating its tail. God is dying and so is atheism...Be warned, the survival of the fittest has started!
Anonymous: The Big Bang theory does not claim that the Big Bang 'created existence'. It is only an explanation of the observable expansion of the observable universe. Yours is a very common misconception. There are no 'leaps of faith', just tested theories that explain observations.
Also, scientifical (mathemical) analysis shows that the Universe did not need to be created, and some are moving from a Big Bang Theory to a Big Burst Theory, which would explain the unicverse is infinite, it had no beggining, and events like the Big Bang/Burst were no more than Universal Newyears or something.Bill Maher rules, I think I should pick more inteligent people too, but religious people made the people that Maher interviews stupid, they could have thaught them better, they don't get to complain.
Maher is a very angry little man. I believe his anger is rooted in his looking like someone beat him with an ugly stick.
With Bill Maher, there is always this simplistic tendency to want to explore faith and spirituality, in terms of things that are tangible, visible, simple...Maher's thesis is kind of like, atheism for morons, or religious philosophy 101 for 10 year olds. Not much deep thought in there.I think his way of thinking is akin to, "if I can't touch it or see it, and/or if I don't like it the idea of it, then necessarily it doesn't exist".Stupid!