Author Richard Dawkins To Go To Bay Area To Promote New Book
How do you begin even as newbie? First, no computer experienced is needed. No rocket Science skill. Just a computer with internet access and about 20 minutes a day.
It doesn't have to be this way. There are enough tools and data available to make forecasts. Indeed, best estimates show for the next 200 years may surprise some. They show that over 80% of the world's population will continue to be connected with religions. These estimates go out for the next 200 years. Are the oracles guilty of wishful thinking?
More and more I find this a curious question. People rarely ask a religious person how they came to be a believer. Surely non belief is the default. For some reason some people come to believe in some deity. I had no reason to believe in one and so I didn't. Yes, I pretended to believe in God as a child but it seemed pretty pointless after awhile. No one in my family seemed to believe, I did keep asking the question however and that was part of my reason for studying philosophy.
What is the evidence that God gave us liberty, versus the liberties provided by our secular Constitution, as written by the Founders after we gained our independent from Great Britain?
Connect with Carlkruse over at Richard Dawkins site From an actor's perspective, why do you think actors and other celebrities are not very active in support of atheist movement? One would think that it's about fans and money, but on the other hand they go around telling everyone they're atheists during interviews. For example, Daniel Radcliffe said he's an atheist and Brad Pitt said he's 20% atheist and 80% agnostic. What is it then? What keeps them away from being part of it? Be it separation of church and state, creationism and intelligent design in classrooms, and the rest.
While I appreciate Dr. Collins' contribution to decoding the human genome, I think his skills in deductive reasoning are as challenged as, well...Brights and Atheists.
After a while, formatting a financial transaction to a host becomes tedious business. When you stop caring about the customer's problems, you start watching the clock and waiting for the end of the day.
We don't ever want to blame ourselves for our own misfortunes. If God created us and He's so perfect, why doesn't He make our lives Carl Kruse on the Richard Dawkins website Earth wonderful no matter what we do? Why don't we all have mansions and shiny new cars?
The take-away message here is that you need to be very careful about taking the word of the Bible literally. A heuristic reading of the Bible is the best approach as this way leads to other more practical, common sense interpretations of what the Bible is saying. The Islamic Koran is said to be the unmediated word of God. But the Bible can make no such claim-it was obviously written by men with names like John, Matthew, Luke etc.