Archive for January, 2007

January 2007

Hi, all! I found this website yesterday, and I loved the whole “Rights” concept; the whole “10 Commandments minus God” bit. So I was talking with another guy today, a man with his PhD nonetheless. He is very smart in academics, but in life as well. I am not sure if he is athiest, but […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:59 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
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Funny

Descartes: 1. I exist 2. I have an idea of a supremely perfect being, i.e. a being having all perfections. 3. As an imperfect being I would be unable to create such a concept. 4. The concept must have come from God. 5. To be a perfect being God must exist. 6. God exists. OR […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:59 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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January 2007

Y’know I have to say that if men are from mars and women are from venus then I have to say, atheists are from saturn and believers are from I really don’t know where. At a private level, I am stuck in the middle – an agnostic. I would like to believe but cannot really […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:58 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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January 2007

I just wanted to thank you for your response. I do appreciate your insight and it is nice to hear these things from a stranger. Anyway, I just wanted to say that…Thank you. Now to turn to a completely different topic. I was wondering what your take is on the recent debates over federal funding […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:57 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Personal question

January 2007

OK, so having had a brief canter through defining good/evil, and legislating morality, I’m now interested in the question of WHY faith? Having the background I do (English, white, lower-middle-class, brought up in the 50′s and 60′s) I was constantly exposed to christianity – Church, Sunday school, Bible classes, baptism, confirmation, and so forth. All […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:56 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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January 2007

I have really enjoyed your site – thank you for the hard work that must be behind it. Your responses are genuine and well thought out. You provide an excellent behavioral model for intellectual discourse. I’d like to know your philosophical leanings. Is there a particular line of thought that you agree with, or a […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:55 pm by ideclare · Permalink · One Comment
In: Personal question

January 2007

Thank you for your response. I enjoyed reading it, and it certainly gave me some more things to think about. In particular, I enjoy discussing concepts with people that both have a strong opinion, and know why they have that opinion. I always enjoy talking to someone that can better increase my understanding of the […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:54 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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I like this, from the “Feedback” column, New Scientist, 22 July 2006 “….Feedback’s Statistical Proof of Alatry.* It goes like this. The only thing we know about deities with any certainty is that the number of them is a whole number, the idea of a fractional deity being frankly absurd. So the number of deities […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:54 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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January 2007

I am interested in having a rational conversation on religion with you. I need a sounding board and your posted conversations reveal that you are logical, ethical, and thurough when helping people clarify their positions. Would you talk with me? I certainly welcome your correspondence. Just keep in mind that anything you write to me […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:53 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
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January 2007

Thanks for the reply! More to think about, which is always welcomed. I’m afraid I can’t reply without addressing a few more things. Probably at length again… I’m afraid I seem to have misled you somewhat. My intention was not to establish that one must believe in God, or in any specific belief. I personally […]

Posted on January 31, 2007 at 11:52 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Discussion