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Old 12-13-2004, 06:17 PM
tadchem
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"A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of
atheism for more than five decades has changed his mind. He now
believes in God - more or less - based on scientific evidence..."

and

"Antony Flew, 81, has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first
cause must have created the universe. A super-intelligence is the only
good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of
nature..."

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I thought a so-called "philosophy professor" would have known enough
about the fundamentals of logic to recognize a classical fallay -
argumentum ad ignorantiam

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But then he may be moonlighting as a test subject for Alzheimer's
research over in the Neurology department...
Tom Davidson
Richmond, VA

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Old 12-14-2004, 04:27 AM
Don. Shead a'course
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Then again he might just be acquiring greater wisdom. Perhaps he's
caught a whiff of the roses or some other of the things finer than
logic.

Every older person doesn't get Alzheimers. The spirit might have just
got to him, and when it hits: Look out(:^)

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Old 12-14-2004, 06:29 AM
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Don. Shead a'course wrote:

Or not.

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Old 12-16-2004, 12:22 AM
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"Rich The Philosophizer" <null@example.net> wrote in message
newsan.2004.12.15.20.48.40.503335@neodruid.org.. .

<snip>


I've never met an atheist who didn't defend his/her beliefs religiously.


Only the faithful would take *anyone* at their word without reservations,
preist, rabbi, imam, or scientist.


IMO the best approach is to first define the term "god", and then to look
around to see if there really *is* anything that satisfies _all_ the
requirements of the definition.

I have done so for myself, and I am satisfied with what I have learned.


Tom Davidson
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Old 12-18-2004, 03:08 PM
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"Richard The Troll" <rtt@example.net> wrote in message
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<snip repost>


"How do you know you're God?"..."Simple, when I pray to Him I find I'm
talking to myself."
--Peter O'Toole, The Ruling Class

Seriously, I can think of no greater arrogance (read "the sin of pride")
than claiming to speak for God. You can tell Him I said so.

"Channeling" is a 'new age,' 'politically correct' term for the delusional
hearing of voices (auditory hallucination) that is a characteristic symptom
of one of the most widespread psychoses in modern civilization -
schizophrenia.

"God told me to rob the 7-11." - Dick Price

When I hear TV evangelists claiming to speak for God, or that 'God' (or 'the
Lord') told him such-and-such, I seriously don't know whether to laugh at
the irony of his delusion or to cry because there are thousands of fools out
there who believe him. Either way, the prudent course would be to suggest
the aid of a competent mental health professional, but schizophrenics resent
the implication and will never seek out such 'help' on their own.

When the voices get too persistent there is always the universal cure -
alcohol.

"Getting drunk is the only thing that makes the voices stop." - [an
alcoholic]

Ask your God why He created schizophrenics, and how they can be helped.


Tom Davidson
Richmond, VA


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Old 12-18-2004, 04:05 PM
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Dear tadchem:

"tadchem" <tadchemNOSPAM@comcast.net> wrote in message
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What a character!

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Last I heard, She was of two minds on that one.

David A. Smith


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Old 12-19-2004, 07:28 AM
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Rich The Philosophizer wrote:



Yeah, where do they get off using the "purely dogmatic"
Scientific Method.


Uh, no. Because none of the priests/whatevers can show me
proof of even one of the zillions claimed to exist.


No doubt.

Mark L. Fergerson
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:41 AM
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If you don't know God, maybe you're looking in all the wrong places.
God isn't a He or a She. God is love:

Sometimes it takes a very grave catastrophy; your's or someone you love
to find God.

Be thankful if you never have to do it that way.

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Old 12-21-2004, 03:35 AM
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"tadchem" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote in message
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It's a bonus for the professon; every day brings a brand new idea, always
the same idea, but still new.


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