In summary, Craig is making the argument that if there is a god, then objective morality comes from that entity. Where I get confused is that his position seems to not only assume that a god exists, but also that the god in question is the Christian God. I don't see how this position is defensible, and, from what I saw, he is not interested in defending it, but rather opts to defer saying "That is not the point of the debate."
Furthermore, I didn't catch any explanation from Craig for the existence of objective morality if god does not exist.
Harris' argument seems to be that the foundation of objective morality "runs deeper" in sentient organisms; the avoidance of a "worst case scenario" of existence is, by default, the basis of morality and is, therefore, independent of any deity or religious context. This is reinforced by fallacious religious dogma and human subjectivity.
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1. The superintendent of the school is supporting this as a church member, and, as best I can tell, no school resources will be used.
2. The event is happening on a Saturday, i.e. not during regular school hours.
3. There is advertising for the event around the schools which is sponsored by the many Christian clubs that operate within the school.
While I find the irony of a school district within one of the worst education systems in the country (AL) praying for a better grades, school years, etc absolutely hilarious, myself many of my agnostic/freethinking friends see the Wisconsin FFRF overstepping in this particular instance.
The reasoning is the school district itself is not sponsoring the event, It's not being done during school hours, and the use of school grounds is fine under the law. The only part that riles me is the pompous superintendent, but even he has his own rights in this instance.
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The interviewer asserts that Dawkin's is negatively biased in his selection of religious acts, and that there is also much good done in the name of religion. He then questions science's misuse in the creation of things like destructive weapons, pollution, etc. Dawkin's replies that the idea not to want to make the weapon in the first place (a question of morality which I don't want to get into here).
From a standpoint of advancing rational discourse and the assumption that religion isn't going to be eradicated anytime soon, is it better to reserve our condemnation of religion for those acts that have a negative effect on humanity (i.e. Russia's LGBT laws) while being indifferent to neutral or positive acts predicated by religion (i.e. I only give to charity because that's what Jesus would do)?
As for Q6, there is only one explanation I can think of:
The offensive player stepped into the endzone before (not mentioned) before batting the ball, which would then make it a touchback minus the 10 yrd holding penalty to have the opposing offense staring First and 10 on their 10 yrd line.
I can't quickly find a good source for SEC rules, so maybe someone else can explain it.
Do you think that ecological research (or scientific disciplines in general) views anthropogenic global climate change as a forgone conclusion which has lead to a shift to incorporate the effect into research, or is the research focus meant to add to the pool of studies looking at the implications of climate change in an effort to help convince policy makers? Both? Neither? Some other reason entirely?
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