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Paul Davies, noted physicist, on naturalism, theism, belief in God, and a third way (assorted quotations):
Quotations from Paul Davies on God the universe and everything: I am not comfortable answering the question "Why do you believe in God?" because you haven't defined "God". In any case, as a scientist, I prefer not to deal in "belief" but rather in the usefu...
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Christian Apologist, Alister McGaff, I mean McGrath, on Atheism's "twilight" and Aldous Huxley's "lie" about Calvinists in Geneva beheading a child
I always wanted to ask Christian apologist, Alister McGrath, if he felt the least bit chagrined after writing his book, The Twilight of Atheism, only to discover within a few years not just one but several books advocating atheism climbing to the top of the...
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Terry Pratchett's Guide to God, Genesis, Sacred Scriptures, Ethics, Fate, Science, Nature, Philosophy, Funny Lines, History, Politics, and Education
Terry's last moments and final words Death and What Comes Next: A Discworld short story by Terry Pratchett __________________ PERSONAL OPINIONS Belief was never mentioned at home, but right actions were taught by daily example. Possibly because of this, I...
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The nihilist's nihilist, E. M. Cioran, on suicide, death, meaninglessness, paradise, freedom, polytheism vs. monotheism, and humanity whose growth is out of control in a cancerous fashion
When people come to me saying they want to kill themselves, I tell them, "What's your rush? You can kill yourself any time you like. So calm down. Suicide is a positive act." And they do calm down. We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill o...
When people come to me saying they want to kill themselves, I tell them, "What's your rush? You can kill yourself any time you like. So calm down. Suicide is a positive act." And they do calm down. We dread the future only when we are not sure we can kill ourselves when we want to.
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A Tall Creationist Tale Still Told by Everyone from Creationists (like Kent Hovind) to Verlikovsky-ists
A tall tale I ran across over the years concerns the alleged discovery of a NINETY-foot tall plum tree found frozen in place above the Arctic Circle with green leaves and plums still on the branches, that everyone from creationists lto Velikovsky-ists claim...
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Intelligent Design? How Intelligent? How Designed? Was the cosmos designed so that you in particular would come to exist? If you begin to doubt that proposition, then what about the proposition that the cosmos was designed so that your particular species would come to exist?
Let's look at some of the questions that arise for those who would contend that the cosmos was designed so that they in particular, in all their individuality, would come into existence... During childhood a girl's ovaries absorb almost half of the 1,000,00...
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Reverend Billy Graham, Darkness and Light
THE DARK SIDE The pastor whose preaching led Graham to Christ was an extreme bigot. Decades later, Graham was caught on the “Nixon tapes” complaining to the president about “the Jews” and their “stranglehold” on the media, and blaming them for “all the porn...
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The Cultural Divide Between the Ancient Near East and the Modern World -- Where Do We Get Our Answers From Today? What Expands Our Minds the Most Today?
Ancient Israelites used to rely heavily on biblical writings for information about the world, such writings constituted a Holy Answer Book that to questions both large and small: How did heaven and earth and the things in them come to be? See the Creation s...
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On Recovering from Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Schizophrenia, and... Addiction to Religious Certainties
Famed Christian faith healer, Rev. A. A. Allen, died an alcoholic when his liver and/or heart finally gave out. Rev. Allen was also a yearly Bible Conference speaker at Bob Jones University and president of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship. Allen was addi...
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Human Giants over ten feet tall? No solid evidence. Kent Hovind and other creationists aren't even curious enough to research the tall tales they help spread.
HUMAN GIANTS A "Human Giant" Unearthed in Early Nineteenth Century Sicily? Creationists, Carl Baugh and Kent Hovind never expressed any curiosity as to where Burdick's "photo" of a "human skeleton over ten feet tall" originated, neither could they tell me w...
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Eight Questions for Intelligent Design advocates
If the cosmos was "meticulously" designed (rather than cobbled or tinkered together) to produce living things... 1) Why are so many planets and moons devoid of life? 2) Why do living things die? In other words, life appears to be merely in equilibrium with ...
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N. T. Wright -- A collection of quotations that illuminate his journey and beliefs (along with criticisms from those who find his views either too liberal or too conservative)
N. T. Wright refuses to call himself an inerrantist, accepts evolution, but also defends all of the miraculous tales found in the Gospels, and stresses God's goodness and love above all. Those opinions along with his view that leaders of the Reformation mis...
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Edited, Leaving the Fold: Testimonies of Former Fundamentalists (paperback pub. 2003, Prometheus Books), and contributed a chapter titled, "The Cosmology of the Bible" to The Christian Delusion (Prometheus Books, 2010). Also have an assortment of articles at The Secular Web in the modern authors section, and at The Talk Origins Archive, and on a website. 

I enjoy listening to music and comedy, as well as studying science, history and religion.


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One of the more loony episodes (and there are many) in the annals of the Catholic Church is this report from The Freethinker, "Catholics pin

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Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and The Magician King, joins us to discuss goofing on Narnia, reviewing for Time, and rebelling agains

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Alert reader Grania Spingies called my attention to a hilarious page:  the Amazon reviews of the King James Bible.  I think a bunch of athei

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