Originally posted by scottishinnzi was reading the comments and everyone talks down to him as if even though he has left his fath behind, he is not an equal. i see atheists speak that way to theists often but it surprises me that they would speak this way to another atheist.
Here, a Norwegian Professor of Astrophysics, who used to be a defender of Christianity, realised his previous Christian beliefs were lacking in any logical basis. He renounced Christianity after hearing a debate between Christopher Hitchens and Alistair McGrath, and finding he agreed more with the atheist Hitchens than the theologian McGrath.
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Originally posted by EcstremeVenomYou have to remember, none of these people are talking "to" the Prof dude, they're really just discussing it amongst themselves, and are hence more honest and frank. I think most hold him in high regard, it is hard to break the chains of childhood indoctrination, but they are more discussing the circumstances than the individual.
i was reading the comments and everyone talks down to him as if even though he has left his fath behind, he is not an equal. i see atheists speak that way to theists often but it surprises me that they would speak this way to another atheist.
Originally posted by Conrau KWhoevery said it would.... That said, I found it an interesting read, mainly because of his stated point where he suddenly realised that he actually agreed more with the atheistic viewpoint than the theistic viewpoint.
I have no idea what that means.
Moving on...do you think that a theatre debate between a journalist and a pop-theologian would give a representation of all the arguments for and against theism?
Originally posted by ZahlanziI have already pointed out that NOONE BELIEVES THAT BELIEVING IN GOD LOWERS YOUR IQ. However, that said, more well educated people are less likely to believe in god. The reason for this, in my opinion, would principally be that more intelligent people tend to more likely to critically examine the evidence for or against their beliefs, and they also tend to understand their environment and the universe more. Nothing breeds superstition like ignorance. In a similar vein, I find the only people who don't accept evolution are those who don't understand it, and frequently don't WANT to understand it.
the way richarddawkins is relating the topic is like they feel sorry for the poor lost puppy that found his way. as venom said, they feel he is inferior because he could actually at one point delude himself with nonsense and was not from the beginning a true thinker like himself.
i really don't like the richard fellow, and because i am subjective to every the norwegian is now a few point higher on the iq pole just because he changed his philosophy