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by Paperchaser
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 19998

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

Guilty as charged I guess. Either the god exists -- in which case believers need to pony up the evidence -- or it doesn't -- in which case your "metaphorical religious thinking" is pointless mental masturbation. Well, I suppose I can see the appeal in some sense; some people learn Sindari...
by Paperchaser
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 19998

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

What? That doesn't even make sense. Have these "defined intangibles" (whatever the fuck that means) been demonstrated to exist? This is precisely the point of the courtier's reply, you can spout as much gibberish as you like about deities not being deities in a western sense, but the empe...
by Paperchaser
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:55 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The Scope Of Religious Wars
Replies: 37
Views: 59555

Re: The Scope Of Religious Wars

I simply think the religious wars is in the wrong catagory. I would like to see it a dumping ground for any and all arguments that are made from the heart, not the head (character vs character. show vs show) etc. Batman vs superman. The stuff that can't be resolved short of the the death of the opp...
by Paperchaser
Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:30 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 19998

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

Well, firstly, he's writing (generally) for an audience of the English-speaking world, so of course Christianity is going to be his primary target; it's the dominant religion in those areas. And secondly the "Eurocentrism" doesn't matter. Non-Abrahamic religions are still religions, and r...
by Paperchaser
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars
Replies: 93
Views: 19998

Re: Stephen Jay Gould vs Richard Dawkins: The Darwinian Wars

There’s a great deal of talk here on whether or not Dawkins is justified in writing about social and religious history in The God Delusion despite his ignorance (which none of you have seriously contested) of religious and social history. Some commenters explain an understanding of the ‘simple’ reli...

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