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  •  I love sf and I think it is difficult for anyone (4+ / 0-)

    To love and appreciate sci-fi and still take religion seriously.  

    It happens.  People do.  

    I just don't get it.

    Blind faith is no different than willful stupidity.

    Who can contemplate the grandeur of the universe and comprehend in even the smallest measure our insignificance in the universe and persist in believing their particular brand of religion holds any truth?

    It's difficult to get a man to understand something...

    Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

    by No Exit on Sun May 12, 2013 at 03:20:05 PM PDT

    •  Because not everyone who is (3+ / 0-)
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      religious participates in "blind faith".

      My late father-in-law was a professional engineer, an amateur scientist, and a committed Christian (Episcopalian) -- he saw no conflict between science and Christianity.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Sun May 12, 2013 at 04:28:56 PM PDT

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      •  What am I supposed to derive from this statement? (1+ / 0-)
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        He had some slight shred of evidence that Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead among other articles of blind faith?  

        I don't believe it...  I have no reason to believe it.  

        I like your sig though your father in law would disagree with it.

        Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. - Gandalf the Grey

        by No Exit on Sun May 12, 2013 at 05:34:50 PM PDT

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