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  •  How can anyone walk in a Park (0+ / 0-)

    for more than 5 minutes and not discover God for christsakes? Atheists are gonna be shocked and awed. That old guy with the long white beard floating in the sky?? Yep. Okay, maybe just an old guy with a long white beard floating in the sky. But...
    May the Force be with you.

    •  I've walked in a lot of parks. (1+ / 0-)
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      Haven't bumped into any God, gods, or even anybody named god, unless you count Jesus.

      "Religion allows people by the millions to believe things, that only a crazy person could believe on their own." -Sam Harris

      by XNeeOhCon on Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 12:21:10 AM PDT

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      •  For the second time, (1+ / 0-)
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        I link to this guy. I don't think I'm very likely to run into him in a park (or anywhere else), though (1) I have seen him on TV a few times and (2) I am much more confident that I could meet him in a park someday than that any level-headed atheist will have the kind of experience winkk contemplates.

    •  Huh? (4+ / 0-)

      How can anyone walk in a Park for more than 5 minutes and not discover God for christsakes?

      Uh, by avoiding a certain range of irrational inferences?

      What have you discovered that you think should lead us to "discover God"?

      But "walk in a [p]ark," hell: the vast majority of biologists, chemists, and physicists—the people with the deepest and most thorough understanding of what's actually going on in that "[p]ark"—are overwhelmingly disproportionately likely to be atheists.

      It appears that walks-in-the-park are more likely to lead to theism if you don't really understand what you're seeing. Or at least that's a hypothesis with some evidence to support it, anyway.

    •  Atheists (6+ / 0-)

      are awed every day. The planet we live on is an amazing place. There need be no deity to enjoy its beauty. Perhaps you will be shocked and awed yourself when and if you put aside the irrational notion that a deity must be in the details for you to walk anywhere on Earth and wonder at it.

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