Glen D

  • “Dr Bob used to say that Creationists are an embarrassment to “mainstream” Christians and it is a relatively young movement. There’s no reason why God is incompatible with evolution.”

     

    Just so

    At the catholic school I attended, we were told the Church has no problem with evolution.

    The reason is because we have no idea of how long a day was a…[Read more]

  • “@Glen

    Ad Hominem attacks are not allowed on the site.”

    Mea culpa.My bad.  I  was provoked.  Will try not to do it  again. Will say nothing further to you or about you on this topic.

  • Huff Post US this morning;  An elected democrat of some kind has blamed Trump for the recent mass shootings, because he foments racism and hatred.

    Now, Trump  is the bloody president! There should be outrage at a person saying such a thing. But there is not. Something is very wrong.

     

    Why is Trump still president?

    .    He wouldn’t nev…[Read more]

  • “…And whether or not you believe that is completely a matter of faith.”

    Finally.

    I had not realised I was dealing with a disingenuous/wilfully ignorant theist apologist. Such people are usually impervious to reason or facts.

    Usually I won’t engage with such people. It’s not only a waste of time, but if I try to persevere, I usually end up s…[Read more]

  • Is religion in conflict with science? In principle, absolutely .The extent depends on which sect or which religion.

    Eg The Catholic church accepts evolution. I was taught that Catholics accept evolution because we don’t know how long was each day of creation; could well have been eons.

    Science is accepted by religion if and only if there is no…[Read more]

  • @Ivy I’m not the one making the claims.  It is you who are claiming you can prove the existence of god. It is not up to me to disprove your claim. The burden of proof belongs to the person making the claim .

    I’d be truly thrilled to be able to believe in a god.

     

    “Now YOU’RE the one talking about “PROOF.” I challenge you to skim my words and se…[Read more]

  • “Trust me Glen there is PLENTY of evidence to back up my claims (did you even read the first one I presented?)

    Trust you? No, I don’t think so; you insist on conflating ‘evidence ‘and ‘proof’ .They are NOT synonyms for one another.

    I’ll repeat;  there is  no proof of the existence of god. N…[Read more]

  • @Davis:

    My position is that all human  pervasive behaviour has a purpose. That religion meets some very real human needs. If it did not, it would not be universal.That  some of the needs  certainly  increase chances of survival.  (at least they did when the notion of something greater than oneself first  emerged.)

    Some of the needs are:…[Read more]

  • With respect Ivy, you  ‘know’ no such thing. I accept that you have that belief.  Making such a claim  means you have burden of proof.   Believe what you like ,by all means, but expect to be challenged if you make truth claims.

  • Glen D replied to the topic Did you hear? in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    @Davis

    No need to be jealous.

    Carl Jung asserted the labels used for sexuality;(hetero, homo, bi etc etc) are nonsense. That human beings are simply sexual, but that most have a strong preference.   I make no comment about the veracity of the claim. I simply mention it as  something I’ve come across.

     

    Carl Jung (1875-1961) was a con…[Read more]

  • @Reg

     

    Good post, and on the money I think.

     

    Over the years I have been stunned at how differently people, even in the same sect, describe their god.Even more, how much the understanding of doctrine differs. EG whilst in the army, I had a discussion with one of my mates. He was adamant that Catholicism teaches reincarnation.

    Happy clappers…[Read more]

  • Glen D replied to the topic Shame on YOU ! in the forum Theism 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    They did well to ignore the ignorant cunt

  • Glen D replied to the topic Did you hear? in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    There is a popular  myth that Aussies have finely tuned gaydar.

    Being still a very homophobic country, it’s probably more a mater of some people suspecting everyone as gay until they prove otherwise.

    I seem to remember there were a lot of lesbians around when I was a teen. I  would go to  a 60/40 dance and ask a girl to dance. I was turned do…[Read more]

  • Glen D replied to the topic Did you hear? in the forum Small Talk 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    @Ivy

     

    Well, I’m stunned. Can’t  imagine how hard that must have been for him. I’m in no position to judge him, or anyone else.

    Few people ever change that much. I’m left wondering what on earth happened in the guy’s life?  An epiphany of some kind.(?) A visit by the holy spirit perhaps ?

    If his previous views were held in god faith, he has n…[Read more]

  • I took the quiz; 14/15. I forgot that  for Jews, the Sabbath STARTS at sunset Friday, and ends sunset Saturday..

    Not surprised at the figures you quote. From study, observation ,and living in a Muslim country, I discovered decades ago the people overall tend not to be  especially devout. It is  true that Muslim  and  Christian extremists repr…[Read more]

  • @Reg

    A recovering catholic for 50 years, I can assure you the scenario you described is very feasible.

    A conversation I had with a Catlic mate in the army has stuck in my mind for, yup, 50 years. He was adamant that Catholicism teaches reincarnation.   He would brook no difference.

    The concept of transubsthingy is not understood by large n…[Read more]

  • Sorry to hear about Krauss. I love his lecture explaining how something (IE the universe) CAN come from nothing.

    However, I do not ascribe any  human/moral qualities to him because he’s a scientist.  To do so would be to commit a basic logical fallacy . Viz; argument  from authority. This is fine within his discipline, where he has expert kn…[Read more]

  • @_Robert_

    Not just economic poverty. I believe education is the magic bullet for poverty and ignorance. However,I understand it’s pretty hard to get decent education if you have to work at a subsistence  level  to survive. Traditionally ,I understand that to refer especially to coal mining in say  Kentucky and Tennessee and to share cr…[Read more]

  • @Reg;  yes, that’s the chap.

     

    At 12, my conscience hadn’t fully developed. EG I could  finally understand it wasn’t Ok to hit that guy I disliked with half a house brick. However, still had a problem grasping the notion of honesty.

    So, if I wanted something, if possible, I would steal it and then go to confession. I was about 12 and a half wh…[Read more]

  • @_Robert_

     

    Was he the one who blubbered on TV saying he’d  sinned?

    Yair,  together  they  certainly constitute  a cautionary tale, on several levels.

    Yet people in the US still insist on giving such parasites money they can often ill afford. Even to that shining example who explained why he needs a private jet. Apparently God doesn’t spea…[Read more]

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