11th October 2009

“We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children are smart.”

H.L. Mencken1880 – 1956

2 Responses to “11th October 2009”

  1. Mr. Syme, Theist Says:

    Or his theory on how everything come from nothing plus time plus chance and yet developed into all the complexity that we see with our own eyes which are more complex than a camera. The personal from the impersonal? How unscientific!

    Tony Provenzano Says:

    October 6th, 2009 at 11:24
    Thank you HRB.

    Hi Mr. Syme, and welcome (although I’m not “the welcoming committee”).

    I almost popped an aneurysm when I read “of your faith!” Grrrrrrr. Believe me, I have no faith. Or faith in faith.
    It makes me sick every time I speak or chat with another adult who actually brags about not needing any evidence to back their claims. Kind of stifles any useful discourse.

    There are those here who would give you a better run than I. I visit much less frequently then in the past, as I just don’t have much time and still spend the majority on science sites (I’d say that’s what makes me such a good atheist).

    I think we should just comment on the daily topic or past days if you’d like. I’ll bite on any subject if I have time and it generally should be somewhat brief.

    Tony Pro: On your “faith.” I was meaning the beliefs you hold to and desire to spread. Sorry to make you growl. lol

    What is your favorite science site. I love science! I especially enjoy reading about the lives of great scientists who recognize that their discoveries are but a small clue to the vastness of the mind of God. You might take a look at the faith of Robert Boyle (Boyle’s Law), James Prescott Joule (Joule’s Law) or Louis Pasteur. Or maybe even Blaise Pascal, philosopher-mathematician famous for Pascal’s Wager.

    Okay, if you are willing to step out of the Agnostic garb and claim to be a good Atheist, then give me your best reasoning against the existence of God. What’s your best argument to support your blief that God doesn’t exist?

  2. Mr. Syme, Theist Says:

    Tony Pro & friends:


    You might find this interesting. If you like Christopher Hitchens, because I’m guessing you might not be a big fan of the man sitting across from him.