From: Jim Eisele (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jan 05 2003 - 13:11:54 EST
Well, that certainly was a JUICY reply ;-)
>Well that creates a problem.
Or at least something to talk about.
>We must dismiss all classical writers eg Plato aristotle etc as of being of
>no value as they were geocentrist and possibly did not believe the earth to
>Homer is a load of rubbish becuase it is flat earth.
>The Origin of Species is bunk because Darwin didnt accept genetic , DNA or
>Shakespeare is bunk because he says the earth is only 6000 years old - he
>may have been geocentrist as well
>Bertarand Russell is wrong in his atheism cos he didnt accept plate
>tectonics or the genetic basis of behaviour
>David Hume cos he did not accept evolution or geological ages or the atomic
>Can you really dismiss all these along with the Bible.
You're starting down a slippery slope, Michael. Really, it's OK
if you are a Christian :-) YECs are the really dangerous ones.
>Every writer or thinker is a child of their time and thus expresses things
>in the science and thought of their day. If this makes the Bible invalid,
>then every other writing is invalid too.
Oh boy, logic flaw. I'll leave it to others to point out if they
so choose (I'm the atheist/agnostic outsider here :-)
>One of the most stupid statements ever written was that of the
>paleontologist GG simpson quoted approvingly by Dawkins in the Selfish
>Gene that any attempt before 1859 to answer the question s What are we for?
>Is there a meaning to life? etc etc are worthless.
>How stupid can atheists get?
I take no offense. Atheists say lots of dumb things!
>Think of all the literature Christian and non-christian which is
>not to mention the American constitution!
Well, maybe I didn't want to debate as badly as I thought. These
are sensitive issues! Non-YEC Christianity (at least at this point
in time) poses absolutely no threat to humanity. I don't know what
else to tell you, Michael. You have much more at stake here than I
do. All that I'll say is that you don't seem aware of skeptic thought.
Thanks for your response :-)
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