Re: [asa] The Science = Atheism Meme

From: PvM <>
Date: Wed Jul 30 2008 - 00:05:40 EDT

Are we not a bit stereotyping now?

Not to mention misrepresenting PZ's position?

Oh well, details...

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 2:14 PM, gordon brown <> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, j burg wrote:
>> That sounds more anti-Catholic than "atheism."
>> It also sounds like something almost unspeakable juvinile.
>> Burgy
>> On 7/29/08, Nucacids <> wrote:
>>> It looks like this meme has been significantly propped up this summer.
>>> How
>>> so? Well, if you'd like to see a modern example of iconoclasm, an
>>> example
>>> where someone purposely desecrates something Catholics hold sacred to
>>> elicit
>>> emotional reactions, where's the best place to look? Why, it's the #1
>>> "Science Blog,," read by many scientists and featured in several science
>>> journals. There you can find a science professor drive a nail through a
>>> deceptively obtained Eucharist wafer with much back-slapping and
>>> guffawing
>>> from his "pro-science" fans.
>>> -Mike Gene
> This is an example of a common type of atheistic logic. They try to show
> that some claim of some theistic religion (probably the one they were raised
> in) is false, and that supposedly means that God does not exist.
> Here is a list of some of the types of atheistic logic that I have run
> across.
> 1. Some belief of some theists is false. Therefore God does not exist.
> 2. Some alleged proof of God's existence is flawed. Therefore God does not
> exist.
> 3. If I were God, I wouldn't do things this way. Therefore God doesn't
> exist.
> Gordon Brown (ASA member)
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