Thank God for Richard Dawkins!
Ok bad start.
I recently watched some material on the Westboro Baptist Church (Fall From Grace). I've also been reading some of the letters from the "Ugly" section of this website and was wondering, IS THERE REALLY HOPE? It seems to me that the world will always have people like the reprehensible Fred Phelps who can neither be reasoned with nor "evidenced" back into reality.
Some people get ahold of the "bad book" at a young age and then that's it - they are lost forever.
I know Fred Phelps is pretty much beyond help - but what about his family/followers? What about others such as the writers of the ugly letters on this site. Are they all beyond hope and reason? There must be some scientific explanation for their behavior and if so - will we always have the likes of them to deal with?
Looking at Fred Phelps, I'm thankful for people from the opposing side such as William Lane Craig, Archbishop Rowan Williams (very likable fellow) and even that yahoo with the banana for being willing to engage in a professional, articulate, and informative debate defending their position.
"When you're scientifically literate, the world looks very different to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Seth David Hanson