Macropus


  • This is called “Richard’s paragraph of the week” but I can’t believe that Richard Dawkins actually chooses these paragraphs. They are often banal and are always drawn from a very limited number of publications. […]

  • Just do it folks. When I stopped believing religious rubbish in 1963 at the age of 14 I made no secret of my atheism to my family, friends and even the teachers at the Christian school I attended. Every term, we […]

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    Fadeodraw is right. These paragraphs seem to be drawn from a very limited number of publications and are largely unremarkable.

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years ago

    How can I read this article without paying money to the Wall Street Journal?

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 4 months ago

    Perhaps I’m insufficiently attuned to things deep and meaningful, but I should have thought that this was a quite unremarkable paragraph.

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 5 months ago

    Therefore, nothing exists.

    This does not follow from the specious proof that “utter nothingness” exists, and is yet another example of woolly thinking by Dan Barker. To say that utter nothingness exists is not to say that nothing exists.

    Of course these arguments are silly, and I hope this is the last quote we see from this rather muddled…[Read more]

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 5 months ago

    It’s a pity that the question itself is flawed.

    “What is the person’s religion?”

    This is akin to asking “What is your favourite opera?”. It makes the assumption that you have one. A better, and less leading format would be:

    Do you have a religion? YES/NO

    If YES, please choose from the following list…

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 5 months ago

    If you are not enjoying life – or striving to enjoy life – you are not living your life.

    This is something a preacher might say – deep and “meaningful” but empty of information. If you are not enjoying life, that’s sad, but it hardly allows you a release from living your life.

    Enjoyment doesn’t exist for its own sake; you exist for your…

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  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    In a first-of-its kind study, scientists from ASU School of Life Sciences have found that a majority of professors teaching biology in Arizona universities do not believe that helping students accept the theory of evolution is an instructional goal. In fact, a majority of study participants say their only goal is to help students understand…

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  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 6 months ago

    I’m not sure what I would call myself or even if I wish to apply a label to myself. I refuse to call myself atheist since I would never define myself in terms of what I don’t believe. It is still a belief system centered round the concept of a God. …

    This is all rather silly. If you believe in a god, you are a theist, whether you choos…[Read more]

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    “There is not a damn thing wrong with you being an theist. So don’t apologize for it. When people you care about act as if you’ve wounded them by not believing in God an by telling them about it, it can be painful to deal with.

    I know I’m starting to sound like a stuck record, but why doesn’t the person who posts these paragraphs ever proof…[Read more]

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Phil,

    You’re right. All of the above.

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 7 months ago

    Think of north as the direction of less harm and south as more harm.
    (No offense to my friends in Australia, Brazil, and South Africa! If you live below the equator, then head south.)

    Can someone explain to me why this person wants those of us who live in the Southern Hemisphere to live more harmful and less moral lives? How can we…[Read more]

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    Ted #24 Mar 23, 2016 at 12:47 pm
    The will to survive is so strong in humans, they invented religion to give them everlasting life. This universe has been mapped for 200 light years in every direction, by NASA. So far, no pearly gate was found.

    Eh? 200 light years is just our very close neighbourhood. Mapping of the universe (and not…[Read more]

  • Macropus posted a new activity comment 4 years, 8 months ago

    The last sentence makes no sense. Should “through” be “though”?

    If this is yet another typo, there are too many in these paragraphs of the week. Spelling checkers will not correct perfectly spelt mistakes.

  • Surely we should be free to express our opposition to any political, religious or philosophical cause. If Zionism is seen by UC as belief in Israel’s right to exist, why should that belief be protected from […]

  • Ahmad,

    “Terminology does not matter and I do not wish to entangle ourselves in the confusion of terminology…”

    This says it all. What does it matter if I use the word “evolution” when I mean “embryological […]

  • Ahmad’s long speech is rich in what Dan Dennett would call “deepities”. It is so full of confusions and misconceptions that the task of correction would be overwhelming. Here are just a few of many points that […]

  • Hello Ahmad.

    You seem to be arguing, with some conviction, that the theist is right in this hypothetical argument. I’m sure that Alan4discussion is happy to identify himself as an atheist. In the interests of […]

  • “It has been scientifically proves”

    ” there are more things in heave and death”

    “inaccurate belies ”

    This is witchcraft at work. Perfectly spelt New Age nonsense words thrown in to confuse and bewilder, a […]