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Rrhain
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Message 16 of 34 (448503)
01-13-2008 8:30 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by johnfolton
01-10-2008 4:52 PM


Tim writes about Anthony Flew:

quote:
It likely a must read by atheists to try to understand how one of the foremost atheists on the planet could recant atheism.

Hold your horses there, Tim. Flew doesn't believe in god the same way you do. He's pretty much a Deist in conceptualization: God got it started and then abandoned creation. As he said:

"I'm quite happy to believe in an inoffensive inactive god".

Flew rejects god as a source of either evil or good, claims there is no afterlife, rejects the "fine tuning" claim of creationists, and has actually recanted his recantation:

"I now realize that I have made a fool of myself by believing that there were no presentable theories of the development of inanimate matter up to the first living creature capable of reproduction."

He's not exactly the paragon of theism you make him out to be.


Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

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Rrhain
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From: San Diego, CA, USA
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Message 19 of 34 (448550)
01-13-2008 10:57 PM
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01-13-2008 10:52 PM


Re: Random acts of moderation - References for those quotes, please
References:

I now realize that I have made a fool of myself by believing that there were no presentable theories of the development of inanimate matter up to the first living creature capable of reproduction.

A letter to Richard Carrier from December 2004.

I'm quite happy to believe in an inoffensive inactive god

An interview with Duncan Crary of Humanist Network News from December 2004.


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Rrhain
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Posts: 6349
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Message 21 of 34 (448579)
01-14-2008 2:13 AM
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01-14-2008 1:23 AM


Re: The apparent online source of the quotes
Um...I didn't get them from there, I don't use Wikipedia as a reference. It isn't reliable.


Rrhain

Thank you for your submission to Science. Your paper was reviewed by a jury of seventh graders so that they could look for balance and to allow them to make up their own minds. We are sorry to say that they found your paper "bogus," specifically describing the section on the laboratory work "boring." We regret that we will be unable to publish your work at this time.

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