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Old 06-03-2009, 01:30 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Rev7 View Post
Was that really necessary?
Originally Posted by Totenkopf View Post
Actually, his opinion wasn't necessary, nor was it topical. It was merely an opportunistic slap at theists.
I disagree. I think it was an opportunistic slap at poor critical thought.

And I think it *is* necessary to point out that an a priori acceptance of religious superstition over empiricism and scientific observation is just plain silly. If someone wants to publicly post his/her superstitions in a debate forum, he/she should be prepared to defend those superstitions rationally and have the silliness objectified.

That the statement is a "slap at theists" is wrong. Completely and utterly. There are plenty of theists who are also "right thinking" when it comes to science and reality. There is simply no good reason to accept believe the planet was "created" according to the biblical myth or according to any other ancient myth.

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