Although we'd all prefer to entrust our lives to a
Boeing 747 complete with all its myriad parts in
perfect working order, a plane that has lost even
major pieces of equipment, like one or two of its
engines, can still fly. - Richard Dawkins
On Jun 29, 5:03 pm, BroilJAB <DesignDen...@wmconnect.com> wrote:
> Although we'd all prefer to entrust our lives to a
> Boeing 747 complete with all its myriad parts in
> perfect working order, a plane that has lost even
> major pieces of equipment, like one or two of its
> engines, can still fly. - Richard Dawkins
No 747 without a Wright Flyer 70 years before it.
Successful designs, like species, are the
product of a long line of evolutionary change.
> If you atheists only BELIEVE hard enough
> in the evolution fantasy, then anything is
> possible to your imagination.
Imagination is just that, imagination. It enables us to create, but does not establish objective reality.
If I believe the Earth is flat, as everyone once did, that would still be incorrect - though religious nutcases like you might want to torture or kill me for my knowledge because it denies their fantasies.
See what RELIGION does to peoples' minds?
Adults no longer believe in the Tooth Fairy - but they still torture and kill each other over ancient myths and superstitions.
"We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell." --- Karl Popper
"When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called Religion."
--- Robert M. Pirsig
Either God wants to abolish evil and cannot, or he can but does not want to. If he wants to but cannot he is impotent. If he can but does not want to, he is wicked. If he neither can nor wants to, then he is both powerless and wicked.
--- Epicurus, Greek philosopher, circa 300 B.C.
"Act of God" disasters like the Japanese earthquake expose the myth. Either God can do nothing to stop catastrophes like this, or he doesn't care to, or he doesn't exist. He is thus either impotent, evil, or imaginary.
--- CNN Belief Blog, 3-20-11
"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
--- Steven Weinberg, quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999
"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful."
--- Seneca the Younger (4? BC - 65 AD)
"Religion once ruled the world. It was called the Dark Ages." --- Ruth Green.
"Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings." ---
"I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose." ---
"As my ancestors are free from slavery, I am free from the slavery of religion." --- Butterfly McQueen
"Religion was invented when the first con-man met the first fool." - Mark Twain
"Faith is believing what you know ain't so." --- Mark Twain
"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction." --- Richard Dawkins