[LINK] atheism

Frank O'Connor foconnor at ozemail.com.au
Thu Mar 1 16:49:16 AEDT 2007

At 10:02 PM +1100 on 28/2/07 you wrote:
>Rick wrote:
>Let's not overlook Dawkins epic "The God Delusion"
>which he uses as a platform to promote Atheisim Liberation.
>After reading this atheism seems the only option.
>Although, of course, I've always had my doubts about the
>existence of gawd.

Yo Rick,

I'm a dyed in the wool atheist (Class 7 in Dawkin's terminology) but 
didn't find Dawkins book very convincing or impressive.

Perhaps because he always tried to put a Darwinian/evolutionary 
biology slant into all his arguments. Perhaps because like many 
others who debate on religion they over-complexify their positions. 
Perhaps because like the other side he tended to instance everything 
... maybe defensively, maybe deliberately ... who knows?

He glossed over other aspects of science, basically ran from the 
various quantuum contradictions (which would have helped his argument 
no end), and persisted with a rather tired reductionist methodology 
(and logic) which doesn't really apply in the Quantum soup for a tad 
too long.

There are plenty of logical arguments for God's non existence ... but 
I suppose the only one which counts is "Hey, I'm saying he doesn't 
exist - I have NOTHING to prove. You on the other hand ..." Throw the 
ball back in the opposition's court.

And finally ... I can't for the life of me see why anybody should so 
virulently oppose that by which of their own admission they concede 
doesn't exist. I mean ... logically, what is the point?

Just my 2 cents worth ...


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