Video on Atheism
Posted: 09 September 2006 08:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is one of the most powerful videos I’ve ever seen on atheism. Why? Because its message is so simple and direct.

Excellent work! I advise you all to take a look.

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Posted: 14 September 2006 04:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There was one error in the video that I can see. Charles Schulz creator of the comic strip Peanuts was a devote Christian. How his name got on the atheist list is beyond me.

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Posted: 14 September 2006 04:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Huh, interesting issue. Perhaps the issue comes from the sort of information we find here ... look at “Religious Themes” where it says:

“By the late 1980s he told one of his biographers (Rheta Grimsley Johnson, 1989) that he identified with Secular Humanism.”

Haven’t read the bio, so can’t confirm this. (I also know next to nothing about Schulz).

Thanks for raising the question, though. If anyone knows more, please post away.

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Posted: 14 September 2006 04:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I only post this because I knew Schulz and his family personally. I being a fellow cartoonist who met him several times at our National Cartoonists Society conventions, he was pretty free and vocal about his devotion. Very often one can find passages in his strips that quote scripture.

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Posted: 14 September 2006 04:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Does it sound reasonable that he would tell his biographer that he identified with Secular Humanism in the late 1980s?

I mean, was he open about his devotion then as well? Or was this at an earlier time?

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Posted: 14 September 2006 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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That’s a good video.  Really drives its point home, and raises eyebrows when it bombards you with all the famous freethinkers (I had no idea all those actors were on our side!  Their publicists are probably going nuts over this video :wink: )

I especially like the prison percentage stats, and I was unaware of the divorce study.

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Posted: 15 September 2006 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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And I had no idea the Buffet and his buddy Bill someone were both unbelievers.
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Posted: 15 September 2006 05:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I should add another that most people don’t realize: Andrew Carnegie.

Not sure if Buffett and Gates are full-fledged atheists, but they are certainly not traditional church-goers in any sense.

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Posted: 15 September 2006 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Who is the fellow who gives the annual million dollar prize to the person who finds facts that prove the truth of the bible?
I know that is an approximation. I hope someone knows who I mean.
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Posted: 15 September 2006 06:00 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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John Templeton has his “ Templeton Prize ”, if that’s what you’re thinking of.

It claims to be a prize “For Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities”.

Soooo many questions about this one. First of all, “progress toward”? So you don’t need to show any real results.

“Research OR discoveries”? So you don’t need to show any real discoveries, just research.

“Spiritual RealitieS”? So there is more than one sort of “spiritual reality” apparently. Huh?

Templeton also bankrolled the recent study into the effectiveness of “intercessionary prayer” on human illness . NB: the article I cited says that their publication “Science and Theology News” also gets funded by Templeton.

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Posted: 16 September 2006 07:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Where is this “video on atheism” that you are talking about?

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Posted: 16 September 2006 09:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Mary Ann sometime Doug is tricky with his links. Click on the word “here” in the first sentence of his initial post.
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Posted: 18 September 2006 12:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Sorry, didn’t mean to be tricky. Any of the words in my posts that are blue are clickable.

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Posted: 18 September 2006 02:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Yes it was the Templeton Prize I was thinking of, do you think he’d consider giving one to us (you, me and any others of our buds from the forums pages) if we decide to investigate some such thing as early subjects of Christian worship?
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Posted: 18 September 2006 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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[quote author=“jimmiekeyes”]Yes it was the Templeton Prize I was thinking of, do you think he’d consider giving one to us (you, me and any others of our buds from the forums pages) if we decide to investigate some such thing as early subjects of Christian worship?
J

LOL  LOL

I seriously doubt it.

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Posted: 18 September 2006 01:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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AWWWWWW DRAT and I had the money already spent.!!
J

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