Please read pt. 1 here.
And, to help you keep track, TERRY the atheist's comments are BOLD while my comments are italic.
Actually , many species survive by cooperating with each other. Ants for example. The Human race is no different in that respect. Where we are different is our ability to make moral judgements. Are you saying that you only accept that philosophicaly if there is a supernatural being who orders things? why?
and ,please excuse the hyperbole, How do you have the audacity to suggest that you know the mind of the creator of the universe? oh , that book again lol
Ridicule is not a compelling form of argument.
Using logic and reason to investigate the universe makes the MOST sense if the universe is ordered and logical. Why use logic to investigate something that happened randomly?
Sorry for the delay in replying. My 8-wk-old son is in the hospital. Doctors can't figure out what's wrong. Any prayers you can offer would be appreciated. :-)
hi mwest. sorry to hear about your son. I hope he gets well soon.
ps logic and rationality have got us a long way my friend. Dont be too quick to dismiss them , in favour of what? superstition?
good to hear from you
THEN, some other person wrote:
Which Christian Ethic you like best:
Lying about it?
And TERRY responded:
THEN a fourth guy wrote:
that is a cheap shot. joseph stalin was an atheist. just because lots of priests are perverts and monsters does not mean christian ethics are wrong. I would keep my kids away from the church because I think it is bad for their mental health to be exposed to too many freaks at a young age. this superstition taints us all.
Neither "Christianity" nor atheists have a monopoly on rape or falsehood. I put "Christianity" in quotes since the teachings of Christ specifically forbid that behavior. Christian ethics, in my opinion, have the most thoughtful and reasoned approach to explain why that is evil. [Terry]: did you just defend Christianity from a cheap shot? :-) Who says miracles are impossible? :-) Thanks for your concern for my son, who is home now and out of danger.
the implication is that my comments are cheap . How could you be so mean? I forgive you tho glad he is ok
OK - enough of that side track. Back to the A+ conversation. (Do the British say A+?)
[Terry]: We both agree that logic and reason are useful. The question I'd like to ask is "Why is that so?" It seems that a universe which is purposeless and random shouldn't be investigated by logic and reason.
The more design and purpose the universe has, the better it is to investigate it with logic and reason. Does that make sense?
Wow. A civilized debate on Youtube comments. I think hell just froze over.