Who Knew Global Development Trends Could Be Fun?

21 08 2008

Global development illustrated. This very intriguing (albeit slightly long) video takes a novel approach towards data display and makes a strong case that the world is trending well in many respects. Well worth your time to watch.

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I Do Enjoy A Good Nutty Christian Argument Now And Again

31 07 2008

Richard Aberdeen thrust this very friendly and non-confrontational argument onto another blog I’ve been known to frequent.

So, you’re an atheist? Bullshit.

Try to scientifically refute this…

The problem with trusting in Richard Dawkins is, he’s not a real scientist. No real scientist would ever say there is no God, because of three very specific scientific reasons noted below. If Dawkins doesn’t know if there is a God, then he say so; otherwise, he’s plainly just a liar and a fraud:

1) There is no evidence that there is no God, thus it is scientifically irrational to say so.

2) There is no known evidence that any object or substance has ever come into being by it’s own volition, without something else apart from that object or substance, being involved in the process.

3) There is no evidence that anything in motion has ever come to be in motion by itself, without something else first causing it to be put in motion. (Quite obviously, Socrates, Newton and Einstein, who all three believed in God, could argue circles around Dawkins, as can also, any grade school child with half a brain.)

Thus, the entire position of Richard Dawkins is scientifically, fundamentally flawed to the core. There is no such thing as “science” that is not based on evidence.

Nobody knows exactly who or exactly how, the pyramids in Egypt came to be as we can observe them today. Richard Dawkins and every other scientist, archaeologist and human being with half a brain, just assumes that someone designed and built them. This is because, all known evidence and human experience indicates that someone did.

And much more so, all known evidence and human experience by default, indicates there is a Creator or Creators. Thus, the correct scientific position is, there is a Creator or Creators until someone can prove otherwise, just as A squared plus B squared is true regarding isosceles triangles, until someone can prove otherwise and, just as the pyramids of Egypt are a product of design until someone can prove otherwise.

Anyone who pretends there is no Creator is complete liar, an obvious charlatan and a fraud, no matter how many Oxford degrees they may or may not honestly possess.

And you think George Bush is a moron; he’s only a beginner ! ! !

Well he really gave it to us atheists didn’t he? I don’t know what I could possibly say to refute such a well reasoned position. I’m very nearly persuaded but I felt that I needed to ask him a few more questions before I could turn over a new leaf and devote my life to Christ.

Richard,

1) There is also no evidence that there is no Flying Spaghetti Monster, thus it is scientifically irrational to say so. Are you asserting the positive belief in his tasty goodness? (In His name, Ramen)

2) If there is no known evidence that any object or substance has ever come into being by it’s own volition, without something else apart from that object or substance, being involved in the process…then can you explain where your amazingly powerful and complex God came from?

3) I was going to repeat your point again here I’m honestly not really sure what you’re talking about. If it makes you feel better I’ll concede that while something obviously happened at the beginning of the universe I for one am willing to admit that we don’t know for sure what it was (yet). But if I may ask, do you mean to suggest to me that people thousands of years ago who thought the world was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth already figured it out? Really?!

You ought not be ragging on George Bush’s lack of intelligence too forcefully there my friend.

Super J

I do hope he writes back to fill me in with his God given insights and Christ like patience. I visited his blog as well to invite a reply so here’s hoping he’ll accept my invitation.