I’m not posting this one for you. I’m posting it for me. I’m selfish like that.
It’s a video of the greatest Christian apologist to ever debate as he takes on a chair. Mr. Doctor. William … Lane … CRAIG!!!
And that chair represents Richard Dawkins.
As William Lane Craig proves beyond a shadow of a doubt, he can prove the existence of Richard Dawkins as he sat on stage with him in the video above, just not in person, but in deified spirit.
Who else would believe that someone who isn’t there … is there … unless they already had a foundation of believing in something or someone who wasn’t there.
So don’t watch this video.
I have to post it here, so I can remember to watch it later.
Here’s a popular meme going around (click to enlarge).
It’s a photo that depicts the wreckage of a vehicle after a catastrophic accident. There appears to be dead people strewn bloodily throughout the car, except for one little boy who seems untouched.
The caption reads, “Share if u believe in God.”
Yes, I get why believers see this as a miracle. The miracle would be if all of the people inside were safe. Or if the accident didn’t happen in the first place. Or if the accident happened, and the car itself were untouched as well as the occupants.
This is a travesty, not a miracle, and it’s another reason why I don’t believe.
I’ve posted the meat of this clip before, but I think it’s necessary to repost it. This caller is a resilient mental gymnast. Despite failing and floundering several times, he keeps getting back up and traipsing along like a half-witted numbnuts.
There’s a part in the conversation when the caller bemoans that Matt has a smarter-than-thou attitude (much like most us atheists have). Around 8:35-ish, Matt says (paraphrased with my comments), I was a Christian for 25-plus years (meaning: I really believed that stuff and I thought I was smart then too). I didn’t get smarter. I gained more knowledge, and I decided to actually care whether or not my beliefs are true.”
The caller admits that the only reason he’s a Christian is because he was born to Christian parents (borderline Poe award) and then he admits that Christians should only point toward the parts of the Bible that make god out to be great.
If this kid is legit, he does an excellent job selling the side of belief that looks all colors of inferior.
Like Matt, I don’t think I’m smarter than anyone else. I am more realistic with my morality. I call a spade a spade. If I do wrong, I should receive the proper response, punishment, etc. for my crime or issue.
If I murdered someone, I can’t hide behind Christianity and say, “See … god forgave me and you should too.” If I committed adultery, I can’t hide behind supernatural forgiveness, and hope my friends and family ignores my indiscretions, because god said I’m forgiven.
That kind of mindset is harmful and full of shit.
What might you think?
This reporter reports the facts, nothing but the facts, so help her pussy … I mean, so help her god. I mean, just god, not her god. I mean, god’s not just, but he’s a big puss. No wait.
He’s a sourpuss and this reporter gives great head.
I meant, the Christian pussy god gives good … Damn, I mean, god, no pussy.
I am apprehensive about posting this video. It’s from a woman at The Amazing Meeting who asked other skeptics what their view of the best argument for god is.
The sound is shitty. The picture is uncorrected. There are some interesting answers intermittently, but none are great.
It seems like a good video to broadcast.
But I wish it were a little higher in production value.
About the video:
Robin Marie from An American Atheist asks TAM 9 participants what is the best argument they have ever heard for God. Featuring Lawrence Krauss, James Randi, Mr. Deity, Rebecca Watson and more!
This debate is apparently is from October 2007, but it was posted recently on reddit, and I thought I would repost it here. I found this written about it:
In Birmingham, Alabama, Professor Richard Dawkins and his Oxford University colleagueProfessor John Lennox engaged in a lively debate over what is arguably the most critical question of our time: the existence of God. The debate centered on Dawkins’ views as expressed in his best-seller, The God Delusion, and their validity over and against the Christian faith. Both presenters agreed to the format and topics of discussion.
Via StumbleUpon, I stopped at the blog Dogma Debate where David Smalley posted a top ten reasons I’m an atheist list. It’s a good list, and there were a couple that stood out. They were ones that I haven’t seen listed on other lists that I can remember.
1. If we truly had one creator speaking to prophets, it would do so consistently, not contradictory as thousands of different religions have proven.
6. If the Christian god created humans as sinners, how could it rightfully expect us to believe the corrupt messengers it has sent to teach us the way of life?
The comments on the blog are pretty funny.
I thought of you (naked) when I saw the list.