References and Further Reading 1. Introduction The word "time" has several meanings.
The God Delusion Chapter 2: Unfortunately, like so many other atheists, he picks out the easy targets with blinders fully engaged, to avoid having to deal with any serious challenges to his beliefs.
Yes, I did use the "b" word, since Dawkins actively promotes the belief that there is no God hence the title and that atheists should "come out" of the closet and exhibit abundant "atheist pride.
Instead of writing a real introduction about "the God hypothesis," Dawkins immediately launches into a long list of the supposed faults of Yahweh, including, "jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
Of course, there are no attempts to substantiate any of the claims by giving examples. In fact, atheists love to point out examples where God judges those who do evil as if we humans would never stoop so low to do such things by making laws, having police, judges and jails. How dare God judge evil!
This book will advocate an alternative view: Creative intelligences, being evolved, necessarily arrive late in the universe, and therefore cannot be responsible for designing it. God, in the sense defined, is a delusion; Well, if one assumes that everything is contingent upon the universe, then, of course, God is a delusion.
It is Dawkins who is delusional if he thinks he can define God differently from Christianity and then claim that he has disproved His existence. Included is a random quotes from The Catholic Encyclopedia, the now defunct charity laws of England and Scotland that used to discriminate against polytheism, and a The Catholic Encyclopedia quote about the Trinity.
For those who want to know, the Trinity is the doctrine that God is one in essence consisting of three persons. Although logically impossible for three dimensional human beings to exist as three persons, such a feat is logically possible in just one extra dimension see The Extradimensional Nature of God.
Dawkins then goes on another two page rant against Roman Catholicism, many complaints against which evangelical Christians would agree e.
Apparently, Dawkins thinks God should not be concerned with our sexual perversions. It would be good to know which of these sexual restrictions Dawkins himself has actually participated in! However, he did write the greatest theological treatise of all time in the Book of Romans. So, Paul of Tarsus is not the founder of Christianity Jesus isbut merely clarified the teachings of the Bible as no other Bible author ever has.
For more information, see the page, Did Paul Invent Christianity? In fact, Christianity spread throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Europe at a time when it was severely persecuted by the Roman Empire, which controlled the entire area. The cause of this expansion, whether it be natural or supernatural, exists outside the bounds of detectable space-time.
So, yes, there is an "outside" the universe. The God of Judaism and Christianity does not just "perhaps" exist outside the universe, but quite explicitly cannot be contained by even the outer reaches of the universe.
Dawkins himself is currently in his third marriage, being divorced twice. The idea that God is a cosmic killjoy, intent on denying us pleasure and good things, is not new to humanity. In fact, this ploy is the exact one Satan used on Eve in the garden of Eden to convince her to eat of the forbidden fruit.
In his exchange with Eve, Satan indicated that God was a liar and that He just wanted to keep something good the fruit from her, saying, "God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Secularism, the Founding Fathers and the religion of America The section concerned with the founding father and religion of the United States seems out-of-place.
However, it is clear that Dawkins is deeply disturbed that "the United States, founded in secularism" is now one of the most religious nations in the world. First he attributes the religiosity to the large number of immigrants who see the "church as a kind of kin-substitute on alien soil.
What Dawkins fails to notice is that in a free market buyers cannot only select their goods, but are free to ignore goods that do not suit them. It is the very fact that Americans embrace religious belief in a free market that disturbs Dawkins so much.
Dawkins quoting out-of-context Dawkins goes on to quote several founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, who made statement against the religion of their time.
John Adams is quoted as saying, "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean hell. No wonder he left out the part where Adams said the world would be "hell" "without religion.
It is the religion of reason, equity, and love; it is the religion of the head and the heart.Also, “it starts to look like me and the feminists” should be “looks like I”. And “untitled” doesn’t really make sense.
And if biology is a hard science, it’s . developing hypotheses & research questions shalini prasad ajith rao eeshoo rehani research methods september 18th developing hypothesis and research questions.
A hypothesis is a tentative, testable answer to a scientific question.
Once a scientist has a scientific question she is interested in, the scientist reads up to find out what is already known on the topic. Many beliefs about obesity persist in the absence of supporting scientific evidence (presumptions); some persist despite contradicting evidence (myths).
The promulgation of unsupported beliefs may. A research hypothesis is the statement created by researchers when they speculate upon the outcome of a research or experiment.
(tranceformingnlp.com) —These days, getting a Ph.D. is probably the last thing you want to do if you are out to revolutionize the world. If, however, what you propose is an idea, rather than a .