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Response to trotsky (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. Reminds me of my favorite Sam Harris quotation:

 

“The president of the United States has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive.”


If someone were to come in to Religion and post a wonderfully heartwarming story about seeing an angel and it told them to love their Grandma and they did and then she died the next week and without the angel they never would have reconnected with G'ma in time, I couldn't count on both hands the number of people that would respond with how wonderful a story that was. Make that angel ONJ and have it tell you to kill someone and all of a sudden that person's insane. At least you, me, and the other atheists are consistent that we don't buy ANY of them.

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