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|Quote (k.e.. @ Sep. 18 2009,11:54)|
|Quote (FloydLee @ Sep. 18 2009,18:13)|
|Actually, another way of looking at Ricky Gervais' story (in a more chronological fashion) is that (if he received no exposure at all to evolution prior to losing his faith) is that he made an immature (8 years old), irrational decision.|
(After all, exactly how does one's brother asking 'why do you believe in God' followed by Mom's shushing up said brother, rationally add up to a warrant for believing in atheism?)
In this case, a child made a tragic, unsupported decision to disbelieve in God. Yet, as Gervais himself makes clear, that decision to jump into atheism did NOT rationally satisfy him -- he was aware that his atheism wasn't by itself providing any reason for his existence.
He could have said (in age-appropriate language), "My athiesm has failed to offer me a reason for being, for my existence, therefore I honestly don't have a rational warrant for hanging on to such a belief." No intellectual fulfillment was being provided.
But nope. EVOLUTION becomes his savior. Evolution becomes the glue that reinforces his atheism in place, blinding him to his need to abandon it.
Btw, just like atheism, evolution didn't give him any reason for existence either -- but as you see from his remarks, NOW he's been anesthestized (via evolution) and no longer cares about that question which used to be important to find an answer to.
He's slid so far down via his comforting evolution-belief that he "no longer need a reason for his existence, only a reason to live."
Evolution has thus robbed him of his motivation to move past his tragic irrational decision made when he was merely 8 years old, a decision which has placed his soul in jeopardy.
So here you can see that same sort of evolution-greases-the-slide action taking place in yet another life.
Again, by itself, that doesn't prove evolution's incompatibility with Christianity.
But added up with all the others, it shows that Christians have a REAL problem (affecting real people) on their hands with that incompability issue, and that it's necessarily to consider the issue very seriously.
And yet another way of looking at it is that FL is a talentless twit and mentioning Gervais somehow makes FL in his own mind less of one.
Face it FL as a shoe salesman you suck.
You, Sir, are no Al Bundy.
You're obviously illiterate as hell. Peach, bro.-FtK
Finding something hard to believe based on the evidence, is science.-JoeG
the odds of getting some loathsome taint are low-- Gordon E Mullings Manjack Heights Montserrat
I work on molecular systems with pathway charts and such.-Giggles