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Moronic priest talks about atheism on Fox News

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Uploaded on Jun 26, 2007

This guy is simply laughable in his arguments. But what else to be expected on Fox News? Originally from One Good Move: http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive...

The most obvious case in this is his first point: atheism in it's weakest sense does not say there is not a god. Atheism is simply the lack of theistic belief. An atheist is not primarily a person who believes that a god does ~not~ exist, rather ~does not~ believe in the existence of a god. It's that simple. Atheists always leave open the possibility there is this weird cosmic thing-a-ma-jig, we simply demand some evidence before believing in such. None has come forward that hasn't been thoroughly refuted.

Suffer your atheism? What does this even mean? Oh, the simple declaration that the world makes more sense if god exists. Maybe in terms of "It's easier to teach, therefore is true." But even this is pathetic -- just try to give a coherent explanation of the Trinity. Oh yeah, LOADS of sense from Christianity.

As for atheism being elitist, I'm actually for that. What's wrong with being elitist, if you are trying to encourage people to join the elite rather than being exclusive? I somehow doubt that is what the priest was trying to convey.

Next, if this guy is going to idiotically claim the eye is an example of evidence for a creator, he obvious has NOT read The God Delusion, nor really anything on the creation debate in 10 years. Some examples:

"The anatomy of the human eye, in fact, shows anything but "intelligence" in its design. It is built upside down and backwards, requiring photons of light to travel through the cornea, lens, aqueous fluid, blood vessels, ganglion cells, amacrine cells, horizontal cells, and bipolar cells before they reach the light-sensitive rods and cones that transduce the light signal into neural impulses-- which are then sent to the visual cortex at the back of the brain for processing into meaningful patterns.

-Michael Shermer, Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design"

For more of this, see these videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ybWuc... -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=furcep...

And here: http://www.embl.org/aboutus/news/pres... -- http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CB...

"Geological reality?" Again, what does this mean? Geology is one of the major fields of study that fundamentally disprove the creationist world view. See here for such topics: http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/li...

The birth of a child? A biological reality. There's a miracle in this? It surely is a terrific thing, but I seem to recall that if something is utterly common, it's not a miracle. Not to mention Christianity's own insane confusion between the sanctity of life, and their utter disgust and contempt at the mechanism of how that's brought about (sex). Yet more "sense" from religion: can't even tell you what's sacred and what is profane without getting very confused.

90% of people believe in god -- so what? Routinely, around 30-40% of the American population says they believe the earth is 6-10,000 years old. 48% reject evolution -- http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17879317/...
41% of people think Iraq was linked to 9/11 (I wonder what the overlap is with Fox News viewers). Simply because something is popular does not make it true.

And if you think 90% of the US population being religious is reassuring, be afraid! The numbers are going down: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/paul0... -- http://scienceblogs.com/denialism/200...

A big reason why seems to be that each successive generation in America gets progressively more and more secular: http://thestoneoftear.blogspot.com/20...

How do you get 90% of Americans to agree on religion? When you indoctrinate them from a young age, it's quite simple.

List of transitional fossils: http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CC...

Fox News sues for the right to lie to you:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZkDik...

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