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Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by JoshF
wasnt jesus communist or socialist?
His teachings certianly were..... so doesnt that make him an athiest under with the logic used by masses of idiots?
New England differed from its mother country, where nothing in English statute required schoolmasters or the literacy of children. With the possible exception of Scotland, the Puritan model of education in New England was unique. John Winthrop in 1630 had claimed that the society they would form in New England would be "as a city upon a hill;" and the colony leaders would educate all. These were men of letters, had attended Oxford or Cambridge, and communicated with intellectuals all over Europe; and in 1636 they founded the school that shortly became Harvard College.
Originally posted by SisyphusRide
Science was born of Religious philosophy...
Originally posted by rom12345
I can understands Dawkin's desire to debunk religion as false and dangerous confabulations, but not his need to rule out the possibility of God.
He seems to be of the position, that because it is possible there is no God, therefore God does not exist.
This I find arrogant and inherently closed minded. To prove or disprove the existence of God, one would need to know the properties of God, this is where both religious folk, and the likes of Dawkins are very presumptuous.edit on 9-2-2012 by rom12345 because: (no reason given)