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Oh dear... a young earth creationist senator! A slimy, evasive one too. How embarassing for my adopted homeland.
What a moronic panel. RDs frustration is understandable.I just wish he countered the "sacrifice" of Jesus by pointing out that it instead was scapegoating.
'Wouldn't it (afterlife) be tedious after the first thousand years."Bravo, Richard. I've waited for years for some one to reiterate this most obvious point.
Religion always seem rediculous when described without the familiar names and I think it's very important to remember when debating the topic. What should also be remembered is to drop the A word when atheism comes into question.Dawkins' point about atheism not being a motivator would've been as powerful as his description of Christian doctrine, if he only used a description instead of the title. Saying 'lack of a belief' or 'not believing' instead of 'atheism', whould've been a much better way to conclude the response of "ideology is what motivate people [...] things that people believe as a matter of faith".
Kind of made me sad to be an Australian watching the panel, I wonder what Dawkins thought...I'd love to see Hitchens on this panel, though. Dawkins is always relatively calm and collected, although he got frustrated with the idiocy there. Hitchens on the other hand never holds back and would have easily given it to them...
Dawkins was on great form here.
Is this Steven Fielding guy for real? People actually elected this guy? I think if you actually analysed all of the things he said, you could come up with a mathematical formula to show that he in fact didn't say a single thing. He double talked and back tracked every question to the point where he didn't answer anything.
Dawkins argues better than he usually does in debates.
that's because they're politicians
to be fair,i don't think that the fact that he was a creationist when elected makes a difference- as long as his decisions aren't based upon that belief,all's good
It does make a difference. It is a strong indicator that he is not capable of rational thought and is mentally deficient. People like this are incapable of making decisions without being influenced by their bizarre beliefs. Such a person should be disqualified from holding public office.