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Hi Scott and Joe.
Sorry Scott, your original messge dosínt appear to have come through, so i
will try an answer via Joes composite.
>Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 22:18:28 -0800
From: "Joe Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Re:
>"Scott Chase" <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org Re: Date: Tue,
05 Feb 2002 18:12:49 -0500
>>From: "Steve Drew" <email@example.com>
>>Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2002 22:31:47 +0000
>>Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 15:38:32 -0000
>>From: Vincent Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: RE: Islam's Captive Women
>>†††††† <Atheism. It is impossible. to my mind, to prove or disprove
>>existence of god, so Atheism is a religion of sorts. This does not
>>>sociobiologists from from asssigning *roles*† :-)>
>>†††††† >Atheism means the absence of religious belief, it is in no way
>>equivalent to or the same as a religion.† Atheists do not share moral
>>ethical codes, do not share attitudes towards things like race and
>>etc. as a result of their being atheists.<
Do hindus, Monotheists and animists? atheism falls under the definiotion of
religion as it cannot to my mind be irrefutably proven, and therefore
requires an element of belief.
>>I was not aware that religions had the same shared attitudes etc.
>>†††††† >Religions claim that it is impossible to prove or disprove the
>>existence of god, and that in itself is a reason to reject them- they
>>the notion of falsifiability, and therefore their assertions are
>>Religions do reject the notion of falsifiability, but not the proof of
>>existence. "except by faith" etc is their proof, which i agree is not
>>scientific. If you do have a proof of gods non existance, i would love
>>know as there are always god botherers around i would like to upset.
for some dandy ones.<
If my reading list gets any longer, i shall have to quit the list just to
finish it :- ) Thanks anyway.
>>meant by atheism having anti women components was as i said, that
>>the reductionist sociobiological bent force roles upon males and
>>with the females copping for the worst of it.
>Sociobiology takes a stance on the evolutionary bases of behavior. I
>see a necessary relevance for existence/non-exitence of a deity or
>in sociobiology. There isn't a likely one to one correpondence between
>sociobiology and atheism. Some atheists might not agree with
>and it could be possible for some sort of theistic evolutionist to
>with the tenets of sociobiology.<
Very true. A point i've put in a post to Vincent
>>One of my tutors pointed out that agnosticism may be the best choice -
>>may or may not exist, but i will worry about it† only when he knocks
>I prefer agnosticism to atheism, the latter tending to take a stronger
>stance on the existence of a deity.
As ive metioned before, can we come up with some convention which avoids
multiple replies. I feel like Custer when i count the arrows. - Aw S***
:-) ie avoid the *reply to * and do alittle *cut and paste* instead?
All ty[ing erroras are due to the presence of my cat Freddy (on my lap and
keyboard) as his way of protesting at my neglect of my primary duty to fuss
him due to reading the list. We dont own cats, were their tin openers, door
openers, and all that lies beyond the reach of a strong right paw.
BTW Wade was the fetid dingos kindeys a reference to Douglas Adams, a it
rings a bell?
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