I have no time to be here  but I just read this quote, and thought I’d throw it out for consideration. 


What have ye to say? 



Imagine a world in which generations of human beings come to believe that certain films were made by God or that specific software was coded by him.  Imagine a future in which millions of our descendants murder each other over rival interpretations of Star Wars or Windows 98. Could anything — anything — be more ridiculous? And yet, this would be no more ridiculous than the world we are living in. -Sam Harris, author (1967-)


Hmmmm.


edited to add the rest of my thoughts that I didn’t have time for earlier:


I thought the first sentence was quite ironic.  His point was, I believe, that such things have the obvious signs of having been created by men.  Bingo!  I agree. 


And plants and animals, with their incredibly intricate workings, are obviously NOT created by men, but by the same reasoning, since they have a very definite, purposeful design, they certainly do point to a creator. 


That sentence just pretty much shoots his whole atheistic viewpoint in the foot, to my way of thinking.

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21 Responses to

  1. mamaglop says:

    Well, he seems to be trying to undermine the authority of scripture and focusing on the wars without considering the hospitals, feeding programs, medical missions and so forth. If he is referring to the rise of radical Islam, I still don’t think it is ridiculous, it’s much more sinister than that.

  2. mamaglop says:

    At least he’s not stuck in the notion that mankind is basically good, so there is room for him to consider the problem of sin and the need for a savior.

  3. homefire says:

    I thought the first sentence was quite ironic.  His point was, I believe, that such things have the obvious signs of having been created by men.  Bingo!  I agree. 
    And plants and animals, with their incredibly intricate workings, are obviously NOT created by men, but by the same reasoning, since they have a very definite, purposeful design, they certainly do point to a creator. 
    That sentence just pretty much shoots his whole atheistic idea in the foot, to my way of thinking.

  4. We truly do live in a ridiculous world. That much I will agree with. What is evil has become good. I’ve never heard of Sam Harris. 
    RYC: I think being raised Mennonite the book hit too close to home . Her writing of the one wife was demeaning I thought (but probably accurate). She was described as fat and quiet-“dissapearing into the background”. I think it was dejavu for me.

  5. fwren says:

    Oh how I would love to come and enjoy your snow ~ especially the chance to do some photography.  Our snow is almost gone again ~ it was only about an inch in the first place.  The wind was so brittle and cold yesterday ~ hard to want to look for photo ops.  Just want to stay in and hibernate.  Brrrr!  Don’t suppose we’ll ever have beautiful snow falling on a nice warm day, will we?  πŸ˜†

  6. Anonymous says:

    Homefire
    Not much to say on this post. Maybe a little too deep thinking for me right now. However, I am glad you are enjoying the items from my last post. :spinning: On my end it was just “copy & paste” after I found them. We are also enjoying them, as I too had never heard most of them. Sometimes we just need a chuckle.
    Gods Blessings!!

  7. ElizabethDNB says:

    very thought provoking!

  8. mamaglop says:

    RYC:  Thanks for the compliment!  -and thanks for the tip about the progesterone cream.  I’ll look into it.

  9. ShineOn1983 says:

    I’m very busy too, but somehow I always find time for this.
    We are coming to Michigan in just 1 and 1/2 more days!:) Maybe I’ll have an email from you when I get back.

  10. aj1965 says:

    Hi! Just stopping:wave: by!

  11. :yes::goodjob: I also concur with your conclusion.  If the author were to analyze himself, he’d also see that he’s shooting his atheism in the foot.
    RYC:  Yes, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH is an excellent book, an enjoyable read.  I put it back on my bookshelf, so it’s not right in front of me, but I’m pretty sure it’s an award winner of some type.  I’d say it’s geared for readers in the tween years (10-12?), but would definitely be enjoyed by younger readers.  The text itself would not be too difficult for a younger reader, but it is a fairly long book.  I think most older readers (except for jaded teenagers, perhaps,) would enjoy it too.  I re-read it myself after finding it at Goodwill recently. 

  12. ElizabethDNB says:

    RYC- You are giving me waaay too much credit.  I use a lot of library materials and make up very simple things to go with them.  Very simple stuff, not anything to be impressed with.  Put your hat back on.  And with math it is all about text books for me.  That stuff scares me!

  13. tagsfan says:

    RYC – Thanks! If you can at all, start writing stuff down yourself. It will be so worth it to you later. Something my family did was make videotapes of our older relatives. Once, we had it done professionally. After that, we would just sneak around and get the tape going, then start asking questions – so they were on “candid camera.” –Kerri

  14. RYC about the book —  Ooooohhh! πŸ˜† I did vaguely remember that there was one sequel to MF&RoNIMH, but I didn’t know about the other.  What are they called?  I can probably find them in my library and I’d love to read them.
    Regarding the other book.  Yes, it was pretty good.  I read one some time ago called “In Plain Sight: The Elizabeth Smart story”, which was the story from her uncle’s perspective.  This one is written by her parents, which is of course even more first hand.  It’s very Mormon-esque, but that is understandable since they are strong Mormons, (but might offend someone not prepared to read quotes from what they refer to as another scripture.)  It did not offer much more in terms of information or details about the incident itself.  In fact, the first book actually had a lot more details about the timeline of the event, describing how she was first held in the woods above her own home, the time they moved to California, etc.  Basically, if you are interested in the details (all non-graphic) of what happened, read the first book.  If you’re interested in reading it from a parent’s perspective, read “Bringing Elizabeth Home.”

  15. ajhollis says:

    So how do I take your comment?? Were you criticizing me or the way I see myself or were you criticizing yourself?? I do how self image issues I am sure but I didn’t think I looked that bad sheeesh!! I don’t like most of my photo’s and I think you were just agreeing about the same thing in yourself. No worries anyways!lol

  16. Anonymous says:

    Just stopping by to stay hello!

  17. Jus’ sayin’ hey…….:wave:

  18. fwren says:

    Thank you so MUCH, ma’am!  Your opinion means a lot to me ~ appreciate the compliment.  :love:

  19. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the comment.  Can you tell some of have been snow deprived? πŸ˜†  As for the music, it’s kinda hard to decide just which song to use!  I REALLY   like  Jars of Clay’s version of  “Be Thou My Vision.”  πŸ˜‰

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