Monday, December 31, 2007

Links: Intermarriage, Atheism, Ron Paul

  1. Orthodox Rabbi turned secular humanist defends interfaith marriages.
  2. Ask Metafilter: "Religion fulfills certain psychological needs. How do non-believers manage without it?"
  3. Ron Paul: "It's a theory, the theory of evolution, and I don't accept it as a theory."


Anonymous said...

But Paul respects your right to believe whatever you want about the creation of humanity, be it atheist or straight up 6 day genesis creationist. He would even want far great autonomy on the part of parents in their children's education so people can choose what they want.

Poe said...

Great links. Thanks JA.

Comrade Kevin said...

I wouldn't describe myself as religious, but certainly would I describe myself as spiritual. Clearly we all want to belong to something and feel a part of something and for me that's part of the experience, but it's more than that, too. If I just wanted the comfort of belonging, I'd join a gym.

Ultimately I think it comes down to your philosophy of life. You clearly have a well-defined moral philosophy which defines what you believe as do most people I know who identify as secular humanists. It's no different with me, though I call it by a different name.

Anonymous said...

If he had a scientific background, he would know that in science, a "theory" is as good as fact - it does not get any better. Why? Because I cannot definitively say that the universe is 15 billion years old - i can only say that with all the observations and testing and experiments to date, it all points to that.

Before it becomes a theory, it's a hypothesis.

If he is serious about being a president of this country, he'd better surround himself with people that know science.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

hm, fun blog there chap. A bit too political for my tastes, but I will pursue.


Orthoprax said...

Wow, that Ron Paul thing really surprises me. I wouldn't have guessed it.

I would question his integrity but he's said plenty of controversial stuff before without quibbling and he seems like a guy who says what he thinks.

Theresa said...

Although Ron Paul is a physician, he isn't really up on modern science. Like he is completely against genetically modified crops. Oh well, no one's perfect.

Anonymous said...

Funny how Einstein's "theory" of Natural Selection, as Paul correctly points out, can't tell you where a cell comes from.