GI, the mistake was mine, again, my difficulty in transferring my thoughts to words. to sum up my feelings:
- there is no god
- religion is a terrible thing
- if you choose to believe in god, it is your own perrogative (sp?)
- your belief should not be exercised publicly
in my posts, i may have contradicted myself in various places, so that is my stance.
GG:I never said i was not repetitive (did i?) because i certainly am. when i am (i think) the only one in this forum arguing my position, and everyone else uses similar arguments, its going to happen (similar in that many points are repeated by different posters, i try to address them each time)
It absolutely matters that he is a layman. he isnt arguing, in that post, a matter of faith or religion, but of science. read his post, he talks about variances in atoms, and amino acids. that is a discussion of science. i am not prepared to accept his opinion on that, unless i hear a source, because that is an empirical (well, mostly empirical) issue.
if you are going to question my right to argue religion because i am an atheist, than you dont seem to understand the topic of this thread.