Richard Dawkins on Q&A March 2010

Richard Dawkins on Q&A (1/6)
Richard Dawkins on Australian TV show "Q&A". 


Richard Dawkins on Q&A (3/6)
In This Video: A silly question is put to R. Dawkins, "What about no absolute morality among atheists?"

Richard Dawkins on Q&A (4/6)
OMITTED PART 5/6 of the series, because it drifts completely away from the religious talk.

 The video AUTOSTARTS @3:45 to bypass non-religious, political talk. 

Father Barron on atheists and hell

In This Video: Fr. Barron says, “Science is not very good at determing ultimate meaning.”

Dobbie’s Comment: Fr. Barron gibbers! There's no claim that science is good at determining ulitmate meaning.

Also In This Video: Fr. Barron says, “Catholicism, Christianity have been hijacked and used sometimes for very bad purposes by Christians themselves. But that in itself does not undermine the validity of the message.”

Dobbie’s Comments: Now let me get this straight. Christian doctrine claims that the Holy Spirit indwells Christians, but Fr. Barron says “Christianity has been hijacked and used sometimes for very bad purposes by Christians themselves. But that in itself does not undermine the validity of the message.” Okay, then I say atheism has been hijacked and used atheism sometimes for very bad purposes. But that in itself does not undermine the validity of atheism.

Fr. Barron comments on Is Hell Crowded or Empty?
Fr. Barron comments on Is Hell Crowded Or Empty?

In This Video: Fr. Barron shares his ignorance, and says, “Atheism is the opiate of the masses. … [Atheists,] stop taking the drug that dulls your sensitivity to the very deepest longing of your heart. It’s religion that says stop taking the drug and wake up.”


In This Video: Fr. Barron squares the circle! Says God’s commanding atrocities in the Bible is to be read in a more moralizing way. “How do we read [about atrocities commanded by God]? Do we say, Well, this is God’s way of approving of violence? No, read it finally in light of Christ. Don’t read it as straighforward history. Don’t read it as na├»ve cosmology. Read it with spiritual eyes.”
Dobbie’s Comments: Well, the majority of Christians and churches interpret the Bible in its literal sense. But Fr. Barron says they mustn’t. So I say they shouldn't read the New Testament as “straightforward history” either.



The trouble with atheism (Rod Liddle)

The Trouble with Atheism (1 of 7)



In This Video: “The importance of Darwin to atheists cannot be overstated. … I’m pretty sure that sooner or later Darwin’s theory will be superceded.” 

Dobbie’s Comment: Darwin isn't a sacred text for atheists, but they may draw on Darwin, and modern cosmology, and geological dating. Other modern science fields, too. It's only normal! 


 The Trouble with Atheism (6 of 7)

 The Trouble with Atheism (7 of 7)

Robert M. Price exposes apologist W.L. Craig

Robert M Price exposes William Lane Craig - Pt 1/2
Dobbie’s Comments: W.L. Craig frequently speaks on his five proof arguments for the existence of God: they include the argument for the historical accuracy of the resurrection of Jesus. However, others say these key arguments have a subjective side. Craig will say his are the most reasonable. He doesn’t ask you if his are reasonable, he tells you his are.


In this video: A sample of one of WLC’s key “scientific” arguments for the existence of a Designer God.

Daniel Dennett onWilliam Lane Craig
In this video: Dennett says, “There are counter-intuitive things in quantum mechanics that cannot be interpreted yet.”

W.L. Craig refers to the Muslim philosopher Al-Ghazali (AD 1058-1111), who argued that the universe had a beginning in the finite past.

In this video: W.L. Craig says [03:00] “The key to victory in the Christian life is not having all your questions answered. The key is learning to live with unanswered questions. ... How do you allow unanswered questions not be become destructive doubts? And I think that part of the secret of that would be by cultivating your spiritual life; engaging in spiritual disciples like prayer; meaningful worship; Christian music; sharing your faith with other people; being involved in Christian service. ... [And] take some issue that has been a nagging doubt and make it the subject of a research project ... and pursue it into the ground until you are intellectually satisfied. And it will free you from that ever being a source of doubt in your life again.”

Why the Kalam Cosmological Argument Fails
Dobbie's comment: The teacher says that, in the beginning, there was no matter, no engery, or anything else, nothing except for the potential to exist. But, the way I see it, “the potential to exist” is something, not nothing. I say that “nothing” should mean nothing whatsoever and no potential. So the teacher in this video should say the universe came from "nothing known," not say it came from the "potential to exist."

In this video: The theist needs creation to be from nothing. Meanwhile, science hasn't any evidence for such a creation.