About Sums Up My Weekend

An American on vacation in Ireland walks into the pub. He says, “Alright, I hear you Irish can drink. I’ve got five hundred dollars here that says no one can drink ten pints of Guinness in a row.” The bar falls silent. The band stops. Everyone just stares. One guy even gets up and leaves.…

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Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.

– Arthur C. Clarke

"Science Works. Religion Doesn’t."

Mark Shea (almost) always gets it right. This time, about the blanket rhetoric you may have heard about “the incompetency of religion.”: A correspondent of mine, all agog for the New Atheism, spouted the hackneyed slogan “Science Works. Religion Doesn’t” some time back, along with the claim that “all religions claim exclusive possession of the truth”.…

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+ It is claimed that arguments against Christianity arise from doubt. This is a complete misunderstanding. The arguments against Christianity arise out of rebellion, out of a reluctance to obey. The battle against objections is but shadow-boxing, because it is intellectual combat with doubt instead of ethical combat against mutiny. – Kierkegaard Copyrighted under Creative…

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