You can be skeptical and friendly at the same time.
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I am age 78, once a Catholic priest for five years (in the 1960's), then a math teacher for 44 years up to the present day. I became an atheist a few years ago. My hobbies are music and chess.
I love this guy. Just when you begin to have doubts, just listen to him. If that doesn’t overcome doubt, nothing will.
Doubt(s) about what?
About human conscious experience being nothing but the product of a materialistic universe, perhaps, a flame soon to be extinguished in the nihilistic darkness? Hey, I’m not saying it’s inconsistent, but it’s pretty sad and might be a reason for Mr. Guest to doubt.
I’ll opine that it’s less sad than the God + Eternal Soul option. I think that would devalue everything we do to the point of insignificance, even on a personal level. If it were true, then no matter what, in the end we’d just be an echo chamber for God’s narcissism.
I may have misunderstood Mr. Guest’s position, and best retract my previous statement until there’s clarification.
Many opinions, but only one truth. What are we poor travelers to do but continue searching for it as best as we can?
Please Google “whistling in the dark” and check a mirror to see how pathetic that looks to everyone else.
Is laughter somehow NOT sacred?
I totally love Edward Tarte’s videos. He is awesome. And these are my favorite type of Edward Tarte videos: where he shares an insider’s scoop on what Catholic Church doctrine taught (e.g., all the things that would be punishable by hell). He presents the mythology in such a matter of fact way, applying logical assessment to the insanity of Church dogma. Meanwhile, think of the thousands of human hours spent on prayer just in his seminary alone. Think of how that time could have been spent to better the world. How much time so many of us have wasted on prayers, mass, confession, rosaries, etc.. The number of hours is astounding.
More’s the pity that down through the ages, so many of the people pulled into this sinkhole were some of the finest minds of their day.
Edward Tarte is awesome! Come to think of it, most math teachers I’ve known over the years have been pretty awesome. Now there’s an interesting correlation.
Sucking up to Hemant, I see.
Hey, that’s a good idea! *runs outside and shouts* FOR A GODLESS MONSTER, HEMANT MEHTA SURE HAS EXCELLENT TASTE IN THE FLESH OF BABIES!
coyotenose is my new favorite person.
My neighbors’ dogs looked at me funny when I yelled that.
I don’t know what expressions my neighbors had. They wouldn’t come outside for some reason. People are weird sometimes.
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