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lord_hevonen
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Posted - 08/10/2005 :  06:00:13  Show Profile Send lord_hevonen a Private Message
According to a recent survey among Finns, 68% of the people believe that Jesus was the son of God, while 51% believe that there is a God! I suppose most folks here don't think about this stuff very much...
BTW, i have enjoyed Michael Shermer's book "How we Believe" a lot. How have you people liked it?

Edited by - lord_hevonen on 08/10/2005 06:02:20

woolytoad
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Posted - 08/10/2005 :  06:50:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send woolytoad a Private Message
So what? Neither belief by themselves is problematic. It's only when you get fundies do things go bad.
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Plyss
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Posted - 08/10/2005 :  07:00:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Plyss a Private Message
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Originally posted by lord_hevonen

According to a recent survey among Finns, 68% of the people believe that Jesus was the son of God, while 51% believe that there is a God! I suppose most folks here don't think about this stuff very much...
BTW, i have enjoyed Michael Shermer's book "How we Believe" a lot. How have you people liked it?



It could be that people interpreted the first question the same way is they would "Is Darth Vader the father of Luke Skywalker?". I'm guessing most people would answer affirmatively to that whithout believing either actually ever existed.
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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 08/10/2005 :  10:39:49   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
Very good point there and probably right. Although Id just like to assume for now that they are just dumb.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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