He toes the line with scientific dogma in general on that one.
I suppose you know what the scientific position on untestable hypotheses is Vince?
science, its a very logical process.
If only you were as scientifically literate is you try to claim to be.
You would be agreeing with his line on scientific testability of theories; the source, how testable is that?
I dont know how shallow Pells position is, he'll know all the ins and outs of biblical dogma too, he's a leading theologian, he's risen through the ranks, he'd break you in two I suspect, he likes doing that to doubters.
Two hard ass speakers, well qualified educators who are used to getting their points across, who dont miss much at all, two diametrically opposed views of the universe, there is going to be friction.
Dawkins wont lose anything by going out strong to be confronting, Pell has got where he is by putting dissenters down. Irresistible force vs unmovable object.
Audience based questions.
Zombie Jesus who sort of came back from the dead...
Away in a graveyard, a stone overhead
The zombie lord Jesus is raised from the dead
The bones and the corpses are at his command
And rise like their master to swarm o'er the land!
The women are screaming, then running away
Poor Mary and Martha are gnawed where they lay
I fear thee, lord Jesus, your curséd undeath
With worms in your bowels and rot on your breath.
Have mercy, lord Jesus, don't eat me today
Next year I'll be bigger, I promise! I pray
Some shaman or rabbi or priestess or such
Will stake you and save us from your deadly touch.
I know Bible literalists apologists have their explanations, but they are ultimately just band aids over bull sh!t.
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