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Old 12-17-2007, 11:18 AM   #46
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:21 AM   #47
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I have never taken the Eaislys' things for granted, and neither have they.

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Stop the Holy See men!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:22 PM   #49
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #50
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That's way too subtle for her, Professor, but point taken.

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Old 12-17-2007, 02:25 PM   #52
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:21 PM   #53
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God's been good to us. Things we eaisly take for granted...
Interesting phrase you use. Taking things for granted implies a granter, of course. So us atheists by default are least likely to take things for granted.

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Old 12-19-2007, 05:05 AM   #54
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Interesting phrase you use. Taking things for granted implies a granter, of course. So us atheists by default are least likely to take things for granted.
Or maybe it's just a phrase that's entered common English usage. Similar to how many people say 'Thank God' when they manage to squeeze into the train. Doubtless there are a few people who think God intimately involves himself in train timetabling, but not the vast majority, whether theist or not.

But I take your point. It's a lot easier to accept the idea of a huge comet heading for Earth, or similar, when you don't have the deeply ingrained idea that God could never allow such an event to happen... again... and again... and again...

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My younger brother had a geology teacher in high school who was a hard core christian. The guy didn't believe in evolution or even in plate tectonics. My brother would argue with him constantly. Two years after my kid brother left high school, he had a chance meeting with the teacher---the guy had come to his senses and was, by that time, an atheist.

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