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Guardian angel saves baby
RE: Guardian angel saves baby
I think if 4 people swore under oath that they heard an angel, that would be worth absolutely nothing. In fact, the person who called those people as witnesses would be a laughing stock.
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RE: Guardian angel saves baby
The whole story is a good example of mythical thinking in action. Notice how abrahamic religions actually have pagan elements that explain natural phenomena. Many modern people (not only abrahamic believers but also New Agers and so on) are in fact not too far away from a really primordal way of though and cognition that implies deities to explain everything and pre-dates modern religion by millenias.
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It's also a demonstration of how beliefs held for irrational reasons make the person much more likely to accept further irrational beliefs. Jumping straight to magic is a symptom of a blurring of the line between reality and fantasy I think.

I mean this as a very serious point, I'm not trying insult anyone.
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RE: Guardian angel saves baby
Well I think you're all being very obtuse about this. It was clearly a supernatural explanation.

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Well obviously it was Thor. I was getting to that.

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RE: Guardian angel saves baby
Memory is also very susceptible to leading. And again, there is a plethora of experimental evidence to this empirical fact.
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Wonder how Drich would react to miracle claims of other religions that have multiple witnesses.
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They just mistook his god for their god.
You make people miserable and there's nothing they can do about it, just like god.
-- Homer Simpson

God has no place within these walls, just as facts have no place within organized religion.
-- Superintendent Chalmers

Science is like a blabbermouth who ruins a movie by telling you how it ends. There are some things we don't want to know. Important things.
-- Ned Flanders

Once something's been approved by the government, it's no longer immoral.
-- The Rev Lovejoy
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RE: Guardian angel saves baby
(March 15, 2015 at 11:43 pm)Pizz-atheist Wrote: People confuse explanandum(thing to be explained) and explanans(the thing that does the explaining) a lot and it is annoying as hell.

I get annoyed at how often people respond to criticism by reiterating the claim by stating it is self-evident.

Because four rescuers claiming to have heard a disembodied voice is obviously angels, duh.
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RE: Guardian angel saves baby
I don't know how you guys can be so naive. It was obviously aliens.
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