Opening the Mind
Discovering Evil

1.5 Billion People Served

Christopher Hitchens:

[...] Islamic belief, however simply or modestly it may be stated, is an extreme position to begin with. No human being can possibly claim to know that there is a God at all, or that there are, or were, any other gods to be repudiated. And when these ontological claims have collided, as they must, with their logical limits, it is even further beyond the cognitive capacity of any person to claim without embarrassment that the lord of creation spoke his ultimate words to an unlettered merchant in seventh-century Arabia. Those who utter such fantastic braggings, however many times a day they do so, can by definition have no idea what they are talking about.

Ouch! The truth hurts.



Every religion, come to think of it, is an extreme position. Besides, no human can claim that he can prove the absence of a deity as well as no human can claim that he can prove the presence of such.

Sorry, don't pay attention - I am just getting over-Hitched lately ;-)

Classical Liberal

Well, humans can (and do) CLAIM all sorts of things. Usually they even believe them. It seems to me that rationality, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder.

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