Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
What the fu ck are you talking about?????????????
The OP is about IRAQ... you know...the country that the u.s. "liberated".
I missed that. It never occurred to me that the country might be Iraq and not Iran - and I actually read the article. That certainly is a lesson for me in preconceptions. I will try to read more carefully in the future.
[QUOTE=Colpy;1558971]Got thinking about this.
Thought I would check out the views of a few people that were quite capable of original thought....
The three greatest scientific minds of all time (arguably)
Newton, da Vinci, Einstein.
Newton was a Deist, theology one of his obsessions........a believer.
Isaac Newton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
da Vinci was a skeptic, but of Catholicism, not of the existence of God........ another Deist??....a believer.
What was Leonardo da Vinci's Religion? (external - login to view)
Einstein acknowledged his agnosticism, but denied atheism.....he believed in God, just not a personal God......
Albert Einstein's religious views - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
That is three out of three.......in a discipline (science) often seen as the antithesis of belief in God.....
And it certainly belies your contention that belief destroys the ability to think...........
Terrorist Attacks against Christians increase 309 in Africa Middle East and Asia - YouTube
Belief doesn't destroy the ability to think There are too many examples of great thoughts coming from men of god. But it can shut off rational thought in certain areas. It perhaps explains why so many obviously intelligent and successful people cling to a belief that the Earth is only 6000 years old. Clearly these people are quite capable of rational thought except in one area.