JAVSimson, you seem to be buying into the argumentum ad populum fallacy. The fact that lots of people throughout history were (and still are) superstitious is not evidence that gods are real. There is no evidence for the existence of any of the thousands of gods that people have manufactured to cover their ignorance, so there is no reason to believe.
There is as much evidence for the Tooth Fairy as there is for any god - i.e. none at all, and I'm sure you have no qualms about asserting that the Tooth Fairy doesn't exist. In fact, I suspect that you'd view an adult who professed belief in the Tooth Fairy to be delusional, despite the fact that you don't know for sure that she doesn't exist.
Why give a god more respect, when all the evidence shows that the likelihood of a god existing is infinitesimally small? Is it fear of the unknown? Fear of death? Hope for an afterlife? Because it's certainly not rational or honest to profess belief when all the evidence stands against the idea that gods are real.
Gods aren't real. Grow up!
Sorry, Ian Brett Cooper, but I believe that religious agnosticism is the only honest position to take when talking about "God." Since the idea of God--or gods--seems to have been around since before human language was first recorded (in stone or bone), it's hard to know exactly what "It" (that idea) refers to. We cannot know whether or not God (or gods) exist, nor how It/they are manifested, which is the essence of agnosticism.
I'm sure that Herb Silverman's book would be a worthwhile read, regardless of your belief system.
Caleb Alexander does not show up for a prepaid performance! We hired him for a birthday/family reunion and he disappointed everyone by not showing up. I don't know what he was thinking. He had no excuses and still has not returned my prepayment. Don't be disappointed, don't hire this guy!!
There has never been a valid figure for non believers and there never will be for valid reasons. (like decapitation or flaying for heretics and apostates) A goal for humanists is to find fellow men and women of like mind.
Excellent work, Ms. Spitz, in shedding light on this charged subject in your debut story for CCP. Your writing is refreshing, insightful, and appears to be carefully researched. I have followed your work from your previous engagement with Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon. Great to have young writers with substance, style, and class. Brava!
Congrats to Michael Campina for his outstanding photography -
But it WAS Johnny Depp, K-$.
I sure hope they smarten up and get us on par with Georgia and No. Carolina and do it quickly. There are a lot of us here whose lives depend on it. I too am in the industry and would love to see more work here for everyone. This is a non brainer. Great incentives, more jobs more revenue it really is that simple.
It brings more goodness than not.
"I'm agnostic. I'm one of those wishy-washy irreligious folks who doesn't quite want to claim the title of "atheist.""
Okay, so if you aren't an atheist, which god do you believe in? Because agnosticism doesn't address the issue of faith - it's about knowledge, and EVERYONE is agnostic, whether they adopt the label or not, because it's impossible to know everything about anything.
You either believe in a god, or you don't. There is no wishy-washy middle ground.
I think this was the last theater in town that you could go to for under $10. What a shame to lose this hidden gem.
Developer's Greed will kill Charleston sooner than the rising waters from climate change.
Perhaps some of you might join us in response to those who were waving Confederate flags in Marion Square last weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/1803620646…
When I read that Anton Yelchin had signed on for the title role, I bought the book with the intent of finishing it before the show aired. On June 19th, 2016, I threw the book in the trash.
While I wish the cast and crew well in this project, I won't be watching it.
Alexander Hamilton was, ahem, "intimate friends" with Charlestonian John Laurens.
Can't wait to read your write ups!
Nice review, but author should be advised both males and females have X chromosomes.
low, ugly ! bad combination of colors and design !! terrible !! for the ladies is fine but its totally unacceptable for men its just ridiculous ! TJ max ties ! matching colors is the worst ive seen !!!!!!!!!!! show is great ...
Tabula rasa rather than rosa? Children were considered bank tablets, not pink ones.
Thanks, Keenan, you're right of course. Fixed.
Anton Yelchin died last year in a freak accident. I don't think he is actually going to be in this. It's going to this guy.... http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/mr-mercedes-anton-yelchin-replaced-938203
HOW MANY "ACTS" do you get from YEMEN ? maybe they can have beheadings and worling dervaishes to set a festive mood!?!
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