I'm certain there is no god but I respect Chagall's dignified response. I like what HL Menken said; "We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
I'd much rather discuss religion with someone who has faith and offers reasoned argument than a fellow atheist which tends to result in boring mutual back-slapping.
By the way, for those religious folk who would like to offer greater depth of argument than "I have faith therefore god is real" I can heartily recommend "Reality and the Folly of Atheism" by Mike Robinson.
I have tried to find this book in paperback. It's available only in eBook form on Amazon Kindle. It's based on "presuppositional apologetics" which presupposes that the bible is a divine revelation. As such it is a circular argument and not very useful for debating with well-read agnostics or atheists. Are you (carlt) an atheist or a believer? I'm an atheist, but find religion fascinating and try to respect others opinions.
Mike Robinson has published a few books but does not seem to have many readers judging by the paucity of reviews! He attacks Richard Dawkins for his appearance, saying he looks as though he is sucking a lemon. This Ad hominem is another logical fallacy. I'll read the book if you can send me a copy and I will return it. But I'm not going to spend £7 for an eBook. MR uses lots of scholarly language but this will only impress those who already have faith.
dogless: Yes thanks John ... no milk or sugar, but a nice biccy
Mar 31, 2020 12:27:19 GMT
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
Apr 1, 2020 15:56:47 GMT