>Thanks Brian. I would really like to meet you guys sometime. I
>bet that would be great.
Become a member and join us at the conference in August
>With regards to the starving children, I'm afraid that's the price
>we pay for free will. A God who fed all children would have to
>take away our free will. Which would you rather have?
Honestly? All the children fed.
>Free will comes with a heavy price.
This is the classic argument I remember from (Dennet's?) "Is god a taoist?"
While the starving children argument proves to my satisfaction the lack of a personal god (all knowing, all caring, all powerful, etc) the free will argument does nothing to prove the existence or lack of a supreme being.
It's complexity and emergent phenomena that keep me an agnostic....
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