Hi David1. What I'm trying to foster is fruitful discussion.
Since the science-relgion debate is heating up to such a fever pitch in the world it seems to me that the only solution is "to carry the religious discussion forward," in the words of Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker.
I'm not making Dawkins wrong, or you wrong. I'm not making these kids wrong:
BlasphemyChallenge.com : "The Blasphemy Challenge" Rewards Participants for Demonstrating Non- Belief on YouTube. |
Philadelphia -- December 14, 2006. The Rational Response Squad has launched a $25,000 campaign to entice young people to publicly renounce any belief in the sky God of Christianity.
Called "The Blasphemy Challenge," this campaign encourages participants to commit what Christian doctrine calls the only unforgivable sin -- blasphemy against the Holy Spirit. (The "Holy Spirit" is an invisible ghost who Christians believe dwells on Earth as God's representative.)
Participants who videotape their blasphemy and upload it to YouTube will receive a free DVD of the hit documentary THE GOD WHO WASN'T THERE, which normally sells for $24.98. Beyond Belief Media, the distributor of THE GOD WHO WASN'T THERE, has donated 1001 DVDs to the Rational Response Squad for The Blasphemy Challenge.
More than 160 participants have already blasphemed the Holy Spirit and earned free DVDs during the pre-launch phase of the Blasphemy Challenge. Their videos can be viewed at: YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
While anyone can participate in The Blasphemy Challenge, the Rational Response Squad is focused on reaching a young demographic. To publicize The Blasphemy Challenge to young people, today the Rational Response Squad begins an online advertising campaign focused on 25 sites popular with teens such as Xanga, Friendster, Boy Scout Trail, Tiger Beat, Teen Magazine, YM, CosmoGirl! and Seventeen.
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I just think it's time to get centered and talk about these things from the most resourceful state we can manage.