Re: [Critical-thinkers-skeptics] Atheist T-shirts You'll love.

From: Neal G.
Sent on: Sunday, August 26, 2012 7:50 PM
Michael

For a person who professes tolerance, you seem to always be trying to tell others how to think. 

Now before you misunderstand, I have read Confucius and I have studied and admire the simple elegant math of Einstein's special theory of relatively. It is within the grasp of a bright high school student. 

At the risk of sounding pompous -

I have been to a Confucius day celebration in China.
I have studied physics at Princeton where stories about Einstein abound
So you may want to speak about these men with caution. I trust my understanding.

Every time I get on an airplane I am betting my life that not crashing is far more likely than the alternative.

In the same way, I have found not all opinions have equal worth.

So, how do you decide for whom to vote.

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 26, 2012, at 5:09 PM, Michael <[address removed]> wrote:

On 8/26/2012 4:51 PM, Neal Gallagher wrote:
Einstein was an atheist and I am not aware of Confucius being religious. Don't confuse Einstein being a Zionist with his belief in God. Confucius taught a code of conduct, not any kind of religion.

I have been waiting for those falsehoods to surface.

What Confucius taught predated him and only takes his name.

Aside from its important ethical principles, Confucianism does not prescribe any specific rituals or practices. These are filled by the practices of Chinese religion, Taoism, Buddhism, or other religion which Confucians follow.

And Einstein said.....very much to your point..... "In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human understanding, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."

You are missing my point all together arguing these points!  It is better to understand the reason man created God than to be intolerant of it!

Good luck,

Michael




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