Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Last Public Post (see my new blog link below)

After 5 years of ranting, raving, doubting, sharing convictions, recanting and recovering - I’ve decided to make this blog inactive.

For those who might be interested in staying up-to-date with what I’m struggling with, or what I’m aligned with; please join me at my NEW Wordpress Blog (As of July 30th, 2010)

Here’s the link - it’s called Pilgrim Wonderings.

Save it to your favorites/bookmarks if you like - or delete it, I won’t mind, really!!!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my journey to this point. It continues..........

Thursday, July 08, 2010

A Model Argument

Richard Dawkins interviews/debates the Bishop of Oxford

I found this on You-Tube - a wonderful modeling of how Christians and Atheists can get along through civil debate over issues that they appear to disagree on - listen to the warmth and respect that two supposedly opposed express for each other in this interview between one of the world’s most famous “Atheists” - Richard Dawkins and, the opposing view of  Anglican Christian Bishop Harries of Oxford.

The two “gentlemen” discuss the fundamentalist view of Creationism, and the pro’s and con’s of Euthanasia.

It’s a fairly long clip, about 10 minutes, and only Part One of the entire interview - but I posted it because I believe it models such a wonderful dialogue - where both Richard Dawkins and Bishop Harries express their viewpoints in logical and compassionate ways that inspire understanding rather than incite anger.

Most surprising to his many critics is the very gentle and persuasive way of Richard Dawkins - I find him to be quite the opposite of the stereotype of so many, so-called “Atheists.” He does not ridicule or make wild statements - but demonstrates thoughtfulness and listens completely to the viewpoint of Bishop Harries - they appear to be friends.

Isn’t this how it is supposed to be between believers and non-believers? Having been on both sides of the “argument” - I find this to be very inspiring.