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Old 01-27-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Article about Sir David Attenborough's getting hate mail to burn in hell.
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Sir David Attenborough: 'I get hate mail telling me to burn in hell for not crediting God' - Telegraph

"They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance," Sir David said during an interview with the Radio Times about his latest documentary on Charles Darwin and natural selection.
This year marks two centuries since Darwin's birth and 150 years since the groundbreaking On the Origin of Species was published.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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I'd be curious to see the exact context of the letters.

It could well be that he's received letters stating that he WOULD go...not telling him to go. On the other hand, you don't need a membership card to call yourself a Christian, so it might well be that people identifying as Christians are acting that way. I'd sure like to speak to one of those folks to see what kind of faith they have.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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Article about Sir David Attenborough's getting hate mail to burn in hell.
The full article is a short one and well worth your time. Click on the link.

Sir David Attenborough: 'I get hate mail telling me to burn in hell for not crediting God' - Telegraph

"They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance," Sir David said during an interview with the Radio Times about his latest documentary on Charles Darwin and natural selection.
This year marks two centuries since Darwin's birth and 150 years since the groundbreaking On the Origin of Species was published.
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Not surprised, unfortunately.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Not surprised, unfortunately.


I'm not defending anyone, but is it any worse than some of the vitriol spewed at Christians by other groups?
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: NYC area
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I'm not defending anyone, but is it any worse than some of the vitriol spewed at Christians by other groups?
Definitely.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I'm not defending anyone, but is it any worse than some of the vitriol spewed at Christians by other groups?
Yeah, I've seen that....Just wander over to the Christianity forum and anyone can see one group of Christians damning another. 2000 years and you guys still haven't got on the same page...
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: California
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Lightbulb ***

The old phrase that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, comes to mind.
In other words, you can show people answers but if they wish to remain ignorant there is not much else you can do.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I'd be curious to see the exact context of the letters.

It could well be that he's received letters stating that he WOULD go...not telling him to go. On the other hand, you don't need a membership card to call yourself a Christian, so it might well be that people identifying as Christians are acting that way.
Or the ones who are convinced they're the one, true Christian ideal... *cough* Fred Phelps et al.....
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Montrose, CA
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I'm not defending anyone, but is it any worse than some of the vitriol spewed at Christians by other groups?
Even a worm will turn, eventually. Step on someone often enough, and damn right they're going to react. If the Christians would stop trying to inject their brand of fantasy into government, and leave the rest of us alone, then they wouldn't be getting such a negative reaction.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Even a worm will turn, eventually. Step on someone often enough, and damn right they're going to react. If the Christians would stop trying to inject their brand of fantasy into government, and leave the rest of us alone, then they wouldn't be getting such a negative reaction.

Our founding fathers guaranteed us the freedom to practice our religion--even in the public life.

If the atheists would stop trying to force their godless fantasy on us, they wouldn't get the reactions they do.
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