Author Topic: 26 Questions for Atheists from a Class of 8th Graders . . . gird thine loins!  (Read 4060 times)

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Thank you all for your responses thus far!  I will compile these and present them to my students.  I will likely give them a writing assignment responding to your responses and eventually post those here.  I'm not sure what that turn around will be like, but stay tuned . . .

As a fellow Christian, please allow me to suggest that you would be better off accepting evolution and then simply saying that it was part of God’s plan.  He programmed the world to evolve.  Evolution has no bearing on Jesus or the resurrection, which is where you should be focusing your efforts.

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Caliasseia should not be a “Padawan Learner”.  He was one of the heavyweights on the Dawkins site. Beware the blue butterfly.
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No need for special privileges. I am new to this forum, after all. :)

However, does anyone know what the character count limit is for a single post here? Only over at RatSkep, it's 75,000 characters. Though even that largesse didn't stop me having to post multiple part expositions ... :)
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No need for special privileges. I am new to this forum, after all. :)

However, does anyone know what the character count limit is for a single post here? Only over at RatSkep, it's 75,000 characters. Though even that largesse didn't stop me having to post multiple part expositions ... :)

There is no maximum limit.
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That's going to be fun to put to the test :D
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Well, sorry to say we are shutting down this project.  My administration was indeed aware of my posting here, however there has been a complaint to the school from a moderator.  Therefore they have asked me to pull the plug and I agree.  If it's going to cause a problem then it's not worth it.

I thank you for the answers you have given.  It is actually quite valuable and useful material to present to the students. I apologize to any who were expecting a response from me for the unfinished conversations. 

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ALL:
Well, sorry to say we are shutting down this project.  My administration was indeed aware of my posting here, however there has been a complaint to the school from a moderator.  Therefore they have asked me to pull the plug and I agree.  If it's going to cause a problem then it's not worth it.

I thank you for the answers you have given.  It is actually quite valuable and useful material to present to the students. I apologize to any who were expecting a response from me for the unfinished conversations. 

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My administration was indeed aware of my posting here, however there has been a complaint to the school from a moderator. 

Logic wasn't Mr. Ixtus' strong suit, was it?
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Is he saying a Moderator here complained to his school?

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Did one of our moderators complain to this guys school?  If so, please justify or explain the reasoning for said complaint.   I am admittedly naive about such things. Well maybe Ixtus is just trying to jerk our chain.....????


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Complaint? As far as I know, nobody complained about this thread or Mr. IXTUS to the school. The fact that Mr. IXTUS was posting questions and claiming it was for a school project was brought to their attention.
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My administration was indeed aware of my posting here, however there has been a complaint to the school from a moderator. 

Logic wasn't Mr. Ixtus' strong suite, was it?

Talk about twisting things to seem like the victim!  ::)
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ALL:
Well, sorry to say we are shutting down this project.  My administration was indeed aware of my posting here, however there has been a complaint to the school from a moderator.  Therefore they have asked me to pull the plug and I agree.  If it's going to cause a problem then it's not worth it.

I thank you for the answers you have given.  It is actually quite valuable and useful material to present to the students. I apologize to any who were expecting a response from me for the unfinished conversations. 

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Please delete the "Mr. IXTUS" account, and this thread if you see a need.

This thread will remain as our members have put a lot of thoughtful work into it.
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Is he saying a Moderator here complained to his school?

I did not complain to PVCS. I posted a link to this thread and stated that a person claiming to represent PVCS had turned up at HAF. While I personally don't like HAF being used as a research source for Christian apologists Mr.IXTUS didn't break any rules and so no complaint was made by me or any other member of staff as far as I am aware. I expect my posts on their Facebook page stirred up a few difficult questions.
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“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
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Tank, I saw your post on their FB page and in no way could it be considered a complaint.  I thought the post was really enquiring whether the OP on this thread actually was operating with the imprimatur of the school.  I suspect he was not, but like many of his ilk when called out he acts the victim.  Oh, well...
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