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February 14, 2007

IQ Card Triangles — 'Ice breaker for a conversation about God'

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At $5 for 100, that's a lot of chat for your buck.

[via Matt in St. Louis]

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You hold yourself out as a doctor, as a student of science. Is this a joke? I would hope that if you really are an anesthesiologist, you would hold yourself to a higher standard. If I ever wind up on an operating table, I don't want someone that will 'pray' for me - I want someone in touch with reality.

Read some Harris, some Dennett, and some Dawkins

Posted by: Tim | Feb 15, 2007 8:23:27 AM

Yeah - and there's no connection at all behind the ol' double-THE gag (often seen on signs and in headlines) and the surprising and delightful religious conversation into which the card-profferer is then supposed to launch. Not so much as a crappy pun for a segue.

The scripted questions are also irritatingly facile. Apart from the falling-at-the-first-hurdle problem, there are numerous sects just within Christianity that don't believe Hell exists at all (the JWs, for instance), or believe it does exist but you can only go there if you're a member of their church and behave badly (the Mormons, for instance). This is much more consistent than the bizarre "mainstream" belief that people who live an upstanding and blameless life as a Muslim or Buddhist are doomed to eternal torment by a God they've never heard much about - who loves them!

Unschooled but enthusiastic proselytisers are the unlicensed electricians of the religious world. They bring the whole field into disrepute, and they're a danger to themselves and others.

Posted by: Daniel Rutter | Feb 15, 2007 12:31:50 AM

I came unstuck on the paragraph below on their site. It poses a set of questions - starting with "Is there a God?" - once I'd answered that to my satisfaction the rest of it all came unravelled!

Posted by: Skipweasel | Feb 14, 2007 5:22:14 PM

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