Him, if the what you keep writing is any evidence, you are way more emotionally involved in this than I am. The only reason I'm replying right now is because I'm check the deer photos from the game camera.
I address three things. One was to the OP. If nothing else our arguments is a testament to his question.
The other two was simply to clarify a couple of things people were saying. That religions are inherently anti-science, especially anti-evolution. (Fundamentalist maybe) Not necessarily true as a whole. I know the Church isn't and i myself am not anti-science. Your claiming
is based upon what given this Catholic Church and science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia or this List of Roman Catholic cleric or those quoted links I gave up above? With all that, including your arguments, in context where does truth lay? The other was the ethics comments relative to a materialistic framework which most atheist hold to.
The church was holding ideas based on observation of the natural world to a standard that the church would not accept for ideas based on the teachings of the church, and there isn't a good reason for that double standard
You want to say I'm more emotionally invested when you write this?
with regards to a quote from Counter Balance's:
And, "She wouldn't have been raped if she'd just gone with it and consented."
. And you accuse me of a non sequitur?
[that the whole conflict] could have been avoided if Galileo himself had been a bit less arrogant
Seems to me it's disingenuous to hold a technological immature culture, such as the middle ages, to an equivalent modern standard in light of the advancements in experiences, discoveries, and information the modern observer has.
PB, a libertarian could make a similar "parental" argument about the US government institution. We all live by thou shalts. For example, since it's a "declaration" the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a "thou shalt" and "thou shalt not" dogma/tenet based upon faith.
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Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?