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Sacred Humanism without Miracles: Responding to the New by R. Saltman

By R. Saltman

The recent Atheists' declare that faith continually results in fanaticism is baseless. State-backed faith leads to tyranny. Sacred humanists paintings to enforce their maximum values that might increase this international; separation of church and nation, doing away with denigration of nonbelievers, assuring simply governance, and combating human trafficking.

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No Messiah has come, and one will not come in the future. If human life on Earth ends abruptly, it will be due to a natural cause or to human selfdestruction. Possible natural causes include effects of a large asteroid striking the Earth, or a devastating volcanic eruption due to a geologic “hot spot” condition such as the caldera existing beneath Yellowstone National Park, or life-destroying radiation coming from the explosion of a nearby “white dwarf ” star as it becomes a supernova. Astrophysicists have discovered that such a star exists about 3,260 light-years away (not far by cosmic standards).

The possibility that they could be replaced by mathematicians and computer programmers, using solely their technical skills, is simply laughable. Harris proposes no immediate solution to the problems that his book delineates. ” That’s all that is said; no further actions or plans are proposed. Daniel C. Dennett, professor of philosophy at Tufts University and also an atheist, has presented a less aggressively hostile analysis of religion in his book Breaking the Spell (2006). ) in the course of solving a moral dilemma.

That is, Our Physical Universe 49 there existed an initial, extremely dense, extremely small “singularity” consisting of all the matter in the universe tightly compacted at an immensely high temperature. At a finite time in the past, this singularity exploded, in what has been called the “Big Bang,” into the universe that we see today. We observe (with optical and radio telescopes) many galaxies with their stars, including objects such as quasars and black holes; other agglomerations of matter such as planets, moons, asteroids, and comets; and large, free-floating clouds of mostly hydrogen and helium.

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