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    Yes, I like Christopher Hitchens. I like various authors. I'm a huge fan of science

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    Quote Originally Posted by science4joe View Post
    I'm sure the tweets you saw were, in fact, mine, though I don't recall which you saw or why they make you think I'm trying to be dishonest.
    "Dishonest" is a harsh way of saying it.... I have my doubts about your sincerity, but time will tell.

    I really do want to talk with believers so that I can understand them better.

    Would anyone like to start a respectful dialogue?

    Thank you to those who've voiced a desire to give me the benefit of the doubt.
    Have a great day.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by science4joe View Post
    Yes, I like Christopher Hitchens. I like various authors. I'm a huge fan of science
    I am a big fan of science as well. The only trouble is when science fans misuse what they often call science, but is really scientism.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by science4joe View Post
    I'm sure the tweets you saw were, in fact, mine, though I don't recall which you saw or why they make you think I'm trying to be dishonest. I really do want to talk with believers so that I can understand them better.

    Would anyone like to start a respectful dialogue?

    Thank you to those who've voiced a desire to give me the benefit of the doubt.
    You're not by any chance this guy, are you?

    http://www.allanturner.com/ALetterFromJoe.html

    Just asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by science4joe View Post
    Yes, I like Christopher Hitchens. I like various authors. I'm a huge fan of science
    Are you doing this right?

    Step 1: Build rapport with your IL

    Build rapport with your interlocutor before getting deep into dialogue. Try to find something that you have in common. Taking the time to do this cuts through much of our natural, instinctive, anxiety about immediately engaging with a stranger.

    "I like Christopher Hitchens"? Hmmm. Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hayward View Post
    You're not by any chance this guy, are you?
    http://www.allanturner.com/ALetterFromJoe.html
    Just asking.
    I note the absence of a denial from science4joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I thought skepticism was a GOOD thing!

    But, no, I don't think he's really "hoping to learn and am willing to help"...
    He still might learn in spite of himself

    I'm always still in trouble again

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    I don't think he likes us.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogue06 View Post
    He still might learn in spite of himself
    Reminds me of Cosby Cartoons on Saturday morning... "and if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done".

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Reminds me of Cosby Cartoons on Saturday morning... "and if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done".
    He has to show back up first!
    If it weren't for the Resurrection of Jesus, we'd all be in DEEP TROUBLE!

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