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A challenge for Militant Atheists – The St. Petersburg Revelation 2000

Dan Dennett is a wonderful philosopher. And I don’t say that just because he always agrees with me (yes, this is a joke). I say so especially thanks to his ability to make things simple and eloquent – and that, I think, is the hall mark of a true philosopher. But that is stuff for another post.

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Really, Dennett is great. go YouTube and run a search (bear in mind that some good lectures are under Dan Dennet). Go to Ted and see. In this lecture, given while Dennett received the “Richard Dawkins Award” at the AAI 07 conference in Washington, D.C., he makes some interesting claims regarding religious beliefs. I won’t get into detail (just go and hear the man) – but for this one thing that bugs me:

How do you, an atheist, approach a person who just had a divine revelation? What can you say to him?

Now let’s be specific about it. The following is a real story. I know these people. Here goes.

The St. Petersburg Revelation 2000

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