I am not sure what good it does to speak to you because you don't read very thoroughly and seem to misunderstand most of what you do read. But I'll give it one last shot.
1)"Well I am not paraphrasing anybody but the above statement doesnt make sense.
Do you agree or disagree with it?
Care to explain it?"
I am not surprised you did not understand this because it was not addressed to you; I was responding to a post by oldman. Please read more carefully next time. In any case, oldman thought I had lifted a quote from Richard Dawkins w/o crediting him for it. I pointed out it was a paraphrase, not a quote, and that it did not originate with Dawkins.
2) "Have you ever given your opinion on anything?"
All the time. If you don't know that, you either do not know what an "opinion" is or cannot read English properly.
3)"What I do not understand is on what basis are your views? I dont think you have given any basis."
Again, you are confused because I was not talking to you this time. In any case, you're response was a non-sequitor, a Latin term meaning "does not follow." It had nothing to do with anyhting I said.
4)"I am unwilling to believe you have even considered asking him. From what I can gather he does answer his emails.
So on what basis do you state that he doesnt believe?"
Here you are attacking my claim that Hawking is an atheist. Your logic seems to be since he does not answer letters (which would be cumbersome for anyone suffering from ALS), I could not possibly know what he thinks. But you forgot something: Hawking writes books, and I read books. That is how I know he is an atheist. If reading a whole book is too hard for you, just plug ther words "Hawking" and "atheism" into Google and see for yourself--he is an atheist.
5)"The creation of the universe is still considered a guess.
Or were you present?"
This is beyond ignorance. The creation of the universe is not a guess and has not been for generations. The Big Bang theory is widely accepted by scientists and has passed multiple tests that could have falsified it but didn't. Everyone in the US with a high school education knows about the Big Bang theory--why don't you?
6)"Fileboy could you do some reading. Do you mean A God or a personal God that you didint criticise?"
A guy who has never heard of the Bing Bang theory says I need to read more? What a joke!Jude33, are you by some chance a teenager or soemthing? I am beginning to suspect it. No one can live to adulthood knowing so little.
Of course when I spoke of God I meant God as represented by the world's organized religions. How could I know anything about a "personal" god that someone invented on their own?
After that bit you go on and ask me things that in no way relate to anything I said, like whether I believed some religions were supernatural. I said i do not believe in the supernatural, so this makes no sense.
Look, this is the longest and last response you will ever get from me. I now firmly beleive I am talking to a young person with limited English who is really not qualified to discuss serious topics with adults. Say what you like, but I am not wasting any more time on you.