Internet Goosing the Antithesis

Thursday, April 27, 2006

QotD up in the air?

I'm thinking about handing over the reigns of Question of the Day. It seems to me like the well has slowly begun to run dry. Even though I have some good ones coming up (including a fantastic one today about AA), I find myself struggling not to ask different variations of the same question (i.e., "Why don't Christians understand science?").

So, to avert monotony, I think we need some fresh questions from a fresh mind. Anyone want to go at it for a while?

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At 4/27/2006 8:25 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

I think Andrew might be interested in taking over. Thanks for all your great questions, Neil!

At 4/27/2006 1:59 PM, Blogger Brucker declaimed...

Hey, would you let a Christian do a few, if they were pre-approved of course? Or is it just out of the question? I'm quite comfortable not toeing the Christian party line. (Post titled "One..." is probably one of my favorites.)

At 4/27/2006 2:29 PM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

Well, you're certainly free to make any suggestions. It's up to whomever takes the post to decide whether or not to use them.

At 4/27/2006 2:38 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

Ah... just from sheer curiosity, could you give me an example of a question you would come up with ?

At 4/27/2006 4:34 PM, Blogger Brucker declaimed...

Pardon me, I had to go back and read them all to make sure I wasn't repeating anything that had already been asked.

Here are a few ideas:

Do you find the Bible (or any other "Holy" book) interesting as mere literature? If you don't, is it because you find religious texts offensive, or could you enjoy one if it were at least, in your opinion, well-written?

Do you think Christians find atheism more or less offensive than simply beliving in another religion?

Does your skepticism for religion make displys of hypocrisy on the part religious people entertaining at some level, or does it simply add to your skepticism?

Bizarre hypothetical: If you met a scientist with a "mind-control ray" who told you he was going to "zap" you and change you from an atheist/agnostic/skeptic into a religious person, but would give you the choice of the religion you would become, which one would you choose, and why?

Is the fight for legal recognition of same-sex unions related to the fight for legal recognition of polygamy, or are these two completely separate issues? Why?

Do you think there are drugs whose status should be changed from legal to illegal or vice-versa? Which ones, and why?

Modern Christians sometimes refer to consumerism as a sort of "religion" where money is "God". Do you think there's truth to this, or is it a bad analogy?

At 4/27/2006 7:41 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

I like some of these questions actually. Good job. I'll add you to the member list, what's your email address ?

At 4/28/2006 2:57 PM, Blogger Brucker declaimed...

I tried to e-mail you my address, but the e-mail bounced back as undeliverable.

I'm delighted (and I'm sure you will be as well) to find out that according to Technorati, I'm the top authority on "Complete Crap".

At 4/28/2006 3:32 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

Try my secondary address,



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