Monday, August 22, 2011

What Ever Happened to Freya?


Freya was one of the important Norse gods.
In Norse mythology, Freya is a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses. She is the patron goddess of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. She loves music, spring and flowers, and is particularly fond of the elves (fairies). Freya is one of the foremost goddesses of the Vanir.
How can you not love a god who is fond of eleves?

Where has Freya gone now that nobody believes in her any more? Did she die? Is she buried somewhere?

These are important questions because there are hundreds of extinct gods and we don't know what's happened to them. Jerry Coyne tries to come up with an answer [Where are all the dead gods?] but I fear that his knowledge of religion isn't sufficient for such a complex topic.

Maybe we should ask one of those sophisticated Christians that we hear so much about?

Do you remember William Lane Craig? [Why Reasonable People Should Not Debate William Lane Craig] He tried to educate Jerry Coyne about science and religion. Listen to his broadcast and see how Jerry responds at: William Lane Craig goes after me for ignorance of religion and science.



Don't you just love it when those sophisticated Christians teach us about sophisticated science? Perhaps he would do better if he got another degree. So far he only has a Ph.D. (Philosophy) and a Doctor of Theology (Th.D.). Poor old Jerry Coyne only has a single Ph.D. (under Richard Lewontin). Jerry is completely outclassed in the sophisticated department but I bet he wears better boots!


13 comments :

  1. Difficult to know what to say to that load of garbage.But two things come thru with crystal clarity. He doesn't bother about getting his facts right (about the kindest thing I could say) and his logical faculties are seriously deficient.

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  2. Those ancient "gods" were flesh and blood ancient astronauts.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_astronauts

    They were so advanced compared to the primitive humans they interacted with that they were considered gods.
    Many, many things are explained by this.

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  3. Hey, I raise a glass to toast Freya once a week (on Friday, to be exact).

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  4. Those ancient "gods" were flesh and blood ancient astronauts.

    [snip]

    Many, many things are explained by this.


    Yes.... but not about the ancient gods. It explains much about the ctrl-c crtl-v wiki arugments some people post here...

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  5. It's easy to demonstrate the speed of light as a constant; you simply need two precise, synchronized clocks. Send a time signature from clock A to clock B (on a satellite, or on the Moon, say), and have B send the time signature of its reception back to A. A then records the time of receipt. If time difference A:B is different from B:A, Craig has a point. If not, he's simply fog-darting for God.

    That's the difference between science and religion. Religion HAS to work from faith. Science is all about THINKING of ways NOT to have to do that in the first place.

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  6. You don't have to take it on faith you're not a brain in a jar; the evidence of our senses is inconsistent with the idea on the face of it. It's possible to doubt that evidence, but unless it's done on the basis of other, more credible evidence, there's no reason to believe the suggestion we're just brains in a jar is more persuasive, or even equally credible, with the reality we do know, operate within, and interact with consistently every moment of our lives.

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  7. A very poor showing by Craig. He pretends that Coyne's piece was written in anger by reading it in an angry voice, then plays word games with "religion" vs. "faith," then moves on to his "Jesus is real" schtick. That's about all I could listen to.

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  8. The great thing about the ancient astronaut theory and the appearance of "GODS" is that it does not require anything supernatural. To my mind this is completely compatible with evolution theory and should appeal to evolutionists.

    If you research this subject you may well come to see how much is explained by the arrival of ancient astronauts on planet earth and their influence.

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  9. ancient astronauts would be a good name for a rock band.

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  10. I lost my keys, and fairies stealing them from me while I sleep totally explains that. It also explains all the other missing things which people swear they didn't misplace. Fairies can totally just be species we have not yet discovered, there's nothing supernatural about them.


    If you research this subject you may well come to see how much is explained by the existence of fairies and their influence.

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  11. The great thing about the ancient astronaut theory and the appearance of "GODS" is that it does not require anything supernatural. To my mind this is completely compatible with evolution theory and should appeal to evolutionists.

    If you research this subject you may well come to see how much is explained by the arrival of ancient astronauts on planet earth and their influence.


    Like your other - ahem - theories, you are content to stop thinking when you get to one remove from a particular issue. The origin of human intelligence? Tinkering by a 'brainy biosphere', with no requirement to explain the origin or mode of operation of that. Likewise, astronauts ... apart from the extreme difficulty of such creatures getting across incomprehensibly vast swathes of empty space (how close together can we expect life-bearing solar systems to be, roughly?), it merely places the 'origin' question on a different planet from our own.

    They Came From Elsewhere ... problem solved; no need for a meta-explanation!

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  12. Asura, your fairies hypothesis might have more credibility if they left pyramids and other striking artifacts behind.

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  13. I don't understand. Why do you react so strongly to this? He was saying that there is historical evidence for Jesus existing. So science v.s. religion is not contrary. How is that something you cannot listen to? Do you just listen to what you want to hear.

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