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I like how he acknowledges that people with Alzheimer's and who grow older start losing their faculties of the mind, but doesn't realize that demonstrates that the mind is not separate from the body. If the mind was truly separate, why would the mind degrade as the body aged?
Beyond that, he doesn't recognize or realize that there's a ton of cases with partial brain damage or trauma that severely alters a person's personality, moral judgements, thought processes, and more. If that's not proof that the mind is part of the brain, I don't know what would be.
This assertion is done off of a misconception that we claim to know the answer to everything.
I go back to my coming out conversation with my parents just a few months ago, and this is the way I've rationalized their response.
Not saying that they have a point, but just trying to explain the way I interpreted it from my parents when they played that card.
Just recently I ran across this comic
I also am fond of the analogies like, "Atheism is just as much a religion as not collecting stamps is a hobby."
And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head—it is just as though her head were shaved.
Now, in early church, prophesying and praying is actually done by speaking in church. Bart Ehrman, in Misquoting Jesus, shows how 1 Corinthians 14:35-36 which commands women to remain silent is most likely an addition from his textual criticism.
Additionally, 1 Timothy is not now believed to be written by Paul, but most likely one of his followers. Thus the claims it makes about women being silent are even further removed from Paul, and even more removed from Jesus.
Women were a very important part of early Christianity, until they were muted by the men.