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John Clayton

Christian Teacher

John Clayton is a teacher of Christianity, traveling the United States giving lectures on the subject "Does God Exist?". He has a Masters degree in Geology and Earth Science from the University of Notre Dame.

John Clayton's Opinions

In Genesis, you are reading a description analogous to Flatland. The concept is that, a God, who is in a higher dimension than are we, a God who has the same kind of relationship to us which the sphere had to Flatland, that, this kind of being touched our little "Flatland" so to speak, and in violation of all of our laws of science created matter out of nothing. God is so superior to us, he exists in such a higher dimension than do we that what is natural and ordinary to him is miraculous to us.
01 Jan 1990    Source

Not only does the Bible maintain that there was a cause (a creation) but it also tells us what the cause was. It was God. The atheist tells us that "matter is self-existing and not created." If matter had a beginning and yet was uncaused, one must logically maintain that something would have had to come into existence out of nothing. ... In order for matter to come out of nothing, all of our scientific laws dealing with the conservation of matter/energy would have to be wrong...
27 Aug 2007    Source

Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

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Barack Obama
United States President
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Osama Bin Laden
Former Leader of Al Qaeda
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Bill Maher
Political T.V. Host, Comedian
100% agreement / 1 opinions

David Foster Wallace
Novelist, Essayist, English Professor
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Ron Paul
U.S. Politician, Libertarian
100% agreement / 1 opinions

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Friedrich Nietzsche
Iconic Philosopher of 19th Century
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Edward Witten
Physicist who pioneered M-Theory
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Pinker
Psychology Professor
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Bertrand Russell
Iconic Philosopher of 20th Century
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Austin Cline
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Ayn Rand
Philosopher, Novelist
0% agreement / 2 opinions

James Randi
Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Skeptic
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Steven Novella
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

John Clayton's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers John Clayton typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Agree Does God exist?
Medium Agree Must God exist to explain how the universe began?

Projected Opinions

John Clayton's projected opinions are opinions John Clayton is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Mostly Disagree Did complex life evolve through the process of natural selection?
High Mostly Disagree Should abortion be legal?
High Agree Is free trade generally beneficial for a country?
High Agree Is there life after death?
High Mostly Agree Is the theory of evolution falsified by fossil evidence?
Medium Disagree Did the US Government play a part in the 9/11 attacks?
Medium Neutral Is global warming caused primarily by humans?
Medium Neutral Should gay and straight couples have the same legal benefits?
Medium Mostly Agree Should the federal government ban gay marriage?
Medium Mostly Disagree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?
Low Neutral Should psychoactive drugs be legal?
Low Disagree Is abortion morally acceptable?
Low Mostly Agree Can the US military presence in Iraq help create democracy?
Low Neutral Should research on stem cells from human embryos be banned?
Low Disagree Is the death penalty acceptable?
Low Neutral Should the United States have Universal health care?
Low Disagree Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
Low Neutral Is abstinence-only sex education effective?
Low Mostly Disagree Should prostitution be legal?
Low Agree Should the Kyoto protocol be adopted?
Low Agree Should the world embrace nuclear energy?
Low Agree Is God just?
Low Agree Is hope good?
Low Neutral Is suicide morally acceptable?
Low Neutral Should euthanasia be legal?
Low Neutral Can the military presence in Afghanistan help create democracy?
Low Neutral Should homosexual couples be able to adopt kids?
Low Neutral Is it legitimate for the US to label their enemies "terrorists"?
Low Neutral Is capitalism good?
Low Agree Do miracles happen?
Low Mostly Disagree Do the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks?
Low Disagree Is the Holocaust a myth?
Low Disagree Is the IPCC objective?
Low Agree Are our enemies innately evil?
Low Disagree Is life a deterministic consequence of physical laws?
Low Disagree Will IPCC climate models make accurate predictions?
Low Mostly Disagree Is politics a waste of time for ordinary citizens?
Low Mostly Agree Is marriage a good thing?
Low Disagree Is trying to "change the world" foolish?