Another good joke to throw at the fundies, if they bring up the "You can't see air, but you believe in air?"
I reply that although we can't see air, when we condense air we get liquid oxygen and liquid nitrogen, but when we condense God all we get is bull shit. :-)
You can quote Christine O'Donnell and say 'lets not go there'.
I'd be interested in what someone could say to you that "makes you" feel like you're insensitive.
They could call you insensitive, but that wouldn't make it so, or make you feel that way.
My kneejerk response to her: "How can you not fear the uncertainty in the world?"
Turning philosophic (or philosophomoric): Beauty differs from terror by how far away it is. A lightning bolt in the distant mountains is beautiful; a few feet away it's terror.
It saddens/angers me that religious leaders, especially those who lead the conservative religions, instead of helping believers deal with their fear of what might befall them in an uncertain world, use believers' fear to take advantage of them.
Some of these leaders take their believers' wealth or power and then use that money or power to impose their religious views on everyone.
Leaders such as Jim Jones use their "fitness to survive" to take even the will to live from their believers. Perhaps these leaders improve the gene pool.
Well Andrea, Your question puzzles me greatly. I've been trying to wrap my mind around how a person whose basic life doctrine is an open, public profession (witnessing) and a deep seated joy in the "knowledge" that whoever's beliefs, or lack thereof, differs from mine shall spend all of eternity in the screaming, unending, torturous, agony of Hellfire could possibly turn their philosophy upside down and make Me feel "Insensitive" towards others!
If it's a hopeless case I would say I am a discordian. I believe in the god Eris who is the goddess of chaos. Since it is non-chaotic for a theist to believe in god and non-chaotic is against what Eris wants. I don't believe in god.
at the moment, i love the question about where the laws of math and logic came from, if god didn't write them.
i can agre that 0+0=0.
but that is a law of math, if the law of math don't exist, 0+0 can be everything :-)