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Supporting a Religious Function?

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Doubter Jan 19, 2012. 11 Replies

Hi guysI've been invited to a clothes swapping event at a friends house who is a Christian. For those of you who wonder what a clothes swap is (!), you get together all your old clothes that you…Continue

Can an atheist be friends with an evangelical (fairly fundamental) Christian?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky Aug 28, 2011. 17 Replies

I have a friend, we've known each other almost 15 years.  I was only a Christian for four years - I made a really rushed commitment, a couple of years down the road, started reading things (the…Continue

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Becky commented on Heather McIntosh's group Atheist Singles
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The Doubter replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Just came across this post, although I may have somewhat ‘missed the bus’ so to speak on this discussion, your post touched a nerve, namely charity. :) There are many complex and inter-related considerations, but one of the main…"
Jan 19, 2012
Becky replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Hi guys Thanks for your comments, all views are appreciated and its nice to be able to weigh up different opinions etc with other like minded people. In the end, I decided not to go.  The reason being that it was supporting something I…"
Jan 19, 2012
booklover replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"I personally walked by all the Salvation Army kettles this holiday season because the salvation army preaches that it is a sin to be gay, and I have people that I know and love who are gay/bisexual/etc.  I gave our money to JDRF the most since…"
Jan 12, 2012
Bob Anderson replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Personally, I draw a hard line when it comes to functions at a church. I have had family members mad at me because I will not attend Baptisms, for instance. The ONLY exception to my own rule (and I admit it is somewhat arbitrary) is funerals.…"
Jan 12, 2012
Brian E. Hagmeier replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"I forgot to finish that. This is between us non-theists, we don't want to come across this crass. Instead when your friend asks just say, "I'm sorry I only donate my time not money." "I feel that money is corruptive where as…"
Jan 9, 2012
Brian E. Hagmeier replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Once you've handed your money to another person or organization you are empowering them. It's similar to buying illegal drugs. Yes, you get the feel good part right? But what you financed was an operation that gets a 12 year old kids head…"
Jan 9, 2012
Nerdlass replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Jason makes a good point. By showing that you are able to coexist with believers and put a positive face on atheism, you reinforce atheism as a viable alternative. I realize it's not how it is in the US, but you never know how it could impact…"
Jan 8, 2012
Jason Fleming replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Do others within her Church organisation know of your atheism? If so, perhaps this could serve as a wake-up to them that we are not amoral. The assumption being is that morality and charity are derived only from god. People need to…"
Jan 8, 2012
Madhukar Kulkarni replied to Becky's discussion Supporting a Religious Function?
"Many atheists must be facing a similar dillemma because we are living in a religious world. Some times we may have to compromise on our principles due to heavy social pressures, but in this case, I believe, the pressure is not likely very heavy. It…"
Jan 8, 2012
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Supporting a Religious Function?

Hi guysI've been invited to a clothes swapping event at a friends house who is a Christian. For those of you who wonder what a clothes swap is (!), you get together all your old clothes that you don't wear any more and everyone gets together, tries on different clothes and hopefully gets a few nice things to wear!  Often we have some nibbles and drinks too, its a fun thing.My friend has decided to raise money for Charity through the next clothes swap so everyone is donating £2 to Christian…See More
Jan 8, 2012
Becky replied to nomesaffron's discussion Pokemon and Scooby Do are EVIL!! ha ha ha har!
"I'm speechless!  Scooby Do!!!  It's like a story!!!  And when Scrappy Do (the little one) talks I suppose he's possessed?!!  I couldn't write WTF enough times on here!  There are serious problems in the…"
Aug 28, 2011
Becky replied to Becky's discussion Can an atheist be friends with an evangelical (fairly fundamental) Christian?
"Damian:  I agree, everything is okay until you start talking about beliefs and you are right, I was feeling disconnected; good word choice, I will use it!   Its so hard as well, when people say "oh just don't bring up…"
Aug 28, 2011
damian replied to Becky's discussion Can an atheist be friends with an evangelical (fairly fundamental) Christian?
"Sadly, my relationship with a  friend (ex-friend) tapered off to nothing after i started asking him about his belief. I think i know where you are with the relationship. It's getting to a point where you can't help but feel…"
Aug 26, 2011

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At 1:14pm on August 21, 2011, Steph S. said…
Hi Becky -- I'm also an Atheist/humanist who wants to live in peace with other people of different faiths.  It's so nice to hear of another Atheist who is tolerant of others.
At 3:55pm on September 20, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Becky and welcome to this great meeting place with its freethinking friends like you who recognise how religions and fictional gods continue to deceive and control vulnerable people beginning with innocent children.
And how tragic it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and longer by patriarchal societies.

Terry Meaden (English; Wiltshire and Oxfordshire)
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 315 discussion topics.
We invite you to join us and 1860 others.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
At 1:22pm on September 20, 2010, The Big Blue Frog said…
Good for you! Welcome to AN!
At 12:03am on September 20, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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