"I completely agree with that statement. I say stuff like that nearly every day. Like Ava I don't think he's claiming it as a reason or argument for his non belief - it's simply an added opinion. And one that I share. I really…"
"I also read a lot of about these other conceptions of "god." It is totally different from the guy up in the sky type of god. Have you read about Pantheism or Panentheism? That is often the conception of "god" in Eastern religions…"
"Actually that would make a great Xmas-time atheist billboard. It would really piss people off.
That reminds me I recently watched a Rebecca Watson video on Youtube called "How to ruin Christmas," and she towards the end plays a preview for…"
"Totally. My husband and I are too busy to decorate and don't really care too much about it. But we enjoy a little secular festivity with family and may decorate in the future - but really - who cares?!"
"All I know is that I haven't been able to come out as an Atheist to my religious friends yet. I don't even dance around the subject. I just nod my head when they say something about their god and change the subject. The most I could manage…"
"Yes. So glad to have been pointed to the Skeptic's Annotated Bible through Atheist Nexus. It came up in a thread I was reading last week. Maybe it was Grinning Cat who posted it. But anyway, I can't believe I didn't know about it…"
"I'm not sure if I understand your analogy about faith but I did relate to one comment:
I don't think all people are capable of living without that self-deception. They aren't strong enough to face existential questions without their…"
"Humble Pie, Wow! That's good. I hate that we have to know their book better than they do but it seems like it could really help in this situation.
Brian, I really hope things get better after the retreat - but it seems this has reached a level…"
"Thanks for being so amicable while trying to clarify your point. I probably did miss your drift a little - it's easy to do with a toddler tugging on my pant leg. I did think you were comparing men and women in the last sentence and I very much…"
"Okay, here's a thought. As a woman - who grew up in the home of a mentally-ill single-mother (I had half a parent instead of two) I was too busy getting myself an education and trying to figure out how to have the children I wanted and still…"
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