Even if you are an avid Christian, a rabid Muslim, or an Orthodox Jew you have to admit that OTHER people invent gods. Nobody believes in the Roman gods (Apollo, Mars, Diana, Mercury, etc.), the…Continue
I didn't catch how old you are, but I agree with you in that if you don't want it done, it is abuse to force you to do it, and I think you might have to say something like that.
I know avid Christians who put off being baptized, and…"
"I know how you feel.
I think most ex-christians, ex-jews, and ex-muslims go through a period, often several periods in their life, when it is either impossible or extremely difficult to "come out" as a non-theist or atheist.
"I was discussing this situation with another non-theist friend the other day, and he said, talking bout Australia and other more secular places, "I would love to live in a godless society".
I reminded him that we all live in a godless…"
""Amen" (as some religionists would say) to Joan Denoo's list of what to stand up for .
I am always amazed at how Republicans can rail against government intervention but demand that government get into our bedrooms, and even our…"
"Fundamentalist, evangelical, Pentecostal, Holy Roller - Church Tuesday nights, Friday nights, and three times on Sundays until I went away to a pentecostal college where I had to go to "chapel" five days a week (they took attendance) and…"
"Michael, I'm glad you added "...but for the most part this is not true."
When I was in high school the family dog ignored the TV unless a cat was on screen.
Then she sat maybe a foot away, looking at the screen like there was on one…"
"Where the Bible Contradicts Itself!!
CREATION: Genesis 3:7 – Adam and Eve had their eyes opened, and saw that they were naked, and sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons, but Genesis 3:21 says that the Lord God made…"
"Surely researchers have done brain scans on humans when they are responding to religious symbols.
I don't know about that, but I heard there's a brain area that will produce a "sense of presence" when stimulated - a feeling that…"
""Anybody who has ever lived with other animals knows that in many ways they are more intelligent than we are.
Maybe this is one of the ways - they don't invent things to worship."
Well put Gus. One of my best friends was a…"
"I've heard many people make claims about dogs watching TV, but for the most part this is not true. My parents did have one dog who watched TV. She would set there and watch TV with us, and you could tell it by the way her head moved slightly.…"
"To Ted Foureagles: An AWESOME reply.
I think you're right about dogs. I have had several dog companions that I know are embarassed when they did something stupid (even falling down the stairs). And have had (and have now) a…"