"I understand what you mean by requiring a certain amount of faith in mechanics, math, and the less trustworthy inspections of the bridge. I think the difference lies within reason. It is reasonable to believe that these things were done properly. It…"
"The definition of an atheist is "a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings."
When I look up the definition of a skeptic I get:
a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting…"
"At first I was very shy about being an atheist. I was only shy because I was afraid of rejection, hurting the feelings of the ones I love, and just having to fight.
Eventually, I began to see things in a different way. Why should I have to be…"
""Inaction due to the hope of sparing the "feelings" of those who wish to perpetuate a lie is tantamount to spreading the disease yourself."
Well said. I do struggle with things like posting a very atheistic *whatever* on…"
"I think the title of "friend" belongs to those individuals who - Argue a point when it is justifiable and yield when justification lacks merit.
I live in a small Christian dominated town. I'm a vocal opponent of religion here, which…"
"Lol @ Verne... so very, very sad but true. Ugh. I swear I have a little vein that runs down the center of my brain, and every time I allow myself to try and understand how they rationalize, that vein begins to throb. I think my brain it attempting…"
""Where do morals come from then?"
I get this often fron religious friends or family. I always mention the rape, murder, slavery, misogyny and other authorized offenses in the bible. Seriously, to question one's moral capacity based…"
"Why should they get three chances to so openly disrespect you? If you do that, they will thoroughly enjoy proselytizing each and every time because are trying to "save" you, when you know there is nothing to be "saved" from. They…"
"Congrats. :) It sounded like fun. I'm normally a nice person as a rule, but when affronted I get vicious. Something about the internet...
My cousin invited me to a "Keep God In America" group on Facebook. I didn't argue, but got…"
"Well, shoot. I just asked somewhere else if you watched Richard Dawkins videos. lol... Here is my answer.
We are fortunate to have the ability recognize our own existence. It is how you deal with what you have and the choices you make that really…"
"It is natural to try to tack this sort of an explanation on things that are so complex. It seems to satisfy, but it doesn't really satisfy, you know? Like junk food. I think it is particularly difficult to shake those thoughts when it has been…"
"I allowed myself to accept that I was a lesser being, in being a woman.
I glazed over the very dark details of the bible.
After glazing over the dark areas of the bible, I spent years claiming "Halloween" was evil. I missed out on a lot…"
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