"In most swearing-in ceremonies the phrase: "Do you swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States" is a part of it. Why not swear in with your hand on a copy of the Constitution? It's also part of the…"
"The legend of Jesus rising from the dead and ascending into Heaven is a good story when archeologists can't seem to locate his grave site. If they found his grave site and there were bones in it then he wouldn't be divine, which many…"
"If there were such a being we wouldn't recognize it. It would have to have the power it takes to create a universe 13.7 billion light years across. Now how would we relate to that?
We exist on a rather small planet with a thin…"
"Lawrence Krauss was a close friend of the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens. Colbert's persona on his show is a role. He plays a conservative. His questions to guests are condensed from mainly right wing dogma, designed to…"
"This is a forum. You've stated your point of view, as hoped for. Many of us are asea (crossword answer) about what to do. Imitating religious activities won't work for everything but since we are supposed to be somewhat…"
"One thing that churches supply is charities. Some are very good and in excess of 90% of money collected goes to the charitable cause (according to Charity Navigator). In my area there are two Catholic based charities One is the old…"
"A church near me has a "living" manger scene at Christmas. Since we have a semblance of Winter they use a doll for the Infant, all other characters are human or statuary. They have a loud narration of the "story"…"
"The scientific process is the most "moral" method anywhere. Scientific postulations, papers, theory and law are heavily scrutinized. There's no room for lies there. Can the same be said for any religious doctrine?…"
"How is the non-religious community in Ontario? I know all about Ontario: I lived in a town that had ferry service to Canada and from where I could see the Canadian Customs office with the Canadian flag flying (with apologies to Sarah Palin for…"
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