"James, you're making the horrible mistake of thinking that the conservatives are interested in accuracy and context, rather than cherry-picking what they find to be rhetorically useful. Silly boy.
I've read so many Christian…"
"There are a few important points that I think need to be made.
You should say that you have no problems with polytheists. Sure, pagans are a lot more tolerant and easy to get along with than most Christians. Polytheism is just as silly…"
"So, your own source states that there's far from a consensus about this sort of thing, within the field of cosmology, which makes it even more stupid that William Lane Craig uses anything of the sort in an argument for his god. Add in the…"
"Uhh, what did anything that followed the "not true" have to do with what counter-apologetics is?
Also, as I said a long time ago, I don't care about this argument of William Lane Craig's. It has nothing to do with the…"
"No worries. Obviously, he was an atheist, for any meaningful definition of the word. He fell into the same category as George Carlin: an aggressively anti-religious person who didn't believe in gods, but who bought the bullshit…"
"... or if you mean on the longer scale of things, I haven't been doing much work with stuff in general, until a month or two ago. The I.T. project I had been working on for about a year had me working a base of 50 hours a week, often…"
"Haven't been working on it, lately. I'm working on a few YouTube projects. I'm currently learning the ins and outs of the video editing software I'll be using. I have it up in a few other windows in the…"
Hi Joseph P, I hope you are well :) Well, the situation in South Africa is pretty much the same as everywhere else I reckon. The religion I am most surrounded by is Christianity due to the area I am from (Cape Town). If I were in the Durban area I'd by surrounded by more people of the Muslim faith. Honestly, I don't know a lot of Atheists or Agnostics myself (only about 5). I am not aware of any movement in the country, however I wish there would be one as Atheists aren't received very well. My (Atheist) boyfriend's (Christian) father is constantly trying to convert me, and is ashamed of the fact that his son has an Atheist girlfriend. My boyfriend is afraid to admit that he is an Atheist so his parents only know that I am one. He mostly won't admit it due the amount of admin it would come with and he fears his father's health will (literally) decline finding out his only son is an atheist. He is very religious and mostly the only reason he ever leaves the house is to go to church. We are quite oppressed and judged here, I am lucky to have open minded parents who do not judge me for my decision at all and actually encourage me to question everything.
I am not very open about my lack of religion, as I would be ill received and I also don’t want to have to deal with the admin of it all, and I avoid discussions of religion at all costs. However, I do dream of being able to express my opinions freely, but I do not like to offend people (as you probably know, people of faith can be easily offended upon finding out that one does not believe in a higher power) or cause any uncomfortable situations. I guess in this regard I am a bit of a coward, but I am a very reserved person and prefer avoiding any conflict as I am very respectful of other people’s choice to be religious.
One of my best friends from college was married to a pastor and is now divorced. She told me he left Jesus before he left her.
My ex husband is gay. Clergy was a second career for him and I left work on a Ph.D. to put him through it. A year into his first pastorate he came out to me. I divorced him five years later. His state authority found out about the divorce only after it was finalized. They asked him if I had lost my faith because they had been seeing a lot of divorces due to that. At that point I hadn't. I visited a lot of churches after the divorcce and the truth became clearer and clearer. It seemed to me that if this god thing were real that sunday morning wouldn't be the biggest part of it all. I was part if a quaker group for awhile but eventually let go of that as well. I looked into Buddhism but listened to what was basically a Buddhist sermon online and just ugh! Why a sermon? I also went to a unitarian church for a few weeks and I think that was the most messed up of all. When I was invited to a ladies retreat w promises of tarot readings . . . Well that was enough.
Phone typing is really daunting for any depth of communication, honestly! Glad you could write - my phone will be going out tonite-I have to invest in landline phone ($100!) but when I get to the library I will keep in touch. Thanks again for the super correspondence.
and resisted in an unprofessionalmanner and the exsoldier got brlligerent (but npt dangerous) anyway the cops were called and he departed. Cops and mental healthworkers came by his home later, supposedly to iron out a few details was their pretext and then cuffed him and took him, in squad car, and six days later his atty got him out-now he is suing and has been obviously been psychologically iharmed. Bullshit for his golden years!