"This is kind of the reason I hesitate in joining atheist minded groups. I have met as many intolerant atheists as I have intolerant fundamentalists. Besides the lack of fairy tales, what is the difference? Both feel they need to be…"
"I have to agree with Natalie here. My husband is circumcised and has no issue, nor do a good deal of the men I know who are. Being atheist or agnostic doesn't give us a license to decide that our opinions are always the right ones…"
"As a mother of five children, I have to say that there is a difference between fighting back and standing up for yourself. I would never counsel my kids to physically fight back or even engage in a battle of wits with what is obviously an…"
"Alan- I am enjoy some of its ideas and reject many others just as I do everything I read and study. I have five young children and speaking in images helps them grasp a real life concept sometimes. Its the same thing as telling a fable…"
"I guess the concept of tikkun olam to me is the sum of all the positive things we do in life. I try to explain to my kids that it is like a puzzle and every time we do some kind or thoughtful act we are putting pieces of the puzzle back…"
"I think she just meant practicing the concept of tikkun olam- repairing the world- and living in a way that does harm to as little as possible. Not trying to put words in her mouth, but that's how I understood it."
"I was blessed to be raised in a secular household. During my teens and 20's I got 'saved' and involved in the Christian church, eventually ending up teaching VBS and preschool Sunday school. My husband did not attend and…"
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