"Concur, and with the point made by Laura, below, that some people use religion in creating sense of meaning and purpose. Events in the warring Middle East testify to how virulent some of those religiously oriented beliefs can become"
"I have lived in and near Corvallis for many years. The mosque burning is an anomaly and not reflective of much except one young man and his hatred. The town is now strongly liberal but still very much a college town. The crime rate is generally low…"
"My understanding of the word "atheist" is that it is, as with many words, used for multiple meanings. Some distinguish atheists as having two sub-groups: Those who actively believe that there is no god, and those who believe that no…"
"An incremental approach sometimes works. Start by being noncommittal. That lets your fellow workers learn you as a person and come to think of you as a fellow worker. Then, pick your time and let it be known that you are not a church-goer. Since…"
We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.