"Indeed - Not everything in the religious texts is made up, just most of it. The bits that aren't are usually garbled references to things that actually did happen. I think that the flood legend is an embellishment of the lingering folk memory…"
"To be fair, there are a lot of Catholics in England, many of Irish ancestry. Some of them have told me that the rejection of a faith which was forced on them did involve a sort of coming out process, which provoked the disapproval of their parents.…"
"Here in England, Atheism seems to be so prevalent that the 'coming out' thing doesn't seem to be an issue, or even a requirement. If you announce to someone here that you are an atheist, it is not viewed as unusual at all, and often…"
"I am from Lancaster, England. By day I work as a Staff Nurse, and by night I play Rockabilly, 50's Rock n' Roll and Surfin' music. Life is so good without the restrictions imposed on it by various books full of bronze - age myths!"
"Hello Richard I quite agree with you; and much the same with me, except that the story of Santa Claus was the earlier trigger (see My Page). Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You…"
Hello Richard I quite agree with you; and much the same with me, except that the story of Santa Claus was the earlier trigger (see My Page). Welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. You are invited to join the friendly busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 750 discussion topics and 3800 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry (also English; Wiltshire; 60+)