Atheism represents an idea foreign to the believer, of one who exists outside the confines of religion's self-imposed, brutal, and dreadful dictatorship. Since religion has been free to spread its spore throughout the collective…"
"I can't say I had any particular moment of deconversion, having lost my faith gradually in many small stages. The first great blow to my beliefs came from reading the bible. Long before Christopher Hitchens wrote "The God Delusion", I…"
"I ask myself the same question everyday. I am on one other networking site, I joined AN only a few days ago because this other site is run by bigots, I had so many of my posts deleted for simply being pro choice or anti religious violence, it's…"
"I know I'm resurrecting an older thread, but my story is much like Renee's. I just never really believed. I think I lack the faith gene. I went through the motions, and as I got older, tried to get out of going to church, but my dad…"
Thanks for the comment/support, Sophia.
Just got back from Korea and China. In those 2 countries and Japan, according to my very unscientific survey which I've been doing over the years - by asking as many Asians as possible first; "Do you have a religion?" second; "Do you go to church?" and third; "Do you believe in God?" The winning answers by far are: 1) Taoism or Budhism. 2) weddings and funerals 3) No.
I've asked a lot of them, and they seem to be more sensible than Americans and don't appear to have any social pressure to answer otherwise as I suspect happens in the US. cheers - Michael
Hi, Sophia. If you think the Jesus Camp movie is scary... the actual camp is not all that far from my home. I live in Kansas City, Missouri and some of those people might be my neighbors. Now thats frightening! Sometimes I worry about that so much I can't sleep at night :-) Happily, believe it or not, there are quite a few sensible, inteligent people living here in the "Bible Belt".
OOO sounds good i should check that out pz haha catholics yeah im so suprised how easily people forget that hes a jew.LOl hence the name king of the jews lol its so funny how easily people can be tricked by words.They call science bad names but if it wasn't for science they wouldn't have even live as long as they have.during biblical times they knew life spans were barley 40 and knowledge of the world was limited.Yet they take advice from 2000 years ago when theres a true way to learn about the world.Aww they took it off youtube i have to check it out i was checking out that new movie religlous it looks funny all atheist have to go see it:)..... so whats your story what was your path to enlightenment lol
yeah how can they regress human process and negate everything people fought for.The scariest part for me was when she told her kid that 0.6 degree change is nothing and that global warming is fake.The power she had over those kids was indeed scary i have never seen brain washing like that since project paper clip and they weren't even using drugs like the government.She thinks they know she should know kids minds are easy to control and prey on.So whos your favorite out spoken atheist debater hmmm
Yeah your sure right about that did you see jesus camp yet if you didnt check it out these kids i feel sorry for them but its a must see for reals tell me what you think i wish people could just simply not think evolution is so difficult its acutally pretty basic ha but that might take 4 ever lol
"Yes, not everyone thanks a deity for their survival and nobody should thank their god for a vicious tornado that wiped out so much of what people owned and even took lives, especially the lives of innocent children.
Brandi Amari Williams"
"Tony, I love that clip! "Wolf Gets Blitzed"...tee-hee.
Did anyone read the comments below the You Tube version? they were almost all like, "Yeah, thank the lard for sending a ghastly tornado to kill more than 50…"
"And then, just to confuse things, there's polymath, which is from the Greek poly = much and manthanein = to learn. So, someone who knows a lot. Or at least enough to know that you can get a second crop from that field! Sorry, couldn't…"