"Someone suggests below that both A. and B. are correct. I would suggest that each individual would have to answer for him/herself. I am convinced that all the gods created by humans are not unproven but rather impossible in their own…"
"Celibacy and pediphilia certainly are not compatible in any moral sense. However homosexual boys, having been taught that they are an abomination, would naturally be attracted to an institution that allows them to renounce all sexuality to escape…"
"Aside from all the theft to protect a theocratic plutocracy, mind control and etc of the RC church, they have a priesthood living in an unnatural condition. I submit that this celibacy is in part responsible for the rampaging rape by priests,…"
"The Koran Interpreted: A Translation
by A J Arberry
Arberry honors the idea that the Quran cannot be translated due to the particular Arabic style along with some other notions like that it was never written but always coexisted with Allah. …"
"B. The belief that there are no gods.
Comment: A is of course more passive and goes toward the agnostic. However, some qualifier is always essential even with the more definitive answer. I am certain that the gods invented by the human…"
"Actually many very good points have been made here about the nature of the anti Obama perspective. Since the old Dixiecrats all moved to the Republican party, a racist element and undercurrent is inevitable.
However, I will argue…"
"Madhukar, your use of the term dependent is critical here. It seems that a good deal of religion stems from dependency. You describe it well and indeed I think it permeates most aspects of what we are describing here. "
"Hiram's response is definitely worth looking at. For a long time I resented the absolutely evil aspects of my religious upbringing to the point where I could scarcely go near a church without expressing my disgust. Many of the…"
"Oh yes, I am not an ex mormon. I know something of the doctrine but actually very little. I am good at confronting god theses on most levels but it generally helps to know their doctrines better than they do.
So,, have you any…"
"I believe this could be an interesting experiment. Darrel Ray's point about the defensive posturing of those infected with a god virus is, I think, pretty important here.
I was accosted by a couple of young ignorant missionaries one…"
"Jason, I like your observation a lot. That last paragraph described me years ago. The only difference is that I had to take things to the logical conclusion. (I had already come to regard churches and religion as inherently…"
"OK Joe, I think you are on to something especially with that last line. I think we do need to look at the evolutionary strength of religion. Yes there is something to be said for the fear factor and certainly the ignorance point.…"
"Newt's project could very easily be funded. All we have to do is convince a great number of believers that it has been "revealed" that great quantities of petroleum are on the moon. One party in congress would then most…"
"He does sound very much like a clergyman. His gestures and evocative expressions, I think come from a mode of appealing to the emotions. This seems to be done very much as a way of fostering the hosting of a "god virus" in the…"
"Greets, peeps. I'm not formally trained in ASL, though I know a few signs. Once at a customer's site, I saw a deaf programmer struggling with a problem with the VMS operating system. I remembered the sign for HELP,…"
"I don't know if this is the trial you're referring to, and unfortunately, your link no longer refers to an active page, but back in February of 2013, HBO aired a brilliant if disturbing piece: Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God,…"
"Living forever is not what it's cracked up to be. I'm not sad, but I do get tired more often. Imagine how sad and tired you would be after a few hundred years of singing praises and hosannas with God. Maybe it wouldn't even take that…"
"I agree with Two Cult Survivor. The theist already knows that he is correct, and he has the evidence, the Holy Bible - the "word of God." The theist puts it on YOU to show evidence that God is non-existent and he walks around talking to…"