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Do you simulate pray in a group setting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel W Jan 15, 2013. 21 Replies

when a group of people say "let's pray" or even maybe at a family function over the holidays for example, or at a funeral. When a group is silent in prayer do you acted it out?? honestly for myself,…Continue

Don't call me militant!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Kz Jan 14, 2013. 8 Replies

You know you make one coherent sentence in the face of a theist an they play the "hurt feeling" card an call you Militant! Well or your "abrasive" or "angry" "hostile" or just plain "combative"! I…Continue

Tattoos a sign of your atheistic hedonism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael R Nov 28, 2012. 4 Replies

I was in line at Wallgreens, reading a magazine when this elderly women said "those are interesting tattoos you have". I just ignored her because I know that sarcastic tone when I hear it. Then she…Continue

Kant the critique of pure reason

Started Nov 7, 2012 0 Replies

Can someone elaborate more on the differance between analytical a prior an synthetic a prior knowledge? Analytical, or deductive truths is knowledge in which the answer is already in the subject?…Continue

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Tim replied to xhuman's discussion raising my 7 year old daughter as an atheist (in the bible belt south, mind you)
"I have a 10 an 8 year old an I do the same thing you do. I don't put labels on them like telling them there atheist thou. I personally don't think there old enough to understand it, or to make THERE own decision about it. I just try to…"
Jan 17, 2013
Tim replied to Jedi Wanderer's discussion Oh Hell...
"Telling this grotesquely an vulgar delusion to children is beyond disheartening! It robs a child of there innocence, of there very essence. One can only ponder the horrific indoctrination bestowed upon children of Wahhabi Islam, Westboro baptist,…"
Jan 17, 2013
Tim replied to matthew greenberg's discussion The Internet - Religion Killer
"Yes thank you Internet:) it's great when you use it to your advantage. And also be skeptical about some web pages or things you read. But I'm sure to the religious of the world the Internet is an enemy! The most beautiful thing about the…"
Jan 16, 2013
Daniel W replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"Good Q about why are they having prayer at work.  I think that's a path to discrimination and potential harassment."
Jan 15, 2013
Daniel W replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"I"ve done that too."
Jan 15, 2013
Daniel W replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"this is what i do too.  not much opportunity for me either, due to almost no existing family."
Jan 15, 2013
Luara replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"It seemed to me that religion was tinselly by comparison, with the bad smell of craziness.   As Yeats wrote, "Love has pitched his mansion in the place of excrement, for nothing can be sole or whole that has not been rent" Of…"
Jan 15, 2013
Tim commented on Dave Godfrey's blog post The Lazarus Bug
"Didn't Francis Collins say he juggles science an faith by not thinking of them both at the same time?? Boggles the mind how a scientist can still hold the Genesis stories as superior to scientific facts."
Jan 15, 2013
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"If I was a monotheist, an I knew you were an Atheist. Isn't it obvious that I know when I pray you are not going too? Do you feel I have the right to be offended because I asked others to pray an you choose to read the newspaper? knowing fully…"
Jan 15, 2013
Tim replied to Laars Zwarte's discussion Separation of what?
"exactly!! I agree.. But then for a person like me I will swear on the bible all day long.. Like taking an oath over the lord of the rings to me. Its all for show anyway"
Jan 15, 2013
John Carver replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"After years of my ridiculous early practice of splitting the difference (bowing my head but keeping my eyes open!), I finally decided to do about what Steph S said, that is, head up, eyes open, glancing around the room, but trying not to appear as…"
Jan 15, 2013
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"If your acting like your praying to save face.. Then your simply lying to your own!! I don't believe in God, yet I should succumb to what, social pressure? People say its about respect.. yeah mine or theirs? And by this logic should I kneel an…"
Jan 15, 2013
Greg replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"Luara, That's a very nice story. I've had similar feelings in the past, especially in conversations with others that required exposing our vulnerabilities and possibly appearing weak. There is something about experiencing empathy and…"
Jan 15, 2013
Greg replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"I would agree about not getting grief for not joining in. With my wife it's not hard. She knows where I stand on this, although she has serious disagreement. So far, I've been able to avoid issues with the in-laws. I know a day is coming…"
Jan 15, 2013
Luara replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"I used to go to 12-step meetings for abuse survivors.  The idea is that people share something they need to talk about - their feelings, their struggles - while others listened without comment.  This felt to me - both talking and listening…"
Jan 15, 2013
Tim replied to Tim's discussion Do you simulate pray in a group setting?
"I don't belive in it, I didnt ask to participate in it, yet I'm obliged to show it some respect! I don't get it.. If I said let's do some atheist dogmatic ritual, as if one existed. Would these same people put there hands in an…"
Jan 15, 2013

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At 9:39pm on November 6, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Tim! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical and Climate Concerns, since the climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

At 5:14pm on November 6, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:22pm on November 6, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Tim
Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to open and freethinking wisdom.
We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3600 members.
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