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I am not an atheist.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Walsh May 25, 2010. 12 Replies

Ok. I am going to be very honest here. I was raised as a Unificationist (semi-Christian movement for world peace). And I've mostly enjoyed being a part of that movement/religion, but I've often come…Continue

 

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Kate Walsh replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Yara, I love what you have shared. I share the same feelings of wanting my children to experience the world naturally and to develop their individual beliefs and ideals based on the beauty and truth of Mother Earth. Thank you so much for sharing. -…"
May 25, 2010
ryan cameron replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Being truthful and honest with children about the way the world actually is (yes, it did evolve) is not pressuring, it is teaching. Children need to be taught things in order to survive. Pressuring someone is when you use a louder voice, or…"
May 25, 2010
Dre Smith replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Evolution is not a belief, it's scientific fact. It's like saying your not going to raise them with the belief that the earth is round. But in regards to religion...do what my parents did...lay all religions on the table...explain each…"
Feb 23, 2010
Bradley replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Yes i also agree with chad and G you need to think for yourself not listen to what your parents told you to believe because its what their parents told them to believe.Its a vicious cycle really"
Feb 23, 2010
Kitty replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Hi Yara, I am afraid you have been mislead to believe that Evolutionary theory is equivalent to religous theory. It is not. Evolution is based on facts (stuff, you can test and demonstate to be true). Religion does not require and proof at all, in…"
Feb 23, 2010
Skraeling replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"My son is 22 this year, and as he was growing up, he was shown both Methodism and Paganism (neither of these the fundie variety) from myself and my wife. We didn't force him down either route, just let him assimilate them and compare them,…"
Feb 22, 2010
Objection replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Welcome to the club :) What are you interested in right now? I bet some atheists got to learning science because they wanted to arm themselves against religious bull-, yet in the process forgot to appreciate the science. Enjoy the experience!"
Feb 22, 2010
Tom Thompson replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
""I don't consider myself atheist, or any kind of "theist" in general. But I do love to learn, and I really enjoy hearing people speak from the heart of what they believe." It sounds like you are a skeptic, which is…"
Feb 21, 2010
Yara Makkonen replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Thank you Chad, for pointing that out! I didn't read over what I had written the first time, and I appreciate your opinion. :) And to Graeme, I am a big fan of science, and have always enjoyed studying it, even though I was taught from a young…"
Feb 20, 2010
Graeme replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
"Hi Yara, just to reiterate what Chad said, evolution is science and science describes our reality. There is no harm, and much to be gained, in teach your children about science. To your religion point, I whole heartedly agree. Children should be…"
Feb 20, 2010
Chad replied to Yara Makkonen's discussion I am not an atheist.
""I'm not comfortable with raising my children with any specific form of belief shoveled down their throats, be it evolution, the Bible, Divine Principle, etc." Hi Yara, I just wanted to disagree a little bit with the above…"
Feb 20, 2010
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I am not an atheist.

Ok. I am going to be very honest here. I was raised as a Unificationist (semi-Christian movement for world peace). And I've mostly enjoyed being a part of that movement/religion, but I've often come to this point in life where I really want to learn about ALL kinds of people's beliefs. Growing up, "atheist", was always a term used with scorn or disdain. I however, feel that is unnecessary judgment.  I've been reading many discussions on this website and it's so wonderfully fascinating to…See More
Feb 20, 2010
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At 9:40am on May 25, 2010, Kate Walsh said…
Hugs!
At 10:44am on February 21, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi. Welcome to Atheist Nexus whose members recognise religion for the superstition and fraud that it is --- and that God and gods are simply fictions inside people's heads.
Terry Meaden, who runs the "Origins" group.
At 10:26am on February 20, 2010, Atheist Princess said…
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