"This is exactly why I refer to religious belief as a security blanket. It is difficult doing without. Quite frankly, I think it would be fantastic if there was an after-life and you would see all your loved ones again. The truth simply doesn't…"
"Honesty is the best policy when it comes to raising children in my opinion. I would inform them that you changed your views, but leave it up to them if they would still like to participate in church activities and such. That should be their own…"
"Always thought that was about carved wood, not about decorating trees. I heard this mentioned before on the Atheist Experience, but I thought it was a bit weak to use in atheist vs theist discussions."
The name of the group pretty much gives it away, I guess. European Atheists unite (yet again)! ;-)There's hundreds of thousands of us in Europe... where are all the others? Join in, let's discuss, connect and maybe we'll start another revolution.See More
god.voor.dommen is een website voor Nederlandse Atheïsten. Een plaats om elkaar te ontmoeten, van elkaar te leren en wie weet ook om ons verder te organiseren. GvD stond samen met Retecool en Geenstijl aan de wieg van de 'Terug naar je Maker' actie.
"Hm, what kind of school does your son attend? It is a faith school, this one is going to be a tough one to battle. If it is a secular school, have a chat with the teacher and ask why the activities around the holidays seem to have such a faith…"
"Haven't been taught about the secret handshake yet??
I believe it depends on the country you live in. In my country people of my age are pretty much atheists until proven guilty... erm.... theist. There simply are not many church going folks…"
Greetings, Cloggie! I'm a retired teacher. I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Welcome to this great Nexus meeting place and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and dreadful fraud that it is---
and that gods exist only as fictions inside people's heads.
Terry Meaden (English; academic; Oxford; retired)
originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 240 discussion topics.