"I like vanilla ice cream, I chose to eat it because I like it. I despise shrimp...therfore i chose not to eat it.
It's the same with Atheism. I could chose to follow the doctrines of a religion and go to church just as I could chose to eat…"
"I agree completly with this retort but would like to highlight the part about historical figures speaking strongly about religion and it's followers. Why should we censor ourselves now? becouse it hurts the O.P.'s feelings? No.
I am proud…"
"There was an experiment using the centrifugal force simulators that are used for simulating the g-force of high speed travel in jets. In the experiment they made hundreds of pilets black out...thier description of peacefulness, white light etc was…"
Hello Ichabod, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist--that gods are phoney and religion is much used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.