Catholic and Protestant? you have the best of both worlds.<quoted text>
I have no disdain for the Bible. As a book I respect it completely... I have read it. I would even say it is one of the best of anything I have ever read that was not contemporary.
I had an awesome childhood and my parents are still the coolest people I know. Mom was raised catholic, Dad is a protestant.
It is the spiritual thing where we differ. I think its a bit weird that you would assume that I was damaged somehow to make me an atheist.(I don't really like the word atheist if it matters)
I do not believe in the supernatural. And I don't really care when others do. I would even support the idea that the story of Jesus has contributed to humanity but with mixed results. If you are implying that we wouldn't have the same morality without it, I would go round with you about that too.
What I don't care for are the problems it causes, the promises it makes, the money it takes, pseudoscience, their not being a 13th floor, oppressive law it supports, the whackjobs it generates, the social licence that it receives, I am not into being convicted of thought crime, I know it stunts progress, and I have a pretty good understanding of how we became what we are... complete with evidence and facts and stuff I am a free man, there is much more for us to know, and we aren't doomed.
Just off the top of my head.
When you said you taught games, what did you teach?
So what happened?
This is definitely a spiritual issue 100%.
You and others do not believe in the spirit world but that does not make it untrue.
The devil is the prince of this world but GOD/JESUS is still on the Throne and in charge or everything would be kaput.
I am against all phony baloney TV preachers, all Pedophile Priests, and the higher ups who tried to help them with Doctors which was a good thing, but very bad thing because they did not defrock them and report them to authorities et cetera.
Yanks just won 2-0 now I'm back. LOL
“All great truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer German Philosopher