Unclear on the concept of being an At...

Unclear on the concept of being an Atheist.

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Jul 22, 2013
-- An atheist "church" in Lake Charles, La., run by lapsed Pentecostal Jerry DeWitt, conducts periodic services with many of the trappings expected by the pious -- except for the need to believe in a supreme being. Such "churches" (reported The New York Times and Washington Post in coincidental stories the same day in June) can help soothe the "biological" needs for survival and avoidance of loneliness by congregational rituals (such as celebrating a sabbath) and in helping find meaning "in something other than (oneself)." For example, atheist Sigfried Gold praised a "rigorous prayer routine" (beseeching a "vivid goddess he created") in overcoming his weight problem.[New York Times, 6-24-2013; Washington Post, 6-24-2013]

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Jul 22, 2013
It's called being well read. Which is not a product of public education in today's world.
Try it. I'm sure the R.I.F. trucks come to your neighborhood too.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#4 Jul 22, 2013
neighborhood(comma)too.

If, on the other hand, you want to emphasize an abrupt change of thought (1), you do use commas, which, among other things, are used to indicate pauses:“I, too, like reading mysteries” or “I like reading mysteries, too.” In these sentences, you are adding a pause to create emphasis.

Yeah, I see you're SMURT......

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