You seem to think that the same (or similar) religions were in all places all over the globe at all times. No, religion did not spawn human secularism. Believe it or not, some have simply learned that in order to get along, certain conditions must be met. No deity required for the larger picture.<quoted text>
I have clarified this before, but the passions of the atheist crowd tend to get in their way. You gave me a good sentence there to modify so they may understand better where I am coming from.
"You seem to think that compassion and morality is generated by church teachings"
Make that read "You seem to think that compassion and morality WAS generated by church teachings".
What you consider those things are built upon generations of them being taught in those religions, in spite of men being hypocrites. You wouldn't have this modern human secular humanism without that preceding.
I'm really rather detached from religion. I look at it and mankind a lot more objectively than most. That is why I don't "react" to it like Topix atheists do. I do react to their getting carried away with their reactions, but that is really a recreational activity rather than an emotional reaction.
Do I believe in a higher force or intelligence behind this existence thing. Yes I do. That is from my technological training and understanding and applying basic physics on the larger scale. There is no poofing into existence and becoming a observed closed system the way the reactors to religion have adopted as a substitute religion.
Existence is way beyond me. I'm here, I'm a machine, I have something running me on the subconscious level. It's kicked my ass royal and it has been good to me. Not a thing I can do about it, so I am just along for the ride. It's an experience. Yet I am a Christian fundie in the eyes of most Topix atheists and think with a religious passion. While they rant on and on about all the evils of it. Amusing. None of them seem to realize if every single thing, even footsteps, did not occur the way they did, and this includes all of those evils, they would not be here to rant and whine about them. It's how they got here. Plus they are disrespecting the hell out of their ancestors, which if you think about it, just makes them lower their own worth. If junk made you, you are junk.
Like I told you, I was an atheist for 50 years. You don't return to fundamentalism after that. Coupled with what I mentioned about technology, you also don't take people and life so seriously.
As for the rest...let's see, blah-de-blah, blah, blah....you seem to confuse technology with the supernatural...ummmm...you think you are a machine...ok, fine, whatevs.
Yep, you are an ego driven loose cannon. Fortunately, a nonsensical string of words is not dangerous to your fellow man. Carry on!....;0)