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Bro Jed wrote:
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WWW.ANGELFIRE.COM/AR/BURNINGHELL
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Apply the same math to YOU. Nobody knows the entirety of the universe, it's just that reasonable folks don't feel the need to fill the void with some fanciful deity.

Besides, there's a large percentage of folks on this earth who think your bible is a steaming pile of excrement. The reason you choose to believe in it so fervently is, likely, because you were born in a Christian environment to Christian parents. In other words, if you were born in New Delhi, you would be JUST AS SURE of your Hindu faith. It's all quite silly, really.
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EraserX wrote:
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Apply the same math to YOU. Nobody knows the entirety of the universe, it's just that reasonable folks don't feel the need to fill the void with some fanciful deity.
Besides, there's a large percentage of folks on this earth who think your bible is a steaming pile of excrement. The reason you choose to believe in it so fervently is, likely, because you were born in a Christian environment to Christian parents. In other words, if you were born in New Delhi, you would be JUST AS SURE of your Hindu faith. It's all quite silly, really.
And if you were born to atheists you were likely raised in the same enviroment and faithfully believe as you do.
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And if you were born to atheists you were likely raised in the same enviroment and faithfully believe as you do.
I'd say they are more inclined, certainly. Although most atheist parents would encourage their kids to think for themselves - which is very much not in keeping with most religious faiths.

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I'd say they are more inclined, certainly. Although most atheist parents would encourage their kids to think for themselves - which is very much not in keeping with most religious faiths.
I was raised Roman Catholic - it wasn't until I was in the service till I realized that the container at the door of every building wasn't a change box for the poor - it was actually an ashtray.
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EraserX wrote:
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I'd say they are more inclined, certainly. Although most atheist parents would encourage their kids to think for themselves - which is very much not in keeping with most religious faiths.
My daughter has an atheist boy in her class and he doesn't look too happy in what he believes but he repeats it and my daughter just comforts him and tries to cheer him up.

Then she started to come home crying, they were both upset apparently. I told her, don't talk about religion or what you believe with him just play, that's all you two have to do if you want to be friends, go on the swing, the slide, the bars... you're children don't worry about that ... laugh and play.

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I was raised Roman Catholic - it wasn't until I was in the service till I realized that the container at the door of every building wasn't a change box for the poor - it was actually an ashtray.
We share in that. My experiences over the years have shown how inadequate that faith really was - at least for me. The world is big and the universe is, truly, ineffable. It seems very unlikely to me that anyone on this sphere has it right.

But, hey, if your faith gives you strength and a sense of community then that's a good thing. Where folks so often go wrong is when they decide 'religious freedom' means a freedom to force their religion on others...
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My daughter has an atheist boy in her class and he doesn't look too happy in what he believes but he repeats it and my daughter just comforts him and tries to cheer him up.
Then she started to come home crying, they were both upset apparently. I told her, don't talk about religion or what you believe with him just play, that's all you two have to do if you want to be friends, go on the swing, the slide, the bars... you're children don't worry about that ... laugh and play.
Can you imagine being an atheist child? It's hard enough dealing with faith as an adult. Seriously, I'm constantly surrounded by folks who are just this side of crazy, every day I'm confronted by a society that still believes some pretty wild things.

My child was asking me about politics - apparently his school kids were taking sides (and we're deep in a red state, so you can imagine how that went) and he stated that had no idea if our family was Democrat or Republican. I asked him what he thought I would say and, he replied, that I "would want him to think for himself and make up his own mind" about it.

Which is the right answer - for politics and religion.
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No should ever FORCE anyone especially with religion. I don't even like calling it that, automatically the walls of institutions rise from the sands of time with war drums and I think of it as faith. And it can't be taught or forced.

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EraserX wrote:
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We share in that. My experiences over the years have shown how inadequate that faith really was - at least for me. The world is big and the universe is, truly, ineffable. It seems very unlikely to me that anyone on this sphere has it right.
But, hey, if your faith gives you strength and a sense of community then that's a good thing. Where folks so often go wrong is when they decide 'religious freedom' means a freedom to force their religion on others...
Like BA Christians.

They are all ordained to spread "God's" word.

When I lived in Georgia, you couldn't find a SB on a Sunday to save your soul - however, you could find them at the liquor store on Saturday nights.
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EraserX wrote:
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We share in that. My experiences over the years have shown how inadequate that faith really was - at least for me. The world is big and the universe is, truly, ineffable. It seems very unlikely to me that anyone on this sphere has it right.
But, hey, if your faith gives you strength and a sense of community then that's a good thing. Where folks so often go wrong is when they decide 'religious freedom' means a freedom to force their religion on others...
Very well put......that basically sums up how I feel.
Religion to me is an inner thing, a moral compass if you will.... If it works for you, great. But do not think or act Holier than thou or else I will deem you an A-whole.....lol

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Everybody needs something to believe and have faith in.

I do believe in beer and have faith that God - no matter who she or he is - would want me to sleep in on Sunday.
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That's terrible.

You both, EraserX and M69, seem to have had painful experiences with religion. I don't blame you for believing or feeling the way you do. I would to from the undertones... of what you haven't said.

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Everybody needs something to believe and have faith in.
I do believe in beer and have faith that God - no matter who she or he is - would want me to sleep in on Sunday.
Amen to that.
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there we go again jugits...
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QuiteCrazy wrote:
That's terrible.
You both, EraserX and M69, seem to have had painful experiences with religion. I don't blame you for believing or feeling the way you do. I would to from the undertones... of what you haven't said.
Can't speak for M69 but, from my experience, there isn't anything painful there at all. At least not from a childhood sort of thing. I have always been pretty objective on things (hence our conversation about swinging or supporting the legalization of marijuana even though I don't smoke) and if you go through life unblinkered you soon realize that there simply can't be a faith that is more right than the other. There's no way to know. And then when you look at the history of religion, you soon realize that faith was simply a tool for power...

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