Losing your religion - Part 3: God

Jun 27, 2012 Full story: News24 8

Welcome to part 3 of my personal journey to atheism. In part one I investigated the burden of proof and explained my journey from certainty to doubt; in part two I investigated Christianity and explained why I felt the religion was on shaky ground. This time Iíll look at the concept of God in general and the Christian God specifically. Iíve repeatedly stated that I donít want you to believe me or the people I quote, but to find out yourself. Rather than getting angry and posting snarky comments, investigate if what Iím saying is the truth and makes sense. If you spot a factual problem, highlight it and correct me, with references if you can, so that I can adjust my world view accordingly.

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havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#1 Jul 3, 2012
very fine and worthy of close reading. full of intelligence.
KJV

United States

#2 Jul 4, 2012
I feel sorry for you losing one faith is a very sad thing.
havent forgotten

Lamoni, IA

#3 Jul 6, 2012
KJV wrote:
I feel sorry for you losing one faith is a very sad thing.
Losing any stupid faith is a very good thing. Best if it is done out of rational means, and not because of the emotional impact of something going wrong in one's life.

We who are rational thinkers are the ones who should feel sorry for those still trapped in foolish belief systems, cults, religions, denominations, etc.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#4 Jul 6, 2012
KJV wrote:
I feel sorry for you losing one faith is a very sad thing.
So's the day the bigger kids tell you there's no Santa. So's the part where Old Yeller dies. Facing reality and accepting it is part of life. It's called growing up.

Since: Mar 11

Louisville, KY

#5 Jul 17, 2012
An honest if sometimes cold reality is still far and away better than a comforting lie.
Amused wrote:
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So's the day the bigger kids tell you there's no Santa. So's the part where Old Yeller dies. Facing reality and accepting it is part of life. It's called growing up.

“Fortes Fortuna Juvat, ”

Since: Dec 09

Wichita. Ks.

#6 Jul 17, 2012
I have faith. In myself, my wife, and other things and people in my life they are all real and not make-believe. My life is a lot better for not believing in a myth.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#7 Jul 18, 2012
KJV wrote:
I feel sorry for you losing one faith is a very sad thing.
Then why not consider why sensible people reject religious faith? Do you seriously think the son of god died for our sins? That would be as stupid as belief in Santa.

One should only believe anything as far as the belief can be justified by reason and evidence.

“suck”

Since: Apr 12

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#8 Jul 19, 2012
Good for you.

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