NO! There will be no arguments! You better listen to me or do you want this to turn into an argument? If so, bring it on! lol :-)<quoted text>
There will always be arguments, and that's okay.
I understand the theistic perspective very well. Many of the other atheists on Topix do too. Understanding and agreeing are very different things though.
I like how you seek to join instead of divide. That's worth a lot to me.
I believe we can stop the arguments and have intellectual discussions instead, but that is only possible if people want to.
Well, that's what my faith teaches me;
Some are Hindus and others are Muslims; someone is raafjee (follower of Ali); others are Imam-Shafi (adherents of the Prophet); Recognize the whole of the human race as one(dasam granth).
The temple and the mosque are the same, there is no difference between a Hindu worship and Muslim prayer; all the human beings are the same, although they may appear to be different (dasam granth).
You have to understand that every person on this planet has their own mind, this means they will all have thier own views. Even if the whole world followed one religion or if everyone became atheists, there will still be wars. People of the same faith fight with eachother and even scientists argue with eachother, whether they're religious or atheists. The only people on this earth, who do not want to fight or argue are the saints, they just want to live in peace with everyone, but nobody wants to live in peace with them, then they have to fight!