Preston:and Robert in the last few months in his trolling act has become the chief spokesman for the catholics on here and now we find out(by his own words) that he is a closet atheist
Since: Dec 06
Nov 14, 2009
June VanDerMark wrote:
Well hello Robert. And greetings to you!
I agree that organized religion is built on fear.
Trust does not fear the hereafter. And trust does not have a need to preach about what ignorance can not know. Trust is about believing in something awesome, without a need to understand. It is akin to throwing a spiritual rope into the sky, and trusting that it will attach to something incomprehensibly beautiful. The rope will never break, because the trust will never be betrayed.
Just my belief.
The way you use the word "trusting" in the above "and trusting that it will attach to something", is more akin to "hoping".
The basic problem as I see it is a question of balancing religion and education. Organized religion can serve as teaching tool, but in the end it all comes down to arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. So, what we need especially here in the States is education.
I am afraid that I have some rather "startling" news. As of late, I have been courting atheism! Yea....Surprise! It was probably only a matter of time. But in my thinking now it is the only way to be open minded and objective....
Read more at http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/T675JJ592...
How could I be a closet atheist when I had announced it to the world?
I would akin such a declaration, that I was trying to be honest.
And God had to let me become the fool. Believe me, I am a happy fool.
Much better to pluck out my eye, and be in the kingdom, than have my eye, and not be in the kingdom....