"I am moral because I only have one life with no post-death "do-over", so I have to cope with the consequences of my actions right here and now. I also wholeheartedly reject the ridiculous notion that suffering is noble, so I seek to…"
"The best part was where you pointed out that Christians are so damn sure they know what Jesusgod thought and wanted. It's funny how his thoughts and needs are always in line with the interpreter's own thoughts and needs, isn't it?
"That showed a lot of courage on your part, Marianne. Empathy, too. It's cruel to force people into gender role boxes--or any other boxes for that matter. I applaud you for pointing that out, and I hope your family doesn't treat you too…"
"It's annoying, but kind of funny, too. It's as if the word/concept of religion has acquired enough of a negative reputation that people don't want to be associated with it. The same thing goes for "I'm not religious, I have…"
"Whoa, hold on. How is having a weekly meeting "stealing Christian tactics"? Are book clubs "stealing Christian tactics"? How about sports teams? Knitting circles? Drama clubs?
It's just holding a meeting. Attempting to make…"
"I find religions as a whole damaging because they discourage critical thinking, promote an us vs. them mentality, and enjoy a privileged status that they do not deserve. I think others have covered the topic of why the Abrahamic religions are…"
"Yes, there are consequences for that type of disbelief, but that's a different topic. Not believing in evolution, though, is not going to send your eternal soul to hell to burn forever. Some people will think you're a bit dim, but…"