3. Science comes closer to real "truth" than anything else.
No you are not wrong. The Christian fundamentalist most often is a few bricks short of a load when it comes to matters of life and science. There is very much a dualist approach to their life - in terms of contradiction - but then the same the can be said of any human being. The difference is merely to what degree that contradiction exists.
Well if you did it the way I did ( http://www.thinkatheist.com/group/yourstory/forum/topics/it-was-pre... ) I can tell you:
The first thing that will make you a bad guy is elitism.
What makes you a good guy is a laid-back attitude and humanism.
Experts in any given field have the closest thing to the truth at any given time.
The observer decides. To observe, and to become informed, or to not observe, and to be ignorant.
Pretty much. You can't really change it unless you intend to deconvert them as you come out...a feat that would be heroic, amazing, and possibly cause the invisible pink unicorn to reveal itself.
To be serious, they really don't have a say in determining if you're good or bad. Their judgement of you is actually a more accurate reflection of who they are.
Don't forget that.
Thank you! I don't think I could deconvert any of my family, they are way to deep into the Mormon religion. My one sister seemed to be interested but I think she is to affraid of what the rest of the family would think.
I was thinking about that today, hell and all. Their belief is that I'm going to go to hell, but my belief is that there is no hell.