"I might steer away from anything that would make you appear aggressive or confrontational, such as the many contradictions in the bible, comparing christianity to other religions, or pointing out the many dangers of faith itself.
So basically, those methods are allowed by the catholic church because they are loopholes?
I guess that makes sense, at least by the standards of people who believe God himself had to sacrifice to himself, to make a loophole of his own rule…"
"It comes from the Old Testament. The "sin of Onan" actually refers to waste the seed instead of having offspring, although nowadays it's used as a metaphor for masturbation, something that the Catholic church also condemns for similar…"
"A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking.
The Demon-haunted world and Cosmos, by Carl Sagan.
Unweaving the Rainbow, by Richard Dawkins.
These are not books about atheism, but rather about science, and how the universe works in both micro and…"
"We can come up with all sort of scenarios of what happens after death, assuming that something happens at all. It's a nice thought experiment, but until there's any proof, it's just speculation, so anything goes... that is, as long as…"
"Funny, when I was a christian, I used to think that animals went to heaven too. When I was "corrected" about this, I began to wonder what made us feel so special from the rest of creation to say that humans got to have a soul but animals…"
"Short answer: the universe is not shrinking, but expanding.
Long answer: it's been theorized that at some point (we are talking possibly trillions of years) the universe will stop expanding and start shrinking, or it will continue growing…"
"All of you make very good points, but in the end I think it all comes down to a geographical situation. The western world consists mostly of abrahamic religions, so it's most likely that we should come from christian, jewish or islamic…"