I don't mean that they would literally go crazy and kill everyone, I mean like if they would lose their direction in life, stop being selfless etc. I know lots of really nice (obviously deluded)…Continue
"I hate going to church (I'm still forced to) and have always been, and I've always had doubts, but trusted my parents that they were right. I DID have an AHA moment, though, after watching Zeitgeist, and even though I now reject a lot of…"
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"I wouldn't really "drill atheism into him" because that's not what atheism is all about. You don't want to force anyone to believe a certain thing because that's what atheism tries to get away from. If I…"
"Your question assumes that religion is the morality that binds us. The description you gave of your friend is very rare indeed… even of the most devout believers. To think that losing faith in a god would undo what appears to be an otherwise…"
"I agree with Dan - that is exactly my position - I just don't care what people do, just not in the street please. It's when they come knocking at my door, or are pushing laws in parliament, or getting into secular schools. That's when…"
"1.Read my statement again and you will see I called you a pseudo-christian, no-one else.
2.Just what "realities of the 21st century" am I ignoring?
3. read my statement again (slower this time time) and explain how Christians are…"
"At age 14 I would let it go right now. If he has a strong set of beliefs it's because he has had them drilled into his head at home. I would keep debating him when it does come up, but remembering he truly believes what he is saying, so…"
"I have friends who seem to benefit from religion if only it helps them feel more positive about themselves. I even recommend church to a couple friends who need all the support they can get. At the same time, I discouraged them from being taken in…"
"I would not try to "convert" anybody. My biggest beef with organized religions is that they can be too "on your face".
It doesn't matter to me if someone believes that the squirrel sitting on the brach over there is…"
"Atheists take on burdens that the “faithful” cannot bear:
Theists and atheists alike operate on an all-too-narrow bandwidth of knowledge and discipline. A wider channel can be acquired only by study, being challenged, and having to…"
There really is no one right way to live your life.
If you chose to be truthful, and genuinely believe this person to be your friend, then there is no need to convert anyone. Just be yourself. The hypocrisy encountered in everyday…"
"Right, and that's been established. The problem is that you defined aggressiveness as NOT excluding sensitivity. Being politically correct IS being sensitive ie, acceptance and tolerance. So by your own admittance with your…"