"Interesting. I tend to air my atheism on twitter more, and less so on facebook too. Although I have been more vocal recently on FB. I think it is because there is family on there and not so much on twitter."
"As I have heard Prof. Brian Cox (from the LHC) say, "science is hard, very hard".
That is probably one reason that people turn to easier explanations for things, such as religion. That sees to give them an answer for everything but,…"
"Separation of church and state. Full Stop.
As many discussions on this board show, The only thing we have in common is that we see little or no evidence for god(s) and conclude, therefore, that the state shouldn't promote any…"
"" why does anyone care what another woman they do not even know or care about does with her own uterus?"
They don't. If someone thinks the foetus is sentient, then they are worried about the right of the foetus as well as the rights…"
"If you become joined to such an extent that they are dependent on you, then it is very likely that you will be dependent on them. Disconnecting them may well endanger your life as much as theirs. That is the reason I said the analogy was flawed.
""The reason it happens? It's nature's way of population control, to keep a species from overpopulating itself."
I would need to see evidence of that. Like a direct causal relationship between the number of miscarriages and…"
""Yes it is a personal decision. An why should society tell women what to do with their bodies. A foetus is not alive"
I am not defending pro-lifers but If society decides that a foetus is alive and sentient after, say, 5 months, then they…"
Grew up in a household very involved in the church. Sung in the choir, Bellringer, Youth groups etc... even wanted to be a minister which involved more in depth reading of the bible. I am now an atheist.
Why are you here?
To meet other atheists.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Doubts about the outright cruelty in the bible. Many people tried to defend it and say it was all part of god's plan etc... Even if god exists, his actions make me feel like I would be on the wrong side if I followed him.
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