"I am an agnostic atheist. One deals with knowledge one with the belief position. I do not know for certainty there is no god so I am an agnostic. I do not however believe there is a god so i am an atheist. When asked what I…"
"It comes from starting with the birth of Jesus as a beginning point. They then add up the ages of the characters given in the bible as most characters lineage and ages are given. They then move backward from Year 0 (or 1BC /Ad if you…"
"My repsonse to Dr. Jesus that Mostafa has not included: "
I’m not arguing that Jesus was or was not a real person, nor am I saying he didn’t share attributes with other deities- he did, and I even point that out when it is…"
"Mostafa. Sorry but I disagreed with Dr. Jesus' response as did others. And I still do. Zeitgeist is wrong and is poorly researched. Why is it okay for something to be poorly researched and wrong as long as it supports…"
"For crying out loud. There are enough sources online to refute this, there are plenty of books on mythology in your library that can help. Here's an online rebuttal (complete with VERY extensive source links):…"
"The press here have been running with this. The chap thrown off insists he had a ticket but it was printed with the wrong way- I've actually had that myself but fortuantely noticed the mistake before trying to use the ticket. …"
"My partners mother died 2 years ago and she wasn't religious or a believer in any way so we opted for a Humanist ceremony. It had to be held in the chapel simply because it was connected to the crematorium but all symbols that were even…"
""I think you over simplify the significance of theism throughout history. Calling it "bullshit" is a bit pretentious, don't you think?"Havign historical significance doesn't mean it can't also be bullshit. "
"My issue is that animals slaughtered under Halal principles aren't slaughtered in the same way as other animals. Whereas some people may see the way in which animals are killed barbaric anyway, at least with regular killing the animals…"
"I don't really care. Granted it might be a bigger issue in the states. But I don't havea problem with Christmas being endorsed at Christmas. yes there are other festivals, and they too shuold be acknowledged in some…"
"Not to be too pedantic, but the Christmas Tree *as we know it today* does probably have more in common with 16/17th century Christianity than Paganism directly. though the tree and evergreens were an important part of various practices before…"
"I had a friend who insisted the Secret was a valid book and the "Law of Attraction" a scientific Law (Had to explain that one to her, she still didn't budge). People who are spiritual really piss me off more than many religious…"
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Why you left your religion.
I was only part of a religion in as far as I believed in god and had been Christened into Methodist. The religion aspect wasn't an interest and the idea of a god seemed so unlikely.
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