"I agree. Also, when loved ones are questioning you and you don't feel like trying to explain to grandma why her beliefs are totally wrong, agreeing to disagree might just be the best course of action."
"You might be right about "agreeing to disagree."
But what else do you say, when you're trying to stay civil, and you've realized you're arguing with an idiot who is not going to budge? Using the term "agree to…"
I totally agree with your assessment of people who look down upon atheists. However, I disagree about pitying them. Perhaps I'm a bit cynical, but I don't think they deserve pity. It's not like they don't have a…"
"One of the best ways to know you've won a debate is when the other person says something about agreeing to disagree. It means they've got nothin' and they want you to stop backing them into a corner."
Welcome to T/A! :)
I have been a life long atheist, never being indoctrinated in any religion. I must say that I completely agree with the fact that, even if "god" of the bible or koran were true, I too, would still not worship…"
the truth is that even if the god that people are afraid of and bow down to did exist I would not worship such a vindictive creature. It is sort of like people who keep in a relationship with an abusive parent after they become adults"
"Im also new to this as well.
I have a sitation very similiar to yours, Becky.
I was raised a catholic, then changed to more of an anglican approach ( through mum).
I have also come to peel the layers off and realise that i believe more in truth…"
"Thanks so much for the warm welcome. It is nice to know there is a place I can come where people understand me, and do not look down on me for using my brain. Incidentally it is more logical to believe that if there was a god he would reward people…"
"Hi Bec ky, You could not have put in better and more simpler. I was born in to a Jewish family, myself and one brother are atheists and the other brother is religous. I went to a convent during the war and did not know which were of any denomiation…"
"Hi Becky!! First of all, welcome. This site will do wonders for you... lots of ranting and reasoning going on here :).
Secondly. You're not alone. Not even a little bit. I know there are lots of others who are "coming out" atheist,…"