"I don't think there is "a" reason for theists to try to assimilate others, or a single motivation for their worldviews and actions. I suspect it is an ugly tangle of issues that holds them in place. I won't claim to understand…"
"I tend to agree with your approach, Katie. It's the "more bees with honey than with vinegar" approach mixed in with a respect for individual freedoms.
I can feel twisted when someone offer to pray for me or when someone makes…"
"I think we need to define "argument" to address the question at hand. If we mean an exchange of ideas or evidence between parties of differing stands on a topic, then yes, I think it is worth it. The theist gets exposed to ideas and facts…"
"That's the power of community that atheists have lacked up until recently, and that religions have relied upon. Religionists generally recognize that power, and that's why they want to to keep us in the closet."
"These are evil, evil people. The fact that they think they are not makes them that much more dangerous. We have a moral obligation to negate their influence and, since we are now finding our way out of the closet, this is the best time ever to do so."
I am just a seeker of truth, on Long Island, NY. I work a couple of jobs, play in a few bands, ride a couple of motorcycles, read a lot, do some birdwatching, animal rescue, gardening, writing, historical research, photography and such. I am on Facebook, and at MySpace.com/bobmuller.
Why are you here?
I am always seeking the best ways of finding factual information and spreading such information, with the hopes of creating a little bit of a push toward a world that values fact, reason, honesty, and compassion. Networks of skeptics, scientists, and other freethinkers are a great way to do that.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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