"Bah, faith. At best it's unnecessary (if you have a real reason to believe something), and at worst it's detrimental to critical thinking (if you don't have a reason, or the reasons you find don't match with the faith, and you…"
"I tend to keep it simple when asked that by just asking in return "what if (insert religion besides the one they follow) is right?" It tends to end up in a quick illogical loop of backtracking, but it makes it easy to show how stupid the…"
"I won't get into details (others pretty much have it covered already), but if you are interested in really digging in to the "birth" of DNA and all that fun stuff, check out "The Fifth Miracle", by Paul Davies. It lays out…"
"Great idea. I've been looking for an excuse to get back to reading more. Would be interesting to read books from both sides of the fence when it comes to religion, and pick them apart (for better or worse)."
"That's a rough spot, but as others have mentioned, you will (I hope) eventually end up telling them anyway, the longer you wait, and the more you join in their church activities, the harder it will be for you, and the harder it will be for them…"
Hi everyone, my name is Brad, and I'm an alcohol....er...an atheist. When I was very young I was loosely Roman Catholic, but that all broke down once I got my very own bible to read at my leisure when I was 12, which (of course) caused a LOT of questions to come up, and when no one I knew would(or could) answer them, I started doing my own research into the issues. That quickly lead to a complete laspe of all things "faith" related, and made me the sworn enemy of the local door to door…See More