"It would depend on which god you meant or which characteristics it had. I wouldn't remain atheist of course because if he/she/it was proven that it wouldn't make sense to. I have a hard time thinking of a situation where I…"
"@Godless conservativeYou make a good point, the fact that it includes adults does put somewhat of a damper on my argument. I will say that bill in general limits free speech. Under this law a teacher would not be able to call a child a…"
"@ Godless Conservative - A child at school has limited rights. As adults we have the right to use swear words, racial slurs, sexual language, etc.. where a child in school would not. If a child wishes to pray, read his bible, etc during…"
"After I was sexually assaulted several years ago I was told that "God allowed it so that I could help others who went through the same thing" That's an immoral thing to say under any circumstance, but more so to a victim a day…"
"I think that's mostly true (and mark twain was brilliant), but it was the rational arguments of an atheist friend that planted the seeds of doubt that eventually lead to my freedom from religion. She didn't hide her frustration with…"
"The only thing I can think of isn't really comparable to some of these stories. But the christian school I attended shared a bus with the nearby highschool. I was over-weight, awkward, and obnoxious about my religion. A lot of the…"
"I'm assuming that most of us on here are not scientists. So for me if there is something I can't observe or test myself, than I trust peer reviewed scientific evidence. I have no problem and would be quite excited if a…"
"Welcome Ashley. I feel your pain. I love my family and they try, but sometimes it feels like the only thing they see about me know is my atheism. I might suggest finding a local atheist group if you have one and if there isn't…"
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I completely agree. I heard a quote one time and I wish I could remember the source, but it went something like this. "good people will continue to do good things and evil people will continue to do evil things, but for a…"
"The religious are commanded to follow their religions view on morality and ethics. To their credit a large number of them (in Canada at least) do not practice the more immoral of their teachings. Atheists on the other hand are not…"
"That's so stupid. I would love for the religious to give up their faith on their on free will, but this is bullying. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with atheism. It's more likely someone's misguided…"
I grew up in a christian home. I was taught both the importance of religion and of being a moral person. I use to think they were the same. I went to school to become a pastor but dropped out. (tho nothing to do with my eventual atheism) It was supposed to be temporary, but my mother passed away from cancer in the mean time. I started questioning my faith and decided not to go back until I figured things out. Around the same time I had a friend that "came out" as an atheist. I argued with her, tried to re-convert her, but at the same time I was learning a lot from her. I even told people that I was agnostic for about a year, but out of guilt, fear, and the desire to not be alienated I came back to Christianity, tho my doubt never left me. In the last few months I have noticed that in order to remain a moral person I have had to make more and more compromises with my faith. I ignored large chunks of the bible and opposed many of the common views of the church. My belief system no longer resembled anything close to Christianity. So I gave up the name with the understanding that I had given up the faith a long time ago.
Why are you here?
looking for a community of like minded people.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Faith is gives answers where there is none. It does not allow for learning or discovery.
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