"You must not have ever been to Turkey, then. When I was there, I had so many people tell me that they are atheists, but then in the next breath they'd tell me that I need to read the Koran because it holds the truth of the universe, and…"
"Something fun you can do is called Bug-me-Bucks. It's from Stuff Christian Culture Likes http://www.stuffchristianculturelikes.com/, which is an excellent blog, and she also has a facebook page which is also quite excellent. Anyway,…"
"I'm of the belief that if a person feels unsafe, that needs to be dealt with. Obviously, for whatever reason, some women felt unsafe. Those feelings are valid, and need to be explored and I think as a community, it would be good to…"
"The thing I'm really most confused about is the part about 'no fake jewelry'. What does that even mean? I remember going to bible camp as a teenager, and we weren't allowed to wear makeup or jewelry or dress in…"
"I love Christmas. I love the trees, presents, food, music, family time, Santa, cheesy Christmas movies and specials, the whole lot of it. I'm even thinking about going to church on Christmas Eve. Christmas has always been so…"
"Socialism doesn't ensure that everyone is wealthy and without need. It can just ensure that everyone is healthy and educated, like Cara Coleen said. And anyway, there are plenty of other ways that people can feel suffering and…"
"I absolutely agree with you on every point. It's really refreshing to hear someone else who doesn't see religion as a completely horrible thing. It has a lot of horrible aspects, but I also see a lot of beauty in it, and I do…"
"To be fair, when I was a Christian I was also very concerned with social justice, and just in helping people in need. But in a lot of cases, there isn't much you can do to help people. I've never had a lot of money or anything…"
"Well there might be more gay Christians because Christianity as a whole is becoming more accepting of homosexuality. So maybe more people will convert, or people who are already Christians will come out of the closet."
"Another thing I just want to also emphasis is that most evangelicals see Mormonism to be just as ridiculous as you and I see it. There may be some who convert, but for the most part, I don't think that very many people will take…"
"I don't mean to sound contrary or argumentative, but I think you're missing a big point. There are *already* twice as many women in the Church than there are men, and that's been the case for quite some time. I think that…"
"Yeah I was gonna comment about the lesbian thing too. Historically, there have always been a lot more women in the church than men in general. Just because there might be a shortage of men, does not mean that women will begin to become…"
Hi Cris, thanks for the add! So you’re studying anthropology? Interesting: I’m a psychologist. Love to hear more about your husband’s process as well: pretty lonely in this part of my life. Recently read Why I Believed by former Bible translator/ missionary Kenneth Daniels; it’s the book that’s helped the most so far, in its gentle, devastating way: I find the strident atheists way too harsh, too disrespecting of the legitimate role religion plays in helping us deal with the reality of our fast-approaching Non-Existence. I don’t need to be mocked; I need to be understood. Anyway, hi to your husband as well; if he’s not here he could email me at firstname.lastname@example.org