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Are you excluded because of your Atheism?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steffen Cramer Apr 12, 2011. 2 Replies

I began to question the idea of God long, long ago -- I'm 24 now (25 next week - WOOHOO!), and started to query religion and God when I was 7 or 8. It wasn't until a few years ago that I truly began…Continue

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"My beliefs?  In which sense?  I have particular ways in which I'd like my country to be one run, and so when it comes to siding with a particular political party, I tend to side with the conservatives, as they tend to be a little more…"
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Gaetano replied to Professor Tanhauser's discussion 'Are conservatives sociopathic? Maybe...'
"I'm an Atheist and I tend to side with conservative ideals and political parties.  Mainly because the left-wing parties are so incompetent where I am.  The way I see it, you don't need to be religious to be conservative. …"
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Gaetano replied to Richmond's discussion 'Movement on banning the burqa across Eruope and the US. How about the other limits on women from other religions'
"To be honest, whilst I don't see how the burqa is a necessity for a Muslim woman (I've heard every excuse under the sun, and when they try to justify it they just sound like people in denial), I think the driving force has been Christian…"
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"You did a superb job... ^_^"
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"Heather - I'm not sure if you're being serious?"
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"Extremism at its finest."
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"I have absolutely NO Atheist friends :( My girlfriend doesn't believe in God and is technically an Atheist, but she didn't even grow up around God or religion so she doesn't have the same passion as me."
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Gaetano replied to Chase King's discussion 'New to site, expressing my feelings. thanks to any readers'
"Welcome.  I just found this site too and it's made me VERY happy :D   As I said in the thread, I think feeling/being an outcast comes part and parcel when you're in a minority, which we are.  But, unlike most minorities, we…"
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Editor at MMGN.com, one of Australia's largest online entertainment networks -- forums, videos, images, news, reviews, previews and editorials.
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19-24
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The Abstruseness That Drives Faith

Posted on April 11, 2011 at 12:45am 2 Comments

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars..."



- Og Mandino



I try my best to conclude what drives a person's faith. The abstruseness of the universe -- its complexity and incomprehension -- seems to be a channeling element of the ignorance (and fear) that stops a person from looking up. I'll never come to a defining explanation, because the…

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