"You win! You said the magic word. The duck (the Holy Duck) is going to drop down and give you $100. (sorry about the Groucho reference, I'm old)
Seriously, I think we should get back into the business of selling…"
"Excellent questions Randy. I'm conflicted as well. When I experience the hate, injustice and tyranny done in the name of religion, I am outraged and want to "smite them mightily" (to use their language). Yet I have…"
"@ StevenCO You are absolutely right. Blind acceptance was the currency of the realm. I doubt he was capable of a more persuasive answer. That was one of five 3 hour courses I had to take. The only one that was…"
"OK. That would be a bad thing to do to children in an educational environment. Shut them down with some mind numbing and thought limiting responses. What would you call it when it happens in a college class? When the question…"
"Sorry, I have to agree with Suzanne. After 12 years of Catholic education (4 in grammar school, 4 in high school and 4 in a catholic university) I will attest to the fact that the Old Testament was downplayed, glossed over or…"
"Ah, the Trinity! Now was there ever a more convoluted, schizophrenic mishmash of mambo-jumbo? Talk about multiple personality disorders. Well he is, no he isn't, yes he is. Oh, I got it, let's say he is and is part…"
"That is a good question. I have no idea myself but the speculation ranges from his increasing infirmity to embarrassment over his handling of abuse cases in the past. With the world growing increasingly more outraged by the stories of…"
"Yeah, good point. Plus, if you believe the prevailing fable (quite open to interpretation and revision), he had no wife or children. The "starting a religion thing" wasn't working very well judging from the fact the Romans…"
"I'm not sure going to a service would mean you are betraying your beliefs. But, you are the one that has to answer that. If a friend of yours got married in a church, would you go? I usually go and it is a trip. You get…"
"You obviously have a keen understanding of human psychology and have figured out that taking away the security of the fantasy would cause their little minds to tilt.
Better to let them down slowly.
1. Since there was no Adam and Eve and hence no…"
"Well done James.
I'm afraid there will always be people who want to be told what to think and hence, there will always be religion but this guy McFarland has set the bar really low. I'm a little optimistic because of what I…"
"The goal or assignment was to achieve diversity. In order to best serve the public, the workforce should be representative of that public. No one intended to hire undereducated people. Standards were reasonable and defensible and…"
"It was a State agency that was initally under a court decree. After a number of years and good faith efforts by the agency, the Federal Judge recinded the decree. The agency no longer had to fill positions with a set percentage of…"
"I can't speak for private business. From my experience in a large agency, I would have to say AA did more good than harm. That should be qualified by by adding that a well designed AA program should expend its energy on recruitment…"
To be reinforced by like minded people. People who have courage to resist the tyranny of religion. People who have the ability to think independently.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
From an early age it seemed apparent to me that religion was man's attempt to invent answers to questions he could not fathom at that time. I saw that religion evolved constantly due to social pressures. So where was the god element? Obviously it wasn't necessary. I felt insulted by the lame stories they invented to suit their political goals. I saw the evil it wrought.
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