"I tend to agree with you. In the UK there was a big push to make higher education open to everyone. While in principle this is a good thing, and nobody should be denied education on the basis of not being able to afford it, in many cases it simply…"
"On that note, I had a marvelous email from a German friend in response to My congratulations for their winning the soccer World Cup. He said,
"I was in my local pub. Everyone went crazy. Biggest success for Germany since we were…"
"You'll all be so busy worshipping god and having a personal relationship with Jesus that you won't have time for anyone else. There will of course be coffee breaks, when you can gather on the heavenly gallery and look over the illuminated…"
"I love Father Ted, one of the best comedies ever! I've been making sure my students know about it so it gets known and circulated here in Poland. Never mind philosophical arguments, I remember reading that the downfall of the major empires has…"
"I guess you'd also have to have your capability to get bored removed, given that heaven is supposed to be eternal. I remember a Star Trek episode when they dealt with just that issue. A place where nobody died and everyone just sat around…"
"I was thinking about it from the point of view of the absurdity of the whole idea of heaven rather than as a 'theological' question. If all the earthly structures, presumably including all the things which made you happy, are null and void…"
"Yeah, I started thinking about that when my mom died and my Christian father eventually got a girlfriend. But there are many other questions about heaven. If lions don't eat lambs, what DO hey eat? Do people get food and if they do, do they…"
"Interesting question, but i think it will be better in a more religious forum than an atheist one. That said, in one of Bart Ehrman's videos he explained that part of Jesus' believes was that all former earthly structures will be disbanded…"
A scenario: You get married, your partner dies in some horrible god-planned way, and you later remarry. Obviously, you could get re-married several times given the mysterious way in which god works.What happens when you get to heaven and are re-united with all your loved ones? It's going to get a bit complicated isn't it? There you are in heaven with all your ex-partners. What about the sleeping arrangements? Can you legally, well you are married, have sex with all your partners?See More
"You're not hardwired in that way. You were 'softwired' in that way during your Christian days. Is the fact that a Muslim cries out to Allah proof that his brain was hardwired for Allah? Or how about some jungle tribesman/tribeswoman…"
"I can just see the pastors, ministers, priests, etc. lining up to see who can induce the most MegaWows in their audiences. Of course, on the flip side, science would be able to quantifiably tell people how they are being fooled. I mean look at how…"
"It really depends on the nature of the extinction and the environmental conditions left behind. Intelligence might be a factor in species survival, although, if conditions were bad enough, it could just as easily be something as simple as a…"
"A few things caught my attention. 1. When I was a Christian.... That type of programming is difficult to break so it doesn't surprise me if your reaction was to call out to god. I was never a Christian and had a rather different reaction when I…"
I was never religious and never bothered much about religion until I spent two years working in Northern Ireland trying to stop one group of Christians (Catholics) from killing another group of Christians (Protestants), and vice versa.
The religion you left
Was never a part of one
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