"Yeah, works that way, too. Cheating to prove to yourself you're still worthy, capable of seducing, wanted by somebody else except your partner. Happens.
I prefer to be honest and discuss with my partner this issue from the very start. But once…"
"The more restrictions there are in society, the easier it is to control it. Religion, marriage, traditions...
I think every couple agrees on the 'terms and conditions' of their relationships.
Some prefer to really try and be monogamous,…"
"Religious people don't base their faith on reason, so they project the same logic on others: they think atheists also do not base their atheism on reason. They think if only we could feel how wonderful having faith is, we'd stop asking…"
"He didn't have a problem deciding for me if i want to live at all, he decided for me which rules i should obey.
We have a different understanding of love. Mine does not involve causing harm to the loved one if he or she chooses not to worship…"
"Oh... I see, so the guy is 'merciful' but not nice. And he loves all of us. But not as much as to want to save every soul. Sure, why not...
If the guy is not nice, I'm not wasting my time exploring his character. My heart does not…"
"an all-powerful deity could have created something all of his dumb kids would be able to comprehend
especially, since proper understanding of that text is a life or dead question. imagine how many will be forever damned just coz they were unable to…"
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"This is obviously a complex matter, but what I'd suggest is to replace the U.S. with the name of any other country and ask yourself 'should Russia/Norway/China/Brazil/Australia mind its own business'?
No one appointed US to be…"
"Truth, just as anything else does not mean much to theists.
Most important thing for them is continue believing in the fairy tale at all costs: being illogical, choosing which parts of their holy books to follow and which to reject, denying…"
"That's true. People are selective in perceiving new information: we have a tendency to overlook data that comes in conflict with our current beliefs and easily notice one that confirms them. It's a psychological fact.
So yeah, it's…"
"I know that, one can find a small group deeply concerned with a particular issue, somewhere... But only the CO2 pollution seems to be making it to the news and gathering the international congresses. Why is that?
One would think it's because…"
"I don't think environmentalism is a religion, but I do think it is often shallow and hypocritical. That does not, however discard the whole concept.
The term 'scientific consensus' reminded me of a phrase someone sad that…"
"I had a very similar experience
Being a christian, trying to save people from hell, then being a karma adept, and trying to persuade folks around everything had a good reason for happening... today I look back on those times as part of my…"