"Sure, the "teapot" thing is a metaphor for an absurd statement. God is a super-intellect that exists outside of the confines of space and time. And, that is inherently absurd. It could be proven true: I'm not holding my…"
While I don't know your situation, it will (in all likelihood) profoundly change your family dynamic if you tell your dad that your agnostic. So, think hard about whether or not you want to.
An Atheist IS an agnostic. God is…"
"I agree with the points listed. I prefer Non-theist, Rationalist or Freethinker. As you pointed out, Atheist plays into the Rhetoric of Theists. God is possible. But, it is very - very - improbable. The thought of a…"
"I really need to add a bit more.
Non-theists simply approach debating believers the wrong way.
"Oh, I have to get this person to appreciate the value of science & reason.
Screw that, just have fun.
Don't be a teacher (as many as these…"
"Basic debating tactic: concede!
OK, it is reasonable that a supreme intellect created everything. But, which god? The Judeo-Christian god? Allah? Some unknown deity?
You'll get some rambling response.
Then point out some…"
"I agree. By definition, sharing a common religion means sharing - and socializing around - a common world view. As such, they act in a consolidated manner. Freethinkers - which my atheism arises from - think freely. So, it is…"
"The community building aspect of many contemporary Western faiths are admirable. I stress Contemporary because the Church an was historically an instrument of repression. It could be argued that Christianity adopted it's more positive…"
"While Bible does not explicitly mention "mental illness" - frankly that concept was foreign to the authors - a fundamental premise of Christianity is that belief is required to be saved.John3:3-5 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily,…"
"Bottom line - and this transcends abortion - this is a valid ethical dispute. Both sides of the abortion debate tend to dismiss that. The issue is does unique DNA make a person or is viability also a factor? I personally…"
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HUMANIST JEW "Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas. Humanistic Judaism offers a nontheistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. Established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963. Humanistic Judaism is a worldwide movement." -Society for Humanistic Judaism, http://www.shj.org Also: 1) Non-theist/Rationalist/Freethinker. This means relying on reason not BS. All Rationalists are Non-theists BUT not all Non-theists are Rationalists 2) Buddhist/Taoist (non-metaphysical)
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It is a site that shares my basic world view.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
It became clear - and this has deepened over time - that all gods are manmade. I have an affity with Judaism, Buddhism & Taoism but this is purely non-metaphysical.
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