"I think you think I'm trying to so something I'm not. I'm not trying to convince you of anything but tell you what I believe. I don't know how to explain what I was trying to explain in a more concise way. I'm not…"
"There is more that contributes to The states growing economy than just resources.
It's a pretty big pro-business state. No corporate income taxes etc..
To reduce the states success to simply natural gas/oil/wind is…"
"@davis I was trying to explain my views a little better to Gallup. I wasn't preaching. Is it preaching when an atheist expresses their views?
I don't know if you read the second part. I wasn't saying I was a victim I was saying your…"
"Suffering is difficult. The god that I believe in knows everything. He placed the tree in the garden in full knowledge Adam would eat from it. If he knows everything he isn't surprised by suffering so in my mind he must have some purpose for…"
"I don't think you know me but are entitled to whatever opinion you have of me. Maybe I just haven't been clear enough but regardless I don't really care. You seem pretty comfortable with your views and I am comfortable with mine. I…"
"What's your point?
My intent is not to offend but I know that what I believe is offensive to unbelievers. Again I'm just trying to be honest about what I believe.
If you would prefer me silenced I can cease but as you've said you…"
"Oh come on now. Assumptions are never a good thing.
The "we" is more of a result of my sales background than my faith but good try.
Just like all the lemmings on here right?
What are you trying to say?
Don't be hateful now..."
"Do you know that for certain? Let's not get all emotional now guys...
I though tolerance was the name of the game nowadays.
Was I lumping you in with the "we"?
I don't try and offend I just try and be honest about what I…"