"Great answer! Yes, occasionally I will crack, but not because I get mad. I normally do it when the person is relentlessly being ignorant and requires being knocked down a notch or two, or they make a personal attack, like you experienced."
"I have to say that after seeing the word "appear," in the first sentence, it made me wonder about the validity. And to think they would base this claim from 6 year old children, adds to the absurdity. Of course they are happy at 6, they…"
"I tend to think that belief in an afterlife stems from some sense of emptiness in life. Religion surely doesn't adhere to a life full of love, joy, and accomplishment. Believing that a god must be in another imaginable realm, that some people…"
"That was sickening to hear so much ignorance, but it's commonplace. Although, I liked the commentary. Especially the part of not being "omnipresent" .....yet. Maybe that should be a goal or mission statement (lol) of Atheism...…"
"Wayne, I know how you feel brother. I'm from the "edumacated" bible belt state of Tennessee, LOL. I have kept my Atheism under wraps for several years. My wife was the only person aware of my atheism, until 2 years ago. Still to this…"