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Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?

Started this discussion. Last reply by William C. Walker Jul 10, 2011. 19 Replies

First of all: Hey, I'm Mike. This is my first post on this website. After being agnostic for many years having not given religion much thought, I recently decided to live my life as an atheist - and…Continue

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William C. Walker replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Excellent post, Rosemary. It's HARD to keep a discussion of religion from becoming an argument.  They then just 'dig in their heels' & logic, common sense & reason are beyond even consideration.  Each of us must go…"
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Richard Raymond replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"I'm 62, been married twice, had a 10 yr. relationship plus half a dozen others. Believe me when I say, "Atheists and Xians together will not work out 99% of the time.""
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Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Isn't it strange?  Science thrives on criticism and actively seeks it on the grounds that it will improve its understanding of the truth.  Religious avoids it because it is so insecure that it believes that its precarious belief…"
Jul 10, 2011
Philip Jackson Armstrong replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"   I've had a number of religious friends that really are aware of my beliefs, but I have never lost one one because of our differences. My current best friend, my work wife we call it, is catholic. She has read my numerous Atheist…"
Jul 10, 2011
John Ahrens replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Yes, i was criticizing on facebook the holiday religious displays put up and paid for by local or national governments.  I saw it as an unnecessary expense, especially during this recession and a breach in the separation of church and…"
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Many people only “believe” because of the communities they live in. All the relationships between family and friends will have this common bond. One of the strands of this religion bond is the tacit but mutual understanding that Atheists…"
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William C. Walker replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Lol.  Don't sweat it.  I once had an old friend make the comment : God answers prayers, but not always like you'd like.   I answered :  You can pray to a stump & get that kind of response.  We remained good…"
Jul 9, 2011
Bec Peace replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Hi Mike For a short while I was part of a Christian church and whenever I talked about my doubts, they told me it was the devil trying to turn me away from jesus.  When I got sick on the way to a Christian womens retreat and had to go to…"
Jul 9, 2011
Jacob replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"This boy at school told me that I had missed chapel service, so I said "phew, so I don't have to take part in that indoctrination session" or something along those lines, (i thought he was an atheist) and he stood up and said…"
Jul 9, 2011
William C. Walker replied to Mike's discussion 'Have you ever hurt a friend talking about their religion?'
"Mike, Religion hasn't killed just friendships, it has a bloody history going back millennia.  I have good friends who are still 'believers'.  We just don't talk religion.  They know I'm an Atheist, & I…"
Jul 9, 2011
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"Welcome to the TA community Mike!!!"
Jul 9, 2011

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At 8:28am on July 9, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the TA community Mike!!!
 
 
 

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