"For me personally, my atheism is a result of what I believe, not the source of it. Yes, I make what I believe into a personal religion that happens not to include belief in an alleged "supernatural" or any of what I call the nonsense of…"
"I think only you can really answer this question because only you know if there is any value left in the relationship. For me personally, when the love is gone, so is the marriage. Simple. I marry for love. Without it, there is nothing that I define…"
"I suppose the short of it is this: of what value is it to you to remain true to who you are and wish to be, and of what value is it to let some or most of that go to hold onto a relationship where you are not the only decisionmaker? If the…"
"I say many times that individuals in many cultures seem continually busy being a good this or that, a good Christian, a good Muslim, a good Jew or Buddhist, a good communist, a good American, a good soldier, a good feminist, a good or…"
"Well, of course, a belief system does factor into it - your belief it is right to abort a fetus and belief that a doctor who is willing to assist you with that has a right to do so, among many other associated beliefs involved in your decision.…"
"Yes, Bill Nye is correct - you really can't know. That makes you wonder why so many people claim to know and believe anyway. "You really can't know" is what makes me an atheist. There is no fact or reason to believe. Second, Bill…"
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