"If you don't believe in this: "the existence of a god or gods, specifically of a creator who intervenes in the universe.", then you are an atheist. You can believe in spirits, who are not god(s), and be an atheist."
"Really? Interesting, since the Wikipedia entry on Sikhism opens with the following paragraph:
Sikhism, or known in Punjabi as Sikhi,[note 1] (/ˈsiːkɨzəm/ or /ˈsɪkɨzəm/; Punjabi: ਸਿੱਖੀ, sikkhī, IPA: [ˈsɪkːʰiː]) is a monotheistic religion founded…"
"A second Saint Christopher, you say? He does sort of meet the criteria, but I think he would HATE any such insinuation. Yes he was a bit quick on the draw for me, but always against total authority, from a political or religious basis; it…"
"I didn't know about Sikhism being theistic. Nowhere i read, meaning wikipedia and the few Sikhs in /r/DebateReligion, mention any god and some, meaning one believer, mentioned that their religion doesn't believe in a god.
They use the idea…"
""Next thing you know they'll say we need priests"
I see no correlation. Much if not most of human social interaction has its history in religion. Now that we're dismissing the religious bit, we are also, unfortunately, losing…"
"Freedom from Religion Foundation works on things like this all the time. If it's a public institute and not private they can push the legal work. It's what they do. Report it at this website: http://ffrf.org/legal/report. ;"
"That is because they are likely to be human goals and values, so humans in all religions will share those. It isn't the religion that drives morals, its humans. Our moral code evolves continuously, and has far outstripped the moral code…"
"It's very bizarre many of the people you would expect to be allies are not here in Hawaii.The school system has spent millions in funds and to build infrastructure program, and my views are looked at as an attack, on program. I'm not…"
I saw that exchange. I wonder if you are aware that sometimes transient people come here to 'test' their faith. This is a community of hardened skeptics. Many of them have rejected religion in an angry manner. They resent the fact that they feel as if they were conned, and have thus determined not to believe anything without evidence. Unfortunately, that has a knock on effect, and your seeming assertion that something could be taken in faith, hits that sore place. I hope you realise it isn't about you, its about the subject of faith. However, its nice to have you here and I hope that you continue to persevere in sharing your views on other subjects too :)