"I feel we have an unspoken contract to be moral. Life can be depressing, brutal, unfair, and intolerable. But it can also be rewarding, uplifting, enjoyable and fulfilling. I think if we strive to be moral, more of the latter will…"
"I read quite a lot of it as a teenager when I firmly believed it was divinely inspired. But I haven't even owned one in decades.
I recently read Jesus, Interrupted out of curiosity and that's been as close to reading the bible…"
"Until the scientific community can completely explain why religion is central to so many people, I think you might want to consider an alternative approach. Religion seems to naturally fulfill a basic human need. How it has evolved from that…"
"I strongly feel there are too many folks who don't want to be skeptic, and would rather have a perceived more knowledgeable person (charismatic healer) make decisions and think for them. Now we have some initial scientific proof this is the…"
"it saddens me, but I believe the world's major religions are going though perhaps another Great Awakening. I wish is was only a death throw, similar to the Tea Baggers movement being nothing more than Racism's death throw here in America."
"I feel your pain. 20 years ago (I was 23), my dad asked me at dinner if I still was a Christian, and I told him that no, I am an agnostic. My mom started crying and…they have never forgotten my comments. They have this big build up that…"
"when are we ever going to move abortion to the back page of important issues in this country? There are days I am just so embarrassed to be a citizen. With air bags like Chuck spewing vitreol on abortion and Lieberman on a federal option, we'll…"
"Two summers ago, we had problems with our pool contractor's manager over-seeing his crew and providing the last minute fixes we demanded before we paid in full. Probably 95% of the work was complete; it was just some little finishing touches…"
lefty, eldest child, and born on Bastille day. My job title says I am proficient in QA. My ambition however is to write good fiction and be published. How do I get there?
Why are you here?
Hopefully for some enlightenment
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Ardent Atheist quiz result: 75%
You are an atheist, pure and simple. You think God is just one big lie, and consider religious people to be both annoying and beneath you. Ardent atheists will argue tooth and claw for their position, and have no truck with people that won't listen. You think being an atheist is the only way to lead an honest life, and see no reason to accept the pleas of faith. Ardent atheists are the backbone of atheism. Be proud.