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Tera replied to Ava Wilson's discussion 'Jesus: the Man or the Messiah?'
"I like the flaming red hair in your mini-photo by the way. It's a good hue. Thank you! :)"
Oct 18, 2010
Tera replied to Ava Wilson's discussion 'Jesus: the Man or the Messiah?'
"There are many parallels between the Jesus story and a whole bunch of other deity legends in other cultures, too. The Egyptian story of Horus for example is quite similar, as is the tale of Dionysis and that of Krishna and also about half a dozen…"
Oct 18, 2010
Tera replied to Ava Wilson's discussion 'Jesus: the Man or the Messiah?'
"First, I have to say that Lamb is one of my favorite books. Christopher Moore is a genius, and I aspire to be as loyal a friend to someone as Biff was to Joshua (though perhaps without the jumping-off-a-cliff bit.) That said, I would like to think…"
Oct 18, 2010
Tera replied to Lisa's discussion 'How did you become atheist?'
"I think my journey toward atheism began in my early teens. My father was Christian and had a circle of Christian friends from his church. My younger sister and I both went to Sunday School and were a part of the youth group and youth choir at the…"
Oct 14, 2010
Tera replied to Greg Gorey's discussion 'Why are so many atheists acting like dicks?'
"Give me a good, average, person over a smart asshole any day. Agreed, at least most of the time. As Fred was not expressing doubt concerning the other qualities you mentioned, though, I didn't feel the need to comment on them. :) -Tera"
Oct 14, 2010
Tera replied to Greg Gorey's discussion 'Why are so many atheists acting like dicks?'
"I have also noticed a less-than-civil attitude making the rounds throughout several communities. Too often I come across posts where the author simply assumes that all religious persons that may be reading are as dumb as a box of rocks, incapable of…"
Oct 14, 2010
Tera commented on DeSwiss's blog post '13-year-old Canadian girl beaten to death for refusing to pray'
"Just another shining example of God's good works, eh? Devastating, and incredibly sad. :-/"
Oct 14, 2010
Tera replied to Kari Stills's discussion 'Should Gays/Lesbians be able to have IVF?'
"It's awful that you had to go through all that to exercise your own reproductive rights. I was told by two of the doctors that I "couldn't possibly be sure that you will never want children!" and by a third that "It just…"
Oct 12, 2010
Tera replied to Nathan Wolf's discussion 'I'm new to this game.'
"Hi Nathan! I'm Tera, and I'm relatively new to TA myself. I've found the people here to be intelligent, inviting, and always eager to offer support to newcomers. Hopefully you'll find the same! Like you, I grew up surrounded by…"
Oct 12, 2010
Tera replied to Kari Stills's discussion 'Should Gays/Lesbians be able to have IVF?'
"The reason people don't see human overpopulation as a problem is a purely emotional response. They are so worried about this fetus and that fetus that they can't think on a global scale. Interestingly enough, I attempted to have myself…"
Oct 12, 2010
Tera added the App Status
Oct 12, 2010
Tera replied to Samuel H. Kenyon's discussion 'Dennett's talk "What should replace religion?"'
"I really think we're currently headed for #3. In fact, I feel like many, many people who claim to follow a religion are actually already at the point where they're just following tradition and don't really believe in a lot of the…"
Oct 12, 2010
Tera joined Craig's group

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Oct 12, 2010
Tera joined Jean Marie's group

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Oct 12, 2010
Tera replied to Kari Stills's discussion 'Should Gays/Lesbians be able to have IVF?'
"Touche! I am inclined to agree with you. I plan to adopt, myself, should I ever have the inclination to try my hand at parenting."
Oct 12, 2010

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Your Religious Status
Atheist, Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic
About Me:
I'm a twenty-seven year old woman living in the Bible Belt of the United States, one of the least atheist-friendly places in America. While I am definitely not religious, I sit firmly on the fence between atheist and agnostic.
I was raised in a southern Baptist home, and my family remains Christian. Religion is heavily ingrained in the culture here, and expressing agnostic or atheistic views is heavily frowned upon. While I have trouble reconciling any idea of "god" with common sense and logic, I don't deny the possibility that something along those lines may exist - I just don't *think* it does.
Why are you here?
I'm here to listen and learn, and maybe toss out an intelligent opinion every now and then.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
Most organized religions come across as methods of controlling the population with scare tactics and the idea of unending punishment for failure to follow the ruling class's ideals of "morality." I also have trouble reconciling the idea of a good and loving god with the idea of an all-powerful god. An all-powerful, all-knowing being implies creation of all things both good and bad, and that said being would have to have known that pain and suffering and evil would exist and yet made the choice to create them anyway, and then create a means of punishment for what they created in the first place - it's either totally illogical or god is a real jerk.
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