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Towers replied to Giddian Beer's discussion 'Intelligent? Design?'
"Dawkins is your man. Here's a short-ish essay. Or you might want to read "The Blind Watchmaker", also by Dawkins."
Dec 12, 2013
Towers replied to Mercedes's discussion 'What happens when we die?'
"soul?"
May 9, 2013
Towers replied to Marvel's discussion 'Apparently if u don't pray at work , u die.' in the group الملحـدين المصـريين - Egyptian Atheists
"I totally agree that waiting problems out is not a solution. I just make the point that if this thing (religious fundamentalism) gathers enough inertia, its going to be difficult to get rid of. History tells us that that is a very probable…"
Aug 4, 2012
Towers replied to Marvel's discussion 'Apparently if u don't pray at work , u die.' in the group الملحـدين المصـريين - Egyptian Atheists
"Well, we humas have a horrible tack record when it comes to learning from history, but I sincerely hope this won't last too long. In Europe of the Middle Ages and other places and times (remember Khomeini's Iran? Not that ist much better…"
Aug 4, 2012
Towers replied to Marvel's discussion 'Apparently if u don't pray at work , u die.' in the group الملحـدين المصـريين - Egyptian Atheists
"The problem really is extremely complicated and roots in culture. In Europe and the Americas for example, religion is largely optional. This was not always so. The church, especially the roman catholic church, was very authoritarian - perhaps…"
Aug 3, 2012
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Aug 3, 2012
Towers replied to William Boyd's discussion 'What's your favourite question to ask a theist?'
"Rather than a question, I have a statement: ID/Creationism is blasphemous.Setting aside all 'technical' issues associated with this belief – which boils down to rejecting a natural evolutionary process – a religious person…"
Aug 3, 2012
Marina Mayton commented on Towers's blog post 'Has anyone here been raised atheist?'
"My parents didn't raise me without religion so much as they just supported whatever I wanted to believe, which defaulted to atheism.How do you view religious people? With a combination of wariness and pity. In my experience religious people…"
Feb 8, 2012
kris feenstra commented on Towers's blog post 'Has anyone here been raised atheist?'
"My mother was an atheist by the time I was born.  I don't think my dad has ever been a believer, though it might be most fitting to describe him as indifferent.  I was neither encouraged nor discouraged where religion was…"
Feb 6, 2012
Steve McWilliams commented on Towers's blog post 'Has anyone here been raised atheist?'
"I was raised in a wonderful secular environment. I have great parents and would not have traded them for any others. Religion was just not something that was discussed in our home. I did grow up with friends who attended Catholic schools and this…"
Feb 4, 2012
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Has anyone here been raised atheist?

Most of us from the western world have been born into a religious environment. I myself was a catholic, went through the whole circus of sacraments and religious teaching and kind of took my religion for granted.Now one thing the old communist regimes had about them was atheism. They rejected religion outright, based on Marx's* view of religion as being a yoke to keep people subdued so that they accept the status quo where others had the power and they had to live with it - the hope…See More
Feb 3, 2012
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Jan 22, 2012
Towers replied to Nate Warnock's discussion 'Dealing with the inevitable'
"Thank you for your insight. Wow. After four decades of being catholic I realised just how silly the whole concept was and - more or less overnight - became atheist. What pissed me off, though, was that according to my own logic, I no longer had an…"
Jan 22, 2012
Towers replied to Sarah Nowell's discussion 'Approaches to parenting.'
"I live in Spain where catholicism is just about everywhere. But its more of a thing people do rather than a deeply ingrained devotion - don't get me wrong, this kind of religious indoctrination is perhaps the worst due to it being interweaved…"
Jan 22, 2012
Towers replied to Ghost The Smoker's discussion 'When do you think people will finally start to understand atheism?'
"When will they understand? You ask... and the answer is "Probably, never".As long as there is a weak person at the mercy of stronger forces, someone will make them believe that things are so for 'a higher reason'. Religion is…"
Jan 21, 2012
Towers replied to dragotron's discussion 'What came first the idea of the soul or religion?'
"It is as you point out: we look for explanations for phenomena we don't understand. Since we don't understand these things (yet), our explanation that these phenomena are 'supernatural' is automatically correct: don't know…"
Jan 21, 2012

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Has anyone here been raised atheist?

Posted on February 3, 2012 at 6:56pm 3 Comments

Most of us from the western world have been born into a religious environment. I myself was a catholic, went through the whole circus of sacraments and religious teaching and kind of took my religion for granted.



Now one thing the old communist regimes had about them was atheism. They rejected religion outright, based on Marx's* view of religion as being a yoke to keep people subdued so that they accept the status quo where others had the power and they had to live with it - the…

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