"If you define "not unreasonable" as merely "not crazy, stupid, insane, dishonest", then yes I'd agree you are not being unreasonable to that extent.
But I'd prefer to define "not unreasonable" as rational and…"
"This list is only intended for differentiating inanimate objects from living, not good for determining at what point a living thing has produced a second living thing, or if part of a living thing is alive, etc.
Otherwise, this list would tell us…"
"Catholics, like other Christians, take the details of theology with a grain of salt, assuming they even think about it. Birth control is murder according to Catholic theology, but a vast majority of Catholic women practice, or have practiced,…"
"You also overestimate how much many Christians are committed to their church's catechism. I knew a woman who told me how happy she was with her church. It wasn't a sect I was familiar with. "What do they believe?" I asked.…"
"What's there not to understand when clearly this religion is a totalitarian rule. The number 1 commandment screams this sort of rule. Religious like to pretend the shortcomings/negative things do not exist in their system. I'm not sure why…"
"There is an actual religion that refuses all medical treatment except for childbirth. The only treatment they believe in is the power of paryer. Normal emotionally healthy people want to live, we have a primal desire to servive."
"Why would you ever want life saving medical treatment (other than pain management)?Why would you ever want to save or be saved from dying?
I think I can answer both those questions with one anecdote..
I have a long-time friend who's…"
"You don't know what you are talking about. You're just expressing so much hostility and contempt that you clearly can't (or won't) try to understand them. Most of my family is Christian and few of them fit the psychological…"
"You may think they are sincere, that is not the case. They are all scared of him. It's like a totalitarian rule where everyone obeys because they're literally scared to death of what would happen if they disobeyed their lord."
"Every single Christian believes different things even if they are sincere - and I don't mean all the different sects teaching different doctrines (which is true too) but even within 1 single church there will be different views/beliefs.
"A psychological answer, since you reject the theological one, is that they want to be good for Jesus and be as free of sin as possible. Don't think for a minute that no Christian is sincere. They may believe in some falsehoods, but don't…"
"Islam has a rather nebulous theology. Unlike the West with its more organized religions, seemingly all religion in Islam is local. Also, Christianity, while evangelical, doesn't command anyone to go out and convert those you can and kill the…"
why isn't one of the choices simply "don't believe in god"?
as a kid, i could never get anyone to tell me why i should believe in "God" but not in the Native American gods, Greek gods, etc. that was the end of it for me i think.
i was raised Quaker and i still think it is a pretty great (and even free-thinking) bunch, if you are going to get involved with a religion. but as an atheist and an anti-social hermit, i certainly have no interest in being part of a religious based club.
Mathew 14:51-53 Naked boy runs away when the guards come to arrest Jesus in the garden before his trial .Ass-bandit story Jesus entering Jerusalem tell his marry men to go to the gates of this small town and there they will fine an Ass ,and a horse tied up by the gate and they are to steal them.Jesus rides into town on the Ass mocking the Roman Generals.The Ass bandit!