As promised, I am posting the discussion questions and my answers to them. There are two units, the first is regarding the concept of religion. The second is regarding the concept of god. So, here ya go... enjoy! :-P
(I apologize for the formatting on discussion 9, msword doesn't transfer over here very nicely!)
Discussion 9- What is religion?
1. Explain the difference between agnosticism and atheism.
My name is Kelly and I was raised in the Lutheran church until I was 13 years old. That’s when, after 3 years of confirmation classes, the church refused to confirm me a member because I had missed taking a test and completing a homework assignment.
I wasn’t the only kid they refused to confirm. There was a boy who hadn’t been able to be in Sunday school every week because his parents got divorced and he spent every other weekend in another town. They refused to confirm him…Continue
It is interesting that a creature such as ourselves could walk upon this earth for seventy or eighty years and live a narcissistic, self absorbed, hedonistic lifestyle and not a give a damn about anything or anyone and then, at the very end of things, express repentance and seek that divine forgiveness that grants everlasting life in the hereafter. If this is how it could truly work in a world where the supernatural actually existed it seems like you're being a sacred scoundrel of sorts.…Continue
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