Just feeling the waters. I use the name God a lot because if I use the names that best describe my feelings of a higher intelligence no one seems to understand. I would prefer to use the Oneness or All-That-Is. I don't really care what others believe in, or whether they are theists, deists, atheists, whatever. Yes, I have heard all the arguments from all the sides of this debate. I would just like to discuss the arguments in a civil, friendly atmosphere. I don't know if such a thing exists. The minute I say something contrary to someone's belief I get pummelled with expletives. No, I don't feel sorry for myself, actually I feel good nearly all the time. I don't try to sell anything to others, but even when I mention my own thoughts I am sometimes accused of that. In what I believe there is no advantage of believing in this or that. Hard to explain it is.

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Comment by James on July 15, 2010 at 8:24pm
Welcome to TA, Lekatt. I'm sure you will find this a friendly place for debate and discussion.
Comment by Kirk Holden on July 15, 2010 at 9:05pm
X is a symbol that represents "the set of all things I don't understand". The name of the set X is god.
If I am an infant, X, my god, includes the use of spoons and the occurrence of bowel movements. As I experience life, god recedes from view. That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

This can be countered with the fact that the set of things I don't understand remains infinite in extent - but I think you can see that in common parlance the set of things I understand grows over time. Did I take these things away from god or did she never have them in the first place?
Comment by Christopher McGuire on July 15, 2010 at 11:29pm
Welcome to T|A, sir. Don't worry about us attacking you over having contradictory beliefs, we're better than that. But whatever you do, please try to refrain from attacking, belittling, or attempting to convert us to your beliefs. There are a lot of people who come here to get away from the hate that occurs elsewhere. If you attempt to do these things, that's when you'll see our bad side (mine, at least), but if that's not your cup'o'tea, then you have nothing to worry about. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to post a message up on my page, or you can find me in the chatroom if I'm on. Have a nice day.

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