"To Michael Pianko: I understand your apprehension toward western medicine. I share a lot of your same sentiments. However, I do appreciate a lot of what modern medicine has developed and has to offer. I don't appreciate…"
"No, she offends me. I don't mind so much her conservative views and her even wanting to respect and defend the religious. But when she says things like "I aspire to be a person of faith someday" ....totally…"
"Well I agree with your friend about prayer in schools and I'm an atheist. I definitely don't think it should be conducted by school officials, but I do think it should be allowed for those who want to do it. The way I look at it is... if…"
"Oh I'm sure there's something that you should be doing but you're not doing. How would you like it getting picked on for all your imperfect details? Nobody's perfect. You really shouldn't judge.
"How will they know the…"
"I will defend ignorant people (not willful ignorance) in the same way that I will defend you for not adopting children. (although it IS a real need!)
How do you know that the non-readers are not doing their part in other ways as well?"
"I was visiting a friend once. I thought that I was in the company of only atheists and agnostics. I made the comment that I thought that "Christians must be stupid." My friend awkwardly looked over at me and mumbled, "Jennifer is a…"
"But this sounds a bit dogmatic. Just as the religious will say that you you need religion to be good, you are implying that you need to read in order to be good or acceptable. (Correct me if I'm taking your implications wrong) I agree with…"
"Yes, I was raised to be mormon. I believed it to be true for the most part but I would often be skeptical about certain aspects of my religion as young as age 7. Furthermore, I never developed a relationship with "god". I don't think…"
"Tom, I feel like I have to correct you. Agnosticism is a statement about *an individual's attitude* about knowledge.
An agnostic is a person who *believes* that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything…"
Greetings, Cher! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Thanks for joining Recovering from Religion. I hope you will look at our website www.recoveringreligionists.com. If you are interested in starting a group in your area, let me know. Also, read The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture.
Darrel Ray, founder