"For them it goes back to that belief in having a monopoly on morality. I've had arguments with my father, but also lengthy conversations, which were much more valuable. He accepts my stance, if that's a fitting way to describe it. My…"
"Right, and I don't tip toe around it either. I let the religious person see that for themselves and I stop just short of berating them. Forcing the issue doesn't work. I know that for religious people their beliefs are a lot like an…"
"I wouldn't go so far as to mock, but rather ask penetrating questions. I have a friend who is a devout catholic and I do this all of the time. My own slogan of sorts is this: no idea is above criticism. Many of the "new" atheists are…"
"One example of that statement can be summed up in how religious people interpret their "so-called" sacred texts. The bible, we all know, is full of contradictions, but the common christian defense is one of irrationality. You know that old…"
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