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If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Carroll 6 hours ago. 7 Replies

If you like, rephrase that question as "Which dogma or policy position did you find easiest to drop and which did you find hardest to drop?"I ask because my parents made dropping the "God is love"…Continue

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Bruce Carroll replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"What a great question! I grew up in a reformed tradition (PCUSA) and was always encouraged to question things. I understood some things for the same reason I embraced Christianity -- almost everyone around me did as well. So evolution and a 14…"
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Bruce Carroll liked Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
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kathy: ky replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"I don't think I would say I questioned things. I just could not make myself believe them to start with. The virgin birth? Bullshit. Original sin? Bullshit. The holy trinity? You guessed it, bullshit. Since I didn't believe it there was…"
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tom sarbeck replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"Did no one else question one religious dogma or policy and drop it first, before they questioned another and dropped it?"
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Michael Penn replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"I'm not sure which ideas of religion I dropped first, but over time it was easy to drop it all until I could finally say I was atheist. My remembrance of it was that I once believed and wanted to be a minister, but once I discovered there is…"
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James Kerr replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"There is no evidence of any creative intelligence only laws of physics and earth constants and the physical world we have. I learned that these religions all share the same false belief that their is a god. But when I learned about evolution to me…"
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kathy: ky replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"Like Patricia I never adopted any aspects of religion. I didn't even like the community of religion. That's likely because of the hard core crap they believed in. I like the idea of community but there's nothing around here. It's…"
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Patricia replied to Tom Sarbeck's discussion If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?
"Not difficult to drop any of it. I never felt I really adopted any of it in the first place, although I tried as a kid. It just didn't stick."
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"James, your thesis could result in some good sci-fi and you might write some that many will read. Follow your 'bliss'. Invent some people readers will like and hope will win; invent at least one villian and a story line, and go for the…"
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"Hi, Donald. where have you been? Wonderment is part of the fun of science. Checking our wonderments against the evidence we have contributes to the excitement."
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If You Were Taught a Religion, Which of its Dogmas or Policy Positions Did You Drop First and Which Did You Drop Last?

If you like, rephrase that question as "Which dogma or policy position did you find easiest to drop and which did you find hardest to drop?"I ask because my parents made dropping the "God is love" idea easiest. I dropped the xian god idea next. I needed the xian golden rule more and held onto it until, while reading of world religions, I saw that most of them had a form of the rule.Additionally, when a non-religious friend told me he didn't agree with the "We are descended from monkeys" idea, I…See More
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"Loren, answer Spud's question AFTER he shows you evidence that he has donated generously to at least four such organizations."
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""Religion is regarded ... by the rulers as useful." I have Seneca's words posted where I see them often."
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At 5:20pm on May 6, 2013, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:42pm on May 6, 2013, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello  Tom    
A hearty welcome to this internet world of rationality and peace, of common sense and freethinking wisdom. 
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