.... I think there is a gray area between atheism and deism where the two arguments share maybe more than what you think....I consider myself an atheist that is 99% convinced that there is no supernatural being that explains what we cant ...Im 100% convinced that there is no personal god that groups claim to know the likes and dislikes of....
and to clarify Turek's position more....a theist only knows a personal god...meaning that every theist’s interpretation is unique.....the different denominations in each of the three branches of monotheism provide support enough for this claim
Yep....Hitchens is awesome.....Turek opens with religion's usual argument by quoting laws of the universe and then saying that thier god did it....I have respect for a deist...I have no respect for theist.....theology.....the study of stories....too funny
I agree we do need to stand up for our rights. The Christians have no problem standing up for themselves! Especially since I am still in the very angry-at-christianity phase, I get really heated listening to them preach their hypocrisy and blast the president. I got really involved in politics with this last election bc there was no way in hell Sarah Palin was making it to the white house. That was when I really started to think I have to do something about this...I am lucky to have an atheist husband who is helping through my biology degree. He is currently working on his masters in bio. Together we plan to do really big things.
That's awesome, I am on facebook quite often myself.
I will check out that link. Once I made my decision to leave my religion behind, I knew it was the right one. I just had a lot of questions but talking to other atheists is helping me answer those questions. My family doesn't know about my decision, and I don't know how or when I will tell them. But when I first met my now husband, he was going through the same things I was and he made the decision to deconvert before I did, so I am very lucky to have him by my side. And all the awesome people like you on this site!
Well, I was raised southern baptist but for the last 4 or 5 years I quit going to church and just considered myself a really bad Christian. It was only within the last year that I admitted to myself that I am an atheist. But it's the best decision I ever made!