Hi allOk, I am a bit afraid to broach this subject, so please; I want to preface this very, very carefully. I have a feeling these could be rather dangerous questions I’m about to ask. Just so…Continue
"I follow Australian Rules Football (the first football code - it predates soccer by 5 years). Depsite the fact we loath other teams and their supporters, we hold the game with such reverence that commiting acts of violence in "out…"
"You must be from over the pond. In America football views are far more likely to engender a violent response than religion is. Wandering around Oakland muttering about how great the 49ers are is a good way to get hurt. "
"Christian beliefs might lead to values, but they are not values. Thus beliefs such as original sin are not shared by Hebrews, yet the reverence for life is.
Nor does a lack of reverence for life mean a culture doesn't love its children.…"
"It always amuses me that because an atheist disagrees with a belivers views on religion it is an attack on that religion. I am positive that I disagree with everyone else in this forum when it comes to our choice of which football teams we…"
"You assume there are no morals without religion.
I don't need "Christian Values" to understand that stealing from my boss is wrong. I find it disconcerting that it is only a religion that keeps you from steeling from your…"
"I'm coming at this from a Christian perspective.
I understand and largely agree with Campbell's functional view of religion. Yet I don't understand how a mere intellectual understanding of these functions can actually accomplish the…"
V.C.M your message is 90% posturing and 10% substance.
If you have to ask why "atheists" don’t believe and if we have rituals and etc. etc. than you really are not getting the point. Ask yourself, what do you…"
Knowledge in the way I am using it "is justified true belief." You cannot justify metaphysical claims, so you cant have knowledge of them. However, you can still have belief. You can test whether your toaster flies. You can justify…"
Hitch, Dawkins and I think even Penn agree you cannot prove God does not exist. Consequently, in terms of knowledge as justified true belief, you cannot know there is no God. So, the default setting is agnostic."
"It can be an epistemological position. It's not necessarily one, though. I find the pigeonholing to be obnoxious and condescending - please don't tell me what I think and feel. At a very shallow level, I'm Agnostic in the way…"
"You've been taught about god. Without the suggestion of god you wouldn't have any knowledge or interest in it. Atheism is what you're born with. There is no more evidence for any god than there is for the Flying…"
"I started becoming an atheist at age 14 when they following happened:
1) A church youth group leader told us how alcohol was evil as were the people who drank it. My father would have a glass of wine with dinner or an occasional beer. he…"
"I'm Agnostic, so maybe that means I'm a little more chill, but I don't see any problem whatsoever with asking serious, interesting questions that matter. You're fine.
First thing reading your post made me wonder was, "Were…"
Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Passes Away at 74
Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.…
I wanted to support Penn's latest promotion on Celebrity Apprentice, and went out an purchased 10 pints of Vanilla & Chocolate Magic Swirtle ice cream. I gave 9 of them away, but kept one for myself.
Before I continue, you have to know that I have spent the last four months watching everything that has been put into my system, and have lost 54 pounds. A few spoonfuls of Penn's new flavor was going to be a small treat.
Holy Diarysweetgoodness!! I wasn't expecting it to…