Do we still need religion?

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#101 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Oh hush, I don't think religion should be banned.

However I am not a fan of ancient religious dogmatic views being used to determine current laws and education.

tenaka2

The way that you responded to his post indicates that you think it is okay to ban religion because it holds society back. He said that he doesn't think that athiesm should be banned even though society doesn't need it and then you said "But religion holds society back."

If it was anybody else, I would just assume they didn't want to ban religion, but since you're so continually ridiculous about these issues and your post does indicate that you at the very least think it's okay to ban religion, I made the most natural assumption.

Well for the record I do not think religion should be banned, however I think it should not influence modern day decisions regarding laws and politics. Some are worse then others, I find the Islamic treatment of women to be horrific and the catholics view on safe sex to be irresponsible. 

However there are positive sides to religion also.

No disagreement there.

#102 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Oh hush, I don't think religion should be banned.

However I am not a fan of ancient religious dogmatic views being used to determine current laws and education.

tenaka2

The way that you responded to his post indicates that you think it is okay to ban religion because it holds society back. He said that he doesn't think that athiesm should be banned even though society doesn't need it and then you said "But religion holds society back."

If it was anybody else, I would just assume they didn't want to ban religion, but since you're so continually ridiculous about these issues and your post does indicate that you at the very least think it's okay to ban religion, I made the most natural assumption.

Well for the record I do not think religion should be banned, however I think it should not influence modern day decisions regarding laws and politics. Some are worse then others, I find the Islamic treatment of women to be horrific and the catholics view on safe sex to be irresponsible. 

However there are positive sides to religion also.

Catholic side to safe sex? Technically if one is following the precepts of Catholicism one is not engaging in premarital sex etc. But condoms are allowed to prevent disease anyway. +
#103 Posted by CongressManStan (918 posts) -
I don't see how science nullifies religion in any way.harashawn
Are you joking me?
#104 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Bane_09"]

I am not intolerant, I tolerate religion everyday. I am still entitled to my opinion that religion is silly. 

Bane_09

Sometimes opinions should not be broadcast.

Hey I feel the same way about many religious person's opinions but I don't tell them not to share.

I assure you, there are much more vile things I could say about religion but am not. I thought silly was a pretty mild term, especially compared to what a lot of users here say.

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

#105 Posted by curono (7710 posts) -
[QUOTE="brucewayne69"]We don't need anything We don't need televisions We don't need computers No reason why we can't have them. No reason why we can't have religion

pretty much this...
#106 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Sometimes opinions should not be broadcast.GreySeal9

Hey I feel the same way about many religious person's opinions but I don't tell them not to share.

I assure you, there are much more vile things I could say about religion but am not. I thought silly was a pretty mild term, especially compared to what a lot of users here say.

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.
#107 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Hey I feel the same way about many religious person's opinions but I don't tell them not to share.

I assure you, there are much more vile things I could say about religion but am not. I thought silly was a pretty mild term, especially compared to what a lot of users here say.

LJS9502_basic

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.

I think this opinion seems pretty bitter (and OT athiests are not really indicative of athiests in general), but it doesn't really bother me. I'd rather people be forthright about their opinions.

#108 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

GreySeal9

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.

I think this opinion seems pretty bitter (and OT athiests are not really indicative of athiests in general), but it doesn't really bother me.

Well now I did say OT.....and I'm not bitter. It's how they come across when I read their posts....
#109 Posted by tocool340 (20487 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

I don't think it's needed anymore, I get by just fine without religion. But if people want to believe in silly mythologies that's their choice

LJS9502_basic

Why are atheists (majority of them in OT anyway) intolerant?

I wouldn't say I'm too intolerant, but maybe because I get to deal with a vast majority of intolerant religious folks in real life that it translates to the things I say on the internet...

#110 Posted by wis3boi (31112 posts) -

Do we need atheism? no.

osirisx3

THis makes as much sense as saying "We don't need non-stamp collectors"

#111 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.LJS9502_basic

I think this opinion seems pretty bitter (and OT athiests are not really indicative of athiests in general), but it doesn't really bother me.

Well now I did say OT.....and I'm not bitter. It's how they come across when I read their posts....

There's no doubt that some of athiests here are intolerant and ignorant, but looking at the threads as someone who has sympathies both with religious people and athiests, I see a mix of arrogant douchebag athiests and the ones that have a live and let live attitude.

#112 Posted by tenaka2 (17019 posts) -

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.LJS9502_basic

Both sides are exactly the same, you cannot see it because of your bias.

#113 Posted by wis3boi (31112 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.tenaka2

Both sides are exactly the same, you cannot see it because of your bias.

I like how he never has reason and evidense for his side, just calls others intolerant when they don't agree with his exclusive club

#114 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Sometimes opinions should not be broadcast.GreySeal9

Hey I feel the same way about many religious person's opinions but I don't tell them not to share.

I assure you, there are much more vile things I could say about religion but am not. I thought silly was a pretty mild term, especially compared to what a lot of users here say.

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

mhm, all of my friends and family are religious so I very rarely even talk about religion outside of this forum. 

#115 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

I think this opinion seems pretty bitter (and OT athiests are not really indicative of athiests in general), but it doesn't really bother me.

GreySeal9

Well now I did say OT.....and I'm not bitter. It's how they come across when I read their posts....

There's no doubt that some of athiests here are intolerant and ignorant, but looking at the threads as someone who has sympathies both with religious people and athiests, I see a mix of arrogant douchebag athiests and the ones that have a live and let live attitude.

I didn't say 100%. But it's a small minority of OT atheists that have that attitude. Though they also tend to be the more intelligent atheists as well.
#116 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.tenaka2

Both sides are exactly the same, you cannot see it because of your bias.

I don't see much of that happening in OT now the Black Regiment etc are gone. But they were intolerant to anyone that didn't share their specific beliefs.
#117 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Hey I feel the same way about many religious person's opinions but I don't tell them not to share.

I assure you, there are much more vile things I could say about religion but am not. I thought silly was a pretty mild term, especially compared to what a lot of users here say.

LJS9502_basic

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.

As has been said on OT countless times there are fools on both sides. For example, Shadowmoses talks sh*t about atheists every chance he gets and comes across as very intolerant and ignorant

#118 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.LJS9502_basic

Both sides are exactly the same, you cannot see it because of your bias.

I don't see much of that happening in OT now the Black Regiment etc are gone. But they were intolerant to anyone that didn't share their specific beliefs.

I need an OT history lession: who are the Black Regiment?

#119 Posted by tenaka2 (17019 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.LJS9502_basic

Both sides are exactly the same, you cannot see it because of your bias.

I don't see much of that happening in OT now the Black Regiment etc are gone. But they were intolerant to anyone that didn't share their specific beliefs.

What about those 2 crazy militant muslim guys, like it or not they fall into the religious camp?

#120 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Both sides are exactly the same, you cannot see it because of your bias.

GreySeal9

I don't see much of that happening in OT now the Black Regiment etc are gone. But they were intolerant to anyone that didn't share their specific beliefs.

I need an OT history lession: who are the Black Regiment?

Part of a group of fundies that visited OT and preached frequently....Crushmaster was a member....and a few others but their names escape me. The did have a union here. And a Facebook page where they took shots at OT users.:P
#121 Posted by wis3boi (31112 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

Bane_09

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.

As has been said on OT countless times there are fools on both sides. For example, Shadowmoses talks sh*t about atheists every chance he gets and comes across as very intolerant and ignorant

Very true, and I'll add that intolerating the intolerant is not the same as intolerance itself.  Too often are people quick to jump to the conclusion of "intolerance ignorant atheist" when all they do is challenge an religious viewpoint

#122 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

Also, this is an internet forum.

In social settings, I could understand the sentiment that one should not call other people's religions silly and mythological. Actually, I think in public settings, people should keep that view to themselves because it could be disruptive if too many people are offended. But one doesn't need be so politically correct online.

Bane_09

Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.

As has been said on OT countless times there are fools on both sides. For example, Shadowmoses talks sh*t about atheists every chance he gets and comes across as very intolerant and ignorant

One person is what you came up with? Then I guess it's true the religious aren't bothering you here.
#123 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29103 posts) -
>Religion can divide people or bring them together And you are doing a great job of trying to divide people.
#124 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.LJS9502_basic

As has been said on OT countless times there are fools on both sides. For example, Shadowmoses talks sh*t about atheists every chance he gets and comes across as very intolerant and ignorant

One person is what you came up with? Then I guess it's true the religious aren't bothering you here.

Well it's not like I'm going to try and think of every person I can, in all honesty I don't visit the site enough to know a whole lot of users by name. But yeah for the most part the religious users don't bother me at all, but there are some posts I'll see here and there that are just as bad as anything an atheist user has said. I actually like reading Mindstorm's(think that's his name) post when he does post

#125 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -
[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]>Religion can divide people or bring them together And you are doing a great job of trying to divide people.

Eh...unless someone makes religion an issue I don't "divide" them whether they believe differently or not at all. And even then....I don't divide them. Just don't agree with them.
#126 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Bane_09"]

As has been said on OT countless times there are fools on both sides. For example, Shadowmoses talks sh*t about atheists every chance he gets and comes across as very intolerant and ignorant

Bane_09

One person is what you came up with? Then I guess it's true the religious aren't bothering you here.

Well it's not like I'm going to try and think of every person I can, in all honesty I don't visit the site enough to know a whole lot of users by name. But yeah for the most part the religious users don't bother me at all, but there are some posts I'll see here and there that are just as bad as anything an atheist user has said. I actually like reading Mindstorm's(think that's his name) post when he does post

LOL I don't often agree with Mindstorm's ideas....
#127 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

Very true, and I'll add that intolerating the intolerant is not the same as intolerance itself.  Too often are people quick to jump to the conclusion of "intolerance ignorant atheist" when all they do is challenge an religious viewpoint

wis3boi

That's true, people do seem to have the view that questioning is the equivalent to attacking. Some things about religion do need to be questioned and changed, especially if it wishes to survive in a changing society

#128 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] One person is what you came up with? Then I guess it's true the religious aren't bothering you here.LJS9502_basic

Well it's not like I'm going to try and think of every person I can, in all honesty I don't visit the site enough to know a whole lot of users by name. But yeah for the most part the religious users don't bother me at all, but there are some posts I'll see here and there that are just as bad as anything an atheist user has said. I actually like reading Mindstorm's(think that's his name) post when he does post

LOL I don't often agree with Mindstorm's ideas....

Eh, compared to most users, I find his views interesting and he does a good job of not coming off as a d-bag

#129 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

Very true, and I'll add that intolerating the intolerant is not the same as intolerance itself.  Too often are people quick to jump to the conclusion of "intolerance ignorant atheist" when all they do is challenge an religious viewpoint

Bane_09

That's true, people do seem to have the view that questioning is the equivalent to attacking. Some things about religion do need to be questioned and changed, especially if it wishes to survive in a changing society

LOL.....justifications.
#130 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29103 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]>Religion can divide people or bring them together And you are doing a great job of trying to divide people.LJS9502_basic
Eh...unless someone makes religion an issue I don't "divide" them whether they believe differently or not at all. And even then....I don't divide them. Just don't agree with them.

I meant TC. Sorry was not clear.

#131 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Well it's not like I'm going to try and think of every person I can, in all honesty I don't visit the site enough to know a whole lot of users by name. But yeah for the most part the religious users don't bother me at all, but there are some posts I'll see here and there that are just as bad as anything an atheist user has said. I actually like reading Mindstorm's(think that's his name) post when he does post

Bane_09

LOL I don't often agree with Mindstorm's ideas....

Eh, compared to most users, I find his views interesting and he does a good job of not coming off as a d-bag

Well I was more talking about his biblical interpretations.
#132 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Oh well if we want to share opinions online then after reading posts in OT I have found roughly 95% of atheists to be intolerant and ignorant. Most of the ideas about religion are flat out wrong. They come across more as angst filled insecure children.wis3boi

As has been said on OT countless times there are fools on both sides. For example, Shadowmoses talks sh*t about atheists every chance he gets and comes across as very intolerant and ignorant

Very true, and I'll add that intolerating the intolerant is not the same as intolerance itself.  Too often are people quick to jump to the conclusion of "intolerance ignorant atheist" when all they do is challenge an religious viewpoint

This is very true. There are some religious people that get offended simply because another person does not buy into their beliefs. But there are definitely people on here who say things just to get under religious people's skin and are not really trying to make any constructive point.

#133 Posted by tenaka2 (17019 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bane_09"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] LOL I don't often agree with Mindstorm's ideas....LJS9502_basic

Eh, compared to most users, I find his views interesting and he does a good job of not coming off as a d-bag

Well I was more talking about his biblical interpretations.

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

#134 Posted by wis3boi (31112 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

Very true, and I'll add that intolerating the intolerant is not the same as intolerance itself.  Too often are people quick to jump to the conclusion of "intolerance ignorant atheist" when all they do is challenge an religious viewpoint

Bane_09

That's true, people do seem to have the view that questioning is the equivalent to attacking. Some things about religion do need to be questioned and changed, especially if it wishes to survive in a changing society

Religion is designed to be intangible and behind a wall to defend against criticism and his been that way for 1000s of years, its no wonder the information age has come as a shock to firm believers when they get challenged.

#135 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Eh, compared to most users, I find his views interesting and he does a good job of not coming off as a d-bag

tenaka2

Well I was more talking about his biblical interpretations.

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

Wait...what? You agree with me? The world is spinning backwards on it's axis.:o :P
#136 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Bane_09"]

Eh, compared to most users, I find his views interesting and he does a good job of not coming off as a d-bag

tenaka2

Well I was more talking about his biblical interpretations.

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

Some of his views are pretty extreme IMO, but I like that he actually takes the time to explain his thinking.

#137 Posted by tenaka2 (17019 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Well I was more talking about his biblical interpretations.LJS9502_basic

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

Wait...what? You agree with me? The world is spinning backwards on it's axis.:o :P

I agree with you on loads of stuff.

#138 Posted by wis3boi (31112 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Well I was more talking about his biblical interpretations.GreySeal9

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

Some of his views are pretty extreme IMO, but I like that he actually takes the time to explain his thinking.

I'll disagree and say it doesn't explain anything other than "I believe it because I was raised in it"

#139 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

tenaka2

Wait...what? You agree with me? The world is spinning backwards on it's axis.:o :P

I agree with you on loads of stuff.

News to me....we always seem to be disagreeing.:P
#140 Posted by PinkiePirate (2086 posts) -

I think most people need religion. Religion is a placebo for the mind. Adults need something to rationalize their existence, and they also need something to look forward too so they don't feel useless, or minuscule. Fightingfan



That's funny because I think a higher power does just that. It makes me feel little. I think strength and happiness should come from nowhere but within yourself.

#141 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Have to agree with LJ, while Mindstorms faith is admirable, he can be a little to Old Testament for my liking.

wis3boi

Some of his views are pretty extreme IMO, but I like that he actually takes the time to explain his thinking.

I'll disagree and say it doesn't explain anything other than "I believe it because I was raised in it"

He doesn't explain the idea that God exists any better than anybody else, but he does take the time to explain his theology.

#142 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

Some of his views are pretty extreme IMO, but I like that he actually takes the time to explain his thinking.

GreySeal9

I'll disagree and say it doesn't explain anything other than "I believe it because I was raised in it"

He doesn't explain the idea that God exists any better than anybody else, but he does take the time to explain his theology.

Most people do if you're receptive to them....
#143 Posted by wis3boi (31112 posts) -

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

Some of his views are pretty extreme IMO, but I like that he actually takes the time to explain his thinking.

GreySeal9

I'll disagree and say it doesn't explain anything other than "I believe it because I was raised in it"

He doesn't explain the idea that God exists any better than anybody else, but he does take the time to explain his theology.

He sure does, but it's all quite baseless and useless if you cannot give anyone else a reason to believe what you claim without tapdancing around the loopholes and fallacies

#144 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

I'll disagree and say it doesn't explain anything other than "I believe it because I was raised in it"

LJS9502_basic

He doesn't explain the idea that God exists any better than anybody else, but he does take the time to explain his theology.

Most people do if you're receptive to them....

Most people will explain why they believe in God, but mindstorm's post are written in a quasi-scholarly fashion.

#145 Posted by GreySeal9 (24055 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="wis3boi"]

I'll disagree and say it doesn't explain anything other than "I believe it because I was raised in it"

wis3boi

He doesn't explain the idea that God exists any better than anybody else, but he does take the time to explain his theology.

He sure does, but it's all quite baseless and useless if you cannot give anyone else a reason to believe what you claim without tapdancing around the loopholes and fallacies

Well, I'm not commenting on the merit of his claims because I don't agree with most of what he says. I just appreciate the effort he puts into his posts.

#146 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

He doesn't explain the idea that God exists any better than anybody else, but he does take the time to explain his theology.

GreySeal9

Most people do if you're receptive to them....

Most people will explain why they believe in God, but mindstorm's post are written in a quasi-scholarly fashion.

Oh well again we disagree. He posts his opinion but as for scholarly many of things he's posting are counter to what I've learned.
#147 Posted by Kats_RK (2079 posts) -

I think the world needs to forget about religion.

#148 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150326 posts) -

I think the world needs to forget about religion.

Kats_RK
Is this tolerance I'm reading?
#149 Posted by Legend002 (7023 posts) -
I believe in Harvey Dent.
#150 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

Science and religion aren't mututally exclusive.