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Tiger's comments from the The Atheist Book Club group.

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Jul 09, 2011 02:26PM

3879 I grew up with a liberal Christian father, and practically in a liberal church. And a few friends I grew with currently go to Unitarian Universalist churches, which is about as liberal as a church service can go. That being said, I don't see the need for me to read either of those author's books.
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Jul 07, 2011 09:16AM

3879 Yet, you call yourself a Christian? I take it you don't go to church then?
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Jun 01, 2011 08:00PM

3879 Seems to me that the "bad writer" isn't the only person we need to stop feeding.
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May 31, 2011 07:24PM

3879 Glad to see this group hasn't run out of things to fight about...
May 29, 2011 09:02AM

3879 I typically say "Oh my fuck," but it doesn't make the religious any happier with me.
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May 15, 2011 02:38PM

3879 Tom wrote: "Atheism is not about Christianity, dude, and the bible is one book among millions. Everything has already been said about it. Read another book sometime"

There's really no reason to be rude. You're being no more different than the very people you seem to despise.
May 13, 2011 06:10PM

3879 Lee wrote: "Tiger wrote: "Christianity was designed to be as infectious as possible."

I've been thinking about this. I guess I don't see religions as being "designed," but rather evolving. I think Dawkins w..."

I do agree with what your saying, that it, for the most part, evolved to be what it is now. But I think what I was trying to say before was, the very essence of Christianity is that we humans are all sinners and must accept Jesus in order to be accepted into heaven and avoid hellfire. That is what makes Christianity, and any other religion like it, infectious. Send missionaries to spread the Word so that all of humanity can be forgiven of their sin. Christianity just happens to have the most political power, so it would be the most "infectious."
May 12, 2011 03:28PM

3879 Well, Lee, I have several friends who are extremely religious in various faiths. I don't preach to them, and they don't preach to me. And we get along just fine.

Ian, Christianity was designed to be as infectious as possible. I don't see politicians deciding to stop making laws enforcing Biblical laws anytime soon.
May 12, 2011 01:41PM

3879 But I'm not likely to suspend logic because it's something I've found more reliable than blindly following my feelings. And through logic, I've determined that God (at least in the Judeo-Christian sense) doesn't exist.
May 12, 2011 01:13PM

3879 "Why does reason trump feeling?"
One's senses, feelings included, can be altered very easily; for example, drugs. Or even psychological studies could show that ones feelings aren't always reliable. When it comes to reasoning, it's more or less reliable, depending on how well you are at reasoning.

Let's say that I'm looking for a sock. I distinctly remember leaving the sock on my bed, but I found my sock 9 feet away near my attic door. Was it supernatural interference that put my sock there? Maybe, but unlikely. Did I leave my sock elsewhere than I remember putting it? More likely. Could my dog have come into my room, got on my bed, too my sock, and played with it, then left it at my attic door? Probably.

I find no reason to hide from being called an atheist, just like you as a liberal Christian find no reason to hide from being called a Christian, despite the atrocities done in the name of Christ and Yahweh. If somebody lacks religious beliefs, they're an atheist. Anti-theists aren't the only atheists, Lee.
May 12, 2011 09:22AM

3879 Lee wrote: "This thread is to discuss why Christians hate atheists, and my answer is simple: because atheists ridicule Christians."

I'd like to propose that the reason why atheists ridicule religious beliefs is because it's a tactic to try and show them just how silly said beliefs are.

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