Archive for December, 2007

December 2007

Hello! Thank you for responding to my earlier correspondence. I would love to continue the discussion, if you have the time. First off, you were correct in your first paragraph. Yes, if I ever saw any evidence that convinced me that God ever intervened in human affairs, I would definitely consider the question relevant. As […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:40 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Morality

December 2007

Regarding an earlier conversation I had with a theist about slavery and homosexuality in the Bible, he has posted a nice response to my questions on his blog. I suggest you give it a read if you are interested in the topic. I also sent him a follow-up e-mail as follows: Your explanation and clarification […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:22 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Bible, Discussion

December 2007

I would say that the evils we have seen in our society were because of a “religious mindset” created by organised religion itself. We have bastardised religion and the things it stands for – it is no longer (And hasn’t been for a very long time) the teaching of morality, happiness and tolerance. Instead, key […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:21 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Reasoning

December 2007

I have some questions. What moral certitudes guide your life? Where did these values come from? What are the moral commandments you think would create an optimum society? Since a young persons mind is molded at an early age, what is the disadvantage of teaching them good religious principles while young and letting them decide […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:17 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Discussion, Morality

December 2007

I just read something on Facebook. It was a prayer that he said would bring the Holy Spirit into the soul of anyone who said it. I said the prayer. I felt a large warm pressure inside of me. It was an odd pressure. I had never felt anything like it before. I then burped. […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:15 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Morality

December 2007

Then you are not an atheist either. An atheist does not believe in God – not just deities. God is the universal force, not a deity. “Deity” is a global term for any type of god. If God is a universal force but not a deity, then I suggest that you are misusing the word […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:14 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: About atheism

December 2007

I wanted to make a quick point after reading some other posts. I am an atheist, but I know several intelligent and tolerant theists. The hate-mail posters are clearly not acting in a “Christian” way, but as you’ve noted, that doesn’t make Christians or other theists bad or even hypocrites. You have intelligent thoughtful posts […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:13 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Dealing with religious folks

December 2007

Thanks for the response. I know you have a lot of incoming posts that require attention and I wondered if you actually got to them all. Apparently, you do! Good timing, too. Christmas season is upon us (although the most stressful parts are over.) For many years, I didn’t give much thought to the “Merry […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:13 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Dealing with religious folks

December 2007

wow, thank you very much for taking the time to comment on what i wrote. you are right i do not believe in any kind of deity but i consider myself connected to all life and all matter, my research into quantum physics has sparked my idea that the oneness in the universe is what […]

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:10 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Anti-religion, Dealing with religious folks

December 2007

Jesus is my savior Thanks for sharing!

Posted on December 28, 2007 at 8:08 pm by ideclare · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Misc