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agnostic... but no

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Eddi, Jun 25, 2022.

  1. Eddi

    Eddi Eddifying
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    I used to say that "I'm agnostic... but yes"

    I was unsure about the existence of God but chose to believe in him

    I now say "I'm agnostic... but no"

    I am still unsure about the existence of God but have chosen not to believe in him

    I am no longer willing to make such a leap of faith

    Plus, the claims and arguments of atheism are sounding more and more compelling to me and I think I am gradually heading down that road

    Also, and I know this is irrational, but the actions of certain theists has put me off believing in their God - I'm thinking of the gloating mob celebrating the overturning of Roe vs. Wade by singing Jesus songs (that I've seen on TV) - this has really put me off Jesus and God
     
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  2. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    Well I for one will continue to hold you in just as high esteem as I always have @Eddi .

    It makes no difference to me whether a person's answer to the question of God is yes or no, only whether or not they do no harm, and I am quite certain a gentleman like you does no harm :)
     
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  3. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    @Eddi




    ^^^ THIS ^^^​
     
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  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    I think christians/theists are essentially misguided on the issue.

    All this does is bring back the horrors of coat hanger abortions and developed fetuses/newborns going through the hellish experience of being thrown in waste receptacles, compactors, and being flushed down sewage systems. I'm pretty sure there will be a vibrant underground consisting of alleyway doctors that will come of it with no guarantee things will end well.

    I despise abortion, but understand why people do it.

    It's sad that they prefer the latter and not earlier terminations, where pain and suffering isn't as much an issue.
     
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  5. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    Although it probably doesn't matter if one believes in gods or not as long as he remains free of unhealthy religions, your position, which has become unbelief, is now justified. Belief is not.

    I don't consider that irrational. And I hope you're not alone. Christians and Christianity are quite off-putting to a growing fraction of people, especially young people. Now, showing its theocratic face, millions of American women and the people that love them can see Christianity is not their friend, but rather, that the religion is a problem. I expect a rise in antitheism, or the belief not just that religion has nothing to offer one, but that its presence in the world is a net harm, and that the world is better when religion does not have influence over government or the daily life of unbelievers.
     
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