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Psychoanalyzing nonbelievers

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Mr Spinkles, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. Ceridwen018

    Ceridwen018 Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this. I know that I used to have a very strong belief in god--lol, go figure. Seriously though, how can you fully reject something you don't understand?
     
  2. harold e. rice

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    Every one that is born into the world is born an atheist. What ever the religious preferences of the child’s parents are the child is baptized or indoctrinated into that belief system. It the parents or caretakers of the child are non-religious that child may choose a belief in some God or belief after reaching adulthood.

    Many Judeo-Christians become an atheist not because they are mad with God but simply because of enlightenment in some form. Once the blinders and shackles of the religious dogma have been removed, the fear of going to a fake HELL disappears. Once a Judeo-Christian except the fact that there are errors, contradictions, myths, and forgeries in the bible and that it wasn’t dictated by God, they can move on to a better life.

    Faith is the enemy of truth, reason, logic and knowledge.

     
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  3. Melody

    Melody Well-Known Member

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    Interesting, so in your view, those who believe in God are....what?....lacking in intelligence, deluded, unenlightened? Wow.

    But, back to the topic at hand. I was raised in a Catholic home although my mom had a falling out with the church when I was 14 and never went back. I had already made my break from the church 2 years earlier. For the next 15 years I don't think I thought too much about God one way or the other. I won't bore anyone with the details but I did eventually turn back to God, although I still don't have too much to do with organized religion.

    My husband, a self-proclaimed agnostic (although I think he's an atheist based on our conversations), was raised in an atheist home. Interestingly, two of his siblings have embraced God - one Catholic and one non-denominational Christian. Of the remaining siblings, one claims paganism and the other is an atheist.

    My husband is not an agnostic because he is anti-God or can't forgive God. It's because he has placed his faith in another religion -- science. If it can't be explained by the logic and reasoning used in science, then it's not valid. Makes for interesting conversations in our household. He calls those of us who believe in God, Sheeple. What can I say.....Baaaaaaaa. I will follow the shepherd.
     
  4. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    Only if you allow it to be.:tsk:
     
  5. retrorich

    retrorich SUPER NOT-A-MOD

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    Is that a multiple choice question? :biglaugh:
     
  6. Melody

    Melody Well-Known Member

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    Yeah....I figured essay would be too difficult. :biglaugh:
     
  7. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    It depends on which type of atheism you guys are talking about, strong or weak. If strong, then jewscout is right. If weak, then you are right. Most of our arguments are semantic.
     
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