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Old 23rd May 2017, 09:37 PM
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Default Re: Don't know that I ever did believe...

...at least if it's a train I wouldn't have to repent...there wouldn't be time...
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Old 23rd May 2017, 09:38 PM
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Hallelujah!
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Old 23rd May 2017, 09:43 PM
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Default Re: Don't know that I ever did believe...

Yeah, I hear you. Religion is so rife with hypocrisy it is only the simple, delusional and just 'pig-headed' that can continue to believe in the face of overwhelming evidence that it is all just mythology.

I can't honestly understand how grown adults can believe any of it. And the fact that there ARE people who are raised in faith and can STILL find their way to 'reason', suggests to me that the rest of them choose to remain ignorant...just because it's easier.

...a world Atheists do NOT choose to be a part of. So tell me who is more virtuous? More moral? More fit to take humanity into the future?

Thanks for your response xxx ooo.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 11:15 PM
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Default Re: Don't know that I ever did believe...

It is frequently pointed out the hypocrisy in the self declared Christian - "and he calls himself a Christian."

And so there is the dubious and infantile aphorism appealed to by the besieged adherent: 'Christians aren't perfect, they're just forgiven.'

It is the imperatives of the teachings, impossible to live up to which determine the adherent play the hypocrite.

Subjecting the teachings and one's belonging in the fellowship of believers to reevaluation is not an inexorability, a dead cinch.

A lot has to do with how much one has invested in that scene.

Of course the adherent is acquiescent, but how culpable are they? That depends.

Some who fell into it or who have been brought up in it are the type who will nevertheless find their way to independent thinking. An unwillingness to read is an impediment.

Oh by the way, welcome LYoung. Love your OP.
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