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  1. In fairness to the handful of authors of the books within the bible, they seem to understand how humans operate. Telling stories of battles in places that actually exist, of people that some of which actually existed, and tribulations that humans really experience is pretty powerful stuff to the extent humans tend to overlook those areas of the stories where embellishment and outright exaggerations and even complete falsehoods make for a good story. If a book is art, then the Judeo-Christian bible was a masterpiece in playing on the human psyche.
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  2. Hi! After 60 years as a Christian I realised that I could no longer make sense of GOD (I'd given up on church some years before that but had stayed as I felt I was getting somewhere in trying to bring about change). After reading (David Boulton, Karen Armstrong and others) I adopted non-theism. Within this philosophy I can accept that the beliefs of my friends are real for them and I can respect them, although this doesn't mean that I need to accept that I cannot challenge them if they will allow this. Which is the crunch, I have found (more later). For most of my working life I was
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  3. I answered a question in the Lion's Den and thought my reply also belonged in this Science vs. Religion forum so I posted it here. It is true that a major problem fundamentalist Christians have with Evolution theory is that there is no abiogenesis theory within it. They rightfully ask how did life start? Science has many related theories but little or no real evidences so far to support any of these theories over the multitude of others. For this I think one should be familiar with some of these theories to explain the possibilities of abiogenesis to any who might be interested. Justus q
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  4. Consider, too, that there are a lot of them that sort of believe but really go because it's a family tradition, the ritual makes them feel good, and for the social aspects. I'm married to one of those.
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  5. I think fundamentalist Christianity is the only honest form of Christianity. It's a proposition which, if truly believed and understood, must be the most important thing in one's life. Having said that, I know from experience that there are plenty of "Sunday morning only" Christians. Especially in certain denominations. As you said, lots of them just don't think about what they're singing/reading/hearing. So I don't think it's true necessarily that if you scratch a Christian, you'll find a fundy. You may just find someone who isn't very seriously a Christian.
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  6. Thank god! Bibles and crosses are rare as fuck. mwc
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  7. There is a lot of bullshit coming from the pharmaceutical industry. However, in this case, the results of certain populations refusing to vaccinate are showing up and it ain't pretty. There is no link to autism and that has been thoroughly established for years. We do know better but the conspiracy mindset is a hard nut to crack despite in your face evidence. It's not unlike religion or political entrenchment.
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