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  1. sdelsolray

    Hard Question

    Give one child the basket with one apple in it.
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    Are All Sins Equal?

    Yes, you get to construct any God you want. Isn't the human imagination wonderful?
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    Why did she broke up with me in such a cruel and bad way?

    Long story. I have a short response: At some point, you will look back at your adventure with this girl, her family and her church and realize you made a clean getaway.
  4. Here's an excellent one: Faith vs. Fact - Why Science and Religion are Incompatible by Jerry Coyne
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    Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

    I like "May You Enjoy the Winter Solstice". It's always nice to make astronomy festive when possible.
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    God for a day

    I would do nothing except perhaps to resign from the gig.
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    Did you ever email your former pastor?

    Providing accurate historical information to your pastor is not "taking on your pastor". It's simply providing him with correct information. Tell him I said so if you need to.
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    So...materialism bad and spirituality good. I learn so much here. Thanks.
  9. It's an important small step, for sure. Many scientists have been working on this for quite some time.
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    What is random about the laws of physics, chemistry, biology and emergence? Be specific. Hint: Some is, some isn't. Study hard.
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    Paradigm shift

    Good idea. I hope you find healthy and interesting activities.
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    Recurring fears

    I do not think one author is better than another, or necessarily more complete. I see them as providing different perspectives and/or covering different topics and, fortunately, these authors are usually quick to point out their limitations and direction with plain honesty. Not much smoke and mirrors from this group. You may need to read (sometimes more than once) over 100 books to explore, to your satisfaction, the questions you raise. That many, and more, are certainly out there.
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    Bitter to the core but no prayer thanks

    Yes, take time to heal and grow. Although you are probably anxious now, take a proper amount of time to traverse your next journey. Certainly find things, subjects and tasks to explore and which have little, if anything, to do with the toxic religion from which you are escaping. For example, visit old hobbies, study up on some science or history, watch old movies, etc. If you have children, spend quality time with them. As to the soon to be ex-husband, take the high ground, and hire a good lawyer. As to the religious nutters to whom you are unfortunately exposed, there are several possible responses: 1) No thank you. 2) Go away. 3) Fuck off. 4) [Fill in the blank].
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    A Noob

    Welcome. Yes, this is a good site to explore your ideas, beliefs and thoughts.
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    Monkey see monkey do

    This god only speaks, thinks and acts through the humans who created and currently maintain it. Given the large number of humans who created it, and the significantly higher number of humans who have and continue to promote and maintain it, I am not surprised at all that many such conundrums have developed over the years.