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Hello everybody

Hey, my name is Linda, 18 years old and I'm am from Norway (so pardon my English) I grew up in an atheist family, however I wasn't really sure why I was an atheist up until recently. I always thought believing was weird, but lately I have been digging in to atheists arguments of why it is so weird and I found myself hooked.

Next year I'm going to start having religion as a subject at school and I feel I need to be prepared and come up with good arguments for all the christian in my class (I want to have good arguments against other religions too, but there are only christian in my class (protestants).

I'm really looking forward to be a part of this group and I hope I can contribute in some way.

Love from Norway; Linda

Pasjonen


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Welcome, Linda.I hope you

Welcome, Linda.

I hope you can find inspiration here for some good arguments to throw at them.

You might want to let us comment on the sort of arguments you are thinking of trying to use, we might have some useful suggestions for you.

What version of Christianity is mostly followed where you are?

Do they tend to believe the Bible is literally true, or more like a set of stories you are supposed to read as moral examples?

Or do they just pick and choose which parts are to be taken literally and which are not?

There are many kinds of belief, which need different kinds of arguments to have any sort of effect on them.

Favorite oxymorons: Gospel Truth, Rational Supernaturalist, Business Ethics, Christian Morality

"Theology is now little more than a branch of human ignorance. Indeed, it is ignorance with wings." - Sam Harris

The path to Truth lies via careful study of reality, not the dreams of our fallible minds - me

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Welcome Linda.

 

 

              There are other Scandinavians on this site so you should fit right in. Ask any question you want and post often.

 

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Welcome. 

Welcome.

 

Our revels now are ended. These our actors, | As I foretold you, were all spirits, and | Are melted into air, into thin air; | And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, | The cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, | The solemn temples, the great globe itself, - Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, | And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, | Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff | As dreams are made on, and our little life | Is rounded with a sleep. - Shakespeare


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Welcome Linda! Jump right in

Welcome Linda! Jump right in and start posting!  Smiling

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Wecome to the site!

From another person raised in a household of atheists, yet one in the Seattle area, I bid you welcome from the Pacific Northwest!

BobSpence1 wrote:
Or do they just pick and choose which parts are to be taken literally and which are not?

Isn't that all of them?

"This may shock you, but not everything in the bible is true." The only true statement ever to be uttered by Jean Chauvinism, sociopathic emotional terrorist.
"A Boss in Heaven is the best excuse for a boss on earth, therefore If God did exist, he would have to be abolished." Mikhail Bakunin
"The means in which you take,
dictate the ends in which you find yourself."
"Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government! Supreme leadership derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!"
No Gods, No Masters!