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So excited to find like minded minds....

Hi all, great to have stumbled upon this site when i googled, 'anti christian quotes'!!! woohooo, did i sure find some meaty bits to cover my facebook page in....yay....

I'm about a third of the way thru Christopher Hitchen's 'God is NOT Great' and loving it: it's got me up on my soap box and spouting loud and proud about the need to iradicate relgion...period.

Looking forward to meeting and discussing and learning from within these online walls. Thanks!!

 

ps - was it just a fluke that when i had to retype the letters in the box to make sure i was human and not a hacker, it was 'godsend' ??? lol pretty funny methinks......Shocked

 

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                    We have a Rich Wood here, any relation. I'm in Canada welcome a board.

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Pleased to meet you, Kerryn.

 

There's good community here. Have fun.

 

 

 

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Welcome - have fun while you

Welcome - have fun while you are here.


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KerrynWood wrote:Hi all,

KerrynWood wrote:

Hi all, great to have stumbled upon this site when i googled, 'anti christian quotes'!!! woohooo, did i sure find some meaty bits to cover my facebook page in....yay....

I'm about a third of the way thru Christopher Hitchen's 'God is NOT Great' and loving it: it's got me up on my soap box and spouting loud and proud about the need to iradicate relgion...period.

Looking forward to meeting and discussing and learning from within these online walls. Thanks!!

 

ps - was it just a fluke that when i had to retype the letters in the box to make sure i was human and not a hacker, it was 'godsend' ??? lol pretty funny methinks......Shocked

 

Kerryn

 

Hold on there Dirty Harry, I love Hitchens too, but I get a lip twitch when I hear people say, "iradicate religion".

First off ask anyone here how politically correct I am, being the South Park, Dave Shapel fan

I am, and my politically correct atheist counterparts( I am an atheist too) on this site would give you a  ear full.

"HOW" would you suggest we get rid of religion? Force? Didn't work when Hitler tried it, doesn't work when Muslims try it.

I think the only approach humans can take when they think they have it right is to let the words fly, let the claims get kicked around and blasphemed. The only empathetic approach to "end" a bad claim of any sort, isn't to force it out of existence, but to allow ANY claim the sunlight of scrutiny and challenge.

I am on your side. Santa for adults has held back humanity. But we must not get caught up in the same "us vs them" mentality atheists accuse theists of.

I take much the same approach as Hitchens does in not sugar coating life. But believers are not a separate species. They are the same species and many atheists here have family members, friends and co-workers who do believe.

I hated Jerry Falwell. I used to live in the same city, and on a couple of occasions spotted him and wanted at that moment to give him an earful. But, if I had come across this asshole if he had been in a car accident and need aid, there would be no debate at that time, he is still a human and I would lend him aid.

We do a disservice in advocating the end of religion, by not making the distinction between open debate and force. A Jeffersonian approach will suffice. Let the believers spew their absurdities and protect their rights to spew their absurdities, and protect them as fellow humans in any case and let the ability to test and question be our weapon.

"My way or the highway" is what religion and fascism advocate. The ability to question is the cure to absurdity.

 

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I don't think we are going

I don't think we are going to get rid of religion, but I do think we can make a difference. I happen to have posted this on my fb profile recently:

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