Originally Posted by jamac
I do not hate anything or anyone. (as I have formerly stated here) indeed hate is not in my emotions palette.
Then perhaps you'd explain why you consistently lobby to destroy the same.
In order to be religious one has to trust the un-provable.
I totally disagree with that. Your statement would be accurate if you substituted the word "faith" for "religion." I think one can be quite religious and have little faith. And I think one can have a high degree of faith without being religious. I myself fall into the second category.
If even the highest religious leader constantly lie to protect sex offender and child molesters how is swearing on religious text even a marginally good idea??
Welcome to Cheap Debate Tricks 101! Class, you've just seen an example of stereotyping. "Some religious leaders have turned out to be hypocrites and liars, therefore all religious people are hypocrites and liars.
" Now class, pay attention closely, because this member has actually combined the stereotyping with another tactic, the non-sequitur.
In other words, since all religious people are hypocrites and liars, faith itself is invalid.
I thought the US wants to be one of the most advanced nations yet it relies on the words of people who have lots to gain by telling untruth to find the truth. Does this make sense???
Your point is rhetorical and vague.
Q: What does an "advanced nation" constitute?
Q: How do you determine that the US "wants" to be one, or isn't one now?
Q: Who are the people that speak untruth to find truth?
Q: What specifically is their role, since people "rely" on them?"
Q: Who determines what the truth is, religiously speaking?
The bible is a bad childrens book, go stand in the corner and be offended, BUHU.
I am offended by the bible.
Yes, yes. As an atheist liberal, you can say and do anything you want. You can shred someone's faith. You can tear down cultural institutions. You can revel in your intellectual superiority. No problem. But man, just wait until some bigoted Christian
says he thinks abortion is wrong or that gay marriage shouldn't be allowed. Then all bets are off. Then it's your turn
to be offended. And boy, you WILL be.
But I digress. I would be interested in hearing what in the bible offends you specifically. If you actually believe in freedom to worship (or not worship), it should not offend you in the slightest. You're acting a little like a child that doesn't believe in the monster in his closet, but is scared of it anyway.