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Old 09-06-2011, 06:51 AM
 
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I didn't become anything, I have never been very religious.
Now that's a good statement.... I think the majority of the people in the Western World feel the same way.....you do not just " become" anything , when it comes to beliefs.Most religious folk are a result of ethnic/family, background.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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Funny, this thread presupposes that everyone starts our religious, and has to "convert" to atheism.

As for me, I was born an atheist (we all are), was introduced to God by my parents, and now reject it the same way I do Santa Claus. The topic really deserves no more convoluted discussion than that.
Amen!
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:28 AM
 
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Don't you think the better question should be: "why did you become a believer" considering we were ALL born atheists?
I shall take your words for true & say :
Do you know why we born atheists ?
Because at that young age we have incomplete brains
If you still experiencing the same situation after puberty then there is something wrong here !!!
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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You are right. We have 'incomplete brains' as you put it and that's a good way of putting it.

We are all born without a god - belief and have to be taught it.

We will have to differ on whether what is being taught is true or not.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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At a young age we believe in Fairy Tales.
If you still believe them after puberty then something is also wrong there.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:41 AM
 
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At a young age we believe in Fairy Tales.
If you still believe them after puberty then something is also wrong there.
I shall also take your words for true & say :
What is wrong with Fairy Tales
At least it helps you to reach your emotional side , innocent and Purity .
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:42 AM
 
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I do not recall saying anything is wrong with Fairy Tales. Maybe try replying to what I wrote next time.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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I shall also take your words for true & say :
What is wrong with Fairy Tales
At least it helps you to reach your emotional side , innocent and Purity .
That's fine - so long as we don't tell ourselves and others that they are true.

Your turn.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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That's fine - so long as we don't tell ourselves and others that they are true.

Your turn.
That's a whole different story ...
Oooooh ... dont make me even start talking about it ...
If we believe it is true & actuly convince the other to believe then that is Magic in the making my friend
Do you know now the benefit of believing in Fairy Tales ?!!

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Old 09-07-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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If the creation of a body of equally deluded fanatics like ones'self is to be called a 'benefit', (I'd call it a looney cult) then yes, I can see it. For myself I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
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