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Old 12-19-2013, 09:18 PM
 
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*shrug* It sounded as though he or she was ... as if the Christmas celebrations of other faiths put ours to shame.
I was making the point that if a Christian can still enjoy a religious celebration of a completely different faith even though the Christian doesn't believe in it, then an atheist can certainly enjoy Christmas.

It is exactly the same thing. That's what tolerance is all about.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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I was making the point that if a Christian can still enjoy a religious celebration of a completely different faith even though the Christian doesn't believe in it, then an atheist can certainly enjoy Christmas.
It is exactly the same thing. That's what tolerance is all about.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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What in your life has brought you to being Atheist & Agnostic~? Did you have a religious upbringing in a faith that caused you to leave what you once believed in~? Or you came from a strict family of religion~? I'm curious. I do have a friend who is one of these, I forgot which. He's an animal activist and vegetarian of which when he came into being both his faith no longer seem to click, or it sounded like to me. Plus, he told me that faith fight wars and always fighting over something which bothered him. I kind of agree on this since many countries fight due to faith. Also, he didn't have such a religious upbringing either.
Being born.....
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:41 PM
 
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*shrug* It sounded as though he or she was ... as if the Christmas celebrations of other faiths put ours to shame.
Celebrations - not Christmas Celebrations. Diwali was in November this year.

Eid was in late October


Houston, Texas - www.pac-usa.org Eid Picnic 2013 @ACC on Sunday October 20,2013. - YouTube

Diwali was in November

Diwali & Annakut 2013, Houston, TX - YouTube


Diwali & Annakut 2013, Toronto, Canada - YouTube

Hannukah was in November close to Thanksgiving this year


Hanukkah 2013 - YouTube

Kwanza is coming up December 26 to January 2


35th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration - YouTube
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:57 AM
 
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Being born.....
Exactly, everyone is born an atheist.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:55 AM
 
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I do not have an active belief a god exists, thus I am an atheist. At the same time I do not claim to have evidence against any and all potential gods existing, thus I'm also mostly agnostic on the subject. We do however have evidence that strongly suggests most, if not all of the anthropogenic gods are fabrications and do not exist independently of their concept. Most of the things these gods are claimed to have done are fairly easily dismissed as human myth and thus lends strong credence to the fact that these gods are most likely myths themselves.
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Old 02-25-2014, 03:31 AM
 
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Yes. While I do not buy into any of the religions, I can be tolerant about the festivals and celebrations and even enjoy them.

The question of a possible cosmic creator, the god of all religions or none, is another matter altogether and I certainly can't say with any degree of certainty: 'That God does not exist'.

At the same time, since we don't know anything much about how the universe was formed - by which I mean, where the matter came from that coalesced into the Big bang which is supposed to have formed our universe at least - nor for that matter where life came from, though we do have convincing evidence of how it developed once it had got as far as the groups of cells - Sortagod or the cosmic mind that runs the universe, aka the god of Einstein, can't be ruled out as a serious possibility.
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