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Old 06-29-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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Why not just try to understand "What" a person believes who finds so much joy in their faith?

Instead, atheists just reject the entire idea of faith. Why? Because they don't understand the communication style of the people who express it.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:47 AM
 
Location: southern california
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This is a very good point
The church and family tell young men marriage is the right thing to do -but they shrug their shoulders and walk away at the 50% divorce rate and the lop sided settlements
I donít think you should abandon your elders- but they judge often from the point of how things were -not how they are
Signed an old guy
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Why not just try to understand "What" a person believes who finds so much joy in their faith?

Instead, atheists just reject the entire idea of faith. Why? Because they don't understand the communication style of the people who express it.
Actually, no we don't.

For example, I have said a number of times that there is nothing wrong with faith, as long as you can still discern the difference between faith and fact.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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Why not just try to understand "What" a person believes who finds so much joy in their faith?

Instead, atheists just reject the entire idea of faith. Why? Because they don't understand the communication style of the people who express it.
That kind of behavior would be part of a social structure where serving one another is the norm, even if it is just talking to understand. It is a simple behavior but the behavior has to be learned. It is a skill.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I tossed out the baby with the bath water and moved on to a new set of beliefs.
In my case I realized there was no baby. Just bathwater.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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It's not a dictatorial religion...if it's really a religion at all.
Cough... Ma Ba Tha... Cough...

But I agree, it is a great question. I suspect cognitive dissonance could help avoid less problematic conflicts. Otherwise, I don't know. Because of my general awkwardness (and upbringing) I've never been a part of any ideological group, religious or otherwise, so I've never felt like I've had to fit my beliefs within a larger framework more like they would evolve naturally.

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Old 06-29-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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In my case I realized there was no baby. Just bathwater.
This baby, bathwater and tub has forced me to see things differently.
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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I kept the baby, changed the bath water, keep buying bigger bathtubs and continue to add herbs to the water.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"Too late" is what I expected to see. "Too soon" piques my interest.



I should have kept the baby. Maybe I did save the baby (me).


I like that. I think the baby is us. Or, in keeping with my view of what "God" might be, the closest I can describe it is "that mysterious something which connects us". I think religion just personifies this concept.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Why not just try to understand "What" a person believes who finds so much joy in their faith?

Instead, atheists just reject the entire idea of faith. Why? Because they don't understand the communication style of the people who express it.
Atheism really has nothing to do with this topic. Read the OP--Katzpur is asking the question of people who do have some sort of belief.
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