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Old 12-31-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Actually, Agnostics and Atheists have all kinds of company. IMHO, most of our country fits in this category. Today, a small portion of our nations citizens worship in an organized church. 90% of children are raised with no regular exposure to organized religion. Most people reject the Bible as the Word of God. Philosophically, that means that once a person rejects any kind of religion or Holy Book as a source of knowledge about God, correct worship of God, that person becomes an agnostic. That is to say, God is not knowable. That's what the word means based on its Greek origins.

Now a lot of you are probably happy about that. You're probably happy that Christianity has been generally rejected in our country. But Christianity teaches that people should be sexually pure, kind, generous to the poor, hard working, forgiving, honest and loving toward their fellow man. I would argue that our country has gotten less so as the Christian religion has become less popular. Don't be surprised if the trend continues.
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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The older you get, the shorter the list of people who will be disappointed if you express your doubts, especially when they completely eroded your faith years ago. I went through a crisis of faith some years ago and was surprised at how many people have doubts and ignore them only because they want to stay in the faith for reasons other than strong personal belief.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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The world is seeing a resurgence of religious beliefs. Tens of thousands of Muslims are coming together and promoting religious beliefs and the quest for a religious world. One of the religious leaders of the Western world, the Pope, has been touring his domain and promoting peace and tolerance instead of the reawakening Muslim vision. Of course the Pope and the Catholic Church have never addressed atoning for centuries of holy wars, inquisitions, religious persecutions and the hidden world of child abuse that has only recently been unveiled. By definition, faith is the belief in doctrines of religion and is not based on reason. We have seen endless millennia of the effects of religious beliefs....virtually none of which has been positive. Whether it is religion, or nationalism, or "team spirit", I mistrust and certainly do not respect those who adopt the beliefs of others. A more rational approach to understanding the mysteries of the world has been called philosophy. Hardly anyone even bothers to try to understand the ideas of mankind's greatest philosophers. But millions will convene on a regular basis in a church or mosque to absorb the religious experience.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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While not a believer, the older I get the more I consider myself correct but live and let live.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:43 AM
 
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I'm an agnostic atheist, but not 65 yet.

If you want to meet agnostic atheist types locally, consider browsing meetup.com. Look for groups describing themselves as "free thinkers" or "skeptics" as well as "agnostic" and "atheist".
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Not to start a debate but an Agnostic believes in a Supreme Being but not organized religion. An Atheist does not believe in a Supreme Being.

I say I am an Atheist that prays to God I am right..........LOL
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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Are atheists aware that eternity is foreaver and foreaver?
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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Not to start a debate but an Agnostic believes in a Supreme Being but not organized religion. An Atheist does not believe in a Supreme Being.

I say I am an Atheist that prays to God I am right..........LOL
An agnostic believes we cannot know if there is a Supreme Being or not.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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Are atheists aware that eternity is foreaver and foreaver?
Thanks for the tip.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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“We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.”

― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
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