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Old 10-17-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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In response to the recent SM thread:

I am just curious to know if atheists and agnostics understand these terms:
  • Faith
  • Spirit
  • Religion
  • God
  • Prayer
  • Spirituality
  • Belief
Do you understand these terms as the people who are religious and spiritual? Do you know what it really means to be and feel spiritual? Do you understand why we believe in such things?

Even if you were once a member of some religion or have studied many religions...
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: OKC
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Yes.
Yes we do.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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Yes.
Yes we do.
Do you understand them as a religious/spiritual person understands them?
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: OKC
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Do you understand them as a religious/spiritual person understands them?
Yes.
Yes I do.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Originally Posted by raison_d'etre View Post
In response to the recent SM thread:

I am just curious to know if atheists and agnostics understand these terms:
  • Faith
  • Spirit
  • Religion
  • God
  • Prayer
  • Spirituality
  • Belief
Do you understand these terms as the people who are religious and spiritual? Do you know what it really means to be and feel spiritual? Do you understand why we believe in such things?

Even if you were once a member of some religion or have studied many religions...
Yes, I understand all of them. I've used all of them many times. I was raised Southern Baptist and have been an evangelical Christian for most of my life.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Washingtonville
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If anyone really understood them they would leave the religious and spiritual alone.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: OKC
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If anyone really understood them they would leave the religious and spiritual alone.
In what respect, and why?
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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Originally Posted by raison_d'etre View Post
In response to the recent SM thread:

I am just curious to know if atheists and agnostics understand these terms:
  • Faith
  • Spirit
  • Religion
  • God
  • Prayer
  • Spirituality
  • Belief
Do you understand these terms as the people who are religious and spiritual? Do you know what it really means to be and feel spiritual? Do you understand why we believe in such things?

Even if you were once a member of some religion or have studied many religions...
Yes, we do. What we don't understand, is people making patently ridiculous claims because of these things.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Originally Posted by raison_d'etre
In response to the recent SM thread:

I am just curious to know if atheists and agnostics understand these terms:
  • Faith
  • Spirit
  • Religion
  • God
  • Prayer
  • Spirituality
  • Belief
Do you understand these terms as the people who are religious and spiritual? Do you know what it really means to be and feel spiritual? Do you understand why we believe in such things?

Even if you were once a member of some religion or have studied many religions...
I do, but you could have used one word to describe all of the above...That word would be Fantasy.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:07 PM
 
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I'm agnostic, and I understand them all...
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