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Old 03-04-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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My friends, like me, don't really care about religion or lack of religion.
I find religion a very interesting topic so talk about it with many people who don't have the same religion ( or philosophy) like me.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Nowhere'sville
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I guess it doesn't matter unless they make a big deal out of being religous, athiest, whatever. I had to give up some of my UPC friends because they could not deal with the fact that we were not in church anymore. Some wouldn't even talk to me anymore. Nice people huh.
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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Well, who's likely to make big deal out of it?

1). The one who worship and pray everyday, year round, for life time.

2). The one who never spend anytime at all on **** in 1).
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:49 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I have friends who are not Christians. I don't know any Atheist except for the ones I have met on here and proudly call friends. Believes and non believes should not get in the way of making friends. I don't preach to my non Christian friends, yet they know what I believe and they respect it. Respect is so important in any friendship.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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It's never been an issue for me.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Religion is one of the social taboos. I never bring it up at all. Its too contraversial and honestly no one's business.

It isn't important in establishing a relationship unless thats the basis of the relationship to begin with.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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...I don't know any Atheist ...
I agree with your post, just asking how do you know if they are athiest unless they flat out tell you?

Most of the time, religious affiliation never comes up in conversations (for me). And if its going to save me a pointless argument then I'll just go along with whatever they say and try to move the topic on to something else as smoothly as I can. Works for me anyways.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Wow...
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Thanks for all of the responses. It sounds like many of you feel the same way I do. Also, one of the points I was trying to make is that when we're posting messages on a religion and philosophy forum we're only seeing one aspect of the mostly anonymous people we're talking to and I think it may distort the images we have of each other because the only subject matter we're discussing is something that can be devisive. It's quite possible that if some of the combatants on these threads knew each other in the real world they could end up being friends because they'd see the whole person and not just a post that they don't agree with. As far as friends are concerned I like to be around people who are upbeat and have a sense of humor. I do enjoy an intelligent conversation but I also appreciate someone who can make me laugh.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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It doesn't matter either way to me. As far as I know, I've never had any atheist friends.
I'll be your friend! I'd make a good friend, I have no agenda to push or propaganda to peddle.
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