I don't know how much you've paid attention to what I've actually written, but I am not an antitheist. We do not have objective or empirical evidence for why our universe exists and how we have come alive at this point in time,
Actually, I am baffled by this. You want empirical evidence to explain our existence.
And yet you say there are no spirits and souls - accepting that as fact without any empirical evidences to support that belief.
but we're here, and we have to decide how to make sense of the human condition in whatever ways make sense to us.
To some of us, our religion makes perfect sense to us. We find contentment....solace...rest....inner peace.
The religion I criticize is the aspects of religion that are making society worse instead of a better place.
But you don't make that clear in your numerous posts.
Actually, most of your posts reeked of anger, hatred, condemnation, contempt for all religion....and most especially the Christian religion. Please understand that I'm not in a quarrel with you. This is not personal.
But I am arguing with you....I am defending my faith. And since some of you are hellbent on wanting to prove that my belief is based on nothing....of course I'll be more doubly hellbent in proving you wrong....that in fact, it is your belief that is actually based on nothing.
I am enjoying the time I have left, and my anxieties are not about mortality, but the secular apocalypse that we are leaving future generations through our collective lack of action.
We all want the same thing for the future generation....except we don't agree on who's right and who's wrong. Perhaps you should worry about your own children....and let us worry about ours.
The difference I see in the coming decades from those who see a 2nd Coming, is that I can see evidence of Great Tribulation, but I don't see any evidence of a divine escape clause being tossed to Planet Earth.
In your books, we Christians are delusional because we believe in something that has no empirical evidence. Well WIP, you've admitted that you're no different than us since you accepted your truth that's not backed by empirical evidence. You fit in same category of being delusional.
I believe we are the source of our own salvation, and the survival of the human race will depend on what we do or fail to do.
Believe what you want. No one is stopping you. Not even my God.
That's what free-will is all about.
Edited by betsy, 27 April 2011 - 07:14 PM.