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  1. selias

    anyone going to Aday?

    I wish I were.
  2. selias

    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Ok, I'm going to take umbrage with that. I try to be a good person because it's the right thing to do, not to please anyone (including myself) or anything. I am in a position to be able to help others so, I do what I can. I don't do it for any sort of self-satisfaction or for the greater glory of any particular deity. I do it, because it's the right thing to do. Climb down off your high horse, you are no better than anyone else.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Thank you for clarifying. I was about to be offended
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Evil is evil, regardless of what group they profess to belong. Religious people do not have a monopoly on good will, ethics, or morality.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    If you open the door to hand out Christian literature at school, you have to open it to all religions.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    If it's good for the goose... http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/03/24/due-to-bible-distribution-a-colorado-elementary-school-will-now-give-away-satanic-coloring-books/ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/11/16/florida-school-board-says-satanic-activity-book-may-force-new-policy-on.html https://jezebel.com/oklahoma-removes-ten-commandments-on-capitol-grounds-w-1735155450 Not all school related but....certainly not an isolated thing.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    I don't think that was the intent of the original post. I could be wildly off-base though.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    You seem to be taking everything as a personal affront. Might I suggest taking a step back? I'm an atheist and took no offense to kd4au's post. Even as an atheist, I can accept there are some good allegories for conducting oneself as a decent human being in various religious texts.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Mods have posted here so, clearly, they disagree
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Grumps, I'm just a business major so, I'll do my best explain my reasoning. The universe is ordered according to mathematics. Some of it, we currently understand. Other parts, we are still learning. I think it was Aristotle who is first credited with an approximation of "Nature abhors a vacuum". Now, while I don't think he was speaking of actual vacuums (I don't think he had a Kirby ), mathematics has Ibeen credited as being the universal language. To me, a balanced equation doesn't require the interference of a supreme being,. Do I think there's still so much to learn about ourselves, the universe, and the origin of everything? Absolutely. Do I think it requires the intervention of a omniscient intelligence? Absolutely not.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Calm down. This has actually been a rather interesting thread with points and counterpoints being made without anyone getting their knickers in too much of a twist. Just scroll on by if it doesn't interest you.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    I concur. This could have gotten ugly in a hurry. It was nice to see, that for the most part, people were respectful and civil. And BTW, since a fair number of people have been saying they used to be an atheist or agnostic, I'll share a bit. I was raised Episcopal. I was an acolyte from the age of 10 until I graduated high school. You could have categorized me as a Christian until I was about 30. It was a gradual change until the idea of a supreme being didn't make any logic sense to me.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    I'm not bothered by people believing in a god. I don't care if they're pagans with an entire pantheon of gods. I like interesting discussions with respectful people. Thus far, most people here have been respectful of each other and I have enjoyed the dialog.
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    I provided links to testing of evolutionary biology and your response was essentially to put your fingers in your ears while saying "I can't hear you". Can you provide similar evidence and testing regarding your belief in a deity?
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    Baptisms at the Athletics Complex

    Sure, but people aren't attributing supernatural acts to him. I don't believe he was the son of Zeus.