"Faith" drives me nuts!
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31-01-2018, 08:25 PM
RE: "Faith" drives me nuts!
I'm convinced that most Catholics don't really have "faith." They are Catholic because they feel pressured to maintain the family traditions and values. They believe Catholic schools are better for their kids. They somehow believe their Catholicism - going to church every Sunday, etc - is necessary for the status they want to portray. God is the copilot of their SUVs when they take their kids to soccer practice.

Believing strongly, without evidence, is considered mad, stupid, but faith in God holds immense prestige in our society. ----- Sam Harris
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05-03-2018, 03:42 PM
RE: "Faith" drives me nuts!
Hello & welcome searcher 2018. Smile

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05-03-2018, 09:41 PM
RE: "Faith" drives me nuts!
Welcome to the forum.

(30-01-2018 12:19 PM)searcher2018 Wrote:  I avoid discussing religion like it was the plague, because we have had the discussion a million times and logic goes nowhere when up against "we believe because we have FAITH".

I wonder how many atrocities have been committed because people had FAITH.

Quote:It leaves me feeling like I am missing the faith gene or soul gene. She came home from church a few weeks back baiting me with: "The preacher said that people who don't believe in God have no soul". Oh boy, blood pressure rising! But I resisted, and just gave her a "that's nice hun".

If you can't dazzle them with brilliance then baffle them with insanity. You need to start believing that you have multiple souls. Seriously, how incompetent does a Deity have to be to fashion you with just one of these essential components? What if you lose it during an NDE or leave it between the couch cushions? How could you possibly have more than a single emotion with just one soul?!?

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