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04-02-2013, 11:38 PM (This post was last modified: 04-02-2013 11:44 PM by WeAreTheCosmos.)
RE: Finally coming out
When questioned by my mother, I said something like the following:

"I didn't have a choice here. I can't FORCE myself to believe something. Without evidence or a decent shred of probability, my mind just wont accept something as true. However, consider this: If god does exist, and he is truly omniscient, then he KNOWS that it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to force belief in him. I will live my life as best as I can, and remain a morally 'good' person. I will do my best to support universal human rights through logic and reason. I shall not kill, or steal... But neither will I force a woman to be in silence, or any of the other silly things that are commanded in the bible. I will see the world the only way I can, through my own eyes. And someday, when I die, if those eyes should see god... In his omniscience, he will already understand that I was simply not given enough proof, but lived a moral life, helped others, and did as little harm as possible, where possible, taking responsibility for my actions when I did make mistakes. And KNOWING my mind, he would have no choice but to forgive. And if he is so morally corrupt that he denies forgiveness to a good man, then he is no god I would ever want to follow."

^ Paraphrased, and I had prepared ahead of time. I wanted my parents to know that its actually IMPOSSIBLE to make myself believe something, but I didn't want them to worry that I wouldn't get into the afterlife club, or that I was going to live like an azzhole.
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Finally coming out - ollydolly - 17-01-2013, 10:40 AM
RE: Finally coming out - kim - 17-01-2013, 10:57 AM
RE: Finally coming out - Chas - 17-01-2013, 10:58 AM
RE: Finally coming out - Vosur - 17-01-2013, 11:12 AM
RE: Finally coming out - Dom - 17-01-2013, 11:22 AM
RE: Finally coming out - DLJ - 17-01-2013, 11:25 AM
RE: Finally coming out - ollydolly - 17-01-2013, 11:38 AM
RE: Finally coming out - Chas - 17-01-2013, 11:44 AM
RE: Finally coming out - Dom - 17-01-2013, 11:44 AM
RE: Finally coming out - ollydolly - 17-01-2013, 10:36 PM
RE: Finally coming out - morondog - 17-01-2013, 11:12 PM
RE: Finally coming out - Dark Light - 18-01-2013, 01:39 AM
RE: Finally coming out - WeAreTheCosmos - 04-02-2013 11:38 PM
RE: Finally coming out - lizzielee - 22-02-2013, 02:51 PM
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