Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist
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(03-20-2016, 12:58 AM)GangGreen Wrote:
(03-19-2016, 11:34 AM)ermy_law Wrote: For me personally, my disdain for Christianity was rooted in two things: (1) the ridiculousness of evangelical Christianity manifested mostly in its emotionalism and (2) a rebellion against the majority view.

With #1, I do tend to think that evangelical Christianity definitely does not help the cause. Whenever you hear some ridiculous thing that someone who claims to a Christian says or does, it's almost always an evangelical (or at the bare minimum a Protestant). Just recently there was a guy who allowed a lion to attack him because he thought that the lion would stand down because God gives man dominion over all animals. These are the kinds of ridiculous things we have to contend with.  It also doesn't help when people who are considering Christianity see the Catholic Church as this weak and broken institution with effeminate priests, added with the sex abuse scandals and whatever else. The Orthodox isn't even on the radar of the average Westerner and then you're left with Protestantism. 

With #2, I've always laughed at this one when atheists talk about it. Sure the majority of people in the US call themselves Christian or at least say they believe in a God, but how many of them actually live in a way that reflects their belief? Most people who call themselves Christians are practical atheists/agnostics.  When it comes to younger people, many say they're Christian just to not upset their parents. It's a mess. Modern culture is completely structured around secular atheism. However, atheists still tend to think that they're rebels of some sort... Devout Christians, if anything,are the true rebels of the area. Atheists are no different than the rest of the crowd.

bold: Though I'm not equating Steve Jobs with God (though his fanboys might), it's like him telling iPhone users that they're hold the device wrong.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/06/2...index.html
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Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by GRA - 03-17-2016, 11:49 PM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by ermy_law - 03-18-2016, 04:28 PM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by ermy_law - 03-19-2016, 11:34 AM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by BC - 03-21-2016, 05:46 PM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by BC - 03-22-2016, 12:26 PM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by BC - 03-22-2016, 01:36 PM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by GRA - 03-26-2016, 01:45 PM
Re: Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist - by GRA - 03-26-2016, 02:03 PM



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