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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: notmyrealname
Hmm, sounds serious, maybe I should question my lack of faith, I wouldn't want to be put on any med's.
Possibly a better option just to pretend I believe, but remember I have never asserted pixies 'do not' exist, just that I have not been made aware of enough evidence to draw me towards believing.
People who believe in bigfoot, pixies, fairies, leprechauns, nessie, etc., aren't trying to make their beliefs into laws that those of
who disagree with them will also have to live under.
People who believe in bigfoot, pixies, fairies, leprechauns, nessie, etc., also aren't trying to get their views into public schools, while shoving science out.
And, people who believe in bigfoot, pixies, fairies, leprechauns, nessie, etc., don't have a history of mass killings of people who disagree with them.
“Theists, especially Christians, try to control and restrict us based on their views.
If all Christians stop crusading against science, education, culture, art, sex and sexuality, religious freedom and such, stop dishonestly misrepresenting your beliefs as facts, and stop telling everybody else they're going to be tortured throughout eternity unless they join you, I assure you that you won't encounter nearly as much hostility.”
‘Religious apologists complain bitterly that atheists and secularists are aggressive and hostile in their criticism of them. I always say: look, when you guys were in charge, you didn’t argue with us, you just burnt us at the stake. Now what we’re doing is, we’re presenting you with some arguments and some challenging questions, and you complain.’ A.C. Grayling
originally posted by: nonspecific
Apparently some fiction is more equal than others.
The elves of Norse mythology have survived into folklore mainly as females, living in hills and mounds of stones. The Swedish älvor, (sing. älva) were stunningly beautiful girls who lived in the forest with an elven king. In Romantic art and literature, elves are typically pictured as fair-haired, white-clad, and (like most creatures in the Scandinavian folklore) nasty when offended.
True, but what do you think about someone not believing because they are unaware of any evidence to support the claims? Is that a belief system or faith in itself similar to the claims by the religious about atheists?
originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: incoserv
Just because they choose to not show themselves to nonbelievers does not believe pixies do not exist.