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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Because I asked
what was learned,
what were the "different stories" that [the OP] had 'heard' about going to church to find people who won't troll you or disagree with you.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Ladybug201
I sure love it when other people tell me what I do and don't believe. Nothing like reading pure arrogance to get my morning started...
originally posted by: Prezbo369
a reply to: DISRAELI
Yes, exactly. That was my point, the irony of the fact that this disbeliever in the Bible wanted to take it more literally than the believers themselves.
Not really, it's the believers that take the tales in the bible as literal truth, they believe the god exists, the sandle wearing demigod, the entire supernatural side. Whereas the unbeliever may be pointing out the fact that most believers cherry pick what they want to be the truth and discard anything that might be inconvenient or just abhorrent in 2015.
We even use the phrase "taking something on trust"
No. In my experience it's "take it [take something as true] [based ONLY] on faith."
originally posted by: scorpio84
If you mean that for an atheist and a theist to have a discussion, they both have to have faith
However, I don't think you would say that an atheist needs to believe in God to argue with a theist, so what trust needs to be established?