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What is your definition of Atheist if it differs from NdGT?
TBH, I agree with him. It should not be about labels, it should be about understanding. Like he said, as soon as we begin the labels, everything said henceforth loses its potential nuance.
was it being an Atheist that caused her to change, or the fact that she didn't believe in God and felt uncomfortable doing things that are only befitting someone who believes in a God?
Is the church damaged in any way if a person with ambivalence is present?
If an idea segregates you before understanding, then it's a label. If the understanding of the idea segregates you, then it's your philosophy which segregates you, not a label.
I was given a tour of a church building once, "over here is this, which means this. And over here is that..." The most striking feature was the Inquirer's Gallery, a section separate from the rest of the pews, wherein the not baptized, not full members, would sit, honored visitors. But if they were so honored then why were they furthest from the action(the holiest place of the sanctuary)?
i have always wondered why no one prays for satan. surely of all the people in existence who need saving, its him? and yet we have given up on him
...the problem has always been that people are irresponsible.
originally posted by: DaathSader
a reply to: TzarChasm
Because satan never did anything that Yahveh didn't approve of.
So it would be like saying "God, do a better job."