posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 09:00 PM
Originally posted by JayinAR
reply to post by lordtyp0
Perhaps you missed the part of my post where I proclaimed a lack of faith in religious matters?
I think we could all be forgiven for thinking otherwise. There is no middle-ground in the question of faith. You either have it, or you don't. If
you 'don't know', then you don't have faith. Be honest with yourself.
And in regards to extremist type fundamentalists, I tend to ignore them. From both sides of the debate, Xters and Atheists alike.
Atheists are not fundamentalists. We have nothing to be fundamental about. We just tend to stick to the facts. Oh, and not believe in ghost
The only reason I am even responding in this thread was because I was taken agasp by the other ridiculous thread that currently sits at the top
of the page (the thread where the op was reported to have been banned for his blatant misconduct) and saw this in the recent posts and figured this
was some sort of follow-up thread...
By blatant misconduct, you mean atheism and secular thinking? I'm not defending the person in question by any means, but your inference was hard to
I make no qualms about where I stand on the debate. I enjoy religious discussion and I tend to lean towards things that can be evidenced.
However, I also realize that personally I have run the gambit on ways to look at this issue as it has been of keen interest to me for many years now.
I have gone from devoted churchgoer to "evil atheist" and back to where I currently sit on the issue - in the middle.
There we are, I used to be a church-goer and believer myself. Then I educated myself. Now I'm free.
So no, I don't agree with fundamentalism, from any front. I am just sick of people taking a stance that they know is agreeable with empirical
data and using it to bully people who pursue a road of faith.
Spoken like a true fundie. Empirical date is empirical date for a reason - its empirical! Evidence. Reality. Tangibility. If I can't bash you over
the head with that, then I can't bash you over the head with anything to wake you up.
It is unbecoming of a decent person, IMO. And for me it is doubly worse as these same types of people put on the mask of a learned person. They
look like fools in my eyes.
I wont respond to that, as you're obviously trying to bait me. I would never suggest I'm learned, nor a decent person. But I'm proud to be an
active and defiant atheist. Play nice.