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Originally posted by Mr Mask
But then I smartened up and am no longer an atheist.
Originally posted by kawacat
reply to post by DeathTribble
OK, so where did this fantastic planet come from?
Someone invented it, surely?
How can you be an atheist and still worship the Creator? (which you do, by loving this planet).
I mean, how could anything begin, without a beginner? Not possible.
But I AM one with the universe. Not metaphysically, but physically. I AM as much the universe as a supernova. made of the same particles, governed by the same forces. I AM Genes that mutated randomly, then were selected naturally based on their success at survival.
Originally posted by DeathTribble
As for the pagan/christian comment, he is speaking of the scientific fact that the atoms that make up our bodies (and all matter) were literally first created inside supernovas millions of years ago (the beginning of the "we are connected"quote by Neil in the OP explains this concept extraordinarily well, FYI). And for being Christian, isn't it one of the most basic tenets of faith that you believe that Jesus existed and died for our sins? How can an atheist that believes Jesus to be in the same class of mythical creatures as Zeus qualify? That's the point.
Originally posted by traditionaldrummer
How/why did that happen? From the gist of your post it seems like you adopted faith as a means of overcoming some undesirable behaviors (?).