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Originally posted by alonzo730
I believe there is a difference between religion and spirituality. I believe an atheist can be spiritual. I don't think religious people are spiritual. I think most religious people have been brainwashed into believing they are spiritual. Religion is not the answer, neither is atheism for that matter. It's spirituality that's important.
Originally posted by c g henderson
There really does not seem to be much debate. A quick perusal of the religion forum seems to show a majority of the threads mentioning atheism are just some religious diatribe about how stupid/wrong/naive/uninformed/etc. atheists are.
Although I acknowledge there are good and bad kinds on both sides of the issue there is one trend that seems to hold perfectly true. Among the atheists, there are a few who genuinely want to understand religious types. I have yet to come across a religious type on ATS that is even remotely interested in understanding atheists.
For that matter, most of the time atheism is mentioned it is defined incorrectly in order to stand atop some fallen straw man anyway. There is no real debate going on here.
Who else sees the religion/atheism debate as a non-issue?