I wasn't really talking about "just imagining", or the imagination, but rather subjective experience (not daydreams or fantasies, etc.). The experience may or may not be "true", but it is real to those who have it, just as one's reaction to "good" or "bad" music is not imaginary, but a perception of a real inner event/condition/cognition.
Lets try this again:
He believes it!
Maybe she was the only woman there?
Here's the whole problem with your argument. There isn't an "ideology" of atheism. Atheism is a singular stance or statement on one question. My being an atheist doesn't define me as far as what I believe morally, or ethically, or what I like or don't like. There's nothing with atheism that informs my actions that you could point to, as you have with religions. When a christian refuses service to a homosexual, or protests an abortion clinic, or funerals, or lobbies against birth control....there are specific beliefs you can point to that inform those actions from the specific religion in question. Atheism isn't a system, it doesn't have rules, it doesn't have mantras....or anything like that. The only thing all atheists have in common for certain is non-belief in god(s). I've been to atheist conventions where I've encountered drastically different personalities than mine. I've seen republican atheists, conservative, anti-abortion, racist, flat earther atheists, 9/11 conspiracy, belief in alien abductions......I mean all kinds of atheists and none of these things you can point back to and say "oh he believes that because of this scripture in the book of atheism".....because there is no book of atheism or ideology of atheism. Atheism doesn't mean a person believes in science, or is liberal, or is anti-religious, or has no morals...or anything like that. The only thing me being an atheist did, was force me to look at my beliefs deeply and decide what and who I wanted to be as a person. It also gave me a thirst for knowledge and a drive to live the best life I possibly could. By your own admission in your last sentence, we have no written dogma....so I'm not sure how you can call it a faith, when there's nothing to examine with regards to what we believe. Now as far as morality is concerned, I don't go to my "atheism" to inform that. I follow Humanism with is a moral system with a set of beliefs and can certainly provide an excellent reason why genocide is wrong. So instead of attacking atheism for what it isn't....how about you talk to an atheist on an individual level and find out what it is that the person actually does believe and stop assuming you already know everything about us. Your whole rant here kind of proves what I said before and why I come here....to clear up misconceptions and confusions....which you do have. Hopefully you learn from this.
Did that actually make sense to you when you wrote it? Where are you getting your information from?
"Are you open-minded when it comes to theological questions? In other words, are you willing to change your mind, and believe (or not believe) there is a deity?"
>>"If it was because they are gay, why would he be willing to sell them anything?"<<
But I see you crediting a separate entity when you should be crediting, just you. Why call it god? It's you! Now, you, I can believe in!
You were incorrect then and now as explained.
During a meeting with lawmakers on Jan 11 2018, in reference to El Salvador, Haiti and Africa, Trump stated that they were "sh&thole countries" as compared to Norway. He never said anything about "people of color", but the implication was clear.
Sunday blue laws comes to mind. I ran into that one last weekend.
See previous comment. If Jesus truly is God, nothing subjective about it.
Your names don?t match up either. His name was Abraham not Abe
Here, dwell on this for awhile:
Dennis Rodman playing b-ball
Lol why do you feel like that
I couldn?t care less
Not necessarily. :)
I agree. But always hoping for less.
Pope Hilarius II is evading again.
What's wrong with women in a barber shop, if I may ask
Here is a supplemental article from earlier this year that some might find interesting:
1: Because the Bible are full of inconsistencies like this
Agreed. Let's start with bloated MIC budget, subsidies for oil, ethanol, and corn syrup, foreign aid to countries that hate us (pretty much all of them now), Scott Pruitt's travel and security budget, then we can talk about cuts to children's health programs that the Rs want.
Is that a plea for help? The G-D of Israel exists and rewards those who diligently seek after him.
We will be in the area around October. IF she is still open, guess who will be joining her for dinner in his brand new HAT ? And i'm a gentleman so I will remove it indoors.
That?s what I keep asking about Hillary, and the rest of the Obama administration.
I have to pay $1000 for my cat's teeth extractions,what can you do...
It is NOT the FIRST sin. The first sin was in that Adam, who was present, allowed Eve to eat when he already knew it was forbidden.
DG-senpai doesn't notice this?
I never thought so.
I don't see any real similarities between the two other than them being ways that people have used to help describe the universe they live in.
Would you believe I have actually never had a martini?
You can order books digitally. It's great. ...*smirk*.