Originally posted by Bear8000: My one athiest friend tells me she could care less what and why people of faith do or not do, especially when it comes to anything associated with the bible, as that is the joy of being an athiest she told me once. I see her point, why worry about what christians choose to believe or not believe, follow or not follow, just stay away from them and the sun will shine that much brighter
We also dated for 3 years, very interesting time in my life
This post was edited on 1/26 9:19 PM by Bear8000
Though I doubt I'd spend much time around fundamentalists of any religion, it sure would be a shame to write off all religious folk (or for a Christian to not associate with atheists or members of other religions). There are far too many people in the world with different beliefs to do that.
As for why discuss it, in a civil, educational setting as we have here, it really can be a fun exercise. I reckon that folks like Stu and Chris (with whom I usually discuss stuff via email), and VAD and ING enjoy these exercises as much as I do.
Further, trying to understand why Christians (as the majority in this nation) think what they think is very important. While our government is decidedly not Christian and "in no way founded on the Christian religion", our society (with the numbers of Christian adherents) is most certainly influenced more by Christianity than any other similar belief set. I may not love that fact, but it's not going to change.