Re: to n1n31... regarding faith.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "smatthewlogan" <slogan@b...>
> as to trying trying to make you feel guilty and then "squirmingI know what you mean myself. I've had some things due not too long
> away", i do feel that was a bit harsh.
> i've been completely honest with those involved here from the
> beginning; papers and projects are coming due in the second half of
> the semester, and this is why i have less time.
ago myself that took up quite a bit of time.
> and it has never been and is not my intention to make anyone feelI personaly think that you are honestly trying to understand us and
> guilty about anything. when i joined i asked if we could
> share/exchange our belief system (although you deny that you have
> one). i know you all disagree with me, but i never feel guilty
> about what i believe because of it, and i hope you will feel
> just wanted to clear the air on those things, and let you know that
> i'm not trying to be antagonistic. please don't read a certain tone
> into what is being said (although i know this is difficult) and i
> will try to do the same for you.
aren't attempting to inflame anyone.
Though of course whenever religion is discussed things can get out of
hand very quickly. Though I think we can avoid that.
> you also said that people "came up with a God/gods"...I would tend to say it is.
> this appears to be a belief of yours.
> with regards to your last post...Pretty much.
> so faith is out of the question for the atheist?
> if it's safe to assume that you would agree with that -Even things which can not be seen can be inferred to exist by the
> what does the atheist do with unseen realities?
> (i'm assuming that he will reject them because of his conviction -
> which i would regard as a belief - that only that which can be
> observed/experienced is real; empericism and existentialism)
effects they have on the world. This is why you'll find that most
atheists believe that electrons for example exist.