I also think its funny how odd people get about talking about religion. How do we understand each other if we never talk
Very interesting idea about people being unhappy about talking religion. It just seems to be one of those subjects. Your site intrigues me.
Very interesting idea for a blog. It is such a taboo subject but something we all need to be open about.
I often wonder how we got to a place where we could not talk about something as simple as religion. Just because we do not agree doesn't mean we should not talk.
Interesting idea for a blog. I will definitely be returning to read more.
I completely agree completely with you. Religion needs to be questioned. How else are you going to grow as an individual if you're not questioning your "beliefs"?
This blog defines my life. God forbid I talk about the universe in my family. I think it's our duty as an intelligent species to counter something we sincerely believe causes such pain and heartache, no matter what happiness it causes.
Actually the reason I don't engage in discussions about religion is that there's usually no point. I used to be a Christian minister of religion but am now an atheist. Often people want to persuade me "back to the fold" - which I find boring and offensive; I'm not interested. Or people want to congratulate me on "seeing the light" - which is gratifying, I must admit, but probably not the sort of discussion mentioned in the blog post. Because religion is about "belief" and not "ideas" (referencing the movie 'Dogma') conversations about religion are generally very boring because they come down to: I believe this, you believe that; let's tally up where we agree and where we don't ... *yawn* The best you can hope for is that you conversation partner will refrain from trying to convert you.
Catie Morrison, I'm usually a very passive person, but what really gets my blood pumping is when I try to show someone evidence about something and they just disagree, they don't even try to understand. Ignorance can be so very aggravating! Usually conversations with religious people end with them telling me I am going to Hell, and then they close with "I'll pray for your soul"
Everyone has their own ideas about religion. It's very common to see people of the same denomination disagree on basic points. Cool site btw.
What's your opinion?