Conversations with my Atheist Friend # 1

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13 thoughts on “Conversations with my Atheist Friend # 1

    1. Again, depends upon what you believe. But hey, sounds like you and I would have as much fun discoursing as I do with my friend. Thanks so much for chiming in. Know that I appreciate you and respect your thoughts and commentary.

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  1. I ant every one reading this to know that I am not making these up. These are parts of real conversations with my friend. We joke, we laugh, we are sometimes very serious. But we respect each other and at the end of the day we are truly friends. We are living examples that we don’t have to believe the same things to be friends. True acceptance and tolerance is not in trying to convince someone that you are right or that your way is the right way, but rather accepting and loving someone despite those differences.

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  2. Of course you have things to lose. How about an entire life wasted, spent doing and not doing religiously-directed things, when you could have been productive and improved society, and made yourself and those around you happy and safe, but waited for a win in the cosmic lottery to do it for you.
    You say you’ve got no worries about praying to the wrong God, but what happens when you die and meet Allah? I hear his punishment is even nastier than the ‘Loving Christian God.’ 😯

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    1. Interesting that you feel like community service, helping others, and making people feel better is a wasted life. Why would you assume that a person of faith does not work to improve society, and work to make others feel safe. Last time I checked, the vast majority of non-profits and human service agencies in this country, indeed around the world were started by people of faith.

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      1. It’s interesting that you turn my words around 180degrees to make me seem wrong. I said that it’s people who don’t bother to do those things, because “God will provide,” who waste a good opportunity.

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      2. “Of course you have things to lose. How about an entire life wasted, spent doing and not doing religiously-directed things, when you could have been productive and improved society, and made yourself and those around you happy and safe, but waited for a win in the cosmic lottery to do it for you.”-Those were your exact words.

        RE: “You say you’ve got no worries about praying to the wrong God, but what happens when you die and meet Allah? I hear his punishment is even nastier than the ‘Loving Christian God.”-Josh McDowell in his book “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” has already addressed this, so there is no need for me to respond to that comment. If you are truly interested in knowing the answer might I suggest it as a frame of reference.

        RE: “Evolution is a fact. as you stated. It’s not. Even scientist still refer to it as the theory of evolution because that is what it is. https://www.livescience.com/474-controversy-evolution-works.html

        RE; Canadians being polite, saying, please and thank you, etc. Unless I missed something I don’t recall being impolite to you, but if you feel that I have insulted you or been rude to you in any way, then I make my apologies as that was not my intention. I was merely addressing the points and comments you made to me.

        So listen, please have a wonderful day. Thank you for your comments, they are truly interesting, but let’s be honest here. We are not going to change each other’s minds about what we believe are we? So rather than continuing to spend all this time arguing about which one of us is right, might we be more productive trying to find some common ground about something? How about those Reds? Red Sox? Maybe footballs your thing? Let me know.

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      3. Evolution is a “theory” in the truest scientific definition. Just as gravity is a theory. A scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. Such fact-supported theories are not “guesses” but reliable accounts of the real world.

        The definition of scientific theory, is very different than when we use the word “theory” in ever day conversation.

        There are many Christians who accept evolution as fact (although for me, it was the whole of Genesis, that started me questioning of my faith). When I understood evolution, as realised that the creation of life according to the bible, was no more likely than that if any other creation myths. When I doubted that, I started to doubt all of Genesis, and then the rest of the Old and New Testaments.

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    1. I don’t think one wastes time believing, and you don’t “chase” after a story. A person chooses to believe or not and then continues on with life-usually in the pursuit of not only making themselves better, but also in making the world a better place. I’m glad to hear your thoughts and I want everyone reading and commenting to remember one thing. My friend the atheist, isn’t even angry about my post. He thinks its funny. He has posted and said stuff totally opposite of what I believe and I think it’s funny. It could be because we know each other, so we know one another’s hearts. At the end of the day, again, what is important is that we love each other, have found common ground, and we are friends.

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