|Originally posted by St_Andrew |
Well they still belive in the god, but they think the book is "up for interpretation". But yeah, doesn't really make sense I agree.
If you believe in the god of one religion, and follow some stuff of that book I would defently define you as religious, but not as fundie
Well, as long as their believes makes sense and you could have a logic discussion with them (yes it is possible to have a logic discussion involving god) I would not consider them mentally handicaped. Most ppl who are religious however can't use logic arguments and are in general stupid. There are however exceptions and I never judge anyone because they are religious, I judge them when I hear why they are religious and when I hear their counterarguments against being religious. So it's really no difference from how I judge any other stupid ppl in society!
Well that's good to know. For a while I was getting the impression that many athiests on the board just assumed you were intellectually inferior by default if you we're religious (for lack of a better term) but didn't explicitly express it out of courtesy. I apologize if I'm being too blunt/direct.
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Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
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