[FoRK] Darn it, who brought up religion again?? Re: Bullish on Facebook

HK Pang hkpang at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 16:26:22 PDT 2009


on the other hand, if most of your friends go to church, you feel a
little left out...
seems to me that for some people, religion is just another social network.

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Lucas Gonze wrote:
>>
>> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM, J. Andrew Rogers
>> <andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Most atheists have beliefs that are every bit as religious in
>>> construction
>>> as those who believe the supposed musings of a Bronze age philosopher are
>>> the inerrant word of (a) God.
>>>
>>
>> I'm sure there are some atheists for whom that's true.  But as a whole
>> atheism is too simple and straightforward to leave room for that kind
>> of speculation.
>>
>> It's easy: there's no god.
>>
>> Where's the religion
>
> 10% net pay bump.  Free time on Sundays (and Saturdays (and every day at
> prayer time)).  No conflicted, confused fear / guilt / inferiority /
> superiority / anti-science personality contamination.  No confusion about
> basic things like love, sex, food, business...
>
> Ah, sweet freedom.  Freedom from religion.  Freedom to make your self really
> useful, instead of a fake, Religion Inc. serving "purpose".
>
> "Religious in construction"?  I don't think so, not for many anyway.  But
> more importantly, it is not religious in practice.  The path to reality
> enlightenment is less important than reaching it.
>
> sdw
>
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