Re: Why atheism beats agnosticism (Was: Re: Contacting God)

Berrie Staring (
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 11:49:09 +0200

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> It is for this reason that I call myself "atheist" even though
> Tom's more logical definition might not apply. I want there to
> be no doubt in anyone's mind that even though I may rationally
> refuse to assert that there is positively no God, I nonetheless
> want to make it clear that I think those who assert that there
> is a God have lost my respect, and decisions of any kind made
> from theist doctrine are bad decisions, not merely different.

In general I like what you say.
But just one question? "lost my respect" When is that ?
at what age. I mean, a lot of us are raised in family's
where religion is part of their daily lives. It took me quite
some years to get rid of this an find out that there was
more to life then the principles I was raised with.
So, because of this, I do respect people with an other
view on life. But I want it back too. My boss is a "fanatic
believer" We disagree basically on everything. But we shared
our visions and just let it be..... He doesn't want to change
me and I don't "want" to change him. But I keep letting
him know, that I think he has it all wrong :-)

To Erik: respect for an Innovator is not the same as blindly following
his meme's ...............


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