I am also a pretty happy person. Is this a fluke? ....................
you just think you are happy.
Silly me. I always thought that most wars were fought over natural resources, such as land, water, oil, timber, gold, etc.. Even the crusades were fought about land, in that case, the Holy Land.
Civil wars within countries tend to get fought over religion, as various religious/ethnic groups vie for power. But wars between countries tend to be fought over natural resources.
**I tend to think that you do practice a religion, it may not be an organized one, butit is yours...**
Hm, I don't know what that means. I don't think I practice any "religion," in any definition of the word.
**Something atheists seem bent on destroying, a persons right to choose.**
Can you provide specific examples of this?
**you just think you are happy.**
Yes. I think I'm happy... because I am.
Silly me. I always thought that most wars were fought over natural resources
I think you are correct in saying that, but even than in many of the cases therewas a secondary cause and it was religion.....WWII - Germany went to war againstthose of Jewish and Christian faith....we fought in Korea and Nam to stop communism,and communism is both a religion and an economic system.... The middle east has been fighting for years over land and religion....
<,Most people who claim to be saved really aren't>>
I got saved from a lifetime of non-critical thinking, non-evidence-based reasoning, and a penchant for believing any old nonsense anyone tells me.
So, call me "saved".
cdurden hit it on the head. Religion was ok when we didnt know any better.
As a former religious Protestant turned flaming atheist, I think it is time that people realize religion is a scam and an invisible man didnt create everything.
"If you have to ask..."
See, that's the problem, wil. When it comes to religion one HAS to ask....Ask about the Holocaust (and why any Ju is religious today is amazing to me), ask about all the crime, poverty, war, etc, and we get hit with platitudes like "God's Will" or "Have Faith" or "God Works in Mysterious Ways."
Believe what you will, My Man. But keep your eyes and mind open-dont take everything your minister or priest says at face value.
It's the other way around pal. Except for a few who have to go to court to sue the government over putting "In God We Trust" on currency or in courthouses, most of us just dont want religious people judging us or shoving their ideas down our throats or telling us we will go to H-E-Double Hockey sticksif we dont believe what they do.
Believe what you will AND LEAVE US THE HECK ALONE!