10th November 2012

“Losing faith is, arguably, worse than never having it.”

David Kenny

7 Responses to “10th November 2012”

  1. rj Says:

    hogwash.

    when a person FINALLY realizes that there IS NO sky daddy

    and no fry daddy threir mind is free to REALLY experience all the

    beauty and mystery of the world and the universe.

  2. Dan Says:

    This quote is just another way of saying that thinking critically is arguably worse than being ignorant. “Ignorance is [more] bliss[ful than awareness],” I guess.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    I’ve never had faith, so I wouldn’t know. Seems a simple logic though to presume a sense of loss for losing faith

    When you think of losing faith in god what you have really lost is nothing. One could argue that a person gains perspective in rejecting nonsense.

  4. Margaret Says:

    It took me 60 years to overcome the childhood brainwashing, and it is very difficult to get out of the old patterns of thinking. I can’t talk about it with my parents or sibs. When I tried, my sister actually put her fingers in her ears and said, “La la la, I can’t hear you.” Society is geared to people of faith. Atheists don’t meet to reinforce their (non-) beliefs. This website is very helpful in that regard, so thanks.

    Richard Dawkins alleged that the religious brainwashing of children is a far worse evil than clerical pedophilia.

  5. R J Says:

    MARGARET……………………..

    re last sentence….

    i thinke they are equally evil.

  6. Kittie Says:

    Yes RJ and Margaret – one supports the other so well. I also never had any faith. Natural born skeptic…

    Just finished an argument with my southern baptist back woods king james bible thumping brother-in law. He claims that god is punishing america for spitting in his face by allowing homosexuals to marry (and live) and abortion…

    I gave it to him double barrel… of course it ended with him going to pray for me… and proclaiming how he was only human and not perfect like jesus/god.

    This is where I come to let of steam from dealing with the idiocy of religious belief on a daily basis in the south. The people are very interesting here.

  7. Kittie Says:

    Oh, sorry I didn’t explain how god was punishing america… by allowing Obama to be president again…

    I said to him that maybe god is telling you he supports gay marriage and choice…