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  1. The Difference

    I wouldn't think to argue either point.
  2. The Difference

    I think it is the wish of others to feel special, unique, or of the elite that causes about 96% of the world's problems (as relating to religious intolerance or disagreements) If nobody cared what others believed, we'd have less cause to fight over it.
  3. levels of belief

    Okay... 'You don't believe in nothing' is a double-negative. There's more, but nobody likes a smarty-pants.
  4. levels of belief

    However, is it a healthy practice to deliberately voice rejection or disbelief when none of it can be proved, regardless? There's a difference between constructive feedback (even from a non-believer) and blatant negativity. Regardless of what was really meant, telling an atheist they believe in 'nothing' usually doesn't end with flowers, children, rainbows, and happy puppies belching sunshine.
  5. levels of belief

    I don't think it small, and Dan can rub a few people the wrong way. He has that gift. I might have been one of them, but I can't honestly recall. Here's the thing. A person 100% secure with their convictions shouldn't need to debate whether or not the belief of others is true. If they're belief is absolute in their minds and heart, they'd feel secure enough to have room for additional ideas. They'd be comfortable discussing other beliefs without verbally expressing their skepticism.
  6. levels of belief

    I know that others believe what they claim. Shouldn't that be enough?
  7. Religious Persecution

    i agree with you. It very much seems to me that the church of Scientology has become a money-making machine, and I've very little patience for any practice that utilizes belief to make a profit.
  8. Religious Persecution

    Yes it does, excuse me for taking so long.
  9. Religious Persecution

    I can empathize, my friend.
  10. Religious Persecution

    I'm not entirely sure if the differences of scope or type should matter, if any of us are able to question motives.
  11. No Religion

    In life, remaining positive and both avoiding and limiting exposure to willful deceit is a good thing, regardless of what our practices might be. I'd avoid it all together if it bothers you so deeply.
  12. Odd...

    Thank you very much, my friend.
  13. Religious Persecution

    I apologize for taking so long with a response, but did you find that a positive experience, or no.
  14. Religious Persecution

    For the both of us. Any examples?
  15. It's amazing and a little odd how I've managed to meditate both yesterday and today for EXACTLY thirty minutes.