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  •  Happy Easter and Happy Pesach to all Prophets (8+ / 0-)

    And I do miss the days when we could discuss religion with mutual respect and love.  I would daresay that not a single one of us who emigrated from the original Street Prophets site would disrespect any atheist or agnostic.  Heck, I even consider myself an agnostic - when we have convinced ourselves we are 100% right with no room for doubt or argument, we have begun to lose our humanity and our love and our respect for others.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 02:19:09 PM PDT

    •  I was always fond of saying (3+ / 0-)
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      that I considered my atheism something of a failing-- if I had a proper scientific mind I wouldn't be so sure about anything. Like Bertrand Russell states in "The Problems of Philosophy"

      Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it? This question, which at first sight might not seem difficult, is really one of the most difficult that can be asked. When we have realized the obstacles in the way of a straightforward and confident answer, we shall be well launched on the studt of philosophy - for philosophy is merely the attempt to answer such ultimate questions, not carelessly and dogmatically, as we do in ordinary life and even in the sciences, but critically, after exploring all that makes such questions puzzling, and after realizing all the vagueness and confusion that underlie our ordinary ideas.
      Agnostics are the folks with any real sense ... heh. Doubt is indeed a healthy thing. Small storms occasionally rolled through SP but in general I think it was pretty remarkable how well we fared in this realm ruled by YouTube commenters.

      Happy Pesach, Navy Vet Terp!

      “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, and to petition the government, or any department thereof, shall never be abridged.”

      by Marko the Werelynx on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 06:05:51 PM PDT

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