Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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^ When you get to see more of his recent writings, the persuasiveness of them diminish exponentially. This is a guy who got scared by life and picked up the good ol' family crutch.
Which, in reality, I have no problems with at all. As JimSmith has been saying, we don't begrudge anyone their religion. My issue, and I think the others have, is twofold.
First, I'm sick to the TEETH of the religious in this country trying to convert us to a non-secular nation by fiat (as evidenced by their influence over the Republican party a la Rick Reed, their attempts to alter school curriculum which are vile and loathsome, and by way of re-writing history to cast our founding fathers as deeply religious men when nothing could be further from the truth).
Second, trying to explain one's beliefs - which are necessarily illogical absent proof - as if they are the result of a careful logical analysis, is a fool's errand. Stop it. I don't want to know what banal, naive reasons one has for thinking this or that. Faith cannot be explained logically. If you think you need to defend your faith as being a logical decision, you obviously aren't very comfortable with it. Or you're just too dense to realize the error of your ways.
It really is OK to believe something and not go down the rocky path to convincing others that your way is better. In fact, it's exactly NOT OK to do that. We all have the internet, we have all heard of the primary monotheistic religions, we'll figure it out on our own like big boys and girls if we want to. This isn't your job. Let the institutions at which you worship take on the burden of preaching and converting people. OR, here's a novel concept - let THEM approach YOU, instead of vice-versa.
In the mean time, put yourself down for having given it the ol' college try, and shut the fuck up.