FanPost

Everyone's Favorite Topic: Religion

WARNING FROM WEBMASTER: This thread violates my prohibition against discussing politics religion and sex. I reserve the right to start off-topic threads, but usually delete those started by other posters. However, the discussion here has been very civil so far. I will be monitoring this closely and may delete the thread anyhow, but I'd like to thank everyone who has posted and has made it civil so far. Note that I do not necessarily endorse (or not endorse) the position of the original poster. I have a lot of ideas about religion and spirituality and am very interested in the topic. John
. I'm reading Richard Dawkin's new book: The God Delusional right now, and I have to say it makes me proud to be an atheist.

Unfortunately, that seems to be causing quite a few controversies. Since sophmore year in HS my friends and I have had this discussion, and I have always been devoutly atheist and they lived with it. Then a couple weeks ago my best friend actually got lectured by his mother (I got one from my aunt) about how it's WRONG to not believe in a/the God.

Anyway, I'm going to ask for peoples views on atheism and religion in general. As an atheist I've seen prejudice in family, friends, teachers, and members of churches. In fact, going to catholic school early on might have had the largest influence on my beliefs.

I've held firm to the belief that there are far more important things to worry about than whether a God exists in todays world, and it doesn't make me any less of a human being.

Again, I realize religion is a touchy subject. I've been interviewed all holiday season by family members who saw the book, and even managed to get into a long debate with my cousins fiance (theology major). Still, it'd be nice to see some discussion on the good, the bad, and everything in between (and outside) that box.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Join Minor League Ball

You must be a member of Minor League Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Minor League Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker