"I tend to answer the question "what is good" with the question "good for what?" But does that "what" actually embody the goodness in a purer way, and is that the subject of discussion? If so, is that goodness useful for…"
"In my life, religious differences first came up due to religious practices. I remember being about 6 and asking my Jewish aunt where she put her Christmas tree. The idea that anyone wouldn't have a Christmas tree was unfathomable to…"
"This is a good question. I have a friend who is in a similar situation with his own daughter, though he would be more of an agnostic. He just doesn't know what to say when she is asking the question and doesn't want to push her to one side…"
"I think it would be ridiculous for you to lie to your niece and ridiculous for your sister to ask your to lie to her. The fact of the matter is that, in the real world, there are all kinds of flavours of Christians, all kinds of other religions, and…"
Just be honest with her if she ask. It may open amazing doors for discussion. Children have a capacity for the spiritual which unfortunately the older we get we seem to loose. In fact Jesus said we should become like little children. He…"
If you'll bear a resident atheist asking for opinions, I'd like to pick your brains.I have a new niece, the first niece in my sibling group, who's mother (my sister) is a Christian, and I recently thought of something I had never considered before: what if my niece asks me about my religious beliefs?I can't see this happening any time soon, she's only 1, and I can't remember asking any of my aunts or uncles about religion, God, or anything spiritual in nature very seriously or deeply, but I…See More
"Just to be clear, are you saying Herb should use different standards or methods for Steve's question, or that the probability argument is weak on both fronts (evolution and creation)?
Or something else?"
"I would think that when that evidence is compelling enough (for the God of Abraham or C'thulu) the term would be dropped, but not before. I don't see how this is cynical.
Is it cynical to admit the lack of belief?"
"At what point would the calculated probability be high enough that it you would consider evolution (or abiogenesis) to be something other than God-caused?
Just because a big (or tiny) number induces a wow factor doesn't mean it isn't…"
Howdy,I'm a junior at Texas A&M University. Looking forward to gaining advice and learning new things from this forum. I enjoy reading, learning languages (German and Russian), as well as travelling. See More