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New term "Apatheist"..... Athiest= I 100% believe there is no God Agnostic= I 100% believe that ...
dare2dream comments on Apr 19, 2018:
Skepticism is my nature. Evidence based Free Thought is my methodology. Agnosticism is my conclusion. Atheism is my opinion. Humanitarianism is my motivation. Regarding Apatheism: I think if a god exists I would want to know that.
Better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all. Agree or disagree?
dare2dream comments on Apr 18, 2018:
I can't imagine anything worse than never having loved at all. I will also add, every relationship in history was not permanent but temporary. So, pick up the pieces and get out there again!
I dislike dating lists. I get why people have them, but come on one date is not long enough to say ...
dare2dream comments on Apr 16, 2018:
A short list of "must haves" or "must be" can be helpful as is a short list of deal breakers. But I think most people have lists way too long! Most people seem to be looking for an ideal match. Such idealism is impractical. Maybe being more tolerant or flexible or open to new things/people would be more productive. “A happy union is not one of perfect partners but the triumph of love over imperfections.” - Unknown “I believe that the measure of my soul is my capacity to love imperfect people.” ― Joseph Grenny
Do you believe in love at first sight? I'm feeling lost and desperate, and wonder if my soul mate is...
dare2dream comments on Apr 16, 2018:
Infatuation can be at first sight but I think of love as being a relationship. Relationships take time and work.
When/how did doubt about God's existence occur?
dare2dream comments on Apr 16, 2018:
I was raised Catholic but it never made much sense to me. I was a curious child and asked many questions. The answers I got about religion seemed inadequate or begged more questions. After a while I quit trying to believe the non-sense. As a mature adult, I had to decide for myself what did make sense. I discovered that evidence, logic and rational thinking works a lot better than just believing something based on faith. Faith is what we use to believe Santa Claus exists. Should we use this same method to believe a god exists?
Your unbelief. How did you get there?
dare2dream comments on Apr 16, 2018:
After being religiously indoctrinated by religion, we have to think our way out of it.
Do you believe there are aliens walking among us?
dare2dream comments on Apr 12, 2018:
Illegal aliens? (Kidding). As a skeptic and critical thinker, I feel I am the alien on this planet. ;)
In this age of technology, how do you feel about internet relationships? Is distant love possible? ...
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I think it is possible to fall in love on-line but it will be only a one dimensional relationship. For depth and fullness, you would need to know each other in person.
Don't offend the Religious at any cost?
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I aplaud you for trying to not offend anyone. We each represent agnotism, atheism, Humanism. We all need to put our best foot forward so they don't think we all are horrible people. Having said that, I do try to challenge them in a non-offensive way. I explain that we all are evidence based. We all value evidence. When you get up and see the sun shining and the forcast is for clear, we decide to leave the umbrella home. Oddly enough, when it comes to religion, they sweep all that rational thinking aside in favor of faith. Faith is believing in something in spite of evidence to the contrary or no evidence. This is illogical.
"First of all, to me this question implies that, while it’s laudable for the religious to wear ...
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
They are using a double standard. They must be thinking that it's okay for them to express their beliefs because they think what they believe is good but what you believe is bad. They simply misunderstand what atheism is.
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I agree with your meme, "Your right to own a gun is amendable". But there is no need to amend the Second Amendment because it grants no right to individuals. The right to bear arms is granted to "Well regulated militias".
Dating different beliefs
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
I was married to a Christian for 36 years (until she died 5 years ago). She was not all that outspoken or preachy about it. We both respected each other's right to believe what they thought was best. In other words, it takes tolerance and respect (for the person - not neccessarily the belief).
Anyone else here upset about the power Monsanto holds over the government, news outlets, ...
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
Yes! They alter the genetics of crops so they don't make viable seeds. Then the farmers have to buy seed from them every year. https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/seeds-evil-monsanto-and-genetic-engineering​
Getting over someone
dare2dream comments on Apr 11, 2018:
My mom gave me good advice about that long ago. She said the best way to get over a broken heart is to find someone new.
If you received enough money to never need to work again, what would you spend your time doing?
dare2dream comments on Nov 6, 2017:
I'm retired. I love to go out dancing and sometimes take dance lessons. I volunteer at a free breakfast program feeding the hungry and homeless. I help make lunches at the local homeless shelter. I like cruising in my Dodge Challenger hemi.
what is the proof that there is no god in our life?
dare2dream comments on Nov 6, 2017:
It cannot proved nor disproved. But I know theology has too many unresolved problems. The ancient Greek philosopher, Epicurus, points this out with his question: “Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
Why do you reject the idea of religion?
dare2dream comments on Nov 6, 2017:
I am evidence based instead of faith based. Evidence leads us to truth whereas faith accepts something as true. Children have faith Santa Claus is real but that belief does not make it true.
Why don't you attend atheist events?
dare2dream comments on Nov 6, 2017:
I enjoy going to atheist events because I enjoy the lectures. They are intellectually stimulating. They aren't about "bitching about believers" but about interesting topics like morality, free will vs determinism or social issues. I like meeting others who believe in evidence instead of faith, skeptics instead of gullible people.


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