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Reply #270 posted 10/18/18 2:32pm

IanRG

poppys said:

There is also the premise implied that a very narrow interpretation of Christianity is the victor over atheism. All forms of religion, including branches of Christianity, do not believe in recruitment either.

From my experience, people who have rejected (any) organized religion have thought a lot more about it than people who haven't questioned religion (or religious dogma) and feel comfortable with it easily. Not always of course, such as some orgers I read here who have explored the reasons for their faith, but it's worth pointing out.


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Agreed, but this reality for many things in politics and religion. There are many who support one party or are part of a religion who do with their mind in neutral. There are others who put this to the test - whether or not they change their party or religion. This failure to put what they have been brought up in happens to many of the chilldren of non believers or where their families were only nominally a religion as well. e.g. There are Australians who just habitually answer that their religion is Church of England in 2018 when it changed its name to Anglican Church of Australia in 1981 and people who follow Trump just because he is nominally Republican .

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Reply #271 posted 10/19/18 1:41pm

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IanRG said:

poppys said:

There is also the premise implied that a very narrow interpretation of Christianity is the victor over atheism. All forms of religion, including branches of Christianity, do not believe in recruitment either.

From my experience, people who have rejected (any) organized religion have thought a lot more about it than people who haven't questioned religion (or religious dogma) and feel comfortable with it easily. Not always of course, such as some orgers I read here who have explored the reasons for their faith, but it's worth pointing out.


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Agreed, but this reality for many things in politics and religion. There are many who support one party or are part of a religion who do with their mind in neutral. There are others who put this to the test - whether or not they change their party or religion. This failure to put what they have been brought up in happens to many of the chilldren of non believers or where their families were only nominally a religion as well. e.g. There are Australians who just habitually answer that their religion is Church of England in 2018 when it changed its name to Anglican Church of Australia in 1981 and people who follow Trump just because he is nominally Republican .

Very well put poppys.

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Reply #272 posted 10/21/18 1:22am

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poppys said:

There is also the premise implied that a very narrow interpretation of Christianity is the victor over atheism. All forms of religion, including branches of Christianity, do not believe in recruitment either.

From my experience, people who have rejected (any) organized religion have thought a lot more about it than people who haven't questioned religion (or religious dogma) and feel comfortable with it easily. Not always of course, such as some orgers I read here who have explored the reasons for their faith, but it's worth pointing out.


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You hit the nail on the head as far as I am concerned; I started questioning a narrow definition of Christianity when I was around 13 years old (after I was "saved" and baptized at 10 years old). How can a child of that age really judge what they are being taught in that situation? I still have my spiritual beliefs intact...and my faith. But that was after I rejected the religious dogma I was raised with. And read, analyzed, and decided for myself what I believed and have faith in...

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