Well, I'm an atheist, but I had two absolutely definitely Christian buddies over. I let one say grace because that's what a friend does.
I think it's impressive that two totally religious persons can enjoy the company of an atheist. But, I was totally a Christian for most of my life. I know the material.
Is it possible for you to say what changed you to an atheist from Christian, without getting this thread locked?
Well, it was a process. Too many portions of the Bible actually did it. Funny eh, most atheists will tell you, it's because they read the whole thing. But, it was a news item I saw on YouTube. Watching a woman in Indonesia with her daughter with her, blowing herself up while on a motorbike. Something in me snapped. I'm a parent. I was horrified she could kill her daughter like that. I realized I no longer wished to be connected to any religion.
No politics here. Religious behaviour is what killed religion for me.
I'm ok with friends indulging their beliefs, but, only as long as they keep it to themselves.
I don't mind them talking about it. I don't mind them practicing it. But the moment they subject another too it by force, they have crossed a line with me.
I am not a heathen. I don't 'hate' God. I'm not pagan. I'm not spiritual.
Atheism is the refusal to accept that which has no proof.
I also don't accept unproven science. String theory is an idea we can't prove.
Dark energy/matter has no evidence (at this time).
Other dimensions, as much as the idea makes sense, has no proof.
But I know the world isn't flat.
I know Darwin's theory has been subjected to rigorous tests.
We are not descended from apes. We just have common ancestors, if you look back far enough.
Follow the mothers. Not the men.
The universe is an incredible place. And we are still discovering so much.
And I have seen so much of it.
I don't need God, to be made humble. Hubble did a superb job of that for me.
I am soooo thankful for my education.
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.