Originally Posted by snowjeeper
no, but belief has a whole lot to do with intelligence lol.
Originally Posted by Donutz
The thing is, J, everyone who is posting or reading this forum is doing so voluntarily. We're not showing up at your door or phoning you during dinner. All you have to do, all anyone
has to do, is not read the thread. For those that do
want to discuss (or argue, or have screaming fits, or whatever), it's here.
You've got a complete right to your belief system, and as long as you don't try to shove it down my throat, I won't try to shove it down yours. See here http://www.snowboardingforum.com/pol...tml#post307067
For a longer commentary on that.
But if you open a thread on this forum (or anywhere, really) on the subject, expect debate.
I agree, debating in a public forum is completely acceptable. I don't mind at all when people debate facts. Debate over opinion is about as useless as an asshole on your elbow. It begins with the OP (who clearly has no understanding of "atheism").
The problem that I have isn't in the debate. It lies in the overwhelming attitude that those who believe in a "diety" are unable to think rationally, unable to reason. I see no correlation.
I am not going to join this "debate". It is fruitless, and lacking in substance.