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God is a creature that could only exist in the imagination of Men. It is the inconsistent and illogical idea of a being that has self-contradictory attributes, a being that exists in a realm of magic and wishes that come true, and where rules are for the breaking.

How Do You Imagine God?
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How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator God is a creature that could only exist in the imagination of Men. It is the inconsistent and illogical idea of a being that has self-contradictory attributes, a being that exists in a realm of magic and wishes that come true, where rules are for the breaking, and yet with the magic indistinguishable from some technology that might exist centuries or millions of centuries in the future, and with even the truly miraculous (if such exists) shown to be impossible to verify. God isn't like a mythical beast. God isn't a dragon, a unicorn, a hippogriff. Such a beast could potentially be seen, examined, and proclaimed real. Its mythical status lost, the biologists could get to work. They would be surprised, but would have something to deal with. They would have evidence: scales, wings and flames do indeed mean dragon. God is imaginary. 1 person liked this

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in so spurious claims.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When I hear people talk about gods.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that it's just another opinion -having no more basis in fact and reason than theism.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Sam Harris
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That one should place reason and evidence above faith. 1 person liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that maybe there was something wrong me. It seemed everyone else believed in a god. Then I grew up and realized that I was correct all along; that those who truly believed there was a god were deluded, and those who professed without really believing were coerced.
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator educational.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator a free thinker.
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My parents would call themselves agnostics, but I am confident on the conclusion that there are no gods.

Religion & the Public Square

What should be the role of religion in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator ZERO
Should courses about religion be taught in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator absolutlely. With regard to religioun, education is innoculation. Compulsory comparitive religion classes in secondary school may help an entire generation throw off the baggage of superstition.
Should the Bible, Torah, Quran or other religious texts be taught as works of literature in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Sure. But isn't there better literature out there. The Bible is pretty bad for sure.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I feel so comfortable talking about my conclusions that I do it regularly in public. http://www.meetup.com/GrassrootsAtheism/
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes. I have a duty to help people to find the truth.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator LOL. What's the difference between religion and politics?
Has 9/11 had any impact on your thoughts about religion? Are you more/less interested in learning about other religions? Do you feel more/less comfortable expressing your religious beliefs? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator 9/11 is an example of the horror's that can result from magical thinking. I want to make sure that my children grow up in a world free of such faith-based initiatives.

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Published October 11, 2010

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