(Via Ed Elfrink)

I am an atheist because of my kids.

I decided that religion is an important topic and if I was going to teach my children about it or take them to church, I should research the matter.

So I read the bible, "The Case For Christ," the "bible for dummies" and decided the evidence for any god is just plain not there.

The next book I read was "End of Faith" by Sam Harris and found it was the only book about religion that made any sense.

I now subscribe to the Richard Dawkins agnostic scale of belief where 1 is belief there is a god and 7 is belief there is definitely no god. I'm about a 6.9.

Take care!


Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for you and pray you find Christ.You know how painful it is when you burn yourself. Imagine that over your intire body. For Ever. I pray no one has to experience that. Not you or anyone else. Our life here on earth is a spec of time compared to eternity.May God save your soul. A concerned forgiven sinner.

DM said...

I have wondered whether to take my kids to church. There are many good things about church, but ultimately I think they are overweighed by lies that are taught as truth. I'm thinking I should probably take my children there on occasion so they will be aware of the combination of truths, half-truths and deceptions by which preachers and others convert people...

What do you think?


BillyWarhol said...

Rock On!!

I just finished Dawkins Brilliant Book The GOD Delusion + loved it*

Last Summer I read Christopher Hitchens god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything + it too is a Fantastic Read*

Both Books are so Interesting + have the Balls to point out to the Brainwashed Flocks of All Relgions just what Baloney has been going on for Centuries!!

I never thought America under Bush would be gripped in this Crap + we in Canada with Harper + Tony Blair in Britain - it's Beyond All Belief!! We are supposed to be Educated + Enlightened in this Day + Age + instead we got a Bunch o Ding Dongs strolling around the Planet!!

oh yoy*

;)) Peace*

Eds said...

I'm a Baha'i. As a Baha'i, I believe in the Unity of Science and Religion. One of the Central Figures of my Faith teaches "There is no contradiction between true religion and science. When a religion is opposed to science it becomes mere superstition: that which is contrary to knowledge is ignorance."

I don't wish to initiate debate. Rather, I just want more people to be aware of that God exalts science and I hope our conversation and mutual understanding may grow.

In case you don't see a need to reply, I want to say thank you for your commitment to truth. I believe in the scientific method and search for Truth; a path which I believe we share.