Quote:Now there's an interesting story behind that......care to share ?even though I believe in God, I am in fact an agnostic
George- Well, Frank got to you too. For decades, I considered myself an atheist. Then I came across Frank, who convinced me that atheism was the other side of the coin to theism.
I lean toward a concept of God as the impetus of the universe.
To my mind God, in relation to the universe, is both immanent and
. . . when you say to someone, "I believe in God", do you feel that most
people come away with a reasonable approximation of what your actual
belief is? . . .
No, I don't think so.
But it seldom comes up in everyday conversation. When I say "I believe in
God", I am usually either reciting a creed or watching the Yankees blow a
game with the Red Sox.
. . . The question rarely comes up for me either, but I think I usually say, "I'm
not religious", which is about as accurate as I can get in a short sentence.
. . . Do these facets of disbelief have social origins ? Of course !
Yeah, I don't think believing in God is at all the same as being religious.
Did you see that study that found that some pastors are secretly
atheists? There's a case of being religious without believing in God!
Is it possible they aren't religious either, but are just being pastors for employment?
I'm a not a theist, but if I were I'd have plenty of trepidation about saying something here (kudos to George). Even though I think msolga is completely sincere it reads as trappy -- c'mon little theists, post why you believe in God so all of us atheists here can rip your reasoning to shreds!!!