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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Maybe that makes sense to an atheist as MOST of them doubt things so virulently that the end result of the "conversation" is an continual bombardment to try & get the other person to doubt their own truth & senses.

    This might not be so bad but OFTEN then they offer zero alternative to the person to whose belief system they just tried to dismantle if not destroy.

    What I have found is that most atheist have doubts themselves, (usually as spiritual beings) & do not feel good about themselves unless others have the same uncertainty about their lives as they do. Who needs that?

    I often feel sorry for them & want to help them but I have found more often then not it is like putting yourself, spiritually, in a den of vipers. Not interested. I think any person of any spiritual persuasion would probably agree.

    If you can't have a civilized, intelligent, mature discussion about religion and spirituality with people who disagree with you, then either you picked the wrong person to argue with or they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    If you can't have a civilized, intelligent, mature discussion about religion and spirituality with people who disagree with you, then either you picked the wrong person to argue with or they did.
    I think we have all seen that "some" discussions, regardless of the topic do not remain civilized, intelligent, mature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Maybe that makes sense to an atheist as MOST of them doubt things so virulently that the end result of the "conversation" is an continual bombardment to try & get the other person to doubt their own truth & senses.
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    I think we have all seen that "some" discussions, regardless of the topic do not remain civilized, intelligent, mature.
    MOST is quite different from SOME. I don't generalize about believers, so please don't generalize about atheists.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    MOST is quite different from SOME. I don't generalize about believers, so please don't generalize about atheists.
    Sorry if you misunderstood but one quote has to do with people from my own experience so not a generalization from my point of view

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    the second had to do with DISCUSSIONS on this BB which I think anyone can observe once they have talked to guys like Lost, (on wrestling) or "others" on religion, healthcare or what have you. ;-)

    I was making a joke about the remaining civilized comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kr1963 View Post
    Sorry if you misunderstood but one quote has to do with people from my own experience so not a generalization from my point of view

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    the second had to do with DISCUSSIONS on this BB which I think anyone can observe once they have talked to guys like Lost, (on wrestling) or "others" on religion, healthcare or what have you. ;-)

    I was making a joke about the remaining civilized comment.
    It's been my experience that most people (agreed, not all) on this board are open minded and will listen to and respect reasonable alternative points of view presented unemotionally and respectfully. If you really want to see insults and immaturity, try theMat.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    It's been my experience that most people (agreed, not all) on this board are open minded and will listen to and respect reasonable alternative points of view presented unemotionally and respectfully. If you really want to see insults and immaturity, try theMat.com.

    It is only been one or two particular people who were "flaming" IMO on this BB with a few others who were antagonistic. Otherwise I would agree with you that most are able to engage in an intelligent conversation.

    As I have stated before, all of this "ruckus" started oddly enough with my posts regarding health, nutrition & hydration, NOT religion. I only posted regarding religion to defend something I believe in & disperse the negative notions about it.

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