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The Faith Of My Family
Written by Frank Minero   
Tuesday, 10 May 2011 17:37

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“The Faith of my Family” is the story of Yamilee and Austin who fell in love and out of the belief systems ingrained in them from childhood. The Thinking Atheist beautifully captures their story… enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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+1 #6 Joanne 2011-05-11 12:17
Love it! A story of two, well-spoken, level-headed individuals, (previously, brain-washed), coming to their senses. I laughed, I cried, I celebrated two more normal people in the world.
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+2 #5 MyMelody 2011-05-10 23:29
Atheism, in itself, isn't an illogical position. Although, I concede that not everyone comes to atheism through examination of evidence, logic etc.

Personally, I don't see any good evidence for the existence of deities, so I choose not believe in them, at least not until evidence comes along to suggest the opposite. I give the same treatment to many other claims: Bigfoot, Nessie, Unicorns, you name it, I don't discriminate.

It would seem very foolish of me to say "BigFoot exists and the lack of evidence to support his existence just means that the evidence has yet to be discovered." This is known as logical fallacy "Argument from Ignorance," where some one claims that their proposition is true because it has not been proven false.

Being an atheist doesn't mean I know for sure gods don't exist or I believe gods can't exist. I just find it highly unlikely given the lack of evidence. That and the things we do know about biology and cosmology, how our world works etc, don't necessitate gods.

In short, "Atheism: I'm not selling anything, I'm just not buying what you're selling." :P
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+1 #4 MyMelody 2011-05-10 23:16
That couple is so cute! :D
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+2 #3 Steve Blake 2011-05-10 18:46
Quoting Steve Wilson:
Quoting Lucas Werner:
Question everything. Assume nothing. Remain critical. Defy analysis. Keep an open mind but not so open your brain falls out.


A LOGICAL argument could be made that insisting that anything we don't understand can't exist is as arrogant as it is illogical.

This is sophistry and nonsense. You don't understand the first thing about science. There is not a single shred of rational evidence to support the existence of a deity. All there is preposterous emotionally driven superstition. Using your standard then one should keep an open mind bout he tooth fairy, as there is just as much evidence to support that as there is to support a god. You claim a supernatural being exist, you gotta provide proof. Absence of evidence is evidence of absence.
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-4 #2 Steve Wilson 2011-05-10 18:21
Quoting Lucas Werner:
Question everything. Assume nothing. Remain critical. Defy analysis. Keep an open mind but not so open your brain falls out.


Umm... So, how, exactly is atheism keeping an open mind? Or even logical? Not, of course that I'm saying any brand of religion is. All I'm saying here is that strict atheism is as illogical and close-minded as the most obnoxious religious proselytizer on late night TV. Insisting that God does not exist simply because there's no empirical evidence is just silly. That's insisting that if science - as it exists RIGHT NOW cannot measure or explain something, it simply doesn't exist. By that "logic", love, honor, loyalty, honesty, integrity, etc do not exist either. A LOGICAL argument could be made that insisting that anything we don't understand can't exist is as arrogant as it is illogical.
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+5 #1 Lucas Werner 2011-05-10 18:08
Question everything. Assume nothing. Remain critical. Defy analysis. Keep an open mind but not so open your brain falls out.
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