Originally posted by Suzianne
The concept of a virgin Mary is central to the faith.
Only in the manner described in the bible could Jesus have been born without sin.
I wish you atheists would leave the believers alone with your half-baked ideas.
We don't want to be bothered by you just as you might not wish to be bothered by the JWs on Saturday morning.
I hear atheists const ...[text shortened]... ing to sell them on Jesus. Well, similarly, we don't need you trying to sell us on the abyss.
And we wish you believers would stop imposing your half baked ideas on everyone else.
People often talk about religious beliefs in an analogous way to how people like to eat their cream eggs...
See uk cream egg advertising campaign
Basically everyone has their own beliefs and practices and it's all good and enhances our society and people
should just be allowed to believe whatever they want.
I mean it doesn't effect you does it?
Whereas as people make decisions based on their beliefs, important ones, ones that effect other people.
The closer analogy is how people drive their cars.
If you do so badly it very much effects me, and everyone else.
What people believe matters because it impacts directly on how they behave towards everyone else.
That combined with the fact that many (particularly the monotheistic religions) religions/theists try as hard as possible to
convert everyone else to their particular brand of theism, or at the least impose their religious 'morals' onto everyone else
means that it is very much the business of everyone else what you believe.
And unlike JW knocking on your door on a Sunday morning this is an internet forum you chose to come onto.
This is a place for discussion and disagreement.
If you don't want your faith challenged or discussed then don't come to a forum on the internet designated for that very purpose.
But also think a bit as you go through your life how many positions you hold, and choices you make, that are influenced by your
And consider how those positions and choices effect everyone else, who theist or atheist, may very well not share or agree with.