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Gary.Hicks's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Gary.Hicks

Speaking for myself (for whom else could I speak?), I don't need an ancient sky-god to justify my existence, intelligence, morals, tolerance or any number of other character elements that the christian belief structure insists are godly given.

I don't steal, don't murder or maim, I try to treat people with respect (no matter what loony-tune stuff they profess to believe in).

I do think, however, that the bulk of religious belief isn't belief at all, but is more a form laziness. Essentially that because parents and peers belongs to such and such church, the "believer" goes for the course of least resistence and doesn't break with that tradition. So they remain, paying lip service to the beliefs (or apparent beliefs) of the majority in their community.

Fri, 22 May 2009 08:57:00 UTC | #363013