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TIKI AL, by the comment " I still attend the Mormon church for reasons few atheists could comprehend, " I just mean that I stick with a church I don't agree with in most situations purely because it would hurt my older children if I left. Most Sundays I wonder why I bother to attend. I think you're right -- I am probably turning into a deist, but I no longer enjoy the company of my congregation, and the sound of the choir makes my skin crawl. Prop 8 was the beginning of the end for me, and I don't even live in California. I am very frustrated with my church and it's outlook, have researched it's history and find it appalling, but cannot leave without devastating my family. I'm guessing that there are many, many other Mormons out there just like me -- as well as many who have left the church. But, yes, you are very close to being right! And you sound like a nice person as well...

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:30:53 UTC | #931207

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  "If we are not prepared to answer the hard questions with something better than blind faith, then we are not using our God-given brains to worship the very Lord we claim to love."

Agreee with your sentiment, but not with your take on neurology, physiology and evolutionary biology.

Ah, wise sir, I was being facetious about my "take" on neurology, physiology, and evolutionary biology . . .

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 02:18:38 UTC | #930479

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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 02:14:47 UTC | #930478

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I had the privilege of seeing Richard Dawkins on Chris Hayes Show "Up" this morning -- and yes, I was getting ready for church. The MORMON church. I was pleased to see Dawkins say what he said, out loud and for all to see, about "our" supposed candidate for the Republican nomination for President. I still attend the Mormon church for reasons few atheists could comprehend, but I don't agree with most of what I hear at my meetings. I do, however, know that what Dawkins said about our church and its first prophet is absolutely true, and the fact that Mormons believe this is seriously shocking. I'm not saying there aren't good things about churches in general, but I am thrilled that somebody like Dawkins will be prepared to press things about the specifics of our supposed beliefs, and push the envelope to test those beliefs. If we are not prepared to answer the hard questions with something better than blind faith, then we are not using our God-given brains to worship the very Lord we claim to love. Thank you, Richard Dawkins.

Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:56:35 UTC | #930451

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