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Go to: Dawkins calls for 'Catholic' honesty

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Comment 53 by God fearing Atheist :

                 Amazing that when Richard lobs one of his logic grenades right into the middle of the Irish Catholics so many Atheists get hit by shrapnel.

Yes. Atheists like any group, comprise both clever and not not so clever individuals. This is an example of that.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 22:07:26 UTC | #946438

Go to: Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss Tribute to Christopher Hitchens - 2012 Global Atheist Convention

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Gone but not forgotten. Few people have inspired me in the way that Christopher Hitchens did. I know he will continue to inspire countless others, thanks to the wonderful words he left us with, in both print and media.

Thu, 31 May 2012 21:39:54 UTC | #944850

Go to: From Minister To Atheist: A Story Of Losing Faith

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Well Andrew B.

You are entitled to interpret my posts anyway you like. I respectfully disagree with how you are trying to paint me though.

Back on Topic, something that I feel I should have added in my first post is this. Living a lie like Teresa MacBain has been doing is not only asinine and hypocritical but also rather cowardly. These are not criticisms of her as a person but on her method of dealing with her predicament. I understand such a transistion is huge for many people and difficult. I just know from my own life that it's much less painful all around to act swiftly on such things. I always despair when I listen to homosexuals for example who lived in the closet for years/decades before having the courage to come out. Once out, they seem to say the same thing. They wished they'd done it years ago. Living a life of duplicity, you may think you are fooling people, but really you are only fooling yourself.

Tue, 01 May 2012 20:37:48 UTC | #938800

Go to: From Minister To Atheist: A Story Of Losing Faith

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          [Andrew B.]         :


                 Re: Comment 2 by Sliver69 and Comment 4 by katy Cordeth-Do you have any idea how difficult it is to start over with new friends and a new life, let alone find a new job and acquire new job skills later in life?  I find your comments to be unimaginative and rather foolish.  Put yourself in her place and see if you get a better idea of what she is going through before you just say something so profoundly naive as "well stop being everything you've become over the last several decades and start over from scratch.  There, problem solved!"

Yes I do know how difficult it is to start over with new friends and a new life and a new job because I've had to do it. I did put myself in her place and from my own experience of a similar situation I gave my honest response, I stand by that response 100%.

Maybe you should be less judgemental of others before you start going on a moral crusade against people like me, who you clearly know nothing about but have the arrogance to assume things about me none the less.

Lots of Love Sliver69

Tue, 01 May 2012 17:04:37 UTC | #938735

Go to: From Minister To Atheist: A Story Of Losing Faith

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I'm currently an active pastor and I'm also an atheist," she says. "I live a double life. I feel pretty good on Monday, but by Thursday — when Sunday's right around the corner — I start having stomachaches, headaches, just knowing that I got to stand up and say things that I no longer believe in and portray myself in a way that's totally false.

Quit being a pastor, problem solved. If people resent you for becoming an atheist and no longer want to be around you, they were not true friends anyway. Coming out means closing the door behind you and moving on with your life.

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:34:03 UTC | #938470

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