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Go to: Prayer at a working lunch?

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I've been to business meetings in certain Caribbean and Bahamaian islands which the Chairman started with a prayer. Culturally it's a huge faux pas to scoff and you'll simply insult the people you're trying to do business with if you do.

However, socially they well know that I'm an Atheist, though it was a shock to them to start with. Since they found out we've had many lively but good humoured debates.

However, it's not appropriate in a business context, so don't complain.

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:36:25 UTC | #948635

Go to: Moral Clarity and Richard Dawkins

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Is it just me, or does anyone else think Carson is talking bollox?

Tue, 22 May 2012 19:24:13 UTC | #942919

Go to: Patrick Coffin, with Edward Feser, Receive a Call from Sean Faircloth of the RDFRS (US)

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Edward Feser is a former atheist who by reason and philosophy came to become a Catholic.

Pardon my denseness, but doesn't that strike anyone else as a self-evident oxymoron?

Wed, 02 May 2012 18:52:15 UTC | #939097

Go to: The ‘God wars’ and the Global Atheist Convention

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Just another smug self-centred god-botherer desperately trying sophistry to deny the fact that god does not exist....

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:18:56 UTC | #932185

Go to: Atheists in church: the course of true love may now run smooth

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You and your friend need to chill out a bit on this.

For a start your friend is correct in that there is no god, so he can hardly be struck down by divine intervention. So you are correct to say you can't fault the logic.

Your friend may not have much of a choice about where to get married. It's normally something the bride and her family will have most influence over, so if they're church going believers, your friend will get married in a church. As an atheist he can take comfort from knowing that it's one legally recognised form of marriage, even if he doesn't believe the hocus pocus that goes with it.

You can relax knowing our friend simply treats it as a legally recognised form of marriage, and you can enjoy the ceremony, and presumably the reception and party afterwards. Don't make a scene, otherwise it'll be you fearing the wrath of the mother-in-law.

Sat, 24 Mar 2012 21:08:55 UTC | #930248

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