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April 7th, 2004

on coffee, books, war, religion, and life @ 09:40 am

 
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From:caneprints
Date:April 7th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
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Hi Ner. I think I'm quite a bit more conservative than you are, but I consider myself a centrist and an agnostic. One cool thing about being a centrist is that you can yell at both sides at the same time. I criticise the religious right because they sometimes try to force religion (specifically their religion) down everybody's throat, but I also criticise the left because they tend to want to stifle religious freedom or any public expression of faith. As an agnostic, and as someone who grew up in a moderately religious family/community, I don't feel that anyone should be made to pray or have religious beliefs forced down their throat if they don't want to. On the other hand, as I have written about in my journal, atheists have a strange anger at anything that even suggests religious belief and seem to want to squash it. The one religion I wish everybody would subscribe to is centrism and the religion of common sense. In other words, I think that the thing that most threatens our society, and the world in general, is extremism on both sides.
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From:djner
Date:April 7th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
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I agree with you; remember reading about C.S. Louis and what hhe believed. He used to be an atheist, and found like you did that atheists tend to have to work harder at not believing than people who believe in something; a philosophical confusion I know ...

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