Here’s a place on the web that I like to play – and today’s blog is a sample of the discussions. I have changed the posters names, not to protect, but because I can.
I am not an atheist and although I don’t attend church I do believe in God, Jesus and the Power of the Holy Spirit. Society seems to have polarized into 2 groups – the militant fundamentalists and the militant atheists. I believe in miracles and soon there will be some great cures for diseases – as referenced in the bible.
Basically you’re saying that you aren’t capable of thinking and reasoning driving action – but that you prefer magical and lazy thinking and inaction; while hoping things will get better does nothing to make them better.
So the few good ideas that your religion lifted – like helping yourself – is lost on you; and instead, you cling to the poor decision processes of your lackluster faith, that you can’t be bothered to put in the effort of attended the maintenance meetings.
You are actually a fence sitter – not willing to commit to being your own person (atheist), but unwilling to commit to the basic requirements of your professed beliefs (church attendance & community participation) with only the least possible action (prayer, wishful thinking) of said belief system
I can only hope that you can’t be bothered to participate in secular society and vote every four or so years either.
But why does it matter?
It matters only if honesty is important to you; in the same way that the only decision about being gay is being openly gay.
You are still gay whether you are openly gay, privately gay or closet gay – still gay.
So, you are either openly self-responsible (atheist), privately responsible (agnostic or lapsed theist) or closet responsible (theist/gnostic)