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  • Will you give me honest responses about your experience with churches?

    I am trying to gather information for a report to some church leaders, and I thought this might be a good place to get some varied opinions from diverse places. When I do the reporting, replies will be anonymous. I'd appreciate any time you could give to this - and please don't hold back negative comments, either. The more thoughtful the answer - even if negative - the more it might help us reconsider our ways.

    1. Do you consider yourself Christian?

    2. What do you like/dislike about Christianity?

    3. What is your understanding of the main message of Christianity?

    4. What would get you to attend a church service?

    5. In what country or what part of the United States (northeast, southeast, midwest, etc.) do you live?

    6. What decade of life are you in? (i.e. I'm in my 20s, 30s, 60s, etc.)

    You can also include anything else you want to include. Thank you in advance - and I really DO want honest responses - even if (or perhaps especially if) they are negative!

    15 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
  • Would you please share honest answers about your experience with Christianity (even if negative)?

    What are your honest answers about your experience with Christianity (even if negative)?

    I am trying to gather information for a report to some church leaders, and I thought "answers" might be a good place to get some varied opinions from various places. When I do the reporting, replies will be anonymous, though I know "answers" is not necessarily. I'd appreciate any time you could give to this - and please don't hold back negative comments, either.

    1. Do you consider yourself Christian?

    2. What do you like/dislike about traditional Christianity?

    3. What is your understanding of the main message of Christianity?

    4. What would get you to attend a church service?

    5. What country or part of the United States (northeast, southeast, midwest, etc.) do you live?

    6. What decade of life are you in? (20s, 30s, 60s, etc.)

    You can also include anything else you want to include. Thank you in advance - and I really DO want honest responses - even if (or perhaps especially if) they are negative!

    4 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
  • What are your honest answers about your experience with Christianity (even if negative)?

    I am trying to gather information for a report to some church leaders, and I thought "answers" might be a good place to get some varied opinions from various places. When I do the reporting, replies will be anonymous, though I know "answers" is not necessarily. I'd appreciate any time you could give to this - and please don't hold back negative comments, either.

    1. Do you consider yourself Christian?

    2. What do you like/dislike about traditional Christianity?

    3. What is your understanding of the main message of Christianity?

    4. What would get you to attend a church service?

    5. What country or part of the United States (northeast, southeast, midwest, etc.) do you live?

    You can also include anything else you want to include. Thank you in advance - and I really DO want honest responses - even if (or perhaps especially if) they are negative!

    6 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
  • Would you answer these questions for me?

    I am trying to gather information for a report to some church leaders, and I thought answers might be a good place to get some varied opinions from various places. When I do the reporting, answers will be anonymous, though I know answers is not. I'd appreciate any time you could give to this - and please don't hold back negative comments, either.

    1. Do you consider yourself Christian?

    2. What do you like/dislike about traditional Christianity?

    3. What is your understanding of the main message of Christianity?

    4. What would get you to attend a church service?

    5. What part of the country do you live (northeast, southeast, midwest, etc.)?

    You can also include anything else you want to include. Thank you in advance - and I really DO want honest responses - even if they are negative!

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality8 years ago
  • If we are the product of fortunate accidents, how can I rely on my reason?

    If we are merely the fortunate accident of the right chemicals coming together, followed by a series of fortunate mutations, why should I trust anything any human says when our brains are merely chemical engines which processes data imperfectly?

    8 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Why doesn't anyone talk of steroids, when players are shriveling up before our eyes?

    (This question was deleted the last time I posted it. I asked Yahoo for an explanation, and they agreed that it should not have been - but they never put it back up. So please, before anyone tries to delete it, realize it has already been approved. Now, back to the question ...

    There are so many players hitting fewer home runs and doubles, and so many more injuries. There are even quite a few "injuries" that keep players out for right around 50 games - the same total you get with a steroid suspension. Why is it that our "beloved" media walks around as if there is no story here. Are you guys in MLB's pocket after all?

    Someone needs to investigate more thoroughly. Especially the rumor that we now have HoF who used steroids (hello, Rickey?) ...

    MLB was complicit in the players cheating and blowing up of the record books. They have torn out my heart and stomped on it. All for money ...

    9 AnswersBaseball9 years ago
  • Atheists, how do you account for rationality in a materialistic worldview?

    If there is nothing beyond the natural, if there is nothing for us beyond death, and if we are merely the product of fortunate accidents, how do you justify valuing or trusting anything you do?

    If our brains are the product of a series of furtunate accidents, how can you even justify holding this conversation? What is your basis for claiming your thoughts are rational or have any meaning?

    How can you say that anything is right or wrong? How can you say there was anything wrong with Hitler's Germany? If we are merely nothing more than evolved mud, who can say anything is wrong? Are we not merely two bottles of soda shaken and fizzing to the end in this universe?

    14 AnswersReligion & Spirituality9 years ago
  • Atheists, where is your basis for relying on rational thought?

    If we are merely evolved mud piles, the result of random processes resulting in fortunate accidents - why should we rely on our own ability to reason? If the bioelectric and chemical processes that go on in our head are merely the end product of random processes, why do we put any value in them? Isn't the whole concept of arguing against theism an irrational exercise between two piles of evolved mud having random firings of neurons with no significance to them? Is it not the same as shaking up two cans of soda and then watching them fizz and remarking "What a good debate they are having?" Why should we even listen to the self-defined accidental musings of an evolved pile of mud? What can you offer as persuasion that an atheistic worldview should be taken seriously from the very basis of its definition - the ability to "reason" as we call it?

    22 AnswersReligion & Spirituality10 years ago
  • If there's a God, why is there evil in the world?

    The defense of God in the face of the existence of evil is called Theodicy.

    33 AnswersReligion & Spirituality10 years ago