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By secular do you mean atheistic? Because if so, that is simply another form of faith.
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6/13/2010 4:09:16 PM
Only in the way that zero is a quantity of bananas.
6/13/2010 4:17:38 PM
Dictionaries: they exist for a reason.
Unfortunately, that reason is not to bash people who have no clue what words mean over the head, because I rather feel like doing that right now.
6/14/2010 8:18:41 PM
Huge fucking fail.
6/14/2010 11:31:11 PM
I get it, book smart
6/15/2010 12:07:40 AM
By secular I mean:
Secularism is the concept that government or other entities should exist separately from religion and/or religious beliefs. [...] human activities and decisions, especially political ones, should be based on evidence and fact unbiased by religious influence.
Not one mention of whether gods exist or not, only the viewpoint that they should not be mixed in with politics.
Faith is belief regardless of (sometimes even against) evidence. Atheism, for many, is not believing because of lack of evidence for any gods.
It's just as much a form of faith as you not believing in Vishnu is a faith.
6/15/2010 1:14:02 AM
Being Atheist is a 'faith' in the same way that NOT collecting stamps is a hobby.
6/15/2010 2:03:54 AM
How do you derive "faith" from "secular" or "atheistic?"
Dictionary: use it.
6/15/2010 7:54:37 AM
Atheism is a form of faith, just as excellent health is a disease.
6/15/2010 8:33:03 AM
Secularism is not atheism and atheism is not faith. nice going.
12/14/2012 1:57:37 AM
You're a victim of your upbringing. Not believing in your God, Your Bible or your spiritual leaders is NOT a belief.
What sect do you belong to? Baptist or Evagelistic? Catholic? Luthern? Rastafarian? Shaker or Amish? Mormon? Any other Christian belief that fails all evidence?
We don't believe any of you have any answers.
Secular, by the way, means everyone within geographic borders where freedoms of belief are legal. That includes all y'all Jesus freaks
12/14/2012 6:09:52 PM
Like being not having cancer is a form of cancer.
12/11/2014 6:36:31 AM