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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:26 PM
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1. Can't say for others
For me, the opposite is true
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  -Do you think it's a "normal" occurrence that the older people get the more faith they have? boomboom  Jan-20-07 09:24 PM   #0 
  - Can't say for others  mitchtv   Jan-20-07 09:26 PM   #1 
  - Sometimes getting closer to death affects people. NT  NYCGirl   Jan-20-07 09:26 PM   #2 
  - That's kind of my question  boomboom   Jan-20-07 09:31 PM   #4 
     - In my stepfather's case, he became very frightened  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-20-07 09:44 PM   #10 
  - no. I have less than when I was 20  illinoisprogressive   Jan-20-07 09:30 PM   #3 
  - how come i wonder?  boomboom   Jan-20-07 09:32 PM   #5 
  - Sooo True...  waiting for hope   Jan-20-07 09:32 PM   #6 
  - I view Bush's profession of faith as extremely skeptical. Walk the walk, talk the talk, etc.  boomboom   Jan-20-07 09:41 PM   #7 
     - I think he uses it like a tool to  waiting for hope   Jan-20-07 09:50 PM   #12 
  - no  rwheeler31   Jan-20-07 09:42 PM   #8 
  - I think people get more settled in whatever they believe  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-20-07 09:43 PM   #9 
  - And feel more comfortable with the decisions made  brer cat   Jan-20-07 10:00 PM   #17 
  - The older I get  cosmik debris   Jan-20-07 09:48 PM   #11 
  - Hey Cos - Me too!!!  Bobbieo   Jan-20-07 09:50 PM   #13 
  - My sentiments too.  Hardrada   Jan-20-07 09:53 PM   #15 
  - My thoughts excatly...  Freedomofspeech   Jan-20-07 11:19 PM   #20 
  - Exactly my initial thoughts to the OP, too.  Goblinmonger   Jan-23-07 11:19 AM   #34 
  - I am nearing 60 and the Catholic indoctrination  rurallib   Jan-20-07 09:53 PM   #14 
  - In my case I was a strong believer when a child and into my teenage  crim son   Jan-20-07 09:56 PM   #16 
  - I was quite religious (Presbyterian) in my teen years and have slowly become agnostic  Idealist Hippie   Jan-20-07 10:03 PM   #18 
  - Life gets difficult sometimes. People need to suss out strength in  applegrove   Jan-20-07 10:04 PM   #19 
  - I believe the opposite n/t  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jan-20-07 11:32 PM   #21 
  - Great question, bb!  Heaven and Earth   Jan-20-07 11:57 PM   #22 
  - Death approaches, so it's not a surprise, is it?  Zhade   Jan-21-07 12:03 AM   #23 
  - That's one of the features of Buddhism I like the best.  Heaven and Earth   Jan-21-07 12:06 AM   #24 
     - Value every moment  ayeshahaqqiqa   Jan-21-07 10:26 AM   #27 
  - I haven't seen that at all.  Evoman   Jan-21-07 12:13 AM   #25 
  - Hmmm  MistressOverdone   Jan-21-07 07:53 AM   #26 
     - I'm on your side, and...  TreasonousBastard   Jan-21-07 12:06 PM   #28 
     - Eloquently said.  MistressOverdone   Jan-21-07 04:25 PM   #30 
     - Well said, and I've noticed that's true of myself as I get older.  raccoon   Jan-23-07 09:22 AM   #33 
     - Some of the liveliest, most intelligent old people I've ever know are  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-21-07 02:54 PM   #29 
        - Have you ever met any "elder" atheists?  Evoman   Jan-21-07 05:20 PM   #31 
           - Possibly, but it's not necessarily so  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-21-07 05:34 PM   #32 
  - I believe the opposite. I'm 68 years old  RebelOne   Jan-23-07 02:23 PM   #35 
  - False dilemma. I believe neither.  Random_Australian   Jan-23-07 05:41 PM   #36 
  - I'm 81 and even though still an Atheist I find giving my version of sound advise  heidler1   Jan-26-07 03:10 PM   #37 
  - It's called "cramming for the final"  jgraz   Jan-26-07 04:39 PM   #38 

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