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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-31-08 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #99
109. Yes, we have emotions
Love, hate, joy, sorrow and everything in between.

There's nothing cold about that. Besides which, I recognize that the blanket of faith can keep one warm in a seemingly cold world, but I recognize that faith for what it is and don't pretend it's somehow objective truth.

It's a way of coping, of providing context (that some need and or desperately want) and comfort. And again, if it doesn't hurt anybody that's fine. Unfortunately in many cases (I won't say most, I will only say many) it *does* hurt someone. Major examples are suicide bombings and interfering with potentially life saving stem cell research.

Extreme guilt over sexual preference or arbitrary rules about sex before marriage and non-adherence to arbitrary rituals (eating meat on a designated non-meat day for example) are in the mix too.
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