Re: [bostonatheists] On the curriculum at Cedarville University in Ohio:

From: user 1.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:27 PM
I am surprised, I never had a "big hole " left when I decided I was an atheist, only a sense of great freedom. A sense that a burden had been taken off my shoulders.

I know we are a ritualistic animal and maybe that is what you miss the rituals.. I  never missed religion at all... I have one bad habit I would like to changeand that  is using words meant for religous doctrine.  I have to change that, I even feel uncomfortabe using the word faith. Or genesis, evil, that is still difficult for me. Most of what is considered to be  evil to our religious friends is our primitive selves coming to the front, only most do not recognize that, what they do is primative man at his best or worst. Deciding what your perspective is. 

--- On Tue, 1/22/13, Jim Osborn <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Jim Osborn <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] On the curriculum at Cedarville University in Ohio:
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 5:55 PM

They "need" it because often it is all they've ever known. Having left my belief in god when I was in my 40's I can tell you that it leaves a big hole which I have been working to fill and live with since then. Jim
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From: barbara guillette <[address removed]>
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Date: Tue, 22 Jan[masked]:58:21 -0500
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Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] On the curriculum at Cedarville University in Ohio:

There is a  book, called Escape From Freedom" by Eric From and it explains this concept very well, some people, especially strong in the evangelical world and the Muslim and Jewish World cannot deal with the concept of Freedom, true human freedom, the laws and rules of the church or Mosque or Synagogue makes them feel secure, that is why the book is called "Escape from Freedom". They can't handle freedom, they do not know what to do with it and the more rules and laws makes them fear death less and the more rules and laws intensifies their security within those beliefs.. Its really a secure, insecure problem and a paranoid fear of death, and the unknown.. That is my idea of the religous ideaology and why they need it.
barbara

--- On Tue, 1/22/13, Zachary Bos <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Zachary Bos <[address removed]>
Subject: [bostonatheists] On the curriculum at Cedarville University in Ohio:
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 3:43 PM

We believe in the literal 6-day account of creation, that the creation
of man lies in the special, immediate, and formative acts of God and
not from previously existing forms of life...

We believe in the imminent "Blessed Hope," the Rapture of the church
before the tribulation, when the "Lord shall descend from heaven" to
catch up His bride to meet Him in the air and "so shall we ever be
with the Lord."...

We believe in the literal, bodily resurrection of the crucified Lord,
His ascension into heaven, His present life there as our High Priest
and Advocate, and His personal, bodily, visible return to the earth at
the end of the tribulation to establish His millennial kingdom on
earth, and to reign as the only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lord
of Lords.

_ _

And so on, ad nauseum. From
https://www.cedarville.edu/Job-Openings/Doctrinal-Statement.aspx, via
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/22/several-controversies-converge-ohio-baptist-college
and
http://gawker.com/5977948/the-ludicrous-mythology-that-christian-colleges-teach-as-fact.



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