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

From: kenneth a. t.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:19 PM
I share a few of your expressed experiences, and preferences.
The Atheist in me, admires the atheist in you, in, those regards.
Best regards Ken.

From: barbara guillette <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Tuesday, January 22,[masked]:27 PM
Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] On the curriculum at Cedarville University in Ohio:
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]>
Sender: [address removed]
Date: Tue, 22 Jan[masked]:58:21 -0500
To: <[address removed]>
ReplyTo: [address removed]
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 creationof man lies in the special, immediate, and formative acts of God andnot from previously existing forms of life...We believe in the imminent "Blessed Hope," the Rapture of the churchbefore the tribulation, when the "Lord shall descend from heaven" tocatch up His bride to meet Him in the air and "so shall we ever bewith the Lord."...We believe in the literal, bodily resurrection of the crucified Lord,His ascension into heaven, His present life there as our High Priestand Advocate, and His personal, bodily, visible return to the earth atthe end of the tribulation to establish His millennial kingdom onearth, and to reign as the only Potentate, the King of Kings, and Lordof Lords._ _And so on, ad nauseum. Fromhttps://www.cedarville.edu/Job-Openings/Doctrinal-Statement.aspx, viahttp://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/22/several-controversies-converge-ohio-baptist-collegeandhttp://gawker.com/5977948/the-ludicrous-mythology-that-christian-colleges-teach-as-fact.--Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])http://www.meetup.com/bostonatheists/This message was sent by Zachary Bos ([address removed]) from The Boston Atheists Meetup Group.To learn more about Zachary Bos, visit his/her member profile: http://www.meetup.com/bostonatheists/members/83909/Set my mailing list to email meAs they are senthttp://www.meetup.com/bostonatheists/list_prefs/?pref=1In one daily emailhttp://www.meetup.com/bostonatheists/list_prefs/?pref=2Don't send me mailing list messageshttp://www.meetup.com/bostonatheists/list_prefs/?pref=0Meetup, POB 4668 #37895 NY NY USA 10163 | [address removed]




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