My name’s Matt, and I just want to have a thread to discuss well…the idea of Christianity. I’m an atheist, I was Christian until sophmore year of high school, I’ve read the bible numerous times, I go to church three times a week still, so I don’t need any education of the doctrines of the church or anything like that. I know that whenever an atheist and a theist try and discuss religion, things often get out of hand very quickly, and it ends up with the atheist saying “You’re a brainwashed idiot! How do you even figure out how to put your pants on in the morning?!” and the theist saying "You’re the Devil! You deserve to burn in hell for hating God!"
Obviously, both of those things are ridiculous to say. I’m not here to make anyone mad, I just want to have a nice, civilized discussion. I do NOT think that because you believe in something I don’t that you are any less intelligent than I am, or of a less moral stature, or anything else, so please don’t assume that about me.
However, I won’t talk to/try and debate you unless you have a solid understanding of logic and of what logical fallacies are, because I don’t want to spend the time of explaining them to you. A quick wikipedia/google search can get you going, they’re good things to know!
So for my first question…What attributes, specifically, do you give to God? I obviously won’t be able to respond to everyone on this because there will be numerous answers, but I’ll give it a shot.