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Thread #55567 Message #866551
Posted By: Sam L
14-Jan-03 - 07:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: If there is a God why is he hiding?
Subject: RE: BS: If there is a God why is he hiding?
Letty, my parents were quite religious, but kept it mostly to themselves, and I was raised as a science experiment. We went fishing on Sundays. When I was younger I said I was an atheist, now I don't say anything. It's a hard thing to talk about, most of the good words are used up.
But "religion" is really about ritual aspects of spirituality, observances, notes-to-one's-spiritual-self, and people sometimes say religion when they mean piety. Not that I'm criticising that--people externalise it so they can point to it and talk about it, though it may mix it up a bit with other stuff, sometimes. Taking anything at all seriously would seem to be piety, whatever one calls it.