joseph brand Registered User
Beautiful story Amtmann.
christians try to portray us as cold and bitter. Fools.
fisgon Registered User
I've seen this said before on this thread, but I don't see it around me, maybe it's the heathen company I keep. I would imagine in a large urban centre there would be at least as many non-believers (or at least doubters) as believers, especially if you're talking about people under 50 years of age, and certainly in the circle of people I know unbelief wouldn't be particularly unusual. And where I live is only a mid-sized regional town. Normal family all brought up as Catholics with no member now practicing, or even believing in any way. Sure I know some believers, but not that many. Am I that unusual?
On a more mundane level, I'm reminded by mikhail's quote of Ann Druyan's on Carl Sagan above, of Bill Bryson's plainer, slightly droll thoughts on the same topic: I'm sure your gran would appreciate a copy of Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything
weatherfish Registered User
Lovely story OP..makes me wonder if there are many priests who dont believe in a god but are afraid to come out for whatever reason