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Todd Bowden

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Is it possible to be simultaneously rational and religious?

Can a person be open-minded and rational and remain anything other than an atheist or an agnostic?

To me it seems that the current scientific evidence available rules out all of the major religions and the vast majority of the minor ones.

In asking this i'm assuming that by being a rational person they accept evidence which is accepted by the majority of the scientific community.

So what do you think?

Topics: atheism religion
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    Jul 11 2011: Yes, the same way that being Atheist or Agnostic doesn’t make you immoral, being religious does not make you inherently irrational, incapable or stupid!

    I wish this prosecution perpetually instigated by both sides could stop. I can find beauty and reason in religions from all over the world, without believing in any, as I’m sure many followers of religions see the benefits of the scientific method of understanding without having it compromising their beliefs.

    When would we stop feeling ourselves attacked by the other side simply because they are different as if that somehow undermines who we are?
    Atheist fundamentalists are just as bad as religious fundamentalists. And fundamentalism is something to be afraid of no matter which side it’s coming from.

    If we don’t put an end to this, the problems would keep exasperating and will ultimately spiral out of control. And we all know what events this could lead to we don’t need to look much far in history to see what happens when differences cannot be put aside!

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