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How, if any at all! can we minimize the conflicts of religion and atheism.

Finding reasonable ways to bridge religion and atheism. As an atheist I firmly believe there is no God or Gods that exist and there are many others that have this conviction. We all know the antagonism that our group receives and such. And we know the antagonism that the religious receive from those that call themselves militant atheists'. Religion is widely dispersed throughout the world, the cultures and customs associated with it are vast and the ethics that radiate from it is breathtaking. These are elements I think that we can't and should never ignore. Which leads me to say that we should seek a middle course between these two systems. But how?

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This conversation has inspired heated debate among a number of you and only seeks to solidify how robust the antagonism is between these two groups. Some incredible points were brought up, but It looks like we still have a long way to go before harmonizing these far-flung groups.
Thank you for your participation, it was most welcome.

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    Sep 15 2011: I don't believe there is a "middle course" between fundamentalist religion and militant atheism because they are both rigid in the certainty of their beliefs. Learning to let go of fear, look past one's one ego and self-righteousness and recognizing the potential value of each human being would allow them to find some understanding and appreciation of each others beliefs but that is a very different direction for thought, not a middle course.

    Robert Reich said "the truth is not midway between two falsehoods"
    • Sep 16 2011: "the truth is not midway between two falsehoods"

      Ah but then that would be to assume that atheism and religion are false. Atheist's and devout believers don't feel that way. Religion goes deep with people no matter if God could be rendered untrue or not.

      " Learning to let go of fear, look past one's one ego and self-righteousness and recognizing the potential value of each human being would allow them to find some understanding and appreciation of each others beliefs"

      I agree with this nonetheless!
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        Sep 16 2011: It is the rigid certainty that is false.

        In the Christian gospels, Jesus consistently rails against this. The logic and reason that militant atheists espouse would do the same.

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