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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    Don't be silly..everyone *knows* the world was created out of the body of a Frost Giant who came to be through the union of ice and fire!
    Leprecauns and brownies had nothing to do with that!

    Proof of Giant Theory


    I would not scoff at the fables and ancient stories, the have lived longer than any of us and will live when we arent even a memory anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post


    I would not scoff at the fables and ancient stories, the have lived longer than any of us and will live when we arent even a memory anymore.
    Believe me, I'm a fan of mythology and I love the ancient tales very much. On the other hand, the Vikings were not afraid of having a laugh themselves with everything and anything, which is very clear when you read the Eddas, so I doubt they'll mind
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    Since I have never prayed , been in a church or some other ceremony I think that it would be much easier/better if I skip the theistic women.

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    Atheist female here. While I might be able to tolerate a very moderately religious mate for a while if I was very much in love and he was a great match otherwise, I think the trouble would start as soon as kids entered the scenario.
    I would not want my children to be raised in a religious environment. If they choose to join a religious community when they are old enough to have a mind of their own, fine.

    So while I have theist friends and might even try a relationship with one for a while, I see trouble on the way for a long term arrangement or marriage, especially when founding a family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    Believe me, I'm a fan of mythology and I love the ancient tales very much. On the other hand, the Vikings were not afraid of having a laugh themselves with everything and anything, which is very clear when you read the Eddas, so I doubt they'll mind
    I know what you mean, I like their culture as it comes across in some of their literary sources or legends, YLJ reminds me of them a bit and I think he's from that part of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
    Atheist female here. While I might be able to tolerate a very moderately religious mate for a while if I was very much in love and he was a great match otherwise, I think the trouble would start as soon as kids entered the scenario.
    I would not want my children to be raised in a religious environment. If they choose to join a religious community when they are old enough to have a mind of their own, fine.

    So while I have theist friends and might even try a relationship with one for a while, I see trouble on the way for a long term arrangement or marriage, especially when founding a family.
    Where you brought up in a religious environment and what do you mean by a religious environment? Please dont be defensive I'm just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    Where you brought up in a religious environment and what do you mean by a religious environment? Please dont be defensive I'm just curious.
    I think some people reject the religious environment out of love for the child, but I think the reality is that this is an overactive defense mechanism. We greatly underestimate the child's capacity to understand the world, so much that we want to be proactive and put a sterile dish out to facilitate some ideal development (naturally, this ideal is different for each parent), devoid of any detractors. We know what is right, because we already grew up, but we experienced our own development and have some ideas of whats right and wrong, what works and what doesn't. We forget that every individual goes through the same process, but reaches different conclusions. So a religious family will take their children to church, while a non-religious family will not. Both families love their children, and both families are correct from at least one perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EcK View Post
    Please, make sense once in a while. It's getting embarassing
    Well I meant, if I love her, I would even marry a dragon.

    Dont know why it's always me who only seems to understand that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    Don't be silly..everyone *knows* the world was created out of the body of a Frost Giant who came to be through the union of ice and fire!
    Leprecauns and brownies had nothing to do with that!

    Proof of Giant Theory
    i know. but some people might think that it was created by leprecauns or brownies and i just cant stand those people
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    To Lark:

    Sure you can ask

    I am the child of two atheists who were themselves raised as moderate Protestants but lost their faith in their teens. I never visited any religion classes at school except maybe for a year at elementary school and did ethics and philosophy instead. One of my friends at elementary school was the daughter of the local pastor and I remember running home to my Mum after playing with her one day going: "Mum, Susanne says I will go to hell because I'm not baptised!" she didn't mean anything by it, I'm sure, she just stated it in a matter of fact way, but I remember this as one of my first encounters with religion. Religion was never a topic at home. It was considered something other people did. Like eating salt and vinegar chips instead of paprika flavored ones. I was raised by a single mum who is a likely ENTP and a science teacher, by the way. That might have contributed.

    I had a few class mates later on who were moderately religious, but in my part of the world (rural northern Germany in the eighties and nineties), it is not very much a part of the public arena.

    Then I went to the USA for a year as an exchange student and omg, what a different world that was. I lived in Indiana. My host family was deeply religious, Lutherans. They send their kid to a religious private school. When I told them I had bouht a book by Mark Twain, their answer was "But, wasn't he an atheist?!". They told their son he descended from Adam and Eve and that was all he needed to know. They were also very conservative in my European eyes on many other issues and had little to no interest in intellectual debate. Kind, but very simple, down to earth people. One of my teachers was a very intelligent and well read conservative and a joy to debate. So I know not all conservative Cristians in America are like that. But that year seriously traumatized me.

    As I grew up I gave a lot of thought to philisophical questions and even tried to reason my way towards spirituality in my very early twens, but it was no use. I hit a mental brick wall whenever I wanted to take the path of reason and the burning bush just wouldn't appear before me. I eventually gave up on that venture as I became older.

    Today, I have one or two very moderately Christian friends and one crazy ENFP who prays to Mother Earth and regularly sees a witch for some fortune telling. So I consider myself pretty tolerant after all.
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