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Answer by adnilm at 3:39 PM on May. 6, 2012
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Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:51 PM on May. 6, 2012
If there were any arguments that seemed valid to me, I'd recognize the possibility. Few atheists will claim to be 100% confident that there are no gods. There are many possibilities that can and should be investigated. I'll even leave room for the possibility that some supernatural entities have some impact on our human lives. No evidence currently available automatically points to proof of the god of the Bible, though, than other evidence points to the existence of other gods. I'm as likely to be convinced of the existence of that god and be willing to worship it as I am of any other god every conceived since ancient times, or may be conceived of in the future. It's as likely that the Christian god is real as it is for any other god to be real.
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:38 PM on May. 6, 2012
I teach my children not to have disdain for people of faith. I teach them to be respectful of those people, and to keep their minds open to all sorts of possibilities. That blog was the perspective of a single person, and can't necessarily be extrapolated to the experiences of all children of atheist parents.
To answer your question about the real meaning of the term "freethinker", you have to understand that the term applies specifically to those who don't hold a belief in any gods, but are open to exploring the wonders of the universe. If there is evidence that a particular god exists and should be worshipped, I suppose that former "freethinker" would become a follower of whatever religion worships that particular god.
Answer by jsbenkert at 8:41 PM on May. 6, 2012
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