Since the OP on the most recent post said no debates, I thought we should have a thread dedicated to debate. Or rather, I should say to bashing religion. There are many member, who I honestly like and respect who can't pass up a chance to bash others belief in God. So here is a place for bashing religion. I will start by saying that I am Roman Catholic. My faith is not based on blind acceptance of what I was taught as a child. It is based on years of introspection, reading, listening, exploring and , yes , prayer. I believe that things are caused by something, and that an infinite regression of cause is impossible. There must be a first cause that was not caused by anything. I call this God. I believe in the Big Bang. Whether the Big Bang was the beginning or was part of some other process, everything that exists now is contingent on the Big Bang. They are finite. I believe that there is something infinite that is not contingent on that moment of creation. I call this God. I believe that in order for time to exist, for space to exist, there must be something outside of time and space. That everything in the universe ha some degree of perfection. if there are degrees of perfection, then there must be something that is the pinnacle of perfection. I call this God. I believe that the laws of physics are true and that means that nothing moves without a force acting upon it. There is something must have been the first thing to put others in motion. I call this God. I therefore believe in God. So if you want to bash my beliefs, go ahead. Bash away. I do not understand why we at SF accept everyone for who they are, gay, transgender, or straight. We accept fetishes and do not judge, but when someone says they believe in Christ they are called "blind". That they believe in the impossible. I come to SF because it is an accepting community, but I don't feel accepted.