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I don't know where you come from, Angel May, but where I come from, that is simply a flat out insult.

How is it an insult for me to say that believing in God is not facing the reality of life - but it's not an insult for you to say the opposite? Why do you assume that your feelings are more important than mine? Why do you assume that your beliefs are more valid than mine?

I did not insult you. Had I insulted you there would be no doubt whatsoever that I had. It would have been an in-your-face punch. I did no such thing. I merely rejected the claim that belief in God is facing reality or standing on your own feet. You don't have to believe that. But I have as much right to state it as you have to state the opposite.

Here's something that may shed some light; I apologize for not being clear about it earlier....

In another thread, a poster asked me to share the difference between magic and faith. At first, I didn't want to do it, fearing that if I did, it would simply degenerate into a stupidfest... which it has.

But then I decided that the question was legitimate and deserved an answer... I was simply answering that question when I opened this thread. I was not seeking to change you, throw sand in your face or anything else... I was simply answering the question: What is the difference between faith and magic?

I see. And I understand what you were doing. I just disagree with your answer. For me, there is no difference whatsoever between faith (in God) and magic. There is no such thing as magic - and even though there is such a thing as faith in God, it is the same as faith in magic.

Again, I'm not trying to insult you. I'm merely putting forth a different view. I'm not insulted by your different view and can see no reason why you should be insulted by mine.

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