Edit July 27, 2012
Okay guys, the topic has gotten fairly heated at points, so I'm going to clarify something.
I am somewhat confused. Are we discussing faith or religion?
The answer to that is this is primarily about the organized, primary religions, right now. The topics of religion in history, philosophy and personal faith are all inescapable in discussing this, so go ahead and bring them up :) but please remember that this is about, for the most part, deeply embedded organizations./Edit
I've shared a lot of videos on Elliquiy regarding Religion and Atheist, and most are just for comedic purposes, less about religion and more about funny altercations. A few have been deeper, but for most part I've only ever been interested in the more one-sided debates (since they tend to be more entertaining) and I realize this may have painted me as a Militant Atheist :/ I really hope not, as Militant anything is kind of aggravating, especially for something that is supposed to be about reason and logic.
So to start, I apologize for any wrong impressions I may have given any member of Elliquiy.
Second, I know this topic is like a friggen single cell and will split in half every other second if I let it, so I'd KINDLY ask that we try to keep a lid on it. The usual suspects (Stem cells, First Amendment, gay marriage) have their own places on the P&R boards, please drag them kicking and screaming to them so they don't disrupt everyone else.
Third, and I know this is like asking the sun if it could please not rise today, PLEASE BE CIVIL. As Dawkins' so elegantly put it, you have a right to be offended, but this doesn't entitle you to a lawsuit. If you disagree with something someone has said, there are better ways to express that then insults, and if you can't keep a lid on your tempers, I WILL be locking the thread and waiting for you lot to cool off, 'kay?
Fourth and last, this is NOT an anti-religion debate. This is for Rationalism (yes, I'm capitalizing that because it needs to be a real term) and if someone questions your Church or your God, what they say, teach or do, it's (I hope) because we find fault with it and want to make sense of it. It is NOT an attack, it is a question, and please do not mistake your inability to answer as being under siege. The same goes BOTH ways guys, some elements of religion are just beyond reasoning by their definition, and it's okay to point this out, but repeatedly asking someone an unanswerable question is a low tactic. We can simply acknowledge the impassable crossroad and move on, but using the oxymoron to beat on someone won't be tolerated.
With all of that out of way, who here at Elliquiy is an Atheist, and how does this effect your (and others) lives?