Adrian Hayter asked me to fill out this 'originally' atheist meme, relabeled 'Atheist / Theist Meme' So here is my responses:
First, why would I participate in an atheists meme, something Richard Dawkins coined?
But if you wish, I will appease :
*Q1. How would you define "atheism"? A branch or another name of the religion, Secular Humanism.
**Q2. Was your upbringing religious? If so, what tradition? I was raised in an atheist's/atheistic home.
**Q3. How would you describe "Intelligent Design", using only one word? "vague", I prefer 'Biblical Creation'
**Q4. What scientific [endeavor] really excites you? Discovery of any kind, without the subjectivity of scientists that are atheists.
**Q5. If you could change one thing about the "atheist community", what would it be and why? Their belief of no God. Why, because of the end result on Judgment Day.
**Q6. If your child came up to you and said "I'm joining the clergy", what would be your first response? I would ask to be more specific. A bishop or minister? If his soul couldn't live without anything else then he would have my blessings. If he means priesthood in the RCC (Roman Catholic), I would ask why he would want to be a part of the largest pedophilia group/society in the world. I would ask why does he wants to help people into hell. I would rather him be an atheist.
*Q7. What's your favorite theistic argument? Anything Jesus said, like the sermon on the mount. He is the pro!
*Q8. What's your most "controversial" viewpoint? That a building or Church isn't necessary for Salvation and/or denominations are man made.
*Q9. Of the "Four Horsemen" (Dawkins, Dennett, Hitchens and Harris) who is your favorite, and why? Dawkins, putting his foot in his mouth in Expelled. The Movie was hilarious. Why, because Dick makes me laugh.
*Q10. If you could convince just one atheistic person to abandon their beliefs, who would it be? My Dad
Furthermore, could you possibly answer these questions as well:
How would you define theism? a polytheistic way of claiming a belief in god(s). Christianity, on the other hand is the more accurate description of a belief in our Creator (Monotheistic)
How would you describe Evolution? George Simpson described it best when he wrote "...On this subject, by the way, there has been way too much pussyfooting. Apologists emphasize that man cannot be the descendant of any living ape—a statement that is obvious to the verge of imbecility—and go on to state or imply that man is not really descended from an ape or monkey at all, but from an earlier common ancestor. In fact, that earlier ancestor would certainly be called an ape or monkey in popular speech by anyone who saw it. Since the terms ape and monkey are defined by popular usage, man's ancestors were apes or monkeys (or successively both). It is pusillanimous (cowardly) if not dishonest for an informed investigator to say otherwise." Formerly Professor of Paleontology at Harvard university. "The world into which Darwin led us," Science, 131:405:966
Why don't you believe in it? Because it's false and will probably be mankind's biggest blunder/mistake of all time. Hitler even tried to breed apes and humans to make a superior race because of evolution. Give me a break!
Now since I answered everything and played along nicely, I believe now you owe me and should place me in your atheist blogroll. I have earned it.