oops, I forgot to say what I meant to at first.
I am checking out this forum because I was on Is God Imaginary? and a little overwhelmed by the meanness and stupidity of much of it. Traveller thought I might like this one better.
can't say as yet, but though christianity (and most religion) doesnt' make much sense to me, I know a lot of christians whom I love and respect. They're not all selfish idiots. they're not even all illogical.
I'm sort of sad (ok, pretty darn sad) that veeshdog didn't get a more friendly response. I assumed they liked the picture the same way I do (maybe not a safe assumption, but why not?) - because it's powerful, it says something, it "works" - not because anyone likes to see suffering or whatever.
And I think a lot of Christians ("Christ Follower" might be something slightly different, though as I don't know v, I don't know what they mean by it) have the same compassion that a lot of atheists do. there are plenty of barriers to human connection that we have a hell of a time getting around, I just hate to see us creating them, or fortifying them, when they could remain absent, or at least surmountable