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by Neil
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: What caused the universe?
Replies: 30
Views: 11348

Re: What caused the universe?

@Gar: I appear to have been misunderstood. I don't have an issue with the Big Bang. It's a theory that I'm 100% behind. But if it happened at a finite time in the past, it simply opens up more questions, such as, of course, "what caused the big bang?" I'm hopeful that those questions can be answered...
by Neil
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Science and Scepticism
Topic: What caused the universe?
Replies: 30
Views: 11348

What caused the universe?

It surpsises me how seldom the argument that the universe has always existed comes up, at least in everyday conversations about such matters. Personally, I find this idea intellectually satisfying, moreso than the idea that something could have come from nothing. Most people can kind of get their he...
by Neil
Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: De-Baptism
Replies: 216
Views: 126744

Re: De-Baptism

@ Neil: Interesting. It's still a statement of rejection to the church isn't it? Oh, of course. I'm still going to go through with my own Act of Defection. It's just rather obnoxious that their attitude, even when you reject their religion formally, through their own process, is "Oh well, you're st...
by Neil
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Atheism, Philosophy and Religion
Topic: De-Baptism
Replies: 216
Views: 126744

Re: De-Baptism

Hi all I officially left the Catholic Church years ago - it is a sort of "de-baptism" process (a note is put next to your entry in the baptismal register to say that you have now left the church). The process is called a Formal Act of Defection, and the first step is to write to your local bishop r...