Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Don't know about the first clip (didn't watch the whole thing actually) but the second one looks real. I've seen a lot of people like that.
I don't really think that preachers drive people into Atheism. It drives them away from religion, sure, I know that because I have experienced that first hand. The priest at my church has done a lot of different things then the previous priests and has effectively drove people away from the church. There are plenty of people I know that aren't religious but believe in God. From my perspective, that's all that really matters because religion has become too technical.
This is all just my opinion of course and I'm not really looking for a debate because I'm too tired and will too busy the next few days.
The title of your thread is not related to what you are talking about. What you meant to say was that people are losing interest in the Church. True atheists and potential atheists are not swayed by some silly video. They arrive at the truth by simply applying their own powers of reason.
Unless, of course, athiesm is a new cult of which I am not aware.
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