Here, in the USA, we excel at destroying language. “What does that word mean?” You ask? Not us. Here in the good ol' USA, we assume and call it good. That's why "literal" is no longer literal.
I used to think to be Atheist means one is certain no god exists. This is why I've never identified as Atheist. If pressed, I'd tell people I was Agnostic. Eventually, I learned I was wrong.
I started to answer the question "Believe in Jesus Christ, what do you have to lose?" and it quickly became clear it would take an article rather than a simple reply.
Someone posed this question on Hubpages. Angry responses and thoughtful perspective followed.
Define religion. All religion offers answers to important spiritual questions. They offer some way to define that which we cannot explain. Along that vein, they offer a view of what happens after death. If...