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  •  Yes, (5+ / 0-)

    Those like Mr P who grew up singing, "Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam".    He found it more interesting to study the sunbeam and other science than to follow it to Jesus.

    It didn't stick!

    •  Heard an Irish physicist (1+ / 0-)
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      talk about how he left the church.  When he was a kid his parents got him a microscope.  He got excited about being able to examine the communion wafer to see what transubstantiation really looks like - whether Jesus' real cells would appear after the host was blessed.  He told the priest at his school how excited he was to test the hypothesis, and of course, he got in trouble.  That was it for religion for him - he felt he had done nothing wrong by being curious.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:29:10 PM PST

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