Chili, Eduk, Steve -
You're swaying me here. I guess I am not quite sure what I mean myself here! haha!
Something here seems inherently wrong about this and I am not sure its simply hypocrisy. I completely understand that the social impact of religion goes beyond actual religious beliefs. Pretty much everyone in the west lives in the shadow of a Judeo-Christian heritage (our social structure and language is steeped in it.)
I'll have to look more closely at what bothers me here and why it bothers me. If I figure it out I'll let you know ...
Discuss philosophical questions regarding theism (and atheism), and discuss religion as it relates to philosophy. This includes any philosophical discussions that happen to be about god, gods, or a 'higher power' or the belief of them. This also generally includes philosophical topics about organized or ritualistic mysticism or about organized, common or ritualistic beliefs in the existence of supernatural phenomenon.