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With such a broad definition of belief, it is perfectly possible to subscribe to several belief systems simultaneously. Which would render your original question nonsensical: These people would not need to convert to any particular belief system or systems, since they most likely already adhere to several.

They probably believe in some form of humanism, since as they feel compelled to distance themselves from an organisation that displays a flagrant disregard for the rights and dignity of their fellow humans. But it would be nonsensical to argue that they are converting from Christianity to humanism - or at least to argue that such a conversion happened this week - since their regard for their fellow man clearly preceded (and caused) their split from Christianity.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 10:21:20 AM EST
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