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Athiesm as an escape from reality?


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#121    Imaginarynumber1

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:17 PM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 03 October 2012 - 05:32 AM, said:

I just think you are generalizing. In my experience, atheists are more like myself than the vocal few you see all over the internet. Same with religious people. The extreme crazy ones do not define all of them.


Edit: Also, you comments about souls is very un agnostic. Wouldn't an agnostic be unsure of the existence of such things? I've seen some of your other threads and you had a definite bias toward theism. I don't think you're very agnostic at all. You clearly has some ax to grind with atheists.

I just happened to re-read this post of mine and I feel that I owe you all an apology for my poor grammar and typos. Please forgive me.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 11:18 PM

Actually Atheism is accepting reality, believers in religion are trying to escape. Having the belief that after you die you are anything more than an empty husk sounds like an escape to me.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:00 AM

View Postjgorman628, on 04 October 2012 - 11:18 PM, said:

Actually Atheism is accepting reality, believers in religion are trying to escape. Having the belief that after you die you are anything more than an empty husk sounds like an escape to me.
In a lot of cases that is true. But you have left the door ajar by saying it "sounds like an escape". Leaving that door ajar is a wise move imo.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:34 AM

View PostImaginarynumber1, on 04 October 2012 - 11:17 PM, said:

I just happened to re-read this post of mine and I feel that I owe you all an apology for my poor grammar and typos. Please forgive me.

Meh, I've seen much worser....badder two...... :unsure2:

As far as the OP goes.......I wish!.... :w00t:

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:50 AM

View PostHabitat, on 04 October 2012 - 02:02 AM, said:

I hope you didn't put too much time into that csspwns, it wasn't worth it.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:42 AM

View PostHabitat, on 05 October 2012 - 12:00 AM, said:

In a lot of cases that is true. But you have left the door ajar by saying it "sounds like an escape". Leaving that door ajar is a wise move imo.

so by that logic one should believe in every god out there just to cover there bases.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:49 AM

View PostThe Silver Thong, on 05 October 2012 - 04:42 AM, said:



so by that logic one should believe in every god out there just to cover there bases.
Believe only in what your own senses and intuition confirm.


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

View PostHabitat, on 05 October 2012 - 04:49 AM, said:

Believe only in what your own senses and intuition confirm.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:56 PM

View PostHabitat, on 05 October 2012 - 04:49 AM, said:

Believe only in what your own senses and intuition confirm.
Habitat, can you please state your belief/intention in one concise statement, plainly and simply?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:45 AM

View PostHabitat, on 05 October 2012 - 04:49 AM, said:

Believe only in what your own senses and intuition confirm.

confirm really. Organized religion does not like that. Are you just a believer to be a believer because you were told to believe.  Most are

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