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Why is it spirituality vs skepticism?

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XenoFish
2 minutes ago, Likely Guy said:

That is, in itself,completely true.

I'm an 'apatheist' that doesn't care about the 'God question'. Having said that, I cannot begrudge others, their beliefs.

Only problem I have with people and their beliefs, is if they harm others because of them. Not like it matters. We're all going to die one day anyway.

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Dejarma
1 minute ago, Aquila King said:

I guess technically you could be so open-minded that your're completely closed-minded to anything closed-minded.

Did I just create a temporal paradox? :wacko:

no

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Will Due

Spirituality is the knowledge that doesn't need belief. 

Skepticism is the belief that there is no knowledge. 

 

 

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Dejarma
2 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Only problem I have with people and their beliefs, is if they harm others because of them. Not like it matters. We're all going to die one day anyway.

so you don't have a problem with it then:rolleyes:

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Dejarma
1 minute ago, Will Due said:

Spirituality is the knowledge that doesn't need belief. 

Skepticism is the belief that there is no knowledge. 

 

 

what?

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Likely Guy
Just now, XenoFish said:

Only problem I have with people and their beliefs, is if they harm others because of them. Not like it matters. We're all going to die one day anyway.

As we always have, since time immemorial. The best we can do is to not screw each other up,in the meantime.

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XenoFish
1 minute ago, Dejarma said:

so you don't have a problem with it then:rolleyes:

Only if it causes someone to become a complete moron. 

2 minutes ago, Likely Guy said:

As we always have, since time immemorial. The best we can do is to not screw each other up,in the meantime.

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Aquila King
3 minutes ago, Will Due said:

Spirituality is the knowledge that doesn't need belief. 

Skepticism is the belief that there is no knowledge. 

Ummm-Yes-I-Have-A-Question-Wtf-Wtf-Meme-

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GlitterRose
1 minute ago, Aquila King said:

Ummm-Yes-I-Have-A-Question-Wtf-Wtf-Meme-

There's a whole thread on that. 

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jmccr8
Just now, Aquila King said:

Ummm-Yes-I-Have-A-Question-Wtf-Wtf-Meme-

It went thata way and it was moving fast.

jmccr8

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Aquila King
2 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

 

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Aquila King
2 minutes ago, ChaosRose said:

There's a whole thread on that. 

Oh, I've been around the forum by now.

Trust me, theres more than one. :blink:

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XenoFish

You'll get used to it. I've seen two deaths due to cancer, staring down the barrel of someone's possible demise due to it, and now live with the same illness that took my beloved grandma. 

Smoke'em if you got'em.

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Aquila King
1 minute ago, XenoFish said:

You'll get used to it. I've seen two deaths due to cancer, staring down the barrel of someone's possible demise due to it, and now live with the same illness that took my beloved grandma. 

Smoke'em if you got'em.

:unsure: ...You, have cancer?...

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Likely Guy
10 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Only if it causes someone to become a complete moron. 

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It's as much as 'how well you live' as well as 'how well you'll die".

I plan to die without a grievance.

 

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XenoFish
2 minutes ago, Aquila King said:

:unsure: ...You, have cancer?...

My wife does. I have diverticulitis. "God's" gift to me on my birthday last December(same thing that took my grandma). So it's rather difficult for me to see god in anything. 

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Aquila King
Just now, XenoFish said:

My wife does. I have diverticulitis. "God's" gift to me on my birthday last December. So it's rather difficult for me to see god in anything. 

Wow... I don't intend to degrade your experience by telling you 'I understand', because no one ever truly understands. But I will say I went through the whole cancer and death thing with my step-father when I was 10-12 yrs old... I understand at the very least from the perspective of that experience...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family my friend... :(

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Likely Guy
3 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

My wife does. I have diverticulitis. "God's" gift to me on my birthday last December(same thing that took my grandma). So it's rather difficult for me to see god in anything. 

My belief is that all we truly have is each other,

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XenoFish
1 minute ago, Likely Guy said:

My belief is that all we truly have is each other,

Yeah pretty much. I just don't understand why we create intentional stumbling blocks like religion. All that does is divide us on so many levels. Sad really. 

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Aquila King
1 minute ago, XenoFish said:

Yeah pretty much. I just don't understand why we create intentional stumbling blocks like religion. All that does is divide us on so many levels. Sad really. 

It seems ironic to kill each other over the afterlife. :wacko:

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XenoFish
2 minutes ago, Aquila King said:

It seems ironic to kill each other over the afterlife. :wacko:

That would be a logic fail. An even worse fail is killing because "god" said so. 

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Likely Guy
1 minute ago, XenoFish said:

Yeah pretty much. I just don't understand why we create intentional stumbling blocks like religion. All that does is divide us on so many levels. Sad really. 

Some need it while others despise the concept.

If there is such a thing as 'God', I see it as completely indifferent. So, if that is the case, 'what is the point'?

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Aquila King
Just now, XenoFish said:

An even worse fail is killing because "god" said so. 

That's something I never understood. :huh: Even back in my days as a Christian.

Not to go into another moral debate, but just cause God says something is good, doesn't deem it so.

http://wiki.ironchariots.org/index.php?title=Euthyphro_dilemma

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XenoFish
Just now, Likely Guy said:

Some need it while others despise the concept.

If there is such a thing as 'God', I see it as completely indifferent. So, if that is the case, 'what is the point'?

Pretty much. I don't see "it" as a thing that would come to earth and inspire "divine books". Just doesn't make sense at all.

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Likely Guy
9 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Pretty much. I don't see "it" as a thing that would come to earth and inspire "divine books". Just doesn't make sense at all.

I can see how the concept can inspire profound thoughts.. I just wish that those thoughts would inspire more profound action.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

There we go, into perpetuity,

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