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Ask a former atheist
#71
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 15, 2017 at 11:05 am)pool the matey Wrote: You're just trolling at this point. How many times do I have to tell you I was talking specifically about people I know personally irl (like my friends). Atheists in this site are some of the most awesome people ever, I learned about 95% of things I know regarding atheism(how to debate, logical fallacies etc) from here. If you seriously think I wouldn't just say "you guys are just lame" if it were true you don't know me very well, I don't say that because it's not true. If you're still not convinced...keep being unconvinced don't expect me to explain this again.

(November 15, 2017 at 9:46 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: You had an hallucination and talked yourself into believing it "meant something." Sad.

No GS, if it was a hallucination it would be different. What happened was real. If it happened to you you'd do the same thing.

Nope, Then again my personal revelation as given me insight into the truth and I hate to tell ya, you're on the wrong path.
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#72
RE: Ask a former atheist
Did you become a theist because you were angry at reality? Smile
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#73
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 15, 2017 at 11:05 am)pool the matey Wrote:
(November 15, 2017 at 9:46 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: You had an hallucination and talked yourself into believing it "meant something." Sad.

No GS, if it was a hallucination it would be different. What happened was real. If it happened to you you'd do the same thing.
I call bullshit.
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#74
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 15, 2017 at 11:23 am)Mathilda Wrote: Did you become a theist because you were angry at reality? Smile

No lol

(November 15, 2017 at 11:35 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(November 15, 2017 at 11:05 am)pool the matey Wrote:

No GS, if it was a hallucination it would be different. What happened was real. If it happened to you you'd do the same thing.
I call bullshit.

Okay 🙄
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#75
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 15, 2017 at 11:35 am)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(November 15, 2017 at 11:05 am)pool the matey Wrote:

No GS, if it was a hallucination it would be different. What happened was real. If it happened to you you'd do the same thing.
I call bullshit.

Why? Do you have access to his own experiences? I don't think so. If he says that he experienced something so remarkable that it feels like he was in touch with something he identifies as God, then I believe him.

Of course, I disagree with pool that I would do the same thing if it happened to me. I have no problem with sheer coincidences happening.
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#76
RE: Ask a former atheist
I don't believe -randos- who say they had a run-in with a god..I'm certainly not going to believe Pool.  Unfortunately, that's just the wage of sin.  A pattern of disingenuous statements and behaviors erode credibility. Before long, we'll hear that this divine encounter was his favorite candy bar dropping from the machine unbidden, and that this was akin to a miracle....and finally, that it was all just a thought experiment.

You're getting trolled, Grand, lol.
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#77
RE: Ask a former atheist
pool the matey Wrote:No GS, if it was a hallucination it would be different. What happened was real. If it happened to you you'd do the same thing.

I can't speak for GS, but I can imagine having a hallucination so compelling that if it happened to me, I'd do the same thing. In my present state of mind, I'd remember that I'm in no way qualified to evaluate whether something I'm experiencing is due to direct intervention by an omnipotent and omniscient universe creator; but I can imagine my mental state being altered to the point that I might believe that's reasonable. There are certain psychedelics with a reputation for delivering life-altering revelations, and it seems apparent that 'being compelling' is a property of some hallucinatory experiences.

That doesn't mean your experience wasn't real, of course; but it does mean you don't have any way of really knowing it was real. If you got super powers or a winning Power Ball ticket (so you could give the money to the church, of course) that would be something to show for your experience that wouldn't be so easy to explain, especially the super powers.
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#78
RE: Ask a former atheist
(November 15, 2017 at 5:56 pm)Khemikal Wrote: I don't believe -randos- who say they had a run-in with a god..I'm certainly not going to believe Pool.  Unfortunately, that's just the wage of sin.  A pattern of disingenuous statements and behaviors erode credibility.  Before long, we'll hear that this divine encounter was his favorite candy bar dropping from the machine unbidden, and that this was akin to a miracle....and finally, that it was all just a thought experiment.

You're getting trolled, Grand, lol.

No skin off my nose. I'll worry about trolling when things go downhill in my life. These days have been some of the best days of my life.
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