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I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
#21
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
(November 27, 2011 at 8:29 am)Joe Bloe Wrote: If you die tonight, where will you go ?

To the morgue. Unless they only find me in the morning...
Wanna bet it's exactly the same for you?
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#22
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
(November 28, 2011 at 11:37 am)Rokcet Scientist Wrote:
(November 27, 2011 at 8:29 am)Joe Bloe Wrote: If you die tonight, where will you go ?

To the morgue. Unless they only find me in the morning...
Wanna bet it's exactly the same for you?

Perhaps I misunderstood the tone of this thread. I thought we were having a bit of fun and I was jokingly asking the sorts of questions a Christian might ask an atheist.

The fact is I am a lifelong atheist.

By the way: Do we have a "tongue in cheek" emoticon? I think I could make use of it.
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#23
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
Seeing that you're an atheist, thus implying that questions regarding gods and deities are a bit silly. Why ask questions about nothing? (rhetorical question)

What I'd ask is simple...

How are you doing?

Meow!

GREG
Moral is as moral does and as moral wishes it all too be. - MoS

The absence of all empirical evidence for the necessity of intuitive X existing is evidence against the necessary empirical existence of intuitive X - MoS (variation of 180proof)

Athesim is not a system of belief, but rather a single answer to a single question. It is the designation applied by theists to those who do not share their assumption that a god/deity exists. - MoS

I am not one to attribute godlike qualities to things that I am unable to understand. I may never be in the position to understand certain things, but I am not about to create an anthropomorphic deity out of my short-commings. I wish not to errect a monument to my own personal ignorace and demand that others worship this proxy of ego. - MoS
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#24
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
(November 28, 2011 at 11:37 am)Rokcet Scientist Wrote:
(November 27, 2011 at 8:29 am)Joe Bloe Wrote: If you die tonight, where will you go ?

To the morgue. Unless they only find me in the morning...
Wanna bet it's exactly the same for you?
That! Such a great answer! Why have I never thought to say that?

"Sisters, you know only the north; I have traveled in the south lands. There are churches there, believe me, that cut their children too, as the people of Bolvangar did--not in the same way, but just as horribly. They cut their sexual organs, yes, both boys and girls; they cut them with knives so that they shan't feel. That is what the Church does, and every church is the same: control, destroy, obliterate every good feeling. So if a war comes, and the Church is on one side of it, we must be on the other, no matter what strange allies we find ourselves bound to."

-Ruta Skadi, The Subtle Knife
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#25
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
What do you believe is better: to be happy but living in an illusion or know the truth and be miserable?
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#26
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
Silly, bullshit comparison. Another silly christian.

I'll take option c) know the truth and be happy.

You are currently experiencing a lucky and very brief window of awareness, sandwiched in between two periods of timeless and utter nothingness. So why not make the most of it, and stop wasting your life away trying to convince other people that there is something else? The reality is obvious.

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#27
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
Is that a question atheists ask, Emanuel? That sounds like a question a theist would ask an atheist. The question presents a false dichotomy.
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#28
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
(December 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm)Emanuel Wrote: What do you believe is better: to be happy but living in an illusion

That's Christianity...

(December 4, 2011 at 3:09 pm)Emanuel Wrote: or know the truth and be miserable?

Seems like an Atheist without money.

(December 4, 2011 at 3:16 pm)Norfolk And Chance Wrote: I'll take option c) know the truth and be happy.

Yep, option C seems like an Atheist with money. I go for this.

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#29
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
(December 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm)The_Flying_Skeptic Wrote: Is that a question atheists ask, Emanuel? That sounds like a question a theist would ask an atheist. The question presents a false dichotomy.
Yes, it's kinda off topic since it's a question from me to you. No, it's not a trap. I was just curious.

And there are only those two options. Is the truth preferable even though that particular truth will make your life more miserable or is it better to believe a lie yet be very happy and content?
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#30
RE: I'm an atheist. Ask me a question.
(December 5, 2011 at 5:31 am)Emanuel Wrote: Yes, it's kinda off topic since it's a question from me to you. No, it's not a trap. I was just curious.

And there are only those two options. Is the truth preferable even though that particular truth will make your life more miserable or is it better to believe a lie yet be very happy and content?

Which particular truth are you talking about? You haven't defined the subject so cannot say knowing the truth would make you more miserable. Nor can you say that believing a lie makes you more happy.

It's a stupid question until you make it less vague.

You are currently experiencing a lucky and very brief window of awareness, sandwiched in between two periods of timeless and utter nothingness. So why not make the most of it, and stop wasting your life away trying to convince other people that there is something else? The reality is obvious.

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