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How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
#31
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
I don't like the grease. Or the snobbery.
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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#32
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
I'm sure there's a thread around here for the humour impaired

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It's amazing 'science' always seems to 'find' whatever it is funded for, and never the oppsite. Drich.
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#33
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
(November 19, 2017 at 4:49 am)Wololo Wrote:
(November 18, 2017 at 11:35 am)Die Atheistin Wrote: That type of religious people, who don't really believe in any God, but imagine that one or more exist because it gives them comfort. Are they atheists who don't wanna leave the religion? Is there a name for this exact type of people?

I'd call them intermittently happy.

Oh, and your "imagine that one or more exist" encapsulates belief pretty well because belief is when you take something to be true when you either have insufficient evidence, or the evidence points to that thing being false. Nobody believes in things with sufficient evidence. So the people you describe are agnostic deists or theists, depending on what attributes they give their gods.
"Faith is what you have in things that don't exist"--Homer Simpson
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#34
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
(November 19, 2017 at 9:03 am)downbeatplumb Wrote:
(November 18, 2017 at 11:35 am)Die Atheistin Wrote: That type of religious people, who don't really believe in any God, but imagine that one or more exist because it gives them comfort. Are they atheists who don't wanna leave the religion? Is there a name for this exact type of people?

The majority of believers.

Most I feel, don't really know what they are supposed to believe in but believe in something that they can live with.

The ones who read the holy books are the intolerant arseholes.

I think most believers are believers in believing, not necessarily the actual bible or god.
"The last superstition of the human mind is the superstition that religion in itself is a good thing."  - Samuel Porter Putnam
 
           

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#35
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
The kind of believing in question is not neutral, truth seeking believing. It isn't acceptance of the best supported conclusion, not submission to the facts. "True believers" believe heroically, they launch their belief at their chosen target with enthusiasm. While thrusting their belief forward they will brook no but-what-if's. Facts which do not conform are not recognized. 'True' belief is drunk with celebrating certainty, no further quest is required .. only the constant parrying with nay sayers.
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#36
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
(November 20, 2017 at 10:00 am)Harry Nevis Wrote:
(November 19, 2017 at 9:03 am)downbeatplumb Wrote: The majority of believers.

Most I feel, don't really know what they are supposed to believe in but believe in something that they can live with.

The ones who read the holy books are the intolerant arseholes.

I think most believers are believers in believing, not necessarily the actual bible or god.

That seems about right.



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#37
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
I'd call them the common Christian. Or common theist. That's how I see it.
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#38
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
Quote:How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?

I find that "Hey! Shithead! works best.  But I try not to call them very often.
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#39
RE: How do you call someone who is religious only because it makes them feel happy?
(November 18, 2017 at 11:03 pm)Cyberman Wrote:
(November 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm)c172 Wrote: "Chasers of the Joneses"? In it because all the "cool" people are in it?

AKA hobby xtians, or RINOs - religious in name only.

Or maybe "country club Christians".
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
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