Atheist expects oblivion; Envies believers

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Dinosaur, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I meant that he thought I did believe the fantasy, and apparently lived it. Very immediate person, the belief de jour was his thing.
     
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  3. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I never thought I heard it all but WHAT will they come up with next?

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  5. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    From Stranger Post 20
    I do not think anyone can be completely comfortable with the knowledge of their mortality.

    I cope by putting in the category of events over which I have no control,
     
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  7. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Death sucks but at least you will not have any worries and you can get some peace and quite.

    As far as envying believers - I sure don't. I mean, I wish there really were aliens in flying saucers visiting earth, but I sure as hell don't envy people who believe there are. I just think they are nutty.
     
  8. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Ignorance is bliss. So is belief. Reality may not be as desirable but it's more reliable. Maybe more satisfying too.
     
  9. Dinosaur Rational Skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    From Pluto2 Post 69
    From Pluto2 Post 77
    I am sorry you have such a dismal view of your existence.

    Perhaps you should seek some form of therapy to make you feel better about your life.

    It is the only one you will ever have & you should try to enjoy the positive aspects.

    Every aspect of your life cannot be negative.​
     
  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I am not certain what you mean by completely comfortable. I am as comfortable with it as I need to be.
    I am much more uncomfortable with many things I cannot do while I do live.
    If there is no afterlife, I certainly will not be uncomfortable then.

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  11. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    IF there is an afterlife, there are many possibilities. Extremely bad, extremely good & everything between.
    You want to continue some kind of life with no way to know what it will be like. Is that good? Is that hopeful?
    Do you want to spend eternity singing praises to an egoist immature insecure needy bully god?
    Do you want to come back & go thru the same crap here again?
    How many lifetimes would you like to have as an ant or worm?
    Do you want eternity with 77 virgins & 77 mothers-in-law & 77 fathers-in-law?
    There are many more negative possibilities, probably just as many positives ones & many in between.
    Thing is, even assuming there is an afterlife, we have no way to know you would not regret it.

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  12. river

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    Life is an energy form . And since energy can not be created or destroyed ....it leads to life , being eternal
     
  13. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Energy changes & matter changes & a decaying body eventually cannot be called a body & shows no sign of its former life.

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  14. river

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    Of course

    But life is different . It leaves the physical form , and moves on .
     
  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    That would require more than energy.

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  16. river

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    No , just a different form of energy .
     

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