Belle Rose replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"I am still struggling to get rid of it. Not the hell part but other aspects of it. I am still confused even when I thought I had it all figured out. Things have happened recently that makes me…"
1 minute ago
Davis Goodman replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"Heaven and hell as well as reincarnation are beliefs in various non-theist religions. How many millions of Vietnamese atheists believe their dead relatives can haunt them or help them in life? How…"
1 minute ago
Unseen replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"You can be rude without intentionally being so.  "I know what you really mean even though you don't" whether stated explicitly and intentionally or obliquely and unintentionally…"
1 hour ago
Pope Beanie replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"But you're not going so far as to say that Simon was intentionally being rude, right?"
1 hour ago
Unseen replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"No, not "It really is," unless you mean "It really is what I think." Telling people what they really think and really mean isn't just psychologizing...it's rude."
2 hours ago
Pope Beanie replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"I'm with Simon there, although for you, you're likely speaking honestly. For most people, I'd say need to participate (and play a useful role in a group) is more driving and involving…"
2 hours ago
Unseen replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"I suppose an atheist who's going through a very trying period might say "I'm in hell right now" and mean it in a non-religious sense."
4 hours ago
Simon Paynton replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"OK I've had thoughts of heaven and hell, but no fears of being weirdly tortured for no reason by some God. "
5 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"Atheists can (and some do) believe in a version of heaven and hell. That's possible...without believing in God. "As an atheist" followed by anything other than "I don't…"
8 hours ago
Simon Paynton replied to proudAthiest's discussion 'personal question'
"Wanting to participate isn't a "need." - I think you're kidding yourself.  It really is. "
14 hours ago