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Dealing with mortality as an atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris May 28, 2011. 46 Replies

Hi Everyone, This is my first attempt at a discussion, I am hoping this is a topic others find worthy of discussing.....in my opinion, this is the heart of what it means to be an atheist, and coming…Continue

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Chris Johnson replied to Mallory's discussion 'Who is your geek crush?'
"Lisa Randall-hot and smart."
Jun 18, 2011
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Jun 18, 2011
Chris Johnson replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'Why does Faith Trump Intelligence?'
"I think it is as you suggest, an easy way to deal with their own mortality, and feel that something of their consciousness will survive on past their human death. As an atheist/agnostic....I too feel that urging at times to go back and cling to that…"
Jun 17, 2011
Chris replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"I have seen a lot of answers to this question. I personally have not taken most of them to heart. For me, and perhaps me alone, there is no satisfaction to be had with the idea of finality. it simply is. It's the hole at the end of my life. It…"
May 28, 2011
Autumn_in_jeans replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"This is an excellent argument against jesus. Why would he not argue with his father on our behalf? If he really loved us, why would he allow suffering to continue and choose to die, knowing that there would be no evidence of his existence, of his…"
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"So sorry to hear about your loss. Yes, losing family, especially in that manner, hits you like a freight train. My most sincere condolences."
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"I guess I'm a bit more optimistic than you in that I believe the great chain of humanity will ultimately remain unbroken, even if that chain stretches light years beyond this world."
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"I agree that morality isn't derived from an external source, but must disagree with you when you say life has no meaning. Life has whatever meaning that WE choose to give it. Sure, certain individuals may choose to view their lives as having no…"
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"Wow...."
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"Indeed!"
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"I think all of us wrestle with reality of the finite nature of our existence, especially in terms of how it relates to our connections with the people we care most about. As someone stated elsewhere in this thread, one positive aspect of our limited…"
May 28, 2011
Tim replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"It is a challenging topic, isn't it? Anyway, thank you very much for the nice comment!"
May 28, 2011
Rudy Lugeons replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"I am partial to this from the movie Dead Poets Society "Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you…"
May 27, 2011
MikeLong replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"Speaking as one who is closer to the day of reckoning meeting my maker death than most others, let me assure you it gets easier. My kids have kids so, although I try to be and have fun, I'm simply not as relevant as I once was. (Which…"
May 27, 2011
Autumn_in_jeans replied to Chris Johnson's discussion 'Dealing with mortality as an atheist'
"Can this life really be it? Yes, but there is so much here that we have not discovered, so much that we can still learn about it. Is there anything after life? No. Just death. The point of this life (since people are so dedicated to having a…"
May 27, 2011
Reg The Fronkey Farmer left a comment for Chris Johnson
"Apologies - I posted on your discussion thinking you said "morality" and not "mortality". I was watching the Hitchens link just then."
May 27, 2011

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Amateur astronomer, clinical social worker, free thinker, atheist.....I believe in lots of things, but not your god.
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36-40
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support for a difficult life choice.
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Christian
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Existence of evil in the world, simpler explanation for life on earth through natural selection, multiple religious beliefs and gods-they can't all be right, more likely they are all wrong.
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At 4:23pm on May 27, 2011, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…
Apologies - I posted on your discussion thinking you said "morality" and not "mortality". I was watching the Hitchens link just then.
At 12:50pm on May 25, 2011, Chris Johnson said…
Thanks for the welcome messages! I am hoping to discuss my non-belief with others that are like minded. I have some sense of what a minority feels like now
At 10:23am on May 25, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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