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Talking to the departed

Started this discussion. Last reply by anti_supernaturalist Jan 4, 2012. 63 Replies

Often you see people in a graveyard talking to departed loved ones.  Being an Atheist, I do not believe in any form of life after death.  I don't believe that we have souls that go on living after…Continue

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Focus on the Family

First off, I hope everyone is enjoying their new year.  This is my first post of 2012 and I hope you enjoy just as much as I did.So here it is.  I'm watching the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New England Patriots & Denver Broncos enjoying the sight of the almighty Tim Tebow getting knocked down a few pegs from his heavenly high pedestal and CBS goes to a commercial break as there was a timeout in the action (more than likely a change in possession from the number of touchdowns…See More
Jan 15, 2012
Danny Sanchez replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"I have never attempted to speak with a dead person; however, I have spoken to my sister when she was not anywhere near me, I have spoken with babies sleeping in my arms and I have spoken with my lovers while they were sleeping next to me. I suppose…"
Jan 4, 2012
Heather Spoonheim replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Sometimes I see a situation and it just pops into my head how my Grandpa Earl would have viewed it -> he was a very simple man and often overwhelmed by things that, to me, are commonplace.  So I'll see a situation, and suddenly think…"
Jan 4, 2012
John Kelly replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"It is clear that she misunderstood you.  You did try multiple times to reinforce the point.  I don't think you added to her words.  There were others that did that.  In your case, I think the misunderstanding had to do with…"
Jan 4, 2012
Laryn A. Martin replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"I have no fear of death and sometimes I'll say something to my deceased father....usually a joke about mom or asking him to do something aout my favorite basketball team losing.  Does he hear me? No.   I do not fear death because…"
Jan 4, 2012
Laryn A. Martin replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"I do it quite often and rarely is it at the cemetary.  I have lost 3 family members in four years, including my dad, and sometimes I'll make comments to him or tell grandma that it's snowing because she HATED snow!!  Do I believe…"
Jan 4, 2012
M replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Nope.  My husband's family is big on going to the graveyard en masse and drinking vodka with the dead Russian grandparents.  My husband goes to see his dead best friend.  When we lived in town, I love the graveyard-- to jog…"
Jan 4, 2012
Lewal replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"If the mark is something about being afraid of death... yeeeeaaahhhh. If the mark is chastising people for the senselessness of a particular act, nnnnot so much."
Jan 4, 2012
Lewal replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Motive: I'm guessing the goat had something to do with some arranged marriage dispute, leading to some sort of Montague-Capulet/Hatfield-McCoy style family feud...Opportunity: The absinthe's prolly what allowed things to really…"
Jan 4, 2012
GG replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"You're wildly off the mark, friend."
Jan 4, 2012
Lewal replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Who are any of us to dictate what people believe... oh, that's right. We're people of higher reasoning. That's why we're justified in telling people their gods are silly, isn't it?"
Jan 4, 2012
Lewal replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"So you stand there, and talk to this dead person, and what... you're so swept away with it's making you feel better that you wave away the fact that you're effectively acting like a 5 year old with dolls? I mean, no offense, I relish…"
Jan 4, 2012
Lewal replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Um, how are they not the same thing? I think you have to have a pretty good understanding of why people pray... Talking to someone who's not there may be super effective for you, but it doesn't make it any less silly than prayer. They are…"
Jan 4, 2012
Helen Pluckrose replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Yes, I speak to my best friend who died young of meningitis. I know he cannot hear me and am fully aware that I am speaking as a form of therapy - telling him all the things I would have spoken to him about if he was still here. I feel better…"
Jan 4, 2012
Robert Karp replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"Dealing with dying and the death of loved one's is a very difficult subject that brings out many things in many people. Please respect that and please keep in mind while discussing and replying to each other that the comments need to be kept on…"
Jan 4, 2012
Tim Palmer replied to Grux's discussion 'Talking to the departed'
"To answer the question asked... "no".  Apparently I am a little strange, the death of some one I care about doesn't seem to affect me in a negative way. Sure I miss that person, but I don't seem to grieve in any traditional…"
Jan 4, 2012

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Focus on the Family

Posted on January 15, 2012 at 12:54am 0 Comments

First off, I hope everyone is enjoying their new year.  This is my first post of 2012 and I hope you enjoy just as much as I did.



So here it is.  I'm watching the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New England Patriots & Denver Broncos enjoying the sight of the almighty Tim Tebow getting knocked down a few pegs from his heavenly high pedestal and CBS goes to a commercial break as there was a timeout in the action (more than likely a change in…

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What's the difference between Fire & Evolution?

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:05pm 1 Comment

So my wife is in the final semester of college and is student teaching this semester.  She is teaching a class of kindergartners and one of the lessons she has to cover is fire safety.  As she was going through her lessons (and thinking out loud) I thought to myself; It's acceptable to teach children of fire safety and how to retard potential damage by fire, but didn't God create fire?  Fire is the cornerstone of eternal turmoil that Christians believe in with their damnation in Hell, but it…

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A State of Denial

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 1:25am 3 Comments

It is difficult to turn on any "news source" today and hear radicals screaming that our Founding Fathers intended that we be a Christian Nation and that we should follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.  In this posting, I am going to debunk the ideas that our Founding Fathers intended this land to be governed under a cross.  These men were free thinkers and were above the brainwashing that is known as organized religion.  The reason for the First Amendment stating that "Congress shall make no…

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Another day to mark on your calendar

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 11:16pm 0 Comments

First we had to mark May 21 for the Rapture which has been moved to October 21.  Now, Gov. Rick Perry of TX has created a day of prayer and fasting for the state of Texas to help the United States with "our nation's challenges..." such as "financial debt terrorism and a multitude of natural disasters".  

 

If Gov. Perry's benevolent God was so caring and ready to help, would that God not have answered the prayers of the thousands upon thousands already impacted this year in the…

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At 7:08am on May 22, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to TA!!!!!!!
At 2:12am on May 22, 2011, Atheist Exile said…

Hi Grux,

Thanks for joining my free will group.  It's a bit neglected but has been known to generate some interesting discussions.  I have new material to post in the group.  I'll get it posted by tomorrow (getting ready for bed now).

Thanks again and I look forward to your comments/posts.

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