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"I'm completely with Dr. del Toro on this one. I don't have any "beliefs" on determinism either way.
Much to the contrary of the question posed in this title, I would "fear" determinism for the same reasons I…"
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As a non-theist and humanist I find discussions on things like determinism to be quite useless. It is just as much rooted in…"
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Although I had never been a true believer, it wasn't until I began attending a private University in San Diego with mandatory chapel "worship service" attendance three-times per week that I began actively promoting atheism. ( Interesting side-note: my best friend's roommate was Tammy Fae Baker's grandson.)
A literature and philosophy major who had always been surrounded by a Christian community, I began to ask my friends and professors why they believed in God. I discovered, to my surprise, that most religious people that I know who understand rationalism and reject mythology had one reason for believing in God: "I just don't know what I would do if I didn't believe a higher entity was watching over me. It's too scary."
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