Hi all,I think we have to "fight" against religions, for so many reasons.But do we have to deprive people of something they have inegrated very deep in their lives, in which they find support,…Continue
I find in invigorating and empowering to know that I have an unknown finite amount of time to experience my life.
Hence I bought another motorcycle,
Oh, how wonderful and exciting a finite life is, 2 weeks of ownership, 2 rain showers,…"
"I almost agree with everything you said but i made my point clear about religion in my question (and we mostly all agree here).
But, must we, you, atheists, resist the temptation of converting a believer, if it appears to be better to him to keep…"
"My position on religion in general is as follows. I respect your right to believe in the fashionable god of your indoctrination. I respect your right to have a place of worship (as long as my taxes are not used to pay for it) and to practice the…"
"Is this question roughly equal to, 'do we have a right to be nutty?'
Who says what is 'nutty'?
After 58 years, I have noticed that the term 'normal' is very over used!
Pick your church, corporation, cult, to determine…"
"Meaning and purpose, of course i try to find and make some. But i am a bit lost about all that huge universe that at some point comes to be populated with life ... how unlucky is life, that when it becomes intelligent enough, discovers that it is…"
"I cannot agree more about religion(s).
When i talked about afterlife, i was thinking that, now that i am a father i cannot imagine how hard it would be if my daughter died (it is almost painful just to write!). Then if i believed it could be…"
"I didn't meant to compare a believer to a sceptic, i think someone that "has found god" and expects an afterlife can feel very sad if he has to renounce to all this. A bit like a kid whose toy was stolen would be more unhappy than the…"
"I don't care what any grown adult has come to believe other than where such beliefs, lacking any basis in reason, cannot be persuaded by reason and then go on to cause the believer to make decisions that are detrimental to my environment.