I have never understood why; when people want to tell you about how loving and wonderful their religion is, and you say: "well that's all well and good for you, but for me, it's illogical, irrational, unreasonable, and impossible", they want to kill you!

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Comment by Reggie on August 16, 2009 at 10:56pm
Are you drunk posting? Nothing wrong with it, just asking. :)
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 17, 2009 at 12:05am
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 17, 2009 at 12:13am
Why do you ask?
Comment by CJoe on August 17, 2009 at 12:28am
You have invalidated their existence by saying that. Think about it. If you look in the forums, there is a raging discussion about the pointlessness of life under the title "Do you want kids?" As Atheists, I think we pretty much agree that life only has as much meaning as we, as individuals, assign to it. Otherwise... it's just a big, crazy and pointless accidental existence.

They want to feel like they matter; like they're going to continue living past their expiration date. They want to meet up with dead relatives and friends whose loss they've never come to terms with (because of their false hope). Saying God doesn't exist is like saying you don't matter... which is true, in cold reality.

Good times. ;)
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 17, 2009 at 12:34am
Why do they get so bent out of shape about the future but totally ignore the infinite past that they were not part of? Besides, I think all life forms matter!
Comment by CJoe on August 17, 2009 at 1:02am
People are scared and irrational. I'm not defending them, I'm just telling you why they're unreasonable. I think I understand the comment you left now, too. No... I don't think you should accommodate them. Tell them whatever you want. I think people should be forced to at least consider other perspectives, even if they don't agree.

I think all life forms matter, too. They matter to each other and to us; we matter to each other also. Don't get me wrong on this: I love life and, subjectively speaking, it DOES matter and is NOT pointless. But, as humans, we insert meaning and importance. I'm sure other animals do that to an extent as well. I think it's important for preserve life and treat all species with kindness, because I think life is an amazing miracle. But... once we're all extinct, we won't matter anymore. There has to be a conscious being to appreciate something.

And see... you don't like that I just said life doesn't matter. That's how they feel, even if that's not what YOU mean.
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 17, 2009 at 1:09am
I know why they are hostile, but you don't have to be hostile to those whom you don't agree with. I have no desire to Kill those who disagree with me!
Comment by CJoe on August 17, 2009 at 1:18am
I know this... but, they hold irrational beliefs. Why would you expect them to have a rational response?

I think this is what has really begun to frustrate me lately. I expect people to be rational and am constantly disappointed (that's an understatement). People are a lot stupider than I ever wanted to admit.
Comment by Dave G on August 17, 2009 at 2:15pm
"People are a lot stupider than I ever wanted to admit. "

That sums up my recent feelings far too well.
Comment by Doug Reardon on August 17, 2009 at 3:45pm
I worked in mental health too long to expect rational behavior from irrational people. It just saddens me how few rational people there are.


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