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Author Topic:   Problems with being an Atheist (or Evolutionist)
Straggler
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Message 28 of 276 (538094)
12-03-2009 2:51 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Stile
12-08-2008 10:37 AM


Basically, I would like this to be a thread where people can voice whatever it is they think is the weirdest or hardest part to being an atheist.
Debating with deists.

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Straggler
Member (Idle past 182 days)
Posts: 10333
From: London England
Joined: 09-30-2006


Message 32 of 276 (538208)
12-04-2009 1:55 PM
Reply to: Message 31 by Stile
12-03-2009 3:43 PM


Re: No soup for you!
Stile in the OP writes:
Basically, I would like this to be a thread where people can voice whatever it is they think is the weirdest or hardest part to being an atheist.
Straggler writes:
Debating with deists.
My flippant answer aside.....
Stile writes:
I continue to seriously pursue the reasons behind religious motivations and thoughts every day. In fact, that's one of the reasons I've started this topic.
On a more serious note.....
Finding that you have fundamental differences of underlying "world view" or belief with people who in every practical sense you agree with strikes me as very bizzarre.
In any way that matters in practise people can agree with the way the world works. But scratch a little deeper and you find that those common conclusions are derived from deeply opposing points of view. Points of view that are academic in soooo many senses of the word but which are fundamental in so many others. Questions about the nature of evidence, the role and meaning of "faith" etc. etc.
I find it fascinating that those so similar can be so fundamentally different. I guess it is just all part of life's rich tapestry......
Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.

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Straggler
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From: London England
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Message 83 of 276 (538923)
12-11-2009 3:05 PM
Reply to: Message 82 by Briterican
12-11-2009 2:51 PM


Re: The end is the end, kinda sad eh
I can relate to this. I am absolutely gutted when I realise that there is no way I will get to know what things are like in 1,000 years. Likewise, there is no direct way to glimpse the distant past. Having said that, we live in interesting times where, within a single generation there are enormous advances in understanding. I'm glad my consciousness has arrived now rather than back when i'd have spent my time as a hunter-gatherer.
Ah you cynical pessimist.
I am gonna backup my entire conscious brain to a chip and then have it put in a humanoid robot at a later date. I'll see you in a thousand years.

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