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Author Topic:   Oh my God, I'm an Atheist !!
Straggler
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Message 6 of 183 (409802)
07-11-2007 11:35 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by riVeRraT
07-11-2007 10:33 AM


Not Really
Will you at that moment look to God, and maybe ask Him something?
You know, the one that doesn't exist?
No.
However -
I can see that on ones deathbed the delusion of life after death may suddenly seem very appealing. I can also appreciate that in that situation, out of fear, desperation etc. a last ditch hope that there is an afterlife may be quite possible. It also seems quite likely that all the related parephenalia (gods, souls, spirits etc.) that whichever afterlife you are hoping for demands, will also suddenly seem that much more necessary.
But which afterlife and which God do you turn to?
This will surely depend on the culture in which you were raised and can have no objectively right answer.
In short, all the same rational reasons for disbelief remain true at the point of death but the irrational emotional ones for believing in anything to avoid facing non-existence are that much stronger.
I for one definitely will not be turning to God at the last minute.
Edited by Straggler, : No reason given.

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