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Author Topic:   Oh my God, I'm an Atheist !!
bluegenes
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Message 114 of 183 (410460)
07-15-2007 8:23 AM
Reply to: Message 112 by Vacate
07-15-2007 7:42 AM


Vacate writes:
Thats why I prefer Agnosticism, the heaven that so many people strive to reach sounds like the same hell that they say I am heading for.
Perhaps it's agnostics who end up as ghosts, cursed to spend eternity in the netherworld between earth and...er...who knows where?
I agree about heaven. Let's face it, the Jehovah's Witnesses who knock on my door are going there, and the Islamic suicide bombers are, not to mention real horrors like all the born again hillbillies and G. W. Bush.
Like you, I'll give it a miss.

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bluegenes
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Message 171 of 183 (410820)
07-17-2007 12:49 PM
Reply to: Message 154 by ikabod
07-17-2007 7:46 AM


ikabod writes:
both [xians and atheists] take the stand point that they hold the irrevocable truth on the nature of the universe
This risks wandering off topic, so I'll be brief, although I could argue that as RiverRat shows some misunderstanding of atheists in the O.P., and you're showing a different kind of misunderstanding here, it's relevant.
Atheists do not take the "stand point that they hold the irrevocable truth on the nature of the universe". This atheist doesn't even know what the universe really is. It may have more than four dimensions, for example, and appears to be a very mysterious place, even to the minds of our most talented physicists. We just don't have faith in any of the Gods of any of the religions. Xians don't have faith in any of the Gods of any of the religions except one. They do claim to know at least one kind of basic truth about the universe, which is that their particular God created it.

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