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Posted: May 3, 2022 - 4:36pm

Besides any question of a creator or not, why do atheists always appear to be so arrogant, when counter-arguing any theism at all? 

Beats me. 

Just recently dug into this one bestseller by a jewish author on the history of mankind (novel, hyped)... 

Again, same issue. 

Boring in the long run, even though partially funny.
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Posted: May 3, 2022 - 2:02pm

 R_P wrote:
 Lazy8 wrote:
I can't make myself care one way or another. Let's say reincarnation is real: so what. Tell me what I should do differently in that case, and maybe I'll start.

Apparently you need a miserable/unenlightened life in order to be eligible...
 
No more than you need a lie to propagate a truth. Otherwise a state of grace is no more than a faithless rejoinder. If belief were the same as forgiveness then charlatans would be out of business from the start...
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Posted: Apr 24, 2022 - 1:17pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
I can't make myself care one way or another. Let's say reincarnation is real: so what. Tell me what I should do differently in that case, and maybe I'll start.

Apparently you need a miserable/unenlightened life in order to be eligible...
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Posted: Apr 24, 2022 - 6:58am

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internal or external? made man or man made? shoe fits or wear it?



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Posted: Apr 24, 2022 - 6:43am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:
 
Christopher Hitchens | Atheist quotes, Christopher hitchens quote, Christopher  hitchens
LED or?
 
internal or external? made man or man made? shoe fits or wear it?
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Posted: Apr 23, 2022 - 10:46pm

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This is my thinking. The same with the eternal debate about the existence of God/god. That debate, in my view, is academic/philosophical. If it could be definitively answered right now, either way, what changes? I would not foresee a change in how I live my life. I do not have a need or  even a desire to seek an answer to that question of the existence of God.


Ah! An apatheist.
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Posted: Apr 23, 2022 - 7:36am

 steeler wrote:

This is my thinking. The same with the eternal debate about the existence of God/god. That debate, in my view, is academic/philosophical. If it could be definitively answered right now, either way, what changes? I would not foresee a change in how I live my life. I do not have a need or  even a desire to seek an answer to that question of the existence of God.

It pisses my wife off (Who is more of a militant atheist), that I just choose to redefine god as "All that is unknown and Unknowable". Something I borrowed from Joseph Campbell book.  For conventions sake I do say that by your definition, I am an atheist. 

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Posted: Apr 23, 2022 - 5:03am

 Lazy8 wrote:

I can't make myself care one way or another. Let's say reincarnation is real: so what. Tell me what I should do differently in that case, and maybe I'll start.

This is my thinking. The same with the eternal debate about the existence of God/god. That debate, in my view, is academic/philosophical. If it could be definitively answered right now, either way, what changes? I would not foresee a change in how I live my life. I do not have a need or  even a desire to seek an answer to that question of the existence of God.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 8:48pm

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We have some interesting circumstances with some conflicting evidence (the type of airplane involved, the name of the alleged reincarnated pilot) and you have a conjecture as to where all this comes from. The way you determine the truth is by testing the hypothesis. Piling on anecdotes proves nothing; selection bias will present evidence that tends to confirm the hypothesis and ignore that which conflicts. Research the case and question the lad about details only the allegedly reincarnated pilot would know. Make the questions specific enough that a guess is unlikely to be correct.

That is...if you actually want to determine if the hypothesis is correct or not. I know no more about this than you do, and I have nothing at stake in the answer. I can't say that reincarnation never happens, no one can. We can't even define the soul, let alone track it from life to life. But I'm not making a claim of supernatural phenomena—you are. The burden of proof is on those who make the claim.

I can't make myself care one way or another. Let's say reincarnation is real: so what. Tell me what I should do differently in that case, and maybe I'll start.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 9:30am

 Lazy8 wrote:
kurtster wrote:
Thanks.  Followup, are you open to the possibility ?

Make your case.
 
I am at work, so briefly this would be my opener.
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https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/wp-content/uploads/sites/360/2017/04/REI42-Tucker-James-LeiningerPIIS1550830716000331.pdf
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 8:04am

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QED?



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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 7:55am

kurtster wrote:
Thanks.  Followup, are you open to the possibility ?

Make your case.
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 7:43am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


LED or?

QED?

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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 7:17am

 oldviolin wrote:
 
Christopher Hitchens | Atheist quotes, Christopher hitchens quote, Christopher  hitchens


LED or?
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 6:34am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Christopher Hitchens | Atheist quotes, Christopher hitchens quote, Christopher  hitchens
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 6:29am

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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 6:25am

 Lazy8 wrote:
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Okay, been meaning to ask this for awhile now.  Good a day as any I guess. Is there such a thing as a soul ?  Does it survive physical death and if so, can it reincarnate ?  And /  or is reincarnation even possible ?

Doubt it. Which is to say I have no evidence for this proposition.
 
AhHa! An open mind. I knew it!
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 6:21am

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 kurtster wrote:

Thanks.  Followup, are you open to the possibility ?
i think it is unknowable
i'm not banking on it
however, i do love soul food, soul music and the thought of soul pancakes
 
AhHa! A candidate! I knew it...
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Posted: Apr 22, 2022 - 5:22am

 kurtster wrote:

Thanks.  Followup, are you open to the possibility ?


i think it is unknowable
i'm not banking on it
however, i do love soul food, soul music and the thought of soul pancakes
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Posted: Apr 21, 2022 - 10:25pm

 Lazy8 wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
Okay, been meaning to ask this for awhile now.  Good a day as any I guess. Is there such a thing as a soul ?  Does it survive physical death and if so, can it reincarnate ?  And /  or is reincarnation even possible ?

Doubt it. Which is to say I have no evidence for this proposition.
 
Thanks.  Followup, are you open to the possibility ?
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