Deistic thoughts of an atheist
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23-01-2013, 11:01 PM (This post was last modified: 23-01-2013 11:15 PM by SingingBear.)
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist
This may be a bad analogy, but: I may die before I finish this post.

But I am 31. I have no major health concerns that I am aware of. There is no immediate danger to me that I can perceive.

The possibility that I could die before I finish this post doesn't normally enter into my head and, in my current state, I am right not to be concerned.

Now, on the other hand, it may be of value to me to think, "Wow. I could die before I click 'post reply.'" It might lead me to more appreciate this moment or the people or things of real substance and quality I have in life. It might persuade me to exercise more or eat healthier food and drink.

But in a state of good health and youth, is the thought worth pondering on any other level than as a symbol of the frailty and uncertainty of life?

"The problem with faith is that it really is a conversation stopper. Faith is a declaration of immunity to the powers of conversation. It is a reason why you do not have to give reasons for what you believe." - Sam Harris
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Deistic thoughts of an atheist - moonbogg - 09-01-2013, 01:36 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - Chas - 09-01-2013, 02:47 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - Chas - 09-01-2013, 03:52 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - Chas - 09-01-2013, 04:27 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - kim - 09-01-2013, 11:56 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - Chas - 09-01-2013, 03:35 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - Chas - 09-01-2013, 03:54 PM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - Vosur - 22-01-2013, 10:23 AM
RE: Deistic thoughts of an atheist - SingingBear - 23-01-2013 11:01 PM
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