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05-09-2014, 03:07 PM
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Hello everyone!

I hope I came to the right forum. Undecided

I identify myself as an apatheist (The existence of gods is not rejected, but may be designated unnecessary or useless; gods neither provide purpose to life, nor influence everyday life) and it's not because I outwardly reject god or don't care about the question, it's because I don't care about the answer.

If god is real, he either cares whether I worship him or not. If he doesn't care, I feel I'll get into whatever heaven there is just out of my good deeds, belief doesn't make a good person.

If he does care about my worship and he will damn me simply for not believing in him regardless of my good deeds, I wouldn't want to spend eternity with him anyway.

If he isn't even real, I guess I win either way.

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05-09-2014, 03:11 PM
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Hello Omni, welcome to the forum.

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05-09-2014, 04:06 PM
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Hi! Welcome! I self identify as an agnostic atheist.

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05-09-2014, 04:35 PM
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05-09-2014, 04:48 PM
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welcome!

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06-09-2014, 09:45 AM
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Thank you all for the warm welcome! Big Grin
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06-09-2014, 10:57 AM
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(05-09-2014 03:07 PM)Omnipotent Wrote:  Hello everyone!

I hope I came to the right forum. Undecided

I identify myself as an apatheist (The existence of gods is not rejected, but may be designated unnecessary or useless; gods neither provide purpose to life, nor influence everyday life) and it's not because I outwardly reject god or don't care about the question, it's because I don't care about the answer.

If god is real, he either cares whether I worship him or not. If he doesn't care, I feel I'll get into whatever heaven there is just out of my good deeds, belief doesn't make a good person.

If he does care about my worship and he will damn me simply for not believing in him regardless of my good deeds, I wouldn't want to spend eternity with him anyway.

If he isn't even real, I guess I win either way.

Peace

Meh, we do not need to keep making up new words to describe the same things.

There is a time frame issue when it comes to claims. Past, current, and future.

You can be "agnostic" about the future but certain about current and past cllaims.

I am absolutely certain about all past and current god claims. So unless the future brings evidence to the contrary I maintain my position on past and current claims.

I am an agnostic atheist. But even with the future, that is really strictly semantic only considering like you said, god is not required. On top of it not being required we have tons of evidence that humans make them up. So I think it is perfectly reasonable to throw bad claims and highly unlikely claims in the trash can and move on.

Asserting a god, any god to me, is like clinging to the extremely remote possibility that invisible pink unicorns exist because we have not lived the future yet.

Anywho welcome. Be sure to barbecue kittens, record the NFL without their permission and rip the tags off of your mattress.

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06-09-2014, 11:15 AM
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Welcome to our kickass community!

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07-09-2014, 09:54 AM
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Welcome to TTA.

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07-09-2014, 09:58 AM
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(07-09-2014 09:54 AM)therealJim Wrote:  Welcome to TTA.

Here have a cookie:

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If that's chocolate chip with cinnamon, I'm all over that.

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