Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
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17-09-2011, 03:50 PM
 
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
The OP was the long version.

The short version is: I need a punch-bag.
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18-09-2011, 03:42 PM
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
I think you may not be atheist. The worst I do is sometimes slip on a word and say "oh my god" or "thank god", when I really didn't mean it literally.

As for cursing at a person who doesn't exist, I'd get that checked out Wink
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19-09-2011, 03:59 PM (This post was last modified: 22-09-2011 11:20 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
Because "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" is only like the greatest question ever. Like a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bedtime question.

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22-09-2011, 01:55 PM
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
(18-09-2011 03:42 PM)Crucify This! Wrote:  I think you may not be atheist. The worst I do is sometimes slip on a word and say "oh my god" or "thank god", when I really didn't mean it literally.

As for cursing at a person who doesn't exist, I'd get that checked out Wink

There's a reason they say there's "no atheists in foxholes". In extreme situations, many people revert to what Zata is talking about.

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22-09-2011, 11:35 PM
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
(16-09-2011 07:28 PM)Zatamon Wrote:  When my wife had cancer, god and I had frequent conversations.

I'm hoping you kicked its ass and your wife is now in remission?

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23-09-2011, 03:04 AM
 
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
(22-09-2011 11:35 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(16-09-2011 07:28 PM)Zatamon Wrote:  When my wife had cancer, god and I had frequent conversations.

I'm hoping you kicked its ass and your wife is now in remission?

Yes and YES!!! -- actually she is considered cured (3 years and going strong!)

Shy

(18-09-2011 03:42 PM)Crucify This! Wrote:  I think you may not be atheist.

Read my posts and judge for yourself. Smile

ETA:

Copied from my post on "What kind of atheist are you?" thread:

"I will answer the question about god, as soon as the questioner defines the word.
Once I was asked: “do you believe that electrons exist?”
My answer was: yes.
Being a Physicist, I personally performed many experiments that proved to me that such a phenomenon exists: with specific mass, charge and spin. That is how I define an electron and, since I personally experienced it, of course I believe in its existence, even though I have never seen one.
As soon as somebody defines the word 'god' in the same way and I can repeat the experiment in a reliable, reproducible way, I will believe in it.
Not till then. "
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23-09-2011, 11:39 PM
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
(23-09-2011 03:04 AM)Zatamon Wrote:  "I will answer the question about god, as soon as the questioner defines the word."

I define god as us.

(18-09-2011 03:42 PM)Crucify This! Wrote:  I think you may not be atheist.

I'm thinking I might not be an atheist either, 'cause I'm starting to think that we collecitvely are God.

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24-09-2011, 07:41 PM
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
@Girlyman, by you think all of us are god, do you mean in the sense that we collectively share a consciousness and create the world around us? Or do you refer to the belief that we are all our own individual god? Or, something else? I'm curious. Probably a post for this, but whatevs.

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25-09-2011, 01:52 PM
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
@ lucradis: I can't answer for GirlyMan, but often I represent a similar point of view. I think that god exists, in people's mind. That'll mean, the thoughts of the believers are god, vice versa. That's a very logical statement that can explain lot of "problems". Ask me about details, I'll answer if I can.
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25-09-2011, 07:15 PM (This post was last modified: 25-09-2011 07:27 PM by GirlyMan.)
RE: Why do we atheists talk to god all the time?
(24-09-2011 07:41 PM)lucradis Wrote:  @Girlyman, by you think all of us are god, do you mean in the sense that we collectively share a consciousness and create the world around us?

Yes, that. And I'm nowhere near the point where I believe it, but I am at a point where I have been actively considering it for a while now.

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