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gooey Donating Member (131 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-30-09 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #40
45. But is belief not a choice?
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  -From a Theist to an Atheist. gooey  Dec-29-09 06:27 AM   #0 
  - Atheists have no orthodoxy, no holy writ, no liturgy  Warpy   Dec-29-09 06:41 AM   #1 
  - Are you an atheist?  gooey   Dec-29-09 06:45 AM   #2 
  - The first hurdle is for you to define what you mean by "god."  trotsky   Dec-29-09 06:45 AM   #3 
  - What do you mean by...  gooey   Dec-29-09 07:03 AM   #4 
     - An existence that isn't dependent upon a conscious mind.  trotsky   Dec-29-09 07:14 AM   #5 
        - So.  gooey   Dec-29-09 07:25 AM   #6 
           - Sure, imaginary existence. n/t  trotsky   Dec-29-09 07:29 AM   #7 
              - You mean.  gooey   Dec-29-09 07:50 AM   #9 
                 - No. Imaginary existence. n/t  trotsky   Dec-29-09 08:02 AM   #10 
                    - what is n/t?  gooey   Dec-29-09 08:09 AM   #12 
                       - n/t = "no text"  trotsky   Dec-29-09 08:27 AM   #15 
                          - Well done, trotsky. Very well done.  rd_kent   Dec-29-09 01:01 PM   #21 
                          - But if we are agreed that imaginary existence  gooey   Dec-29-09 04:20 PM   #23 
                             - You are just throwing shit out now to see what sticks to the wall.  trotsky   Dec-29-09 05:39 PM   #25 
                                - How is the conclusion unsupported?  gooey   Dec-29-09 05:49 PM   #27 
                                   - First off, I don't recall agreeing to those 3 "types of existence."  trotsky   Dec-29-09 06:02 PM   #28 
                                      - Well...  gooey   Dec-30-09 05:39 AM   #34 
                                         - Well...  trotsky   Dec-30-09 06:32 AM   #36 
                                         - Well...  gooey   Dec-30-09 05:02 PM   #47 
                                            - Doesn't sound like a very useful or even consistent definition.  trotsky   Dec-30-09 06:07 PM   #51 
                                               - In another post.  gooey   Dec-31-09 05:17 AM   #56 
                                                  - So you're committed to this neutered god concept, huh?  trotsky   Dec-31-09 06:31 AM   #57 
                                                  - What do you mean, "why"?  gooey   Jan-01-10 09:45 PM   #62 
                                                  - No, not clear in the slightest.  trotsky   Jan-04-10 11:10 PM   #69 
                                         - Hahahaha! You got schooled and now youre running away......Mommy! Mommy!  rd_kent   Dec-30-09 10:32 AM   #41 
                                            - You're silly.  gooey   Dec-30-09 05:03 PM   #48 
                                               - And you have run away from all the tough qustions.  rd_kent   Dec-31-09 03:52 PM   #59 
                                                  - I've done no such thing.  gooey   Jan-01-10 11:18 PM   #63 
  - No one answer but I'll try  dmallind   Dec-29-09 07:38 AM   #8 
  - Is it okay if I start with..  gooey   Dec-29-09 08:07 AM   #11 
     - Nope not really  dmallind   Dec-29-09 08:19 AM   #13 
        - What I mean to say is.  gooey   Dec-29-09 04:15 PM   #22 
           - It is the stimulus - but the feeling is caused by the physical reaction in your brain.  dmallind   Dec-30-09 07:35 AM   #37 
  - Sounds like you need a primer on atheism.  MineralMan   Dec-29-09 08:21 AM   #14 
  - Agreed. There are many books out there that the OP could read to get up to speed.  stopbush   Dec-29-09 11:24 AM   #17 
  - I agree. I don't usually participate in this type of thread.  MineralMan   Dec-29-09 11:55 AM   #18 
  - Agreed again. Most often, these posts are started by a religious person  stopbush   Dec-29-09 12:30 PM   #19 
     - By Koresh, you called it like you've seen it before.  trotsky   Dec-29-09 06:31 PM   #29 
     - For what it's worth, I was once the religious person in this tired scenario, only  iris27   Dec-31-09 03:45 PM   #58 
  - Yeah, it's a lot like  TransitJohn   Jan-04-10 09:55 PM   #67 
  - Thanks  gooey   Dec-29-09 04:37 PM   #24 
  - Kick  rd_kent   Dec-29-09 10:25 AM   #16 
  - I am an atheist, here is my take on your questions...  ZombieHorde   Dec-29-09 12:32 PM   #20 
  - So it seems.  gooey   Dec-29-09 05:42 PM   #26 
  - And another religionist flees the field, as I predicted in #19 above.  stopbush   Dec-29-09 08:53 PM   #32 
  - Run away! Run away! gooey, I fart in your general direction.  rd_kent   Dec-30-09 10:34 AM   #42 
     - I've endured much worse.  gooey   Dec-30-09 05:09 PM   #50 
        - yet you still run away....  rd_kent   Jan-01-10 12:49 PM   #61 
  - you sound familiar, gooey  Amaya   Dec-29-09 07:09 PM   #30 
  - Eh.  gooey   Dec-30-09 05:46 AM   #35 
     - Pretty much - why should it not be?  dmallind   Dec-30-09 07:39 AM   #38 
     - Exactly.  Iggo   Dec-30-09 09:56 AM   #40 
        - But is belief not a choice?  gooey   Dec-30-09 04:53 PM   #45 
           - What belief?  Iggo   Dec-30-09 10:43 PM   #54 
           - An interesting question albeit probably not in the way you meant.  dmallind   Jan-04-10 07:58 AM   #66 
     - You could not be more wrong.  rd_kent   Dec-30-09 10:37 AM   #43 
  - That was a fun read.  Iggo   Dec-29-09 07:49 PM   #31 
  - I am an atheist  NMMNG   Dec-29-09 09:00 PM   #33 
  - I'm not sure what I am any more.  GliderGuider   Dec-30-09 08:08 AM   #39 
  - I can understand this position completely.  gooey   Dec-30-09 04:58 PM   #46 
  - "God is Love" is a meaningless statement  uberllama42   Dec-30-09 02:29 PM   #44 
  - Interesting.  gooey   Dec-30-09 05:08 PM   #49 
  - On the nose. n/t  darkstar3   Dec-30-09 06:11 PM   #52 
  - i'm an agnostic atheist. here's strictly my opinions on the matter.  caitxrawks   Dec-30-09 06:16 PM   #53 
  - Thanks for your reply.  gooey   Dec-31-09 05:10 AM   #55 
  - You have set for yourself  rrneck   Dec-31-09 10:19 PM   #60 
  - Finally.  gooey   Jan-01-10 11:24 PM   #64 
     - Glad to help.  rrneck   Jan-01-10 11:38 PM   #65 
  - Dear OP: Buddha is NOT a God.  Manifestor_of_Light   Jan-04-10 10:37 PM   #68 
  - Is God love? No. Love is love.  BurtWorm   Jan-05-10 01:03 PM   #70 
 

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