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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:47 AM

24. Also first time posting in this group :)

I "followed" xmas74 over here from a subthread discussion in GD about "M'Zuruh" (Missouri)
I'm not stalking; I just looked at your profile, and saw your 'promotion' for this group. Plus, with our short discussion, I would at least be somewhat familiar to one and maybe some others here. Otherwise, you'll find me mostly at the ASAH group.

So, here's something related to all this that's been on my mind for probably a couple of weeks, ever since I read a thread of theirs, as detailed below:

My own analysis of why the atheists continue to attack, mock, belittle, and generally dismiss any belief is related to a thread they started in their own forum. That is, their insistence on a discernible line between the believer and their belief. This allows them to justify all of their hateful actions against any believer of any faith or spiritual practice.

This also allowed them to spin the saying "Hate the sin, not the sinner" into their own motto as "Attack the belief, not the believer." Because seemingly, in their minds, as they are able to easily detach the belief from the believer, then the believer should be able to do the same. After all, it's just a "fantasy" and anyone can separate fantasy from reality (as they rationalize it.)

The part that they don't get in all this is that for the believer to detach from their belief, would be akin to the atheists detaching their mind from their brain. Seeing as how they already don't believe in a personal soul or spirit to begin with, it would be utterly impossible for the mind to separate from the brain. So, how do they come to the conclusion that a believer can easily step aside from their belief?

The only answer I can come to is that they dismiss the concept of an emotional attachment to a belief. They must have the belief separate from the believer, or they can't justify their attacks. And that would leave them open to far more alerts and potentially hidden posts (and possible PPRs) than they are willing to allow.

I hope that made sense!

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xmas74 Jan 2012 OP
leftyohiolib Jan 2012 #1
xmas74 Jan 2012 #2
leftyohiolib Jan 2012 #3
onpatrol98 Jan 2012 #4
xmas74 Jan 2012 #5
Critters2 Jan 2012 #6
WildEyedLiberal Jan 2012 #7
xmas74 Jan 2012 #9
Thats my opinion Jan 2012 #13
demosincebirth Feb 2012 #14
deutsey Mar 2012 #15
BrendaBrick Jan 2012 #8
xmas74 Jan 2012 #10
BrendaBrick Jan 2012 #11
xmas74 Jan 2012 #12
LineLineNew Reply Also first time posting in this group :)
kentauros Apr 2012 #24
RegieRocker Apr 2012 #16
demilib Apr 2012 #17
RegieRocker Apr 2012 #18
regnaD kciN Apr 2012 #19
RegieRocker Apr 2012 #20
xmas74 Apr 2012 #22
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