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Old 06-29-2011, 03:00 AM
 
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Hello.
Is there any devil ?
Or dark consciousness ?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:06 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You may have a hard time finding one on this forum except for the negative thoughts in peoples own minds.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Of course not, any more than there is a god, or angels, or tree spirits, or fairies, or any other type of deity.

Of course, I would have thought the idea of atheists believing in ghosts was similarly ridiculous and on these threads some of my fellow atheists have surprised me there, so we'll see what people say.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: South Africa
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Yes

Tasmanian Devil



Yo are probably more familiar with



Next question
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hello.
Is there any devil ?
Or dark consciousness ?
Yes, I am he, the dark overlord...and no, I do not wear Prada.

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Old 06-29-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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I do not understand these metaphysical terms like "dark consciousness". What is that? Is that negative thoughts? Is that psychosis? Is that any "negative" feeling or emotion?

I do not believe in any spirits of any kind so it's a "no" from me on the devil question.
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Old 06-29-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: around the 44th parallel
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Why would the "devil" question be any different than the "god" question to an atheist/agnostic?

There are no gods, devils, fairies, demons, unicorns, leprechauns (except the short dudes in Ireland who start fights in pubs) or sexy lesbians who want to pleasure a man and a woman simultaneously.

These are figments of imagination. Human imagination. You notice that animals, devoid of consciousness, do not worship. They eat, reproduce, eat some more, then die.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:22 AM
 
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There are an equal number of devils and gods: none.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Hello.
Is there any dark consciousness ?

Yes, they're called Republicans.

How else could Michele Bachmann be in Congress without the help of the Dark Powers?
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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The devil's inside. It's allegorical to the worst tendencies of humanity.

So yes, there is a devil, of sorts. We made it and perpetuate it in our collective consciousness.
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