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Old 10-14-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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The only One True Religion & God is, obviously, the only one we can touch. taste and savor:

The Flying Spaghetti Monster!

(Unlike YahWeh; this one makes yah feel good, is only slightly habit-forming, comes in colors red & pleasant, and has a world-wide following & appeal, esp. in the pleasant, sunny Mediterranean. How much better is that than the guilt-assigning Abrahamic version?)
Praise to the pasta! Blessed be his noodlyness!!!


My opinion. Is any religion true? No. Is all religion delusional? No. Are some religions delusional? Yes. See, this is a simple question to answer...


I get why people would want to hold on to religion, because the truth is painfully cold, cruel, meaningless and empty. I'd rather get emotionally wrapped up in "Lord of the Rings" than read the Encyclopedia Britannica too, but that doesn't make the truth any less true, however. Absolute truth and applicablity to human psychology are two different things...
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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Any religion that involves belief in a deity is delusional, IMO. There are a few philosophies that are considered to be religions, such as Buddhism and Taoism, that do not have deities or creators (except as metaphors). That's why I personally find both very compatible with my thinking.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Any religion that involves belief in a deity is delusional, IMO. There are a few philosophies that are considered to be religions, such as Buddhism and Taoism, that do not have deities or creators (except as metaphors). That's why I personally find both very compatible with my thinking.
Your thinking = Not Delusional

I like that.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Delusions are the product of limited intelligence, and human beings can be said to have limited intelligence. We're all looking through a glass darkly when it comes to Ultimate Cosmic Truth.

The above does not apply to atheists, of course.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Praise to the pasta! Blessed be his noodlyness!!!


My opinion. Is any religion true? No. Is all religion delusional? No. Are some religions delusional? Yes. See, this is a simple question to answer...


I get why people would want to hold on to religion, because the truth is painfully cold, cruel, meaningless and empty. I'd rather get emotionally wrapped up in "Lord of the Rings" than read the Encyclopedia Britannica too, but that doesn't make the truth any less true, however. Absolute truth and applicablity to human psychology are two different things...
Nihilism is not for everyone.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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People need to believe in life after death, not everybody of course. Throughout history
there has been believing in, and praying to gods. I say live, and let live, bit it's not for me.
Why? There is no need to believe what is not true, that is simply a delusion.

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Psychiatry . a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact: a paranoid delusion.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Honestly, there's no way for us to know until we die and we either meet our maker in the afterlife or simply cease to exist. Those who don't believe in God will answer accordingly (usually rudely or condescendingly, as evidenced by some of the previous posts) .
Vejadu, please list the "rude or condescending" remarks made ahead of your post and explain why they're rude or condescending. Each post from an atheist on this thread prior to your post was factual in nature and not the least bit rude.

Perhaps the oversensitivity of religious people, and their arrogand demand that all accept their beliefs as fact, is the real problem here.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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I get so sick of this assumption. The problem is the oversensitivity or reglisious people who are appalled whenever someone doesn't bend over backwards to respect their spooky delusions. The issue is not the "rudeness" of atheists.

If I say "your belief is a delusion, and there is zero evidence of god", I am stating fact. Yet a religious person will declare this a rude statement, even though there wasn't a single insulting breath in that sentence.

Vejadu, please list the "rude or condescending" remarks made ahead of your post and explain why they're rude or condescending.
You have no empathy.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Theophane: Nihilism and atheism are not synonymous. One can live with an ethical sense and not believe in a deity.
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Old 10-14-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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If all these so-called delusions are chased away, nihilism (the belief in nothing) is what remains.
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