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Unread 05-16-2008, 04:31 AM
 
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Is that how you interpreted it though?
Thats pretty much the feeling I got from Ibedavid's choice of quotes. Specially 4, 7 and 8. The torments of hell? Atheist dying is horrific compared to a theist dying? please

I really want to know what the purpose of this thread is. In English analysis we have pee(Point Explain Evidence). You make a point, bring in evidence(ie the quotes) and explain how the point compliments the evidence. No point and no explanation here leading me to believe this was done not with the intention of starting a discussion but rather to get inflammatory responses

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Because I didn't. I mean just because people mention hell, heaven etcetera on their death bed isn't convincing me they're having a conversion or an epiphany. Sounds more like their system is shutting down, they're in pain and suffering and they use all kinds of language in their delirium which could be interpreted as going to god or just using the language they're familiar with.
It doesn't even have to be that far into their deathbed. You are in the hospital, given the horrible news that you will die in 6 months. Atheist or not, at one point you will(briefly or otherwise) consider other choices.

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I'd be no more convinced of a religious conversion from those quotes in those circumstances than I would someone screaming for satan and writhing around being considered posessed. It's all filtered through the eye and belief system of the beholder I think, because no one's come back and confirmed one way or the other have they?
very true
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Unread 05-16-2008, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Nashville, Tn
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Those are some of the lamest quotes I've ever heard. This is more comical than serious.
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Unread 05-16-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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Ohhhhh....so that is where that evangelist used to get those stories from during his altar call when I was a little boy? Pure unadulterated crapola.

And who mentioned trolling? Man up! Unbelievers don't cry foul like that? Leave that to the other guys.
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Unread 05-16-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: In the woods next to the ocean
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I had a friend who, while in a coma, saw demons and angels fighting over him for his soul...
That certainly explains the appeal of religion to the comatose masses.
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Unread 05-16-2008, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Death is literally the last thing I have to worry about.
Yeah, but at least Atheist go out saying some coolass****. If you can remember, and quote, the last words of an Atheist then that is true immortality.
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Unread 05-16-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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b. frank: "Give me opium that I may not think of this nonsensical rhetoric."
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Unread 05-16-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: USA
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I welcome death, bring it on....
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Unread 05-16-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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This is a joke???

I love how many people on here assume Christianity is the "answer" to atheism. There are many other religions out there, open your minds.
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Unread 05-16-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Yea another reason not to Christianity belive

The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism. (Albert Einstein)
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Unread 05-16-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Death is literally the last thing I have to worry about.
REPLY: Only if there isnt an afterlife , which millions have testified there is based on N.D.E.'s ; and Jesus...the worlds foremost teacher on morals and ethics...said theres not only an afterlife, but he will be mankinds final Judge. For the unrepentant, death is only the beginning of things to worry about.
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