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Old 05-15-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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Published in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 'News and Sun Sentinnel'
newspaper . 1968. :

Verbatim quotes by famous Atheists on their deathbeds ---

1. Sir Walter Scott : " Now i know there is a heaven"

2. Taleran (french) :" I am suffering the pangs of the damned"

3. Adams : (tore his hair out as he repeatedly said ):" Oh Christ, oh
Christ, Oh Christ...."

4. Voltaire :" I die abandoned by God and man" (the nurse by his bedside
said that she would never watch another atheist die as long as she lived
because it was too horrific for her)

5. Vollney kept screaming out :" My God my God, my God...." till he
died)

6. Meravue :" Give me opium that i may not think of eternity"

7. Brown :" Devils are in the room dragging my soul to hell"

8. Newport :" Millions and millions of years will bring me no closer to
the end of my torments. O, the unsufferable pains of hell, forever and
forever".
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:44 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Originally Posted by IbeDavid View Post
Published in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 'News and Sun Sentinnel'
newspaper . 1968. :

Verbatim quotes by famous Atheists on their deathbeds ---

1. Sir Walter Scott : " Now i know there is a heaven"

2. Taleran (french) :" I am suffering the pangs of the damned"

3. Adams : (tore his hair out as he repeatedly said ):" Oh Christ, oh
Christ, Oh Christ...."

4. Voltaire :" I die abandoned by God and man" (the nurse by his bedside
said that she would never watch another atheist die as long as she lived
because it was too horrific for her)

5. Vollney kept screaming out :" My God my God, my God...." till he
died)

6. Meravue :" Give me opium that i may not think of eternity"

7. Brown :" Devils are in the room dragging my soul to hell"

8. Newport :" Millions and millions of years will bring me no closer to
the end of my torments. O, the unsufferable pains of hell, forever and
forever".

And that is why we (Christians) try so hard to bring people to Christ !
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Originally Posted by IbeDavid View Post
Published in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 'News and Sun Sentinnel'
newspaper . 1968. :

Verbatim quotes by famous Atheists on their deathbeds ---

1. Sir Walter Scott : " Now i know there is a heaven"

2. Taleran (french) :" I am suffering the pangs of the damned"

3. Adams : (tore his hair out as he repeatedly said ):" Oh Christ, oh
Christ, Oh Christ...."

4. Voltaire :" I die abandoned by God and man" (the nurse by his bedside
said that she would never watch another atheist die as long as she lived
because it was too horrific for her)

5. Vollney kept screaming out :" My God my God, my God...." till he
died)

6. Meravue :" Give me opium that i may not think of eternity"

7. Brown :" Devils are in the room dragging my soul to hell"

8. Newport :" Millions and millions of years will bring me no closer to
the end of my torments. O, the unsufferable pains of hell, forever and
forever".

Scary!
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:58 PM
 
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4. Voltaire :" I die abandoned by God and man" (the nurse by his bedside
said that she would never watch another atheist die as long as she lived
because it was too horrific for her)
I seemed to find this conflicting statement of his last words:

Voltaire - on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan
- "Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies"

Plus, not everyone on that list was an athiest- How about doing your homework before posting such drivel.

But again, your point was just to scare people into believing, which is what most religion is based on. Fear

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Old 05-15-2008, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Death is literally the last thing I have to worry about.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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But again, your point was just to scare people into believing, which is what most religion is based on. Fear
I doubt that he was trying to scare you.
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:16 PM
 
Location: South Central PA
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Sorry, but believing a deity purely as an insurance policy is both insulting to myself and whatever diety if there is one.

I think a deity would rather have me live a moral life than one believing in him purely as insurance upon my death.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Southern Ca
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I had a friend who, while in a coma, saw demons and angels fighting over him for his soul...
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:47 AM
 
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I'm not sure what the purpose of this thread is if not just for the sake of trolling. Its true that many conversions happen when people are on their death beds. So what? Dying, specially slowly is a very scary thing for anyone even if they themselves feel sure about what happens in the afterlife. It is not even in the least bit surprising that many people will have conversions in their deathbed.

Thats where it ends though. Looking at a list of people who converted out of fear does not make the religion any more valid. Is fear the right reason for anything? Should I half-arsedly pretend to believe until I die just in case? Wouldn't god know that I'm not being true to myself?

Or is there anyone in the entire world who actually thinks that fear is an effective way to convert people?
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:50 AM
 
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... Looking at a list of people who converted out of fear does not make the religion any more valid...
Is that how you interpreted it though? 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. 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?
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