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Atheism being accepted as “Today’s Religion” over all religions?

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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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AfterInfinity
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my belief structure is centered around morality and cardinal sin. The more I release myself from the bondage of sin, the closer I am to God and understand Him.


We may have gone over this already at some point or another, but I want to refresh myself. What makes you sure that this "thing" you're closer to is anything more than a state of mind you find productive/constructive and reassuring? Perhaps it is a natural element of your emotional and psychological infrastructure, but so unlike other emotional and psychological experiences that it strikes you as alien and therefore disparate. I don't know, I'm just guessing, but it does seem like distinct possibility. I like to run processes of elimination to be sure I haven't overlooked the obvious. Perhaps you would find such a practice useful as well.


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you'd have to refer to the rest of the statement, here, as this is the only thing I can think of when trying to reply to the statement.
I generally don't say a lot about it, mostly due to an order of who I'd be trying to convince into its belief, so there generally wouldn't be a point of saying if there is no grounds in which any one is to believe.

i will give you this hint you don't have to believe/agree with
most of the time if not all of the time i have experiences like these, there is a daunting sense that it is bigger than me.




posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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Guess I'll have to find someone else to probe then. Problem is, they usually aren't so coherent or cooperative.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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AfterInfinity
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Guess I'll have to find someone else to probe then. Problem is, they usually aren't so coherent or cooperative.


tell me about it, it ain't easy to swim with the fishies



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:10 PM
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So I guess the short answer to the OP is...no. No, we need not be concerned about the atheists of the world completing their dubious quest for global education. There are more than enough selfish and short-sighted politicians and religious leaders to keep the well-intentioned heathens at bay.

And to everyone else, yes, that was a joke. Calm down.
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 05:25 PM
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AfterInfinity
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So I guess the short answer to the OP is...no. No, we need not be concerned about the atheists of the world completing their dubious quest for global education. There are more than enough selfish and short-sighted politicians and religious leaders to keep the well-intentioned heathens at bay.

And to everyone else, yes, that was a joke. Calm down.
edit on 5-2-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)


i was thinking on mentioning the value of atheists ever since that one dude came in...even though its value of global education varies on perspective lol. i can't say that it would be good or bad, i just try to have an open mind.

btw, your previous post before this one made me think of this song, its all i've been thinking about recently, i find it directly relative to my personality as if its present at all times.




posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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It seems paradoxically absolute, like it's all-containing and omniresolute. If that makes any sense. I have a taste for such things.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:21 PM
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are you talking about the song?

in that case, i relate to this one whole-heartedly as well

lol, i just posted it in another thread, so why not




posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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Wow. Those are some cool tunes. I love in the instrumentals in the last one.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:32 PM
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i love music, i'm glad you can enjoy my taste.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:46 PM
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The instrumentals and cadence are always my favorite parts.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 09:51 PM
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how do you feel about electro? this is my last music post before i get too far offtopic




posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 10:14 PM
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basically if there was a deity i could relate my personality to most specifically, it would be Anubis. but only after my mental endeavors of having quit sneering/prejudice/hatred as well as removing most of pride/fear/denial among other sin. As I said before, I don't worship him, I just relate these experiences to his simulacrum and name, "He who sits upon his mountain which underscores the importance for the protection of the dead and deceased"

However, I am still Christian, lol. I can't help what I've experienced, and what I've identified with. What's done is done. I'll face my judgment with dignity.


woops, wrong thread... oh well
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posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 10:26 PM
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I don't see why the dead need protecting.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 10:29 PM
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i see it more as a rhetorical point of view, when diving into the deep abyss of the mind to reason with ideas such as pride it is possible to find a lot of war fought in the history of ancestors were driven by this one thing.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 11:07 PM
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To protect the dead? I thought it was to protect the interests of the living.



posted on Feb, 5 2014 @ 11:12 PM
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AfterInfinity
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To protect the dead? I thought it was to protect the interests of the living.


well, generally, that is true, but his name is to express a point. I'm sure there are more literal translations of the name, he was the embalmer and inventor of mummification after all. I just understand it from its rhetorical perspective as that's the one i relate to.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 12:08 AM
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Stormdancer777

FyreByrd

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AfterInfinity

Atheism is just one more way of getting the job done. Takes the vanity out of the picture too.


What job is that AI?


Evolving into a person with better character, compassion and use to society and the world as a whole, here and now, not in some imaginary future.



But that's exactly the point, be a good person and inherit the future.
Love one another
be good to one-another
Feed the hungry
Visit the sick and those in prison.
Cloth the naked.
Knowledge is the beginning of wisdom.
Love you neighbor as yourself
Take care of the widows and orphans
don't steal, lie, murder, yada yada...............................


Inherit the kingdom




And no religion is required for the above.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 07:19 AM
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Let's stay away from the rhetorical stuff. It sounds like a trap.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 08:21 AM
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it is what i make of it, nothing more than my own perceptions can come of it. i understand a lot of rhetorical stuff for what it's worth and it's never been a problem.



posted on Feb, 6 2014 @ 08:34 AM
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Rhetoric is the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers that attempt to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations.


Is this what you mean by rhetorical?
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