my possessions will be carted of to the dump,
Frank Apisa wrote:
That is unfortunate, because I dislike ignoring anyone, but some problems occurred in the past that made the move the best option.
The "problems" in question are the mere fact that I do not hate Mr. Trump.
....I've never understood why people cling to those negative and useless feelings.
hightor wrote:No, but it gives you a perspective which may enable you to come to terms with your fate and lessen your anxiety.
It is our fate to die.
The idea that it is our fate to cease to exist when we die is merely atheist religious belief.
Comedian Frankie Boyle, who is an atheist, put professional atheists in there, people who constantly mock and ridicule those who believe. Boyle pointed out the priests in South America who stood up to oppressive governments and many lost their lives as a result. Priests like Oscar Romero were murdered by right wing governments, and people like that do not deserve to be insulted by the likes of Ricky Gervais.
In the end it doesn't matter what people believe unless they preach hate and division like bulmabriefs, and you have a choice, you can be another hate merchant like them or you can try to see what unites us instead.
No, it's not.
The body looks like a machine. Certainly doctors treat it as though it were a machine, not with magic. When someone dies from age, or disease, or injury, his body stops working. It appears that the machine just broke. Because the body appears to be a machine, I believe it is one. Like any scientist, I will change my belief as soon as there is a repeatable test which contradicts it. That's not what religion does.
The body looks like a machine.
You're not going to impress anyone by sinking to their levels.
You’ve not taken the position of someone who sees no evidence of the supernatural and therefore cannot believe in it, which I have no problem with by the way.
You have stated that those who do believe do so because they’re not as smart as you.
In the end it doesn’t matter what people believe unless they preach hate and division like bulmabriefs, and you have a choice, you can be another hate merchant like them or you can try to see what unites us instead.
There are occasions when a hallucinogenic can temporarily free you from the insidious mental rut that this society demands.
A "tentative conclusion" is a belief. Nothing more; nothing less.
adj. Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional.
adj. Indicating a lack of confidence or certainty; hesitant.
Based on or consisting in trial or experiment; experimental; empirical.
1. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another: My belief in you is as strong as ever.
2. Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something: His explanation of what happened defies belief.
3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
No, I have pointed out that you are using the same tactics as hate mongers by dismissing those whose beliefs don’t match your own.
You don’t call them evil or undeserving, you heavily imply that they only believe that because they’re not smart enough to see the “truth.”
If you type gullible into word hippo looking for synonyms one that comes up is foolish or stupid.
easily deceived or tricked, and too willing to believe everything that other people say
Quote:The body looks like a machine.
Good for you. Study it enough and you will be convinced it IS a machine.
Now decide whether you believe machines of that complexity design and assemble themselves.
I haven’t seen any evidence that they do.