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An insight into what some atheists have to consider - said the bear

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by charlie sc, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. charlie sc

    charlie sc Well-Known Member

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    This short video describes perfectly, and quite optimistically I might add, the existential dilemma an atheist may face. I'm not sure how theists feel about it, but it would be interesting - said the bear.

     
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  2. Daemon Sophic

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    Nice.
    Although I don’t really see this in terms of either theists or atheists. :shrug:


    ....but nice.
     
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  3. charlie sc

    charlie sc Well-Known Member

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    I suppose this nihilistic viewpoint is not considered for someone who knows they'll live forever in heaven or somesuch supernatural soul type thing.
     
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    Yeah OK I figured that’s what you were driving at. Although the video itself does not discuss it.
    Personally, I’m fine with some eventual cessation of my existence. In fact, I believe that I would find true eternal immortality to be maddening. :confused:o_O:fearscream:
     
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  5. charlie sc

    charlie sc Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it would be maddening, I dunno. All the fantasy literature seems to suggest this but they're only guessing.
     
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    Agreed on all counts, nice AND agnostic.
     
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  7. Milton Platt

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    some people believe that.....nobody knows it.
     
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    I believe that the soul lives on forever in a spiritual world, whether one is a believer or a nonbeliever....
    I do not see how the video is related to the afterlife but I still thought the video was cute and made some good points.
     
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    We can know it without being able to prove it. :D
     
  10. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    Quite.

    It might be shocking for some to know that atheism isn't nillistic whatsoever.

    I mean we're here. Right? "O)
     
  11. charlie sc

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    Yes, it's not inherently nihilistic, but I think we have to consider this more than others.

    Yes, we're here :)
     
  12. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Agreed.
     
  13. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I think the bear takes himself too seriously. Meaning isn't produced by existing forever. It is produced by doing good now.
     
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  14. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Christine's Uncle Fergus
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    That squirrel sounds a lot like George Takei.
    And that bear worried too much.
     
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  15. charlie sc

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    It is George Takei :D
     
  16. Milton Platt

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    How?
     
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    Because there is evidence.
     
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    By introducing Humpty Dumpty to the word "know".
     
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