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Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Xavier Graham, May 20, 2022.

  1. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    Edit: I just realized this is real similar to my other thread, gonna try to get it deleted lol
    Hey mods, if you see this and feel up to deleting this, go right ahead, it’s sorta spam like this, my bad!
     
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  2. Heyo

    Heyo Veteran Member

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    You can go from religion to atheism using logic but I've yet to meat someone who has gone from (informed) atheism to religion using logic.

    But there are people who say they were atheists once and are now religious.

    Two possible explanations:
    1. They weren't informed atheists. I.e. they haven't studied or thought about arguments for and against theism. I.e. they were igtheists at best.
    2. They became religious by circumventing logic. They stopped thinking about the arguments for and against theism and made a leap of faith (a.k.a. a jump to conclusion).

    That is assuming they really are religious now. A third option is that they lie. It can be very lucrative to be an atheist who pretends to be religious. The religious are easy to fleece.
     
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  3. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    Thanks for the reply, I feel a bit silly now editing out the OP, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    I’ve been thinking how it would look like if I returned to Christianity, and I think it would have to be option two. Not that I’m going to do it, just thinking hypothetically. As I inform myself more, I feel like God would have to legit speak to me in like a dream or vision or something for me to believe again.
     
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  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I see a 3rd explanation
    They were angry at their god, choosing the title atheism to show their anger at their god without knowing its definition and implications.
     
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  5. RayofLight

    RayofLight Pronouns: they/them/their thon/thons/thonself

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    This is me...not ignoring the thread. Imma tag a mod:
    @Polymath257
     
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  6. Xavier Graham

    Xavier Graham Your local anarchist. God is Love is Love is Love

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    *Edits title to “Ignore thread”*
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  7. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    Another real possibility: someone could, early in life, rebel against nearly everything of the previous generation (young people often do), but still harbor the deeper religious belief that they were born into without giving it much thought. As they mature, those beliefs, like other things they learned from parents and others, return.
     
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  8. RayofLight

    RayofLight Pronouns: they/them/their thon/thons/thonself

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    I thought it was going to be a joke thread. That's why I clicked
     
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  9. RayofLight

    RayofLight Pronouns: they/them/their thon/thons/thonself

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    I made a joke thread since you mercilessly teased me with one.
    Ignore thread
     
  10. Viker

    Viker Spirit in Black

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    Never make an "Ignore Thread" thread. It just begs another to give it some attention. :D
     
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