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Featured which is easier? theism or atheism?

Discussion in 'Theological Concepts' started by robocop (actually), Jul 11, 2018.

  1. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    which is easier? And which is more rewarding?
     
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    What about Agnosticism, or Deism, or Pantheism?
     
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  3. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    How about animism?
     
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    Is ease of belief and/or a reward a valid way to decide truth?
     
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  5. robocop (actually)

    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    No, but I'm still curious about my question.
     
  6. Willamena

    Willamena Just me
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    Belief and disbelief are equally simple.

    Being true to your beliefs is rewarding.
     
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    Fair enough. I suspect that answer is so dependent on the individual that it is easier just to figure out what works for you.
     
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    Who has more fun, strict Haredi Jews or Exclusive Brethren Christians?
     
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    Isn't that entirely relative to the person?
     
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    This is a loaded question and too simplistic. It depends on what form of theism, and the options of Agnosticism, Deism, Pantheism, and other alternatives.

    I believe that atheism is easier to justify than the exclusive claims and beliefs of ancient religions and belief systems based ancient scripture and mythology. These ancient beliefs are illogical and irrational when claim to stand along as THE only true religion.
     
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    Atheism is meaningless, so it's 'easy' in that sense. I can be a murderer or a wonderful human being and still meet the requirements of atheism in a moral sense, since there are none.

    Some folks mistake this for immorality, and then further mistakenly attribute immorality to atheists.

    Atheism is amoral. And atheists are a mixed bag, with 'morals' being variable (as they are with theists).
     
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    How do you mean easier? Never gave it any thought. I don’t base my beliefs on how easiy they are to hold, but rather on the truthfulness of the belief.

    It does get tiring to have theists drag out the same old arguments that have been refuted, sometimes hundreds of years ago, so that isn’t always easy.
    As far as how easy it is to hold the belief that there are no gods, it doesn’t really require any effort, only an acknowledgement that there is no good evidence to suggest such belief is warranted.
     
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    Easier? In what way? Easier to believe in?

    Both? Depends on the person. Though, for me and my obervations atheists really do not care.
     
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    I believe one of the aspects of being easier, is less contradictions with science and nature and extent of our knowledge today.

    Atheism, and agnosticism have less contradictions to deal with in the contemporary world, than ancient religions like Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
     
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    I can tell you why sleep in on Sundays.
     
  17. Sir Doom

    Sir Doom Cooler than most of you

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    Theism is easier to spell.
    Atheism promises no rewards, but then again neither does theism. Dead tie on that.
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Based on my own personal experiences I would say theism.
     
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    believing in Something Greater than yourself
    will make you feel small

    to have nothing greater than yourself
    will leave you in a grave
     
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    Sir Doom Cooler than most of you

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    Only if you're a betting man named Pascal! ;)
     
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