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What is the meaning of God or no God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edward Teach May 5, 2013. 19 Replies

I am new to this forum. I was raised Catholic and spent 9 years at a private school. That's the easiest way to get the christian notion of God beat right out of you. But I was wondering what most…Continue

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Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"I remember making that argument to a guy I was dating as we drove home from a party. I'd had nausea, and he mocked, "You'll never convince me that throwing up is a peak experience." I've forgotten his name and face, 45 years…"
Aug 21, 2012
Dr. Terence Meaden left a comment for Bill Steele
"Hello Bill A big welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know in being a  non believer and freethinker like us. We invite you to make good friends by joining…"
Aug 17, 2012
Edward Teach replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Well said, Asa! Hang tough, Bill. Death will take care of itself. No need to help it along. This is your one and only opportunity to appreciate (notice I didn't say, "enjoy") the full range of the human experience. The experience…"
Aug 14, 2012
Lillie replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Well written, Ted, especially the last paragraph."
Aug 14, 2012
Ted Foureagles replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Bill: Dealing with overwhelming personal tragedy does make belief in an afterlife attractive -- perhaps even temporarily useful, but it does not make it true.  That's not an indictment of whether or not it is true -- just that our hopes…"
Aug 14, 2012
Lillie replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Beautifully written, Asa."
Aug 13, 2012
Asa Watcher replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Bill; You are not alone, as nearly all of us have had some sort of staggering personal adversity . . . .  or will have. When considering an alternative to living in the face of your tragedy, what comes after life should not be a…"
Aug 13, 2012
Lillie replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Nap, the King James Version is the dreamy writing.  It reads like poetry and is difficult to understand.  Now modern versions interpret it anyway they please to their advantage.  However, when I was thirty and still pretending to be a…"
Aug 13, 2012
Steph S. left a comment for Bill Steele
"Greetings! Welcome to the site! "
Aug 12, 2012
Lillie replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Of course, you have these questions if you have just come through a personal tragedy.  I agree with Dr. Clark.  You need time to heal and postpone such threatening questions for a time when you are much stronger mentally and…"
Aug 12, 2012
Dr. Allan H. Clark replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Sorry to hear you have been through something so terrible it makes you feel this way. Many of us have been there as well in the past and feel genuine sympathy for anyone suffering as much as you. It may not help much, but in my experience of 77…"
Aug 12, 2012
Bill Steele replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Thank you for all the comments. I cannot at this point say that I am an Atheist. I am searching for some kind of solid ground. In reading the book I mentioned I thought that maybe there was some leeway in what Atheists believed is after death. For…"
Aug 12, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner left a comment for Bill Steele
"Welcome, Bill! Glad you could join us. :D It's great to see the way you jumped right in with an interesting discussion. Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. I also…"
Aug 12, 2012
Ruth Anthony-Gardner replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"As I see it our molecules get recylced and there is no consciousness after death."
Aug 12, 2012
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"Life emanates from the earth and to the earth we return on death. Conciousness ceases on death. The reviews indicate the book is a dreamy astrological writing. I will not read it.  "
Aug 12, 2012
Lillie replied to Bill Steele's discussion What is the meaning of God or no God
"As far as I am concerned humans are just animals like elephants, rabbits, whales, etc., although a more higher evolved one, of course.  What happens to elephants, rabbits, whales, etc., when they die?  Do they go to some kind…"
Aug 12, 2012

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At 5:57pm on August 17, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hello Bill

A big welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know in being a  non believer and freethinker like us.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 11:54pm on August 12, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:46pm on August 12, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Bill! Glad you could join us. :D It's great to see the way you jumped right in with an interesting discussion.

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends.

I also recommend Eco-Logical, since the climate is changing so drastically.

After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

 
 
 

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