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Offline Hakurei Reimu

Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #180 on: August 15, 2014, 07:52:20 PM »
It is hard to rid oneself of a belief which is embedded in our thinking.   Because of certain convictions and experiences I've had it is going to take a lot of analysing.  It will take time though
Take it. Seriously, take the time to analyze. We don't pretend this is easy.
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Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #181 on: August 15, 2014, 07:58:36 PM »
Take it. Seriously, take the time to analyze. We don't pretend this is easy.

Indeed.

An analytically mind does not close itself to a set rule of ideals, it keeps asking the questions of why things are the way they are, where is it going, how does it serve our interests. The smartest men in mankinds history found answers to the universe because they asked questions everyone else was to afraid to ask.


Offline PickelledEggs (OP)

Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #182 on: August 17, 2014, 02:45:09 AM »
Take it. Seriously, take the time to analyze. We don't pretend this is easy.
I third this. (Munch already second-ed it sort of)

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Offline SGOS

Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #183 on: August 17, 2014, 09:38:38 AM »
It is hard to rid oneself of a belief which is embedded in our thinking.   Because of certain convictions and experiences I've had it is going to take a lot of analysing.  It will take time though
Yeah, thinking rationally is such a pain in the ass.  I advocate not thinking at all.  That way we have more time to waste on senseless activities that we really enjoy.

Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #184 on: August 22, 2014, 01:32:29 PM »
Suppose I should thank all and sundry for playing their part in my new belief system, or rather lack of belief.  I take back any harsh things that may have been said by me.   Literally woke up on Monday morning as an Atheist, it's a great feeling to say the least.

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Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #185 on: August 22, 2014, 01:40:54 PM »
Suppose I should thank all and sundry for playing their part in my new belief system, or rather lack of belief.  I take back any harsh things that may have been said by me.   Literally woke up on Monday morning as an Atheist, it's a great feeling to say the least.
Oh? Care to share what changed your mind?
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Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #186 on: August 22, 2014, 02:14:44 PM »
Your forgive me for being blunt, but given it took some people years to become atheists, like the rhetoric your told to believe in chipped away until you realize its all bunk, so how do you go from one mindset to another overnight? I've seen guys on forums say that before that they stopped believing in faith and are now atheists, but then a week later are right back to being faith followers again.


Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #187 on: August 22, 2014, 02:45:38 PM »
I think we are all a little skeptical of your epiphany, Oliver.
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Re: The Bible thumpers are back.
« Reply #188 on: August 22, 2014, 05:43:47 PM »
I believe its just a test of time, its always nice hearing someone open up to being atheist, that they can be enlightened as such, but we're just have to wait and see I guess, I'm always prepared to give someone a chance.