Author Topic: “An Afterlife Chat with J.C.”  (Read 1531 times)

Offline SGOS

Re: “An Afterlife Chat with J.C.”
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2017, 09:48:21 AM »
Look in mirror.  When we choose our own god, he/she always looks a lot like ourselves ;-)
When I was ten or so, in my dream (not a daydream, but an actual asleep dream) God appeared before me in the form of my grandfather wearing his usual dark gray suit, a terrifying enough man without being an actual god.  He walked into my bedroom and just stood there watching me.  He didn't say anything.  He just watched me.  I woke up in a heavy sweat.  No; God is not me.  He's my grandfather.  And if I'm right, we are all fucked.

Offline Cavebear

Re: “An Afterlife Chat with J.C.”
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2017, 05:21:45 AM »
In my vague just-before-sleep imaginings, there is a deity that doesn't care anything about us, is utterly inscrutable, vaguely knows we exist, and is doesn't mess with our lives in the least bit.

Then I awaken and find the whole idea of a deity ridiculous and completely unnecessary to our existence.  The awakened life is SO much better than the sleeping/dreaming one!
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Baruch

Re: “An Afterlife Chat with J.C.”
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2017, 07:16:40 AM »
In my vague just-before-sleep imaginings, there is a deity that doesn't care anything about us, is utterly inscrutable, vaguely knows we exist, and is doesn't mess with our lives in the least bit.

Then I awaken and find the whole idea of a deity ridiculous and completely unnecessary to our existence.  The awakened life is SO much better than the sleeping/dreaming one!

Exactly what Epicurus taught 2300 years ago.  He also supported atomic theory/materialism ... and allowed women students in his philosophy school.
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