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    Quote Originally Posted by ThorsSon View Post
    the square root of -1 is FREAKING WEIRD!!!!
    Imaginaries always amused me for some reason.
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    Imaginaries always amused me for some reason.
    because they are fascinating... I have thought that the name for the square root of negative numbers was quite appropriate... "Imaginary"... perhaps i (the square root of -1) is god.

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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    I was wondering if anyone would mind if I started chiming in on some of these questions. I identify as an agnostic which is the only reason I ask.
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    Doesn't bother me in the slightest
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    I shall preface this by clarifying that I currently identify most accurately as an agnostic.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgirl1986 View Post
    I havent read all of the content so I apologize if this has been covered, but...

    I am an Atheist also and I am trying to find my spot spiritually and am currently going through testing different things. One thing I wonder is what do you think of Tarot?
    Since I do not believe in anything more than the possibility of the supernatural and do not believe in gods, fairies, spirits, ghosts, or anything else unexplained and seemingly far-fetched, I do not use tarot as a scrying tool. Instead, I find it to be a powerful social and emotional tool. I do not ask questions for myself, like I said, I don't believe, but when my friends ask me to throw cards for them, I oblige. After all, what they're really asking for is advice so I give them advice. Sure, it's tarot advice but chances are they they've already consulted in me about their problems so it's easy as hell to 'read' the cards.

    After all, since tarot so much relies on having a relationship with the deck and whatnot, it is basically saying that it's all up for personal interpretation. It's just proverbs with pictures, and everyone can get use out of proverbs.

    This all sounds like I'm manipulating my friends. I hope you understand.
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by dgirl1986 View Post
    But science doesnt know everything...yet
    Investigations of physical laws often raise more questions than they answer.

    The interference pattern produced when a coherent light source is shone through parallel slits onto a background shows us that light travels as waves. However, when photons are induced to pass through individually their discrete impacts are probabilistic. Photons as particles therefore demonstrate an awareness of their function as wave components without having any intrinsic qualities to which this behaviour can be attributed. The same phenomenon has also been observed in similar experiments involving electrons, atoms and some molecules.

    I believe that dead matter exists in symbiosis with living matter and that the motion of dead matter orbiting the Sun is governed by the same intangible laws which determine events on Earth. Although an advanced understanding of Astrology can give us clues, any science is limited by the limitations of man.

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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    I gotst one:

    If you previously followed a faith, why did you turn towards Atheism?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amadi View Post
    I gotst one:

    If you previously followed a faith, why did you turn towards Atheism?
    My faith led me to it.

    Sounds sarcastic, but my "faith" requires exploration, experimentation, and removal of self delusion.
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadi View Post
    I gotst one:

    If you previously followed a faith, why did you turn towards Atheism?
    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    My faith led me to it.

    Sounds sarcastic, but my "faith" requires exploration, experimentation, and removal of self delusion.
    This. Soooooooooo much this. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadi View Post
    I gotst one:

    If you previously followed a faith, why did you turn towards Atheism?
    It was a false faith for me. I was raised Catholic. But found I actually never believed in a deity. Even as a young Catholic girl doing her prayers. It never connected with me. At all. And I had to find my own level.
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