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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?
    fascination with science. The more I learned about science, the smaller and smaller the box that enclosed "god" got, and I finally had to admit to myself that there is no justifiable reason to believe in the supernatural.
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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?
    I wasn't raised under a religion, but I did try the opposite, turning toward faith. I'm pretty sure (no offense, personal opinion here) that religious experiences are just delusions, but they're delusions I'd like to have. I genuinely think my life would be better and I'd be happier if I had god/s.

    So I pretty much tried to force my mind open to faith. Unfortunately, faith isn't really something you can force. So I gave up on that eventually. I'm just not capable of believing things on faith alone, I need some modicum of evidence.

    Anyway, I've come a ways since then in terms of personal acceptance, and beyond just religious views too. S'all good.
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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?
    Because all experiences, or lack there of, pointed towards there being no gods
    There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything. - Lord Byron

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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?
    Science has results.
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by Roknrol View Post
    Holy crap, when did you turn to the Dark Side?
    somewhere between 5-7 years ago... not sure when the switch flipped, exactly.

    I just found myself realizing that I no longer believed in god(s)... but I don't remember a single ah-ha moment.

    As you said, science has results... god(s) do(es)n't
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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quick poll of the group: how many atheists believe in the concept of the soul? It just struck me today that we don't have one. It was a harder blow than I'd anticipated and so I was wondering if this is just one of the steps towards truth, so to speak.

    So, guys?
    No one tells the wind which way to blow.

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    I have no idea. Soul is of emotion. Emotion is of chemicals. The ladder down on that one leads to a biological answer I'd rather not really care about.

    I dunno.
    Satan is my spirit animal

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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn View Post
    Quick poll of the group: how many atheists believe in the concept of the soul? It just struck me today that we don't have one. It was a harder blow than I'd anticipated and so I was wondering if this is just one of the steps towards truth, so to speak.

    So, guys?
    Hey miss agnostic, I have absolutely no idea I err on the side of definitely maybe.
    Yikes, all that cultural appropriation that used to be here tho

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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjorn View Post
    Quick poll of the group: how many atheists believe in the concept of the soul? It just struck me today that we don't have one. It was a harder blow than I'd anticipated and so I was wondering if this is just one of the steps towards truth, so to speak.

    So, guys?
    Our legacy is the only part of us that lives on when we die. Of that, I am pretty damn sure. So, invest in cryogenics and life extension folks! At any rate, even if we did have a "soul" I don't think that would be "us." Who we are depends on our brain, something goes kaput in yer noggin then you aren't you anymore. If we had souls that were us, then that shouldn't happen.

    Aside from that, people have "essence" or rather that is to say people feel like themselves. I can look at something my mom wrote and it just feels like her, but that is most likely just a quirk of how our brains work. We do most of our thinking subconsciously after all.
    Trust is knowing someone or something well enough to have a good idea of their motivations and character, for good or for ill. People often say trust when they mean faith.

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    Re: Ask an Athe´st

    When we aren't 'aware' of ourselves, like when we sleep, are we soulless?
    Satan is my spirit animal

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