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Old June 10th, 2014, 02:17 PM  
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Default Re: Religion

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Originally Posted by Vlerchan View Post
And, I'm saying that's not an all-to-valid line of reasoning to take given the fact that there is very few people capable of developing a world view around pure logic, and fewer who do.
I'm not demanding everybody adapt my worldview, I'm merely posting my opinions on the internet. I think faith is illogical, and ultimately detrimental to human society. That's it. I'm not demanding everybody adapt to or agree with my opinion, I'm just stating it on a forum designed specifically so people can post their opinions.
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Originally Posted by phuckphace427 View Post
it's all fine and dandy to promote the ideals of logic and reason. I don't have an issue with that.

what I do have a problem with is when the Internet Atheist Inquisition Kru declares that religion should be thrown out on the sole basis that faith is illogical,
I never said it should be "thrown out". I just said I think relying on faith is illogical, and billions of people all relying on faith to make their decisions is dangerous.
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while completely disregarding the enormous net benefits that organized religion and faith have for humanity.
I'm well aware that believing in a deity can have some positive psychological effects, but if nobody believed in God there would be other places for people to go to to feel a sense of belonging and to confide in someone. Other than that, you're joking, right? Organized religion is good for society? Are you high, or just fucking with me?
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I see this same type of narrow-minded thinking in libertarians, who don't understand (and refuse to consider) why some people do things that don't involve making money.
I'm not a libertarian anymore, you can stop going off topic to attack them now.
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Even as an atheist I find this desire for rigid and emotionless, black-and-white rationality in all areas of our lives unhealthy.
Really? I don't see a problem with everyone acting rationally all the time. To me, that sounds like a perfect society.
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besides, our existence is pointless and accidental anyway, so there's no harm in worshiping a non-existent deity. it's surely no more pointless than anything else we do with our meaningless lives, right?
Can everyone stop putting words in my mouth? It's getting annoying. I never said our lives were pointless or meaningless, I said they have no inherent meaning. What that means is nobody is just born with a purpose. What meaning or purpose your life has is up to you. If you want the meaning of your life to be to marry and have a family, or to become the President of Venezuela, or own a casino, or win a nobel prize, or just be really happy all the time, that's up to you.

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