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The Emotional Atheist

Started by MarcusA, May 24, 2023, 12:18:30 AM

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Do atheists not have feelings? Can we not bleed? Should we not revenge?


They do, we can and we probably should.

"Everyone" at least somewhat conscious has feelings. The issue is what kind, about what and when/if they even matter to any-one except the feeler.

Every mammal can bleed - a lot of other organisms can too. So what? A pig can bleed - that doesn't mean I won't eat its bacon. My point is; the ability to bleed or, more broadly, to experience physical and/or psychological pain does not really mean all that much outside oneself.

As for vengeance... Yours is for you to decide. My only response to that is "expect opposition and do not be surprised if you fail."
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PM
In Asmo's grey lump,
wrath and dark clouds gather force.
Luxembourg trembles.


 :lol:  Revenge for what, though? Being born into a god-ridden world maybe. Not that I would say that I concur, but hypothetically, who we gonna whack for that, senor?
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth."
— H. L. Mencken


To live as you will is the best revenge.