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disillusioned last won the day on November 22 2015

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About disillusioned

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    Holy Prophet of the FSM

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    Still trying to find my way, mostly making it up as I go along.
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    Chess, literature, science, philosophy, entertainment, food and drink.
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    "Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself."
    ~Patrick Rothfuss~

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  • Still have any Gods? If so, who or what?
    I have looked deep into the sauce and cheese.

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  1. Thanks, BAA, thus is very interesting. I attended a lecture related to gravitational waves not long ago. I find the fact that gravitational waves are of audible frequencies to be really cool. It will be interesting to see where this goes for sure!
  2. Thanks BAA I'll look into those and get back to you.
  3. I still listen to a fair amount of Christian music. Much of it is garbage, but there's some stuff that I still like.
  4. I don't know about anyone else, but I'd happily take a Bob Dylan lyric or three about now...
  5. Sure BAA, I'd be interested in looking into that when you have some time.
  6. I think I was quite clear that my feelings were not hurt by you. Maybe, but I doubt it. What's more likely is that it was a waste of my time. I can't speak for anyone but myself. I don't believe that I insulted you. You have admitted that you are not a Christian and that you are not an ex-Christian. Your comments here suffice to demonstrate to me that you have no understanding of what it is to be a fundamentalist, and furthermore, that you have no understanding of the extent to which losing one's faith can affect one's life.
  7. ...and the evidence you have for the basis of your faith comes from the Bible. How quaint. It seems you have nothing of substance to say about anything.
  8. So I take it that you're ok with having no basis for your faith.
  9. You are now citing the Bible to justify your professed belief that the Bible is scripture. Surely you can see that this is circular.
  10. And how do you know that those others got it right?
  11. Your opinion is wrong. I was, in every possible sense, a Christian. Now I'm not.
  12. And how do you determine what is and what is not "scripture"?
  13. They way I see it, my life is finite in the past. It had a definite beginning. Why should I think that it will not be finite in the future? Also, you seem to have a habit of "defending" your positive truth claims by asking others to defend their scepticism. This is poor form logically. When you assert something, the burden of proof is on you, not me. You assert that my life is eternal. I want to know why you think this is the case. My opinion is that my life is not eternal, and I believe this because 1) I have no reason to think that it is eternal, 2) as stated above, my life is finite in one dimension and I can't see a reason why it shouldn't be finite in both, 3) I can't think of an example of anything which is eternal, save perhaps for the quantum vacuum, and I don't *know* if that is eternal or not and 4) the notion of eternal life seems, quite literally, like a fairy tale. Everyone dies. This we know. The assertion that death is not the end requires quite a bit of justification. I'll take that justification now, please.
  14. Hi Jess, and welcome! I've been into cooking for quite a while now, but I've only really gotten into baking in the last year or so. Not desserts particularly; mainly bread. I've also tossed the idea around of starting a business one day, but I think for me that would ruin the fun. If it's what you want, though, you can totally make it happen! Stick around. You're already making great contributions here.
  15. What makes you think that there is such a thing as eternal life? On the face of it, it sounds like a complete fairy tale to me.