Why do atheists eat babies? + Spiritual struggles & health + Religious actions study

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(Jan 24, 2017 04:00 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: Guy looks like our Prime Minister.

Are you a Canadian?

Zinjanthropos Wrote:Sorry folks but after those vids I feel the need to wax philosophic. Not something I like doing so I dislike being in this position.....

Is there confusion between Life and the Life Form? I think of the life form as an individual being whereas Life is all encompassing, containing every living being that there is. I mean if a life form dies, life doesn't pack its suitcase. As long as the conditions permit it, life marches on. 

So when I walk through a meadow I don't dwell or get teary-eyed on the fact that every living thing I encounter, including me, will some day be dead. Emotions are just a developed trait like a compound eye, all geared to maintain Life, surviving, evolving, etc.  Life obviously doesn't know what's around the corner and if just one evolved characteristic can keep it going following a post apocalyptic event then so be it. Life in some ways behaves like one of its forms, except that those forms are its evolved traits. A subtle difference there perhaps?

Perhaps.

Maybe the tree of life vs. an individual life?

"In the Book of Ezekiel, the cherub is depicted as having a number of wing pairs, and four faces: that of a lion (representative of all wild animals), an ox (domestic animals), a human (humanity), and an eagle (birds)."

"He drove out the man, and at the east of the Garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life."

Maybe you're right.  Maybe it's guarded by our emotions, instincts, and passions.  Our emotions promote survival and make life worth living. Something that objective knowledge alone is incapable of doing.  Good and evil are human constructs, which may be useful in constructing a good life and society, but the desire for ethical certainties can also be dangerous.

"Thou shalt surely die."

I don’t think that we currently have the capacity to destroy the world, but you know what they say, nothing is impossible with god.  Big Grin

The nihilistic laughter I seek is a way to verbalize our own futility.  The absurd perspective forces the readers to question their own awareness and the world in which they live.  Hence, tragic comedies such as your own.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXYvwEeWrm8

(Jan 20, 2017 04:56 AM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: I'm a closet atheist when it comes to my mom however. She's happy and there's no need to spoil it.

No hard "feelings", I hope.
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#22
I am Canadian.

Vid hard to hear and captions spoke a form of English I'm not familiar with, but I got the gist.

Why would I have hard feelings? My mom actually does know my atheist stance but I don't throw it in her face when she goes on about religion. I just let her ramble. That's all. Hey I have brothers & sisters that feel the same way as I do, we didn't get it from our mom/dad as they are/were believers. Religion, as much as I despise it, may be bigger and have more importance than I give it credit for.

If believing is an evolved trait then it may be here for one reason, the survival of the life form and ultimately life. Maybe Life is what it's all about and as a life form we play a role keeping it going. I'm probably making Life sound like it's some kind of super intelligence but how in the world could I know that? I'm happy just letting the chips fall where they may.
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(Jan 15, 2017 09:32 PM)C C Wrote: Why Do Atheists Eat Babies?

They're so chewy!

(Jan 19, 2017 07:37 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: Why am I always hungry after CC posts?


[Image: eats-babies.jpg]
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(Feb 7, 2017 04:07 AM)Yazata Wrote:
(Jan 15, 2017 09:32 PM)C C Wrote: Why Do Atheists Eat Babies?

They're so chewy!

(Jan 19, 2017 07:37 PM)Zinjanthropos Wrote: Why am I always hungry after CC posts?


[Image: eats-babies.jpg]

Helps to know a little Mandarin before ordering from the Chinese restaurant menu. Looks like somebody ordered Sum Yung Ting without realizing the consequence. Also never order Wun Gai Guy when on a date with the opposite sex.
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