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Is The Religious Mind Morally Compromised?

Using a simple experiment, Dan Barker tests if the religious mindset is morally compromised.

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Is The Religious Mind Morally Compromised?. Using a simple experiment, Dan Barker tests if the religious mindset is morally compromised.
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11488 Posts
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:57:38 PM
Life has meaning and content and we have this internal urge to experience this life to the fullest, yet agreeing that consciousness inevitably ceases to exist at death, makes this statement fallible, yet clearly it is not.


It's incorrect on a large enough scale, but it`s perceived to be correct on an individual scale and it`s that perception that matters.

To put it another way, my life has meaning and content to me because I think it does. On a global scale, or on a national scale, or on any scale larger than the relatively tiny number of people I know, my life is meaningless.

For example, it`s almost certain that someone died in Carmona(a small town in Spain that I picked at random) this week. How did that affect you? A person you`d never heard of dying quietly in a town you never knew existed. Them and millions of others people you`ve never heard of dying in places you never knew existed. With no effect on you.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11488 Posts
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 4:50:02 PM
So in conclusion, as you agree that human beings are just waiting to cease existing and the feeling of continuity that pervades the human race is false, why is there this biological urge to survive and have offspring?


No reason. You're presuming that there is a reason, which requires a god or gods creating everything, with a plan. You can`t logically use a conclusion as supporting argument for itself.


itslukey
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:46:35 PM
He is totally wrong!
Satan said Job only served God because he blessed him, God said that is not true Job served God because he wanted to not cause of "benefits". Satan tested Job not God. He.killed his family, home, livestock, and gave him leprosy.
Even his wife said "curse God and die"! But he didn't.
And after God gave Job even more children and more livestock than he had before.
It was a test of human faith and endurance not a cruel joke by God.

uptheante
Male, 30-39, Europe
 11 Posts
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:46:43 PM
@Angilion

So in conclusion, as you agree that human beings are just waiting to cease existing and the feeling of continuity that pervades the human race is false, why is there this biological urge to survive and have offspring?

Life has meaning and content and we have this internal urge to experience this life to the fullest, yet agreeing that consciousness inevitably ceases to exist at death, makes this statement fallible, yet clearly it is not.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11488 Posts
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 5:31:54 PM
To clarify:

Person who is living:

If I am remembered after my death, I won't truly die. Not really.

If I know who my ancestors were, then they`re sort of still alive in some way and that proves that it can be done, so my descendents might do the same thing for me.

It`s nonsense when it`s written down and people don`t think it that clearly, but it`s there. You`ve probably heard talk about people living in other people`s memories.

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