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November 24, 2012


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Atheism and opinion

carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Atheism is an opinion. I might be wrong in my atheism. If I'm wrong, I'm completely wrong.

Have you ever given much thought to the fact that you might be wrong? I know that Bertrand Russell give it plenty of thought, much to his detriment.

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Wesmeadow Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can be right about it all, none at all, or I could be hitting and missing.

The difference is that I observe it happening, where others pretend it is fake or all in their imaginations.
tdroid Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I gave it some thought, but I came to the conclution that it doesn't matter. If I chose to accept the Christian view, there is the Muslim Hell to worry about and the other way around. Or the underworld of the Northern Gods(Tor, Odin etc.), or the realm of Hades. Or the afterlife of another religious belief. There are so many of them that has risen and died down that the religious people of today are just as likely to be wrong as we are.
sagethethird Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I've given a lot of thought to being wrong. Take consciousness for instance.
when speaking of consciousness, it's like asking where did substance come from. it's a nonsense question, like asking when does infinity end?

So the standpoint I take on that is that I acknowledge Descartes' "I think therefore I am" statement derived from doubting everything and determining that the only thing he could say for sure is that he was thinking and in essence that proved that he at least "was". From this you can go wild in assuming things about the universe like a child.

But from that he build up his logic anew, saying that "god had to exist" because "something" was (I actually forget his reasoning to my dismay) but thats where we go our separate ways.

I doubt everything, but what I get from that is that regardless something exists which is fantastic in and of itself. when you get down to it, maybe the impossibility is that "nothing" exists. and that is truly mind-blowing.

I guess when thinking I might be wrong it doesn't phase me, because if "nothing" can't exist I'll always "be" and no-matter if I'm right somewhere along the line whether I'm right or wrong wont matter at all.
StripedPower Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Enough. I wouldn't have gotten where I am if I didn't.
siantjudas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I think I was wrong once...
DeWolfie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe that the earth is the shell of a turtle...
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like turtles.
carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God is real. Why is he any less a guess than anything else? Because God is a nonsense answer, he explains nothing. Of course, he is a little more than everything to the faithful but that is equally nonsensical.
MatthewMatters Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
the fuck?
Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
All voiced thoughts are opinions. The universe is only as accurate as our senses perceive it. Logic can't escape hard solipsism but at the same time solipsism is useless.
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