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Author Topic:   Problems with being an Atheist (or Evolutionist)
Aware Wolf
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Message 29 of 276 (538095)
12-03-2009 2:58 PM
Reply to: Message 27 by Briterican
12-03-2009 2:03 PM


Re: The end is the end, kinda sad eh
Similarly, I often think about the fact that I was born where and when I was, which is a much more comfortable/affluent place and time than most of humanity can claim. It can make me feel guilty sometimes.

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Aware Wolf
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Message 50 of 276 (538477)
12-07-2009 12:34 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Stile
12-08-2008 10:37 AM


I don't know if this is the type of answer you are looking for, but the biggest problem for me has been conflict with believing loved ones, especially my wife. She truly believes that I am going to hell, and that is a source of pain for her. We've reached the point where we don't talk about it much, so I'm not sure how often she thinks about it, but just about every Sunday in church the pastor brings up the "fact" that non-believers are destined for eternal punishment.
It has occurred to me to pretend to be a christian for her sake, but I don't think I could pull it off. I do wonder, though, if (hopefully) years from now if I am lying in my death bed and she is at my side, if the most loving thing to do would be to fake a conversion.

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Aware Wolf
Member (Idle past 1534 days)
Posts: 156
From: New Hampshire, USA
Joined: 02-13-2009


Message 52 of 276 (538494)
12-07-2009 3:00 PM
Reply to: Message 51 by Stile
12-07-2009 1:43 PM


Dear Stile writes:
Overall - Take things easy.
Seems like you might make a good advice columnist; at least the advice you give here seems reasonable; it's more or less how I've been handling the situation for a while now. I think it's the least bad approach.
However, I do have to criticize this:
Dear Stile writes:
I shall bid you good luck and send you on your way to, you know, actually deal with the difficult problem.
Jeez, I was hoping for you to offer a fool proof air tight solution. A theist would have, you know...

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Aware Wolf
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Message 57 of 276 (538615)
12-08-2009 8:38 AM
Reply to: Message 55 by purpledawn
12-08-2009 5:48 AM


PD writes:
I agree with Stiles about taking it easy. Good luck.
Thanks. I am not familiar with 1 Corinthians 7:14; I'll have to look into it. Like, what is "sanctified" supposed to mean here?

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Aware Wolf
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From: New Hampshire, USA
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Message 59 of 276 (538633)
12-08-2009 12:00 PM
Reply to: Message 58 by purpledawn
12-08-2009 10:58 AM


purpledawn writes:
Hopefully I haven't made this any muddier.
I think you've just moved the mud around, but I thank you for the attempt.

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