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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But it is not a FACTUAL institution. Santa Claus is an established social institution too, it just isn't real.



    I don't really care what the Catholics believe in or what the Jews believe in or what the Muslims believe in or what the Hindus believe in, I care about what is factually true in the real world. That's where these discussions ultimately fall apart because, at the end of the day, you're more concerned with feeling good than you are in being correct. I'm exactly the opposite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    There's nothing wrong with being happy. You should give it a try some time.
    I'm very happy, thanks. I'm just not delusional. You should give it a try some time.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm very happy, thanks. I'm just not delusional. You should give it a try some time.
    If that's "very happy" I'd hate to see "very angry." J/K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm very happy, thanks. I'm just not delusional. You should give it a try some time.

    Why does it bother you so if someone else believes in God?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why does it bother you so if someone else believes in God?
    +1

    If there is nothing at the end of the tunnel, why waste your time arguing against believers?

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But it is not a FACTUAL institution. Santa Claus is an established social institution too, it just isn't real.



    I don't really care what the Catholics believe in or what the Jews believe in or what the Muslims believe in or what the Hindus believe in, I care about what is factually true in the real world. That's where these discussions ultimately fall apart because, at the end of the day, you're more concerned with feeling good than you are in being correct. I'm exactly the opposite.
    Then see it as an institution believing in something that isn't real. Your irritation at the entire concept of religion is completely unsophisticated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    +1

    If there is nothing at the end of the tunnel, why waste your time arguing against believers?
    I personally am a lapsed Catholic. I may not hold totally to the structure of worshiping in the building, but far be it for me to pass judgement on what anyone else believes, or doesn't....Each persons faith is their own, and those who blanketly attack it tend to remind me of those lost souls that are only pissed that they aren't a part of it.
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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    +1

    If there is nothing at the end of the tunnel, why waste your time arguing against believers?
    It can influence the time given, here and now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    It can influence the time given, here and now.
    I get where you're coming from, but when I think about it, I don't see why that would matter if there isn't a afterlife. For example, the universe is expanding and it is theorized that everything in it will eventually fall part. If not just your own life, but the universe and everything in it is ending for all of eternity, does it really matter? You might help future generations, but ultimately I fail to see what purpose there could be without at the very least an eternity for the human race or universe, if not yourself.

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    Re: Pope resigns

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why does it bother you so if someone else believes in God?
    Same reason it would bother me if people believed in unicorns, especially if they were voting the way they thought the unicorns wanted them to vote.

    A better question is, why the hell doesn't it bother you?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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