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    An Atheistic World

    What if we lived a world without a god? What would life will be like if the whole world was atheistic?

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    Re: An Atheistic World

    If we lived in a world without a god we would make one. A thought form can be given all the power and properties of a god just by being accepted widely and having faith in it. The more people that recognize it the stronger it becomes. It would take on all the attributes given.

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    Re: An Atheistic World

    Well we do live in a world without a God or Gods. Yet it is a very theistic world.

    So what if we lived in a world where the people were atheist? Well people wouldn't believe in ridiculous notions, be more accepting of scientific truths, be less cause for war, divide, and hate.

    An atheistic world would be a far better world than what we have now.

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    A perfect world requires perfect people. As long as we have people living in different places and in different ways there will be struggles for power and money and there will be wars.
    Religions don't cause wars, people do and they just use religion as a way to justify them.

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    Re: An Atheistic World

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    What if we lived a world without a god? What would life will be like if the whole world was atheistic?
    You'd have a world with a bunch of atheists in it.
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    Re: An Atheistic World

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    A perfect world requires perfect people. As long as we have people living in different places and in different ways there will be struggles for power and money and there will be wars.
    Religions don't cause wars, people do and they just use religion as a way to justify them.
    I second this.

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    Re: An Atheistic World

    And those beliefs are generally ridiculous. We can say allnwe want that the wars would still happen if religion was null. And that's true. But we would have subverted so much pain, hate, anger, and death if religion had not existed. There is enough wonder in this universe without creating myths to explain what will eventually or what has been explained by science. It is anti-intellectualism at its greatest and that is a travesty among the many other travesties religion has created.

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    Re: An Atheistic World

    Humans are driven to seek out the Gods... I don't think it's possible for the world to be without any divinity. Plus, I believe that life is to unlikely to occur without some kind of outside influence... For their to be a world (and universe), I believe there had to have been something to get it started.

    The problem is that people feel the drive and seek their Gods without thought or personal reflection. They latch blindly on to paths without actually speaking to the Gods, believing them to be voiceless.


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    Re: An Atheistic World

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    You'd have a world with a bunch of atheists in it.
    pretty much this^ and this:

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsFriend View Post
    A perfect world requires perfect people. As long as we have people living in different places and in different ways there will be struggles for power and money and there will be wars.
    Religions don't cause wars, people do and they just use religion as a way to justify them.
    Religion is an EXCUSE not a REASON....which is a bit like the difference between correlation and causation.

    Athiests are just as dumb as theists when it comes to the stupid things that people believe in. Atheists don't have the market on intelligence, or even reason and logic cornered when it comes to any topic in general, or the existence of "god" in particular. That would be confusing them with the people that truly have the only defendable intellectual, science-based position on whether or not "god" exists...and those people would be agnostics.
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    Re: An Atheistic World

    Humans need something to believe in when they reach an age where death is near..People can be afraid about death,and I think just the thought that something greater than themselves that "Might" allow them another view of the after life beyond ashes to ashes and dust to dust....Life can be frightening,and at times faith may get you through very bad stuff.(It does not really need to be true to be comforting)
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