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Atheism is a psychological construct of doubt ; not a reality

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    paarsurreyposted 3 years ago

    Atheism is a psychological construct of those who doubt nature; not a reality

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Atheism: A lack of belief in a god that cannot be shown to exist.

      Sounds more like reality than anything else to me!  One might call it a lack of imagination or even a strong desire for truth, but it doesn't make it unreal.

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        paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Reality exists irrespective of whether man exists or not.

        1. wilderness profile image99
          wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Very good!  And it exists, as is, no matter what man may or may not believe.  All the imaginings of man added together will not produce even one small god out there somewhere in the real world.  Only within the minds of those wishing it to the point of accepting imagination as truth.

    2. AshtonFirefly profile image79
      AshtonFireflyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How is atheism a psychological construct of those who doubt nature? What nature? Please elaborate.

    3. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Or

      Theism is a psychological construct of those who fear the unknown; not a reality.

      Statements like these are easy to make.

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    paarsurreyposted 3 years ago

    All doubts of the Atheists Agnostics cannot cause a thing to exist or to non-exist.

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      True.  And neither can the desires, wants or imaginings of the theists.

      Things either exist or do not, irregardless of what man thinks.  Your point?

    2. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Likewise, all the beliefs of all the children in the world can't make Santa actually exist.

      Seriously, everything you say work in reverse, and probably more effectively in reverse than in the way you are stating it.

      1. wilderness profile image99
        wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Hey, now!  I just helped my grand daughter write a letter to Santa (on facebook, so all can see it smile ).  I certainly hope there is a Santa because I sure can't provide her pet unicorn myself!

        1. bBerean profile image60
          bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Actually, Wilderness, I think you are exactly where you need to be with that request.  I know Julie, Rory and Ed have all mentioned having dragons.   If memory serves, there has also been talk of unicorns, (with leprechaun jockeys no less).  Someone here should at least be able to give you a lead on getting one.

          1. wilderness profile image99
            wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Well, if Santa isn't going to provide, I sure hope so.  And, now that you mention it, the grandson requested a dragon, so I really do need help.

            1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
              MelissaBarrettposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              I actually purchased both a unicorn (pink) and a dragon for Christmas this year. Honestly. They are fluffy (the adjective, not the name) and talk. They go into little plush castles that also talk.

              1. JMcFarland profile image89
                JMcFarlandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                that's ridiculous.  Castles don't talk.  Don't be silly.  Surely you jest.

                1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                  MelissaBarrettposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  These castles talk... well they snore actually. It's all very plush and soft and sleepiness. Any toy designed to facilitate sleep, I'm all for. Really, shut up and take my money, kinda all for.
                  http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8588275_f248.jpg

                  1. JMcFarland profile image89
                    JMcFarlandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    *blinks*

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            Deepes Mindposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Ummm.. Rory has said no such thing. Rad Man has.

            1. bBerean profile image60
              bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Well, if it isn't your dragon, it is Julie's dragon, Fluffy, which you harbor in your garage sometimes...right?

              1. JMcFarland profile image89
                JMcFarlandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Speaking of which, has anyone seen...er....noticed fluffy?  She's been missing for awhile, and it's getting colder out and I'm going to Maine in January.  I could use the heat.

                1. bBerean profile image60
                  bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  This is concerning.  If an invisible dragon in your garage passes on...I can't even go there.  I hope Fluffy is well.  Deepes?

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                  Deepes Mindposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  I haven't noticed anything. Fluffy will turn up I hope.

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                Deepes Mindposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                Fluffy makes her rounds I'm told. I don't have a garage so I can't harbor her.

                1. JMcFarland profile image89
                  JMcFarlandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  not even an invisible garage?  Where on earth is she able to play with your son?

                2. bBerean profile image60
                  bBereanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  So Fluffy does not stay with you?  Did she just come by that one time to give your son a ride?

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                    Deepes Mindposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    I think so. All I saw was my son sitting on thin air and flying in a weird pattern so I had to assume that my son is a superhero or I'm extremely drunk (but I don't drink). That was until I smelled the sulphur. Then I put two and two together

  3. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago

    ROFLMAO...

    OK then, since I'm heading off to dreamland I get to say something I've always wanted to say...

    Merry Christmas to all, and to all a Good Night.

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    paarsurreyposted 3 years ago

    Please not the topic which is "Atheism is a psychological construct of doubt ; not a reality".
    Thanks

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Have you got something against pink unicorns?  Or the castle they live in?

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        paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Do you believe in them?

    2. HowardBThiname profile image82
      HowardBThinameposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, "atheism is a psychological construct of doubt ; not a reality". I'll agree with that.

      But, by the same token, "Theism is a psychological ideation ; not a reality".

      What is real cannot be threatened. What is false, therefore, does not exist, except in the minds of the deluded.

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        paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Belief in One-True-God Allah Yahweh is very natural and is a reality; yet those who very unnaturally doubt it they are in no compulsion to believe it.

        1. wilderness profile image99
          wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          As only a quite small percentage of people throughout the history of mankind have expressed a belief in Allah (and even fewer actually had such a belief), it doesn't seem very "natural", does it?

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            paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Natural is that what exists irrespective of humans believing or not believing and their numbers.

            1. wilderness profile image99
              wildernessposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Ah.  Then both Allah and God are very unnatural as neither actually exists. 

              Why did you say the one was natural?

              And why would you say that "Belief in One-True-God Allah Yahweh is very natural" if "natural" is irrespective of belief?

        2. EncephaloiDead profile image58
          EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Not quite, believing in gods is very natural as you say, but doubting is also very natural and so is having or not a compulsion to believe or not believe, they are all equally natural.

          Just as it is natural to want others to share and accept your beliefs.

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        paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You mean the minds of Atheists are free from being deluded?

        1. JMcFarland profile image89
          JMcFarlandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          no.  Not all atheists are skeptics.  Some atheists believe ridiculous things with no good reason.  In other words, they have faith.

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            paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            So the Theists and the Atheists both are faith based.

            1. JMcFarland profile image89
              JMcFarlandposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              No. .. just atheists that believe something without a good reason and without evidence.  That's what faith is.  Not all atheists are identical,  just like not all theists are identical.  Skepticism and atheism are not the same.  I wish they were.

            2. EncephaloiDead profile image58
              EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              They could be described that way based on descriptions and definitions that include the word faith. Theism is based entirely on a faith in gods and their existence while atheism is a complete lack of that faith.

        2. EncephaloiDead profile image58
          EncephaloiDeadposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          No, they are free from having faith in gods.

        3. HowardBThiname profile image82
          HowardBThinameposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Free from "religious" delusion, I should clarify that.

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            paarsurreyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            While keeping the Atheist delusion intact in them?!

 
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