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Climbing a mountain to the moon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Mar 22. 1 Reply

The attached article is intended to engage all people who wonder about the purpose of their life on earth.  I am looking for comments from an atheist about:1. The metaphor of the mountain paths2. How…Continue

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We will all die regardless of our beliefs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Apr 17, 2020. 21 Replies

I started doing hospice volunteering over thirty years ago.I wrote an essay to use for training of new volunteers (attached)Like me, I knew they had to be prepared to deal with folks with widely…Continue

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Fingered Moon replied to Atheist Universe's discussion Introduce Yourself
"I was raised in a religious tradition that cultivated me to pity those following a different spiritual path, especially atheists and agnostics. In later years, after extended discussions with friends having travelled one or more of these other…"
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The Paths to Awareness and Completeness

I was raised in a religious tradition that cultivated me to pity those following a different spiritual path, especially atheists and agnostics. In later years, after extended discussions with friends having travelled one or more of these other paths, I found out they recall pitying folks on my path! We all had hoped that the “unfortunate ignorant others” would someday see the light and join us on the “One and Only” path to something special.Huston Smith has been a great inspiration for several…See More
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Stephen Brodie replied to Fingered Moon's discussion Climbing a mountain to the moon
"Thanks for sharing with us this article. I'll have to re-read it a few more times to make sure I've understood it."
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Climbing a mountain to the moon

The attached article is intended to engage all people who wonder about the purpose of their life on earth.  I am looking for comments from an atheist about:1. The metaphor of the mountain paths2. How do you feel about this quote from the article:A religious belief is not a statement about Reality, but a hint, a clue about something that is a mystery, beyond the grasp of human thought. In short, a religious belief is only a finger pointing to the moon. Some religious people never get beyond the…See More
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Stephen Brodie replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"I couldn't agree with you more FM. Even in today's democracies their leaders in order to avoid scrutiny they will point a finger at others. Trump seems to do this at almost every press briefing "
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Fingered Moon replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"We should also remember that religious people persecute not just atheists but also other religious people.  The Crusades was Christians vs Muslims.  Christians fight Christians (Protestant vs Catholic)  Muslims fight Muslims (Suuni vs…"
Apr 16, 2020
Stephen Brodie replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"Fingered Moon, I totally agree that we must always strive to be tolerant of other people views. But we must remember that it's the religious people around the world that persecute Atheists to the degree that many are imprisoned and even…"
Apr 16, 2020
Fingered Moon replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"Thanks for the Percy article I have not been on this site long, but am finding some great stuff, thanks. Is it just me, or do some atheists sound like members of various fundamentalist religions and have little tolerance for other belief systems? I…"
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Fingered Moon replied to Ethan HAckley's discussion What is an atheists raw perspective on the Bible and God
"Yes Einstein used metaphor and thought experiments in both his scientific and in his spiritual research. He knew words alone would be totally inadequate. If you demand proof of something before you will accept it as truth, The Trouble with Truth we…"
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Onyango Makagutu replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"There is a book of the same title as Percy's short pamphlet by Dr. D M Brooks. It is a book i highly recommend for one looking for lockdown reading. Necessity%20of%20Atheism.epub"
Apr 12, 2020
Onyango Makagutu replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"There is a book of the same title as Percy's short pamphlet by Dr. D M Brooks. It is a book i highly recommend for one looking for lockdown reading. Necessity%20of%20Atheism.epub"
Apr 12, 2020
Fingered Moon replied to Ethan HAckley's discussion What is an atheists raw perspective on the Bible and God
"Albert Einstein said: “Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our…"
Apr 12, 2020
Stephen Brodie replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"Just guessing I guess. Lol"
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Stephen Brodie replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"percy-bysshe-shelley-the-necessity-of-atheism.pdf"
Apr 7, 2020
Stephen Brodie replied to Fingered Moon's discussion We will all die regardless of our beliefs
"Yeah, I have his pamphlet somewhere, on my old phone, I think."
Apr 2, 2020

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