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No scientific evidence, verified or unverified, can be allowed to take precedence over the existence of life after death. That is my dogma, my fixed assumption, and I have an absolute and desperate stake in that belief. If I stop believing in life after death, I shall find myself in a lunatic asylum very soon. I will not debate life after death, and I will not look at evidence against life after death. I believe in theistic evolution because it provides the promise of an afterlife.

emotional, Internet Infidels 14 Comments [7/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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So this is a confession of believing in something for comfort rather than reason?

If so, then 'sokay.

12/15/2006 9:38:40 AM

Tom S. Fox

"Help! Don't wake me up from my dream world!"

3/10/2008 3:27:04 AM


If you're already going to deny all logic and reason, then why bother going for the Christian afterlife? It's not like it's got any more of a "promise" than making up your own about cotton candy and lollipops. Doing it because it's popular is just weak.

8/5/2008 6:02:37 AM


Then you are truly mentally weak.

8/5/2008 2:55:53 PM


"I don't want to be free from the matrix!"

12/22/2008 8:57:35 AM



12/22/2008 9:32:26 AM


Why don't you go work for Alcor or the Methuselah Institute then? They're looking for the antidote of aging via an extensive array of scientific experiments. And if their solutions work out in the next century only, well, there's always cryonics.

Discover life BEFORE death, at least it's undeniably real!

1/21/2009 11:49:53 AM


"Who wants to live forever?
Who dares to love forever?"
Queen, it's a kind of magic, 1983(?)
Really, why are you so afraid of death?

1/21/2009 11:56:24 AM

celestial salamander

well at least he's honest

1/21/2009 12:27:50 PM


How many other Christians hold to faith due to Occums Razor?

1/22/2009 3:59:54 PM

El Guapo

Not fundie. This is not my opinion, but its honest, self-actualized and does not make any claim about reality.

For emotional, a belief in the afterlife is an operational assumption...an axiom that is necessary for life to make sense. For a scientist, the operational assumption is that the world is real and that we can learn about it by experiencing it. This is nothing that can be proven or substantiated empirically because it is a necessary assumption for empiricism. Neither claim is logically more valid than the other.

1/22/2009 4:17:38 PM


Stop being a fucking baby and face reality.

1/22/2009 7:21:34 PM


Death's not so scary. But make sure you enjoy this life, because there's nothing behind the curtain.

1/26/2017 9:24:23 PM


'Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe than time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment because they'll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important how we lived.'

-Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), "Star Trek: Generations"

Picard took on the omnipotent 'Q': and won.

A certain pegasus pony essentially made the same her bitch.

Keep dreaming that you'll grow wings & a horn, as Twilight Sparkle 'evolved' into an immortal Alicorn god. You'll need to 'Believe' in Magic to do so: and I doubt even your delusion will run to that.

There's more chance of the Nexus passing through our solar system. Are you an El-Aurian with scientific knowledge, emo?

1/26/2017 9:43:49 PM

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