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I use reason for most of life. When I drive my car, I use reason and logic, so I'm quite safe to be driving by. But as concerns beginnings and endings, logic and reason lead to a place where I do not want to go, so I dispense with them. I assure you, I have no choice in the matter: it is either faith or the lunatic asylum for me.

emotional, Internet Infidels 8 Comments [7/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Tom S. Fox

I think it's more like both.

3/11/2008 5:11:29 PM

Caustic Gnostic

This one understands the dichotomy!

I can empathise with the struggle to successfully decipher the boundary events of life, etc. It is difficult to do so without any coherent guidance.

3/11/2008 7:24:09 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

I assure you, I have no choice in the matter

You can't choose where logic will take you from the evidence, or it wouldn't be logic. Disregarding logic, however, constitutes a choice.

Even then, though, you can't somehow choose not to know what that logical answer is, or that it is logically valid. Your post suggests that, for all you try to hide it under mythology in your fear, you are ultimately an atheist. You have implicitly admitted that you know damn well there is no god, for all your superficial denial.

But a godless universe isn't quite as scary as you think - there are plenty of other atheists, and many of them are quite friendly as long as you don't irritate them with insane delusions. We'll help you form a little island of friendship in this uncaring void - we've all got each other, after ... aww, fuck it. I'm just too grumpy tonight, I can't stand writing any more of this happy-bunny stuff. There's no god. Deal with it.

3/11/2008 8:16:05 PM

Quantum Mechanic

The asylum is inevitable.
Give in.

3/11/2008 8:17:05 PM

naturally_deselected


5/27/2009 3:24:05 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Looks like Tom nailed it right out of the box.

5/6/2011 8:31:07 AM

rw23

> But as concerns beginnings and endings, logic and reason lead to a place where I do not want to go, so I dispense with them.

As long as you are simply happy wrapped in that fluffy-bunny blanket, then I don't mind: you're an adult and you make your own life. But if you believe you have to tell other people that they must be wrapped in a fluffy-bunny blanket rather than be free to take the opportunity to follow where logic leads, then I for one would sooner see you in a lunatic asylum.

5/6/2011 12:34:18 PM

Justanotheratheist

It is faith, not lack thereof, which should lead to the lunatic asylum. But at least you can drive yourself there.

5/7/2011 12:48:06 AM
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