Quote# 7032

Denying eternal life is the same as suicide. Even if you lived for a few million years and rejected eternal life, it would still be suicide.... If I am on the edge of a cliff, delirious and hallucinating, and I see a man walk by and offer his hand, would it not be suicide to refuse to take it? Even if the hand isn't real, Even if the man isn't real, Even if God is fake and eternal life is a sham, Is it not suicide to refuse to even try and take his hand and grasp eternal life?

eclipsoul, Christian Forums 13 Comments [4/1/2004 12:00:00 AM]
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Depends where that man is...if he's behind you (on solid ground), take his hand. If he's walking out off the edge of the cliff...get back on your meds.

2/11/2008 3:30:34 AM


Grasping at straws, more like.

2/11/2008 3:37:35 AM


Reaching out for the unreal hand of an unreal man is delusional. I would rather be dead than mad - reaching out for an unreal hand.

Or perhaps you're that sort of individual who believes that the rape and murder of an 11 year old is a gift from god?

2/11/2008 4:24:28 AM


If I am on the edge of a cliff, delirious and hallucinating, and I see a man walk by and offer his hand, would it not be suicide to refuse to take it?
Only if the man is on the ground behind you...

2/11/2008 7:07:56 AM

King Duncan

Ah, a new version of Pascal's wager.

Nope, still a waste of your life.

2/12/2008 5:42:54 PM

Caustic Gnostic

Why grab an imaginary hand? Sounds like sure death to me.

2/12/2008 6:30:23 PM

Philbert McAdamia

"delirious and hallucinating"

Yeah, that part I get

2/12/2008 7:25:06 PM


Do you play the "Pascal's wager drinking game" here on FSTDT?
It's a lot of fun, but you get drunk really, really quickly...

2/12/2008 10:43:54 PM


Off course, in "reality" there's a hundred different men offering their hands to you. Pick one now, and if it's the wrong one you fall down towards Jagged-Rock Country.

8/6/2008 11:07:24 AM


Wouldnt it be suicide to be delirious on the edge of a cliff. Just because all your friends are doing it...

Besides, who would want eternal life anyway, all it would make you is insane. More insane.

8/6/2008 11:27:25 AM


Taking up religion too zealously IS suicide.
We are dying from the moment of our conception, and taking in an invisible non-entity is not going to make any difference.
In my 72 year life, I've been clinically dead TWICE and been an atheist ever since.
There ain't nothing there.

8/6/2008 11:40:52 AM


No, it's suicide when you try to take that imaginary hand, fall right through it, and plummet to your death on the rocks thirty stories below.

3/16/2011 11:19:43 AM


i don't need an eternal life in heaven, and i don't expect one. i have all the life i need on earth.

i wont ever go back to thinking life on earth is a "test."
this could be all i get, so i'm damn well going to enjoy it, and grasping at illusions sure as hell isn't going to make me happy.

6/23/2011 8:55:43 AM

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