So, I just started to read this, and I got a disappointment right at the beginning. He asks us to consider, if we think that beliefs (referring to religion) do not guide people's lives, how our own lives would radically change if we believed that we only got 2 weeks to live, we won millions in the lottery, or aliens are controlling our actions with a microchip implanted in our heads.
Really?? He is comparing a belief based on faith alone, without a single shred of empirical evidence, to occurrences easily provable not based on the supernatural or superstition (even the alien example can be checked!)? I mean, it's no the first time I hear some of these supposedly "oh-so-smart" guys say something dumb, but c'mon... Ok, maybe he tried to dumb it down or something, but I don't see how a false analogy is consistent with his position.
"There is no hope. Knowing that humans die untimely, by the millions, simply makes me feel a bit better. If more than, say, 2000 were killed in one go, I could smile. 20000? I might throw a party..."
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Lomedin: Learned by chance that Kat Von D is vegan. Didn't have a clue who she was before.
Dec 8, 2018 21:14:49 GMT
Vegan: I'm on an antinatilist group and only found out about her on that. Had no idea who she was before as never heard of her.
Dec 17, 2018 15:51:51 GMT
Lomedin: I guess they were roasting her for having a baby? Hahaha
Dec 17, 2018 16:10:29 GMT
Vegan: Yep. Apparently she used to be antinatilist.
Dec 17, 2018 17:49:49 GMT
Lomedin: Really??? Wow, talk about devolution.
Dec 24, 2018 17:07:58 GMT
discord: What happened to this forum? It used to be a lot more lively :<
Feb 8, 2019 17:47:42 GMT
Lomedin: You left.... =P
Feb 11, 2019 18:49:49 GMT
cybernaut: Well, it can be a little hard for me to come here sometimes because of how negative things can get here. I realize there's much to be negative about, but it's still hard for me all the same.
Feb 12, 2019 7:48:33 GMT
Lomedin: You can thank me with Bitcoin
Feb 15, 2019 13:00:43 GMT
Vegan: Which negative things you referring to?
Feb 17, 2019 0:00:29 GMT