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#8 - urghseventysix (10/05/2013) [-]
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#3 - newall (10/04/2013) [-]
it's because they come to terms with the finality of life, at some point.

Think about it. what's scarier, Everything just.... ceasing... literally like... turning off the lights of your conciosness.. OR spending an eternity in heaven, or even hell?

I'd rather push a boulder up a hill until the end of time, than simply cease existing.
User avatar #9 to #3 - oborawatabinost (10/05/2013) [-]
That's a big part of why I'm a Christian. Chilling with my grandpa for all of eternity? Sign me up.
User avatar #27 to #3 - daentraya (10/05/2013) [-]
And there's people whose only bother with death is how it's often so unpleasant to get there. It must be quite the bother to fear the nothingness of death, even though you won't be alive to give a dahm about it
User avatar #91 to #44 - revengeforfreeze (10/10/2013) [-]
Oh hey, I watched this at the mental hospital. Illuminating.
User avatar #93 to #91 - kesolukt (10/10/2013) [-]
Interesting, what put you there?
User avatar #94 to #93 - revengeforfreeze (10/10/2013) [-]
Psychosis. I also stabbed my father once. Not bad enough to be lethal or even too painful but he had to go on antibiotics

I also thought sociopaths were stalking me through the net

Nothing special in other words, just the usual
User avatar #95 to #94 - kesolukt (10/10/2013) [-]
Well it's an experience all the same, I'm sure you learned a lot from it.
User avatar #96 to #95 - revengeforfreeze (10/10/2013) [-]
I did
User avatar #90 to #3 - revengeforfreeze (10/10/2013) [-]
I've got a song about this called wait until you die
#10 to #3 - kuroking (10/05/2013) [-]
finally! i thought i was the only one terrified of non-existence
finally! i thought i was the only one terrified of non-existence
#29 to #10 - skabbalabba ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
But WHY? why are people so negative against non-existance?! You diddn't exist until the day you your dads man-juice got with your moms eggs.   
Furthermore, you probably have no memory of your life before age 4 or something.   
   
An afterlife (unless it can defy all natural laws) would not really be possible, at least not as good or bad as stated in sertain texts. An if it is possible, an eternity would be horrifying. You can't even start to grasp how long an eternity is.   
   
It's not 100 years   
It's not 10000 years   
1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000^1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 x 1 brazillifidrillion millennia is not even close to being even 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the time you will have to spend councious.   
Eternity WOULD SUCK
But WHY? why are people so negative against non-existance?! You diddn't exist until the day you your dads man-juice got with your moms eggs.
Furthermore, you probably have no memory of your life before age 4 or something.

An afterlife (unless it can defy all natural laws) would not really be possible, at least not as good or bad as stated in sertain texts. An if it is possible, an eternity would be horrifying. You can't even start to grasp how long an eternity is.

It's not 100 years
It's not 10000 years
1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000^1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 x 1 brazillifidrillion millennia is not even close to being even 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the time you will have to spend councious.
Eternity WOULD SUCK
#69 to #29 - thismustbeseen (10/05/2013) [-]
I don't think people realize how large infinity or eternity is. Look up Graham's number. The concept of time may break down entirely at such a long scale. If they think they can watch over us from 'heaven' forever, they'll watch the heat death of the universe in, only, say, 10^15 years, but then what? Their mortal lives would be forgotten after a mere millennium.

Once logic breaks down every Christian's answer starts to differ. Is there an infinite number of things to do in heaven? There are certainly not that many souls up there or ever will be. Not enough humans. Maybe they think they'll become a being that transcends time, memory and boredom, content to just exist and 'worship god'. But why would they even want to become such a thing?

Is it much of a stretch beyond this to think the Mormons might be right? Mere planets to rule over seem pathetically boring on an infinite timescale.

Why not just accept what we already know. That evolution gave you both an imagination and a desire to continue to propagate, and so you invented an afterlife where you never cease to exist. Isn't THAT more likely?
User avatar #92 to #69 - revengeforfreeze (10/10/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7FjyND_gIc

This song denies god and an afterlife
User avatar #71 to #69 - skabbalabba ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
A afterlife of non-existance is more likely because ALL that makes you you, all that allows you stay concious, everything you are is wired into your brain.
(other than your body ofc, but it is just your brains ''car'' more than anything else)

And when you die your brain is shut down, so why would you still be around after your brain is shut down.
Just like if your computer was still on in some phantom state even after you shut it off.
#72 to #71 - thismustbeseen (10/05/2013) [-]
Well of course. That's how it actually is.

I was arguing that even if we assume the religious are right and there is such a thing as a soul, it still makes no sense.
User avatar #14 to #3 - yuukoku (10/05/2013) [-]
Yes. I, too, value life and the people around me, good or bad. Sometimes, I wish that it would all end or that I had never existed, but that's part of the ride. We have our ups and downs. Someday it will end and that's okay, but for now, I'm going to make the enjoy what I've got.
#4 to #3 - thismustbeseen (10/04/2013) [-]
Oblivion is less scary to me than an endless afterlife, my existence at the whim of a god-like being, as described by conventional religion.

I doubt you'd want to continue to exist after a trillion years of pushing a boulder up a hill.

#7 to #4 - flevee (10/05/2013) [-]
But what if....
But what if....
#97 to #4 - newall (10/10/2013) [-]
tom cruise oblivion, or bethesda oblivion?

Because one of those is a terrifying monstrosity.

The other one is one of the best videogames of all time.
User avatar #5 to #3 - Zeigh ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
A common response to that would be "Do you remember what it was like before you were born?" Obviously not.
While I can understand how intimidating it can be to realize that your existence will simply end one day, I prefer to think of the good I can do for other people before I leave, then maybe I can still exist as memory and experience in those I've affected.
User avatar #13 to #5 - tomtomvdp (10/05/2013) [-]
this
User avatar #15 to #5 - yuukoku (10/05/2013) [-]
That's what we're all looking for. To be remembered. I just hope my actions will affect people far into the future. That's all.
#11 to #3 - swiggityswoner (10/05/2013) [-]
For me, simply ceasing to exist would be the greatest gift considering hell or even heaven as an option. Hell sounds horrible to everyone, but I just have to wonder... wouldn't eternal bliss get... monotonous after a while? People aren't meant to be happy every waking moment; it's why we have feel posts, or need conflict in our stories... otherwise what's the point? For me, it'd either be ceased existence, or hey, I'm gonna go ahead and throw reincarnation on the table. I think reincarnation would be a good option.
#35 to #11 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
Reincarnation would pretty much be ceasing to exist if you consider that your behavior completely depends on your memories and genetics.
#1 - klida (10/04/2013) [-]
mfw this post made me think about all these religious circlejerk festivals
User avatar #6 - sockprague (10/05/2013) [-]
Isn't this just a repackaged George Carlin joke?
#18 to #6 - digdogfap (10/05/2013) [-]
Isn't everything on the internet, exactly that?
Isn't everything on the internet, exactly that?
#22 - anonmynous (10/05/2013) [-]
I think I'm just gonna wing it.
#21 - completeaddiction **User deleted account** (10/05/2013) [-]
Satan is your teacher though, and he tests you on the parts he knows you skimmed.
Satan is your teacher though, and he tests you on the parts he knows you skimmed.
User avatar #46 - benjaminfireman (10/05/2013) [-]
Lightbulb did a pretty decent job this time

User avatar #19 - connorjay (10/05/2013) [-]
Right, this is something I've been thinking abut for a while, and this can be a vague first draft for when I explain it to a couple of mates tomorrow.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like religion, I think it's a good thing, but I'm an atheist. Absolutely no belief in a God or many Gods etc.

One thing that irks me more than people who preach constantly about how you should be, for example, Christian before you burn in hell, are atheists who argue with them.
I think religion is there for people. It gets them through life through difficult times, and it gives them hope. In what way (without extremes) can this be a bad thing? 99.9% of religious people are lovely, while I'm going to say slightly less atheists are lovely...
If you're atheist and you feel the need to argue that there is no God and this person is basing their life around something that is a lie, then you sir, are a dick.
Even if you don't agree, (in my opinion) you should still be able to be a decent human being and let them continue doing so without being a massive dick
This is why Militant atheists anger me more than preachy religious people

Now we all know that atheism means (basically) without theism (Like asexuality basially (BASICALLY) means without sex)

Now I think Militant atheists are simply a different sort of atheist. They aren't only without theism, they are against theism.

Quite frankly, I'd ******* love a distinction between atheists like me, and the massive ******* dicks so when you may be asked your religion, the atheists like me, and the religious people know full well who to walk away from. Perhaps know them simply as Anti-Theists.

I know this can get confusing as I'm anti-anti-theists

inb4 woah there Charles Dickens, I didn't come here to write a novel
#23 to #19 - anonmynous (10/05/2013) [-]
Usually I am fine with religion. If someone says to me, "God bless you" I simply smile and say thank you because I know that coming from them it means a lot. However when it comes to things like parents pulling their kids out of science class, faith healing, WBC, Darwin-bashing, holy wars, and ABOVE ALL "What would Jesus do?" bumper stickers... I become a stone-cold, militant, **************************** atheist. And if there is a god and one day I meet saint Peter at the pearly gates I will gladly give him the finger.
#24 to #19 - quiescat (10/05/2013) [-]
i love your point and agree basically. then i meet the guy i work with who dumped a girl( one of the few who even took the time to talk to his ass in the 3 years i have known him, a fact he bitches about non stop) over the fact that her kid wanted a pentagram. he was afraid it would summon Satan to his house( they didn't live together) . this guy being the same guy who basically raped a chick too drunk to say no the year before. that guy does not get to try to stand on any moral ground what so ever. he claims however to be religious. i ridicule him on it every chance i get because he is a horrid human being. he does not even try to live up to what he believes or says he does but judges other people. with standards he wont hold himself i feel this guy and ones like him i get a free pass to make fun of. i call it the douche bag rule. (pic is the pentagram in question well basically)
if you care i am agnostic on the god part but cant wrap my mind around the paper back versions
User avatar #25 to #19 - rocksteady (10/05/2013) [-]
The catholic church, along with the new pope is working really hard on not being a dick. He even said he thinks an atheist who acts like a good person (not a dick) should be allowed into heaven.

and if Catholics become more accepting then atheists then we need the nice atheists to wake up and realize they have pushed the whole "im a total dick to you because you don't agree with me" thing to far
User avatar #51 to #25 - connorjay (10/05/2013) [-]
So you see what I mean?
User avatar #89 to #51 - rocksteady (10/08/2013) [-]
Yeah I do.
User avatar #39 to #19 - dedaluminus (10/05/2013) [-]
Atheism is a belief, just like any religion. And the thing about beliefs is that it's hard to understand why other people can't see things the way that you do. I can understand that some religious people see the world, and everything around them, as proof of a designer with a master plan. I can understand it, and have a civil discussion about it with them. But my militant side definitely comes out when a person tries to use their beliefs to control my life.

For example, my parents. Being hardcore Christians, they come with the standard hardcore Christian hangups about sex. When I was dating, they told me very firmly that sex outside of marriage was evil, and reminded me of it every time I went on a date. This continued even when I didn't live with them, any time they found out I had a date. When I told them I was in favor of gay marriage, they tried to enroll me in bible study classes. And, recently, when they found out my long-held interest in BDSM, they ranted at me for two hours, crying and yelling, about how it was evil, twisted, sick, and a path to death and damnation. You'd think, from a biblical sense, they'd be in favor of a male-led, discipline oriented relationship, but hey. Then they basically disowned me.

Now I don't live with them anymore, and (surprise surprise) my blood pressure has gone down an average of fifty points. My atheistic beliefs are not based on the fact that my parents are idiots, but when they are challenged I'll defend them with just as much vigor as religious people do their beliefs.
User avatar #52 to #39 - connorjay (10/05/2013) [-]
Atheism isn't a belief, it's a lack of belief.

Apparently saying atheism is a belief is an argument used by christians (haven't had to deal with this, but ah well) according to friends and my teachers at my old catholic college.
User avatar #53 to #52 - dedaluminus (10/05/2013) [-]
Something that can't currently be conclusively proven, but you believe because out of all the evidence in either direction only one set of it makes any sense to you?

Yeah, it's a belief.
User avatar #54 to #53 - connorjay (10/05/2013) [-]
"Look at it this way. Are you 100-percent certain that there are no unicorns? Are you 100-percent certain that the Earth is round? I assume the answer is a pretty heartfelt, "No." I assume you accept that it's hypothetically possible, however improbable, that unicorns really exist and that all physical traces of them have disappeared by magic. I assume you accept that it's hypothetically possible, however improbable, that the Earth really is a flat disc carried on the back of a giant turtle, and that all evidence to the contrary has been planted in our brains by hyper-intelligent space aliens as some sort of cosmic prank.

Does that mean your conclusions -- the "no unicorns/ round Earth" conclusions -- are articles of faith?

No. Of course not."
Source, and you can read the full article here:
www.alternet.org/story/148555/is_atheism_a_belief

Again, I'm not one for arguing my view as I'm open to others views, but this is what my mate forwarded his teacher who argued the same thing.
User avatar #55 to #54 - dedaluminus (10/05/2013) [-]
I'm 100% certain that there were unicorns. Not magical or anything, just horses that developed a keratinous horn. I'm 100% certain that the earth is round, because all observable evidence leads me to that conclusion. The things I know, and am certain of, I can only base on observable evidence. If there are other factors that I am not able to be aware of, they don't factor in. The fact that there might be a god, but my interpretation of the available evidence leads me to believe that there definitely isn't, is by definition an act of faith or at least a theory.

Facts can be conclusively proven on available evidence. Beliefs are theories with a bit more gravitas.
User avatar #57 to #55 - connorjay (10/05/2013) [-]
"Atheists do not accept that any of the above imaginary creatures or powers do exist as no scientific evidence is extant in support of those propositions. This is not a “belief”, it is just lack of scientific evidence in their support."
User avatar #60 to #57 - dedaluminus (10/05/2013) [-]
First off, alternet is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, and I don't feel like darkening my internet history with it any more than I have Secondly, a lack of belief in a topic that can't be conclusively proven is a belief. "I don't believe that leprechauns exist" is the exact same thing as saying "I believe that leprechauns don't exist. It equates to the same concept: that within reality, the thing or things known as "leprechaun" do not exist. Similarly, "I don't believe in a God or Gods" is the same concept as "I believe there is no such thing as a God or Gods."
User avatar #61 to #60 - connorjay (10/05/2013) [-]
We'll have to agree to disagree then, have a good day.
#63 to #61 - dedaluminus (10/05/2013) [-]
I just think it's funny that when I expressed a belief that atheism is a belief, you tried to tell me that it wasn't. How well does that work on other beliefs? Anyway, have some nightmare fuel, and a good day.
#76 to #63 - quiescat (10/06/2013) [-]
on the funny side of that i always enjoyed this quote. take it for what you will i don't care just have a giggle

Saying atheism is a belief system is like saying not going skiing is a hobby.”

Not going skiing is also a hobby of mine, along with not singing, not acting and not reading romance novels. In fact, I have vastly more ‘don’t do’ hobbies, than ‘do do’ hobbies.
User avatar #33 to #19 - skabbalabba ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
So much ******** in this statement man...

1: Religion is not necessarily a force for good, Not really at all accually.
The normal people who obey their human nature and a healthy societys laws that so happen to be religious are NOT the only religious people in the world. Besides, troughout history millions upon millions have died and millions of evil deeds have been made i the name or religion. It's not until today people have realized that following religion to the letter is dumb as **** . I'm not saying religion is inherantly bad, but **** no if it's inherantly good in any way.

2* 99.9%, wow... that must be the biggest pile of ******** out-of-the-ass statistic i have ever seen. You really believe that?

3*
Well you already made the label. Militant atheist is fine by me, i'd not mind it, i am for the most part againt theism. If i had the chance to delete religion from existance i would do it without a second thought, and if you need to distance yourself from that, fine.

Just so you know, i don't dislike people who believe, i dislike people who act out of their ass because of their beliefs and act as if their beliefs are proven to be true, and think they can justify it.
But religion in itself does not do any bad or good, it's the people who do it, people who probably would have done it even without their religion. But it does promote more bad in the world than it does good, it promotes ignorance, fear and hate/discrimination more than it does love, it captures the susceptible dumbasses and fills them with this mindset.
That's why i hate religion. Act upon knowledge before belief.
User avatar #49 to #33 - nuclearderp (10/05/2013) [-]
I admit, I feel the same way, (and can't see why you're getting red thumbs as a result) and to be honest, by now we might actually have our flying cars, higher grade space flight engines, etc if it weren't for religion because there whole thing of killing/exiling people who were making discoveries that may/may not disprove god, made many churches kill people, naming them 'Heretics' and as a result left us with maybe up to 100-300 years of delay in scientific advancements.

Although I don't necessarily hate modern religion, I hate the people, especially those who take it on themselves to ram it in your face, saying your a sinner for stupid things, and then beat down people based on their beliefs, claiming their 'gods' commanded it, even though, it likely ain't in the book (like the anti-homosexual thing).
User avatar #34 to #33 - skabbalabba ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
Wtf happened with the emoticons and **** !? Well nvm that
#28 to #19 - loktzyrkbaine (10/05/2013) [-]
woah there Charles Dickens, I didn't come here to write a novel
Sorry it had to be done
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User avatar #48 to #43 - anomorphous (10/05/2013) [-]
Haruhi
User avatar #75 to #48 - bouazizforever (10/05/2013) [-]
Ok, thanks
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User avatar #73 to #66 - bouazizforever (10/05/2013) [-]
Ok ok, I just didn't know this anime
User avatar #74 to #73 - kmang (10/05/2013) [-]
i have a whole folder of these reaction pics. i dont take any thing personally
#64 to #31 - tanabata (10/05/2013) [-]
Filthy Sun-Praising Peasants
Godly Haruhiists Master Race
#77 to #64 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
this my desktop background if you want it tanabata
#78 to #77 - tanabata (10/06/2013) [-]
Nah, I have this one on mine.
User avatar #80 to #78 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
i really want season 3 :'( ( TT^TT)
#81 to #80 - tanabata (10/06/2013) [-]
Too bad it will never happen. Hirano Aya (voice of Haruhi) was fired because of some celebrity melodrama, and the studio Kyouto Animation have other projects they want to experiment with - other light novel adaptations.
#83 to #81 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
i just want more of this face animated
#84 to #83 - tanabata (10/06/2013) [-]
Have you seen the spin-off Haruhi-chan?
#88 to #84 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
haruhi finding out you denied a second time
#87 to #84 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
mfw when request denied
#85 to #84 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
i will answer with this

i've never felt so sorry for a balloon, and never realized that yuki was such a perv

pic semi related
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#82 to #81 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
i know.
#79 to #78 - kmang (10/06/2013) [-]
that is so moe
#56 - Dwarf (10/05/2013) [-]
**Dwarf rolled a random image posted in comment #469771 at Ponyville ** MFW I am not going to read the comments because I expect people to be insulting my religion.
**Dwarf rolled a random image posted in comment #469771 at Ponyville ** MFW I am not going to read the comments because I expect people to be insulting my religion.
#58 to #56 - imagnetsux ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
**imagnetsux rolled a random image posted in comment #85 at need a new background any good ones ** mfw yfw
#59 to #58 - imagnetsux ONLINE (10/05/2013) [-]
i hate emo's. im going to go wash my ugly hair
#65 - xchewsifferx (10/05/2013) [-]
That was pretty clever
#16 - neoexdeath (10/05/2013) [-]
Lol, religonfags. I've sold my soul to three different sorts of devil, while they're bitching about who owns my immortal soul, I'll sneak past them right into Heaven! Its ******* FOOLPROOF!
#17 to #16 - anon (10/05/2013) [-]
Okay, I'll avoid religion altogether but be a good person and still get to heaven if there is one, while if that doesn't qualify then I'll have great company the other direction.
#40 - lovecranes (10/05/2013) [-]
Haha! Ok, I laughed at this for far too long.
User avatar #38 - swagasauruss (10/05/2013) [-]
I have been raised Christian, but I have some really big questions no one could answer so. Kinda came up with my own answers but meh
User avatar #45 to #38 - paulohd (10/05/2013) [-]
But do you know why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch?
User avatar #47 to #45 - swagasauruss (10/05/2013) [-]
cus there's cinnamon in every bite!
User avatar #36 - brettyoke (10/05/2013) [-]
No he didn't.
User avatar #37 to #36 - gotbannedicusvile (10/05/2013) [-]
thanks captain buzz kill
User avatar #20 - zeroxnight (10/05/2013) [-]
and when you have been reading wrong book, the final tests you on stuff not even covered by the book, you had a **** lecturer, or there is no final the class was cancelled. just some of the things that screw with you.
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