30th October 2013

“Brothers and sisters, have you heard the news?
The storm has lifted and there's nothing to lose,
So swap your confirmation for your dancing shoes,
Because there never was no God.”

Frank Turner

6 Responses to “30th October 2013”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    I was thinking about eternity on the way home from work. For me, this is a good argument against heaven, or at least a reason to hope there isn’t one. Heaven’s proponents haven’t thought this through. They need to take a little time and consider ‘forever’. Most people don’t know what to do with 80 years. What would a thousand be like? A million? A billion? It’s hard to conceive the crushing burden of an eternity. This isn’t a reward.

    If there is an ‘after life’, let’s hope for reincarnation.

  2. Will Says:

    Capt’Z, I like your speculative, contemplative approach to the concept of eternity. Eternity, infinity, chaos, entropy, homeostasis, size, quantum cosmology and many other processes and conditions are fascinating subjective perceptions. May our secular open minds continue to explore these secular ideas.

  3. Will Says:

    Oops! Didn’t mean to use “secular” twice. But on second thought, it fits.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Frank Turner gets a lot of death threats. Can you guess from who they come from?

    A) Religious people
    B) People of faith
    C) People who believe supernatural diety(ies) control our fate
    D) All of the above

    When was the last time you saw a crime committed by an atheist where it wasn’t actually a mischaracterization of the persons status by a religiously motivated person?

    Who was the great dictator tyrant that did not come from a religious background? (not Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot, Mao, Marx, Hitler, Mussolini – all brought up religious or maintained some dedication to religion)

  5. The Heretic Says:

    Aah, but to the theist, atheism was the reason for their atrocities. Of course, none of them committed them in the name of atheism or to further atheism, but these are obviously minor points.

    As to eternity, how utterly boring that sounds. Just add clouds and a harp. I like the idea of reincarnation much better.

  6. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Persception may very well be reality for the deluded religious mind but that delusion does not make the religious nut bags reality everyone else’s.

    Pointing out reality is really about welcoming the deluded outside of the cave. Sure there will be fearful moments where they are overwhelmed that all the beings and landscapes of existence aren’t shadows on the wall, but they will get over it.