So I am an atheist (unlike pantheist absinthe, I am the unsexy kind) and an antitheist too. I do believe the religion is the source of many, many of the worlds ills and little benefit. Of course, theists can be good people and atheists can be bad people...just in case it sounded like I believed otherwise.
antisp13 wrote:i have thought about atheism definitely but then there's that part of me that questions what happens to us when we die.
"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here...We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state, from which the vast majority have never stirred."
Time becomes meaningless as it stretches into infinity. Immortal consciousness would not be fun, it would be boring.
We are very lucky to exist at all, and we should revel in your luckiness. Also, are you bothered my fact that for billions of years before you were born, you never existed? If it doesn't bother you that you weren't alive before you were born, it shouldn't bother you to go back to that same non-existence which was our state for over 99.9999999% of the universe's existence. That's not hyperbole either, I counted the right amount of decimal places assuming you were 20 years old.
absinthe_spoons wrote:It's so unfair how it's so difficult for me to find a fellow atheist IRL to talk to, whereas on the internet it's a good deal more difficult to find someone who isn't either agnostic or atheistic.
I went to meetup.com and found a few local atheist/secular humanist meetup groups and I've made alot of great friends attending meetups. The internet is a great tool for finding any niche group, but you can use it for organiztion IRL meetups, not just communication via message boards. I would recommend it.
Now back to the youtube video.