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  1. #1 Do people like the debates...? 
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    All the threads, as Wolf pointed out, in the Religion section are basically the same topic. It's time for something new. This discussion may not even develop because of the same reason detailed below, but I'll try to get it rolling anyway...

    Note that I'm speaking of fervent atheists and fervent theists when I use the words 'atheism' and 'theism'. I'm not talking about moderates...I'm talking about activists: extreme or otherwise.

    Each side (theism and atheism) states that it seeks to make the world better; yet both seem to become so engaged in debate as to make it their entire lives. Does this not suggest that they enjoy this debate? Deep inside, don't they need these debates to enjoy life? If these debates were to end, would they not be less-happy?

    It is clear by their clinging to the debates and their constantly devoting themselves to proving the other side wrong, without even seeking grounds for compromise, that the answer to this question is simply 'yes'.

    Note that I'm not trying to create an atheist-theist debate. This thread is meant to discuss whether both groups enjoy the debates, not whether God exists, or whether theism is more rational than atheism. Though you're stating your opinion, please keep an objective tone, and try not to make this thread degrade into an all out brawl with atheists on one side and theists on the other.


    Whence comes this logic: no evidence = false?

    http://www.atheistthinktank.net/thinktank/index.php

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    Try the psychology thread


    "When man contemplates his future death, it is as if, by thinking of it, he renders it immediate. His defence is to deny it. He cannot deny that his body will die and rot - the evidence is too strong for that; so he solves the problem by the invention of the immortal soul" Desmond Morris
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    i suppose there's always the satisfaction of smiting the amalkites, but when people can't even agree on the ground rules of the debate there's every chance of a never-ending battle where one side claims victory only for the other side to deny that they've been beaten

    there's already a few threads that i've stepped away from because there's only so many ways that you can try and say the same thing in the hope that the other party will get your drift - if after a few attempts it becomes clear that you speak a different language under the guise of the english language, it's time to pack up and go
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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