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  • Machinist
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    Originally posted by seer View Post

    Tell me about it - I'm single and haven't been with a woman for ages! Thankfully I'm getting older so a rare steak and 12 year old scotch helps to assuage...
    The Lord prepares a place for those who love Him. I hear it's paradise.

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  • seer
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    Originally posted by Machinist View Post
    Bummer
    Tell me about it - I'm single and haven't been with a woman for ages! Thankfully I'm getting older so a rare steak and 12 year old scotch helps to assuage...

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  • Machinist
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    Bummer

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  • seer
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    Originally posted by Machinist View Post
    being a Christian that is. Getting sex.
    No, sex is only allowed in marriage...

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  • Machinist
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    being a Christian that is. Getting sex.

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  • Machinist
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    Is there such a thing as moderation?

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  • seer
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    Originally posted by Machinist View Post

    I can't think of any.
    If I was not a Christian I certainly would drink and drug more and try to get more women in the sack...

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  • Machinist
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    Originally posted by eider View Post

    I'm a Deist but I might be able to help you.

    Choose a species of bird or beast, Machinist.
    Study how it lives.
    Does it follow laws?
    Does it follow Nature's calls?
    What does it do today?

    And what is a 'moral compass', please?
    Can you explain that?
    That's a good exercise. I would like to study foxes.

    What's a moral compass? Your conscience maybe?

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  • Machinist
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    Originally posted by eider View Post

    If you should be a Christian, what laws would you follow that an atheist might not?
    I can't think of any.

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  • eider
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    Originally posted by Stoic View Post

    One piece of advice has been around since before biblical times, and seems to be a pretty good rule of thumb. Treat other people the way you would like to be treated yourself.
    Hear hear!

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  • eider
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    Originally posted by Machinist View Post
    ...and I recognize that I have no moral obligation in the least to follow any laws.
    If you should be a Christian, what laws would you follow that an atheist might not?

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  • eider
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    Originally posted by Machinist View Post
    ...and I recognize that I have no moral obligation in the least to follow any laws.

    I speak for myself here. I have no moral compass now. There are no Absolutes. Everything is relative. We're all just dust in the wind.

    What shall I do today? What shall I do?

    I'd like to go to the beach for a month or two, but something is telling me that it's best I go to work instead.

    Since nothing really matters anymore, does anyone have pointers on how to navigate here on earth without a moral compass?

    Thank you.
    I'm a Deist but I might be able to help you.

    Choose a species of bird or beast, Machinist.
    Study how it lives.
    Does it follow laws?
    Does it follow Nature's calls?
    What does it do today?

    And what is a 'moral compass', please?
    Can you explain that?

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  • seer
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    Originally posted by Psychic Missile View Post

    I agree, the idea represented in the OP that atheism = lack of moral compass and atheism = nihilism is silly because both exist entirely independent of atheism.
    I generally agree, but logically I don't see how an atheist could be anything but an existential nihilist.

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  • Psychic Missile
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    Originally posted by seer View Post

    That is silly, there is no standard atheistic view on morality or nihilism. Just individual opinions of atheists.
    I agree, the idea represented in the OP that atheism = lack of moral compass and atheism = nihilism is silly because both exist entirely independent of atheism.
    Last edited by Psychic Missile; 04-13-2021, 12:24 AM.

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