First... this site is really interesting. It has me thinking a lot about a lot of things that I haven't thought a lot about in the past. I think critically frequently-- it's just that, as I've shared elsewhere, I believe I come from and surround myself with mostly spiritually ambivalent people. And although we have mixed feelings we tend to spend our thinking energy on other things. But I digress.
So... just a kind of quick survey (trying to get to know the peeps here): How many of you (atheists) believe that there's something else AFTER this life. It seems to me that you can have a non-belief in a diety and still feel that, perhaps say, there is some sort of "greater energy" from which we all come from and to which we will all return after we shuffle off this mortal coil. That's just one example-- hopefully you get the point.
My guess is many, if not most, of you believe... you're born, you die... everything ends with death. But maybe there are a few out there that have smoked enough grass <grin> to have some other interesting notions.
(By the way... I'm really appalled [and I never knew until reading through many of these threads-- seriously, never knew it] how discriminated against and poorly treated outspoken athiests are in our society. It's a shame.)
Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious... service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual character