Considerations…

In remembrance of Christopher Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011)

If it were proved, conclusively that

a) God doesn’t exist

b) There is no afterlife

How would you change, and why?

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If God doesn’t exist, is your life meaningless? Could it be that your life has only the meaning you have the courage to give it?

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Could it be that the Holy Books were written by men inspired only by the idea of a God?

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If you don’t examine the philosophical basis of your beliefs, how can you argue that my life, or anyone else’s is less without those beliefs.

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It matters little whether you believe something is true or not, until you are told you must live a certain way, because you believe something is true or not.

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If you have faith, then (by definition) you don’t know. That would seem to be the whole point of faith: that you don’t know (though Theologians debate this point).

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Now that we know more of the part played in human behaviour by genetics, chemical imbalance, hormones, religious / political indoctrination, peer and parental pressure is free will as simple and straightforward an issue as before?

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