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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 2:59PM #1
RoeDoe1111
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Is there love without the supernatural?  If so, where does it come from and what makes it real.  (And saying just because you feel it doesn't make it so.  People of faith feel things too but you'd argue against their feelings being real.)  Atheists are getting a pass on love.  They'll believe in it but give no explanation for it as if it's a given.  But yet they'll live their life by it like everybody else.  
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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 3:50PM #2
Ken
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Apr 8, 2012 -- 2:59PM, RoeDoe1111 wrote:

Is there love without the supernatural?  If so, where does it come from and what makes it real.  (And saying just because you feel it doesn't make it so.  People of faith feel things too but you'd argue against their feelings being real.)  Atheists are getting a pass on love.  They'll believe in it but give no explanation for it as if it's a given.  But yet they'll live their life by it like everybody else.  


Love is a human emotion and originates within ourselves. It is one of a number of emotional responses to other humans, and there's nothing remotely supernatural about it. A feeling is real as long as you feel it. Atheists have never said that theists' feelings aren't real.




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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 4:11PM #3
mainecaptain
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Apr 8, 2012 -- 2:59PM, RoeDoe1111 wrote:

Is there love without the supernatural?  If so, where does it come from and what makes it real.  (And saying just because you feel it doesn't make it so.  People of faith feel things too but you'd argue against their feelings being real.)  Atheists are getting a pass on love.  They'll believe in it but give no explanation for it as if it's a given.  But yet they'll live their life by it like everybody else.  



I have never read or heard a atheist say theist's feeling were not real. Ever.


This entire post makes no sense. People love, people experience an entire gamut of feelings and emotions.


What the heck does  "Atheists are getting a pass on love. " mean?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 4:24PM #4
mountain_man
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Apr 8, 2012 -- 2:59PM, RoeDoe1111 wrote:

Is there love without the supernatural?...


Of course there is. Since the "supernatural" doesn't exist the only other source of love is from within. It appears that those that do believe in the "supernatural" don't have much love for those that don't believe. If love did come from a god thing then believers would be showing much more love than hate.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 5:15PM #5
wohali
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If the "supernatural" is required for love, wouldn't ghosts, faires or The Great Green Arkleseizure be every bit as responsible as someone's version of god?


You don't think these questions out, do you?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 7:42PM #6
Ken
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Everybody knows that Cupid is responsible for love.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 7:51PM #7
Blü
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RoeDoe


You asked this before.  Why raise it again?

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 8:01PM #8
steven_guy
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RoeDoe, sorry to say this to you, but this question is truly daft.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 8:21PM #9
farragut
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Expect no response. This has every appearance of another irresponsible anonymous drive-by.

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3 years ago  ::  Apr 08, 2012 - 8:41PM #10
JCarlin
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Apr 8, 2012 -- 2:59PM, RoeDoe1111 wrote:

Is there love?  If so, where does it come from and what makes it real. 


Love is simply another basic human survival mechanism hijacked and perverted by shamans, priests and other charlatans in the service of their con which usually involves some supernatural imaginary thing frequently called God.  But as noted it may be called "Cupid" or "Eros" or sundry other imagined myths. 

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