Atheist Meme of the Day: Death Is Part of Nature


Scarlet letter Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!

Atheism does have comfort to offer in the face of death. Among other things, it lets us view death, not as a conscious decision of God, but as physical cause and effect: a natural process, one that connects us with the universe even as it separates us from it. Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.

Comments

  1. says

    Ramel: I would argue — or maybe just gas on, as this is more a philosophy than a question of fact — that death both connects and disconnects us from the universe.
    It disconnects us in the obvious way: we won’t exist anymore and won’t be part of the universe anymore. But it connects us in that our deaths as well as our lives are physical cause and effect of matter and energy — just like everything else in the universe. It is in the nature of the universe to change, for things to come into being and then disappear. The fact that our lives are transient is, I think, one of the things that connects us most intimately with the rest of existence.
    More on this, if you’re interested: The Meaning of Death: Part One of Many

  2. Ramel says

    I get your point, it just seemed like an odd choice of words.
    Oh and ignore atheismisdead, it’s just DrMabus spamming the internet again.

  3. Karin says

    Ffth, graffiti like “xy lives” usually mean that the person/project whatever in question is quite dead and will sink into oblivion as fast as anything… so, Atheism is alive and kicking, I suppose :)

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