1. Wat?
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    20 Aug '11 07:06
    Come on RJ,

    "Human spirit? An atheist that believes in a human spirit, amazing!"...

    Please tell me if you think atheist does not believe in human spirit?

    Which atheist has ever told you we don't believe in human spirit?

    We of course believe in human spirit, but we just don't believe it was handed to us by an Almighty, nor an Authority. Everybody is spirited. 😉

    -m.
  2. Standard memberRJHinds
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    20 Aug '11 07:17
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Come on RJ,

    "Human spirit? An atheist that believes in a human spirit, amazing!"...

    Please tell me if you think atheist does not believe in human spirit?

    Which atheist has ever told you we don't believe in human spirit?

    We of course believe in human spirit, but we just don't believe it was handed to us by an [b]Almighty
    , nor an Authority. Everybody is spirited. 😉

    -m.[/b]
    Do atheists believe the spirit is what gives the body life?
    What is the spirit to the atheist?
  3. Wat?
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    20 Aug '11 07:37
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    Do atheists believe the spirit is what gives the body life?
    What is the spirit to the atheist?
    Do atheists believe the spirit is what gives the body life?

    1. I can't answer for 'all' atheists, but in my experience 'all' atheists still believe in a holy spirit. I can answer for my philosophy, which you know may or may not be termed as a religion or not according to different western interpretations.

    My belief is that in death there is not the end of life, but it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life. Our spirit will still remain and seek out through the need of attachment, that being attachment to a new body and new life. Where I will be born is a result of my past and the accumulation of positive and negative action, and the resultant karma (cause and effect) which is a result of my past actions. ( You clearly understand my perspective 😉 )

    So yes, I as an atheist believe spirit is life, and gives to life permanently.

    ---

    What is the spirit to the atheist?

    2. Refer to 1. above. 😀

    -m.

    I know where you are taking this..... lol. 😏
  4. Standard memberRJHinds
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    20 Aug '11 08:16
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Do atheists believe the spirit is what gives the body life?

    1. I can't answer for 'all' atheists, but in my experience 'all' atheists still believe in a holy spirit. I can answer for my philosophy, which you know may or may not be termed as a religion or not according to different western interpretations.

    My belief is that in death there is not ...[text shortened]... st?[/i]

    2. Refer to 1. above. 😀

    -m.

    I know where you are taking this..... lol. 😏
    This is Hinduism not atheism. You seem confused.
  5. Standard memberrvsakhadeo
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    20 Aug '11 08:19
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    This is Hinduism not atheism. You seem confused.
    You are right ! He is stating what is basically Hindu Spiritualism.
    If he still denies that God exists,he is confused.
  6. Wat?
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    20 Aug '11 08:19
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    This is Hinduism not atheism. You seem confused.
    No it's not.... it's Buddhism.

    You seem confused.

    -m.
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    20 Aug '11 08:46
    Originally posted by mikelom
    No it's not.... it's Buddhism.

    You seem confused.

    -m.
    Buddhism and Hinduism are similar except that Buddhism does not admit existence of God as well as that of Soul.I have taken your word"Spirit" to mean "Soul".If I am mistaken,please clarify what you mean by "Spirit".I am a Hindu believer.Surely I know what my theology and spiritualism stand for.
    Are you by any chance a follower of Spiritism ?This is a thinking propounded by Allan Kardec.
    http://www.metanexus.net/magazine/tabid/68/id/10607/Default.aspx?gc..
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    20 Aug '11 09:34
    Originally posted by rvsakhadeo
    Buddhism and Hinduism are similar except that Buddhism does not admit existence of God as well as that of Soul.I have taken your word"Spirit" to mean "Soul".If I am mistaken,please clarify what you mean by "Spirit".I am a Hindu believer.Surely I know what my theology and spiritualism stand for.
    Are you by any chance a follower of Spiritism ?This is a thi ...[text shortened]... ed by Allan Kardec.
    http://www.metanexus.net/magazine/tabid/68/id/10607/Default.aspx?gc..
    Nope I am not a follower of Spiritism, in fact I 've never heard of it.

    I am Theravada Buddhist, i.e. your Normal Thai Buddhist.

    If you understand Buddhism, then you will know that there is a belief in the human spirit, returning to the OP Question.

    So I say again, atheists do believe in a human spirit.

    I'm not getting into negative arguments either.

    There's plenty to google to understand the uniqueness of Buddhism, and of how unthreatening it is to so called Godly Religions.

    -m.
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    20 Aug '11 09:42
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Nope I am not a follower of Spiritism, in fact I 've never heard of it.

    I am Theravada Buddhist, i.e. your Normal Thai Buddhist.

    If you understand Buddhism, then you will know that there is a belief in the human spirit, returning to the OP Question.

    So I say again, atheists do believe in a human spirit.

    I'm not getting into negative arguments eit ...[text shortened]... e uniqueness of Buddhism, and of how unthreatening it is to so called Godly Religions.

    -m.
    Thanks.I will dig into the knowledge base on the net reg.Buddhism and find out what it says about "Human Spirit".
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    20 Aug '11 11:05
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Do atheists believe the spirit is what gives the body life?

    1. I can't answer for 'all' atheists, but in my experience 'all' atheists still believe in a holy spirit. I can answer for my philosophy, which you know may or may not be termed as a religion or not according to different western interpretations.

    My belief is that in death there is not ...[text shortened]... st?[/i]

    2. Refer to 1. above. 😀

    -m.

    I know where you are taking this..... lol. 😏
    All atheists still believe in a holy spirit? What? I think you'd be hard pressed to find ANY atheists who believe in a holy spirit. Or at least any atheists who are not also Buddhists.
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