John Mikes wrote:
I did not follow this thread, because immortality is a nono for my mostly
common sense thinking: who wants to 'in eternity' wake up with arthritic
pains and struggle with failing memory? Or is immortality understood for an
earlier (perfect? when is it?) stage of life, let us say when we get an ugly
divorce, or in miltary service? why not as a fetus? is the 'rest of the
world' similarly immortal (fetus? or Alzheimer?) and if I like something, I
know it will go away for sure... So: I am not for immortality.
This is an example of the type of argument used by religious people in reverse, who stop me in the street and say: "But wouldn't it be wonderful if you could look forward to eternal life in Heaven? If you're an atheist, all you have to look forward to is being eaten by worms!" Well, yes, I might agree that Heaven would be wonderful, but whether I would like something to be true or not has no bearing whatsoever on whether in fact it *is* true.
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