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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #2)

Sun May 20, 2012, 09:26 PM

24. I don't even see this as an atheist vs. believer thing.

You don't have to believe in God or anything supernatural to have empathy for others' pain. Emotions are real to the one feeling them, no matter what, and loss of a loved one is something we can all relate to, a sorrow we all will share in. To think that only humans have such basic and powerful feelings as love, grief, etc. is the height of arrogance. (And frankly, I find the insistence in some sects of Christianity that only humans matter because only humans have "souls" to be the absolute height of that kind of cold, self-aggrandizing ruthless pride.)

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