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18 "So how do atheists find comfort in time of danger?"




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This article is from the Atheism FAQ, by mathew meta@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

18 "So how do atheists find comfort in time of danger?"

There are many ways of obtaining comfort:

* Your family and friends
* Pets
* Food and drink
* Music, television, literature, arts and entertainment
* Sports or exercise
* Meditation
* Psychotherapy
* Drugs
* Work

That may sound like rather an empty and vulnerable way to face danger,
but so what? Should individuals believe in things because they are
comforting, or should they face reality no matter how harsh it might
be?

In the end, it's a decision for the individual concerned. Most
atheists are unable to believe something they would not otherwise
believe merely because it makes them feel comfortable. They put truth
before comfort, and consider that if searching for truth sometimes
makes them feel unhappy, that's just hard luck. Often truth hurts.

 

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