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She can't see past the deflector shields she has put up in order to protect her 'comfort food' belief in a God/afterlife. I know because I put up the same defense mechanisms (and knee jerk reactions) when I was a believer in "God" and when I used to debate online with "you atheists" years back (just as she is doing now). It's actually self-induced fear that causes the alarms to ring and the shields to go up (one of being wrong and not knowing what to do about it - feeling hopeless/unhappy without the comforting belief), but the fear comes as a result of other fears (fear of death, fear of being alone, fear of helplessness, fear of the unknown, etc). They are extremely powerful and I think they are ultimately the main reason people come to believe in varying gods or the afterlife - not for good reasons, but emotional defense.
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neopagan was in those shoes once myself. good post October 14, 2013, 08:25:32 PM