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  •  The "(heh)" after "coincidentally" (0+ / 0-)

    is a very clear statement that foolishness and religious beliefs go together, and that the combination is not coincidental at all.

    I don't see any other way to read that.

    •  Of course it is not coincidental. (0+ / 0-)

      There is an assumption there that atheists would not be prone to mistake atheism for nihilism.  That leaves theists, though it could be argued that theists and people who "have religious beliefs" are somewhat different subsets of individuals.

      Perhaps you can't see any other way to read it because you own prejudices cause you to read in the most negative of lights.

      •  If that were the intent (1+ / 0-)
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        Troubadour

        then the "coincidentally (heh)" would be applied to religious people mistaking atheism for nihilism, not to foolish people having religious beliefs.  Read the sentence again; it doesn't match your interpretation.

        Personally, I've been religious my entire life and it's always been obvious to me that atheism and nihilism are entirely unrelated.

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