Philosophy - A deathbed confession for atheists
April 9, 2013
Sometimes charlatans create fictional claims about the deathbed confessions of famous people, directed particularly against atheists who happen to be scientists, outspoken advocates for freedom, insightful philosophers, logical skeptics, etc., and these fallacies often include the confession of "belief in one or more deities." In the absence of any such confession, it can sometimes be challenging to defend against these fallacious claims, and so to remedy this for yourself the following "deathbed confession" can serve as a practical and non-anti-theistic alternative:
You could include that statement in your final will (with a condition for it to be presented in its entirety to all observers and beneficiaries), and also keep a paper copy in your pocket, both as a means to preventively protect yourself against those who intend to misrepresent the memory of who you were, and to help those who would defend your character against such delusions in your absence.
If you'd like to write me a letter or send me a postcard (I love receiving postcards), please send it to my mailing address.
|Home | Profile | Philosophy | Quotations | Links | Postcards | Contact|