Poor Wimp-Lo once again demonstrates his gross dishonesty... Please note that in the beginning of the post, Wimp-lo states "I think we need to reexamine once again how L.D. Rue (atheist) promotes lying. In his view, atheists cannot live without lies". At this point, Wimp-Lo is clearly stating that this is the opinion of a single person. The fact is, that L. D. Rue does not represent all atheists, nor are most atheists aware of who he is. One should look at the attempt to bind Mr. Rues' opinion to all atheists, even though the word "atheist" or any form of that word, fails to appear in the quoted text.I think we need to reexamine once again how L.D. Rue (atheist) promotes lying. In his view, atheists cannot live without lies:
The Noble Lie
In 1991 L. D. Rue confronted the issue of absurdity and boldly advocated that man should deceive himself by means of a Noble Lie into believe that the universe still has value. By denying any objective teleology, self-fulfillment becomes radically privatized: each person chooses his own set of values and meaning.
[What a disorderly world when they do that......]
One has no choice but to embrace some Noble Lie that will inspire one to live beyond selfish interests. The Noble Lie is one that deceives us, tricks us, and compels us beyond self-interest, beyond ego, beyond family, nation,[and] race.Without such lies, we cannot live.
Rues Noble Lie does not appear to solve the notion of absurdity. Why should one sacrifice self-interest for a fiction? The Noble Lie is the greatest placebo that accomplishes its feat of illusion. Rues problem, as for anyone who constructs any Noble Lie, is that he values deeply personal fulfillment and wholeness. This would include objective values, which according to his philosophy do not exist. The Noble Lie option thus affirms what it denies and so refutes itself.
[Mr. Rue's perspective is very representative of the typical atheist in this forum. LIES. Thank you Mr. Rue.....]
Wimp-Lo than goes on to make the unfounded/unsupported claim that "Mr. Rue's perspective is very representative of the typical atheist in this forum. LIES."
In addition, it should be noted that Mr. Rue is speaking of self deceprion, not "lies" as our uneducated Wimp-Lo asserts.
Don't let go of that mop Wimp-Lo, Cleaning up after others is the best you can ever expect to achieve. LOL!!!