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59 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 February 2008 11:57PM

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Comment author: Unknowns 06 December 2014 02:49:09AM 1 point [-]

"How many religious people would retain their belief in God, if they could accurately visualize that hypothetical world in which there was no God and they themselves have become atheists?"

More than a few. For example, if you are a Muslim in some places, accurately visualizing the world where you become an atheist means visualizing a world in which you get killed for apostasy.

Comment author: shminux 06 December 2014 03:40:07AM 1 point [-]

I don't think that's quite it. For many, the world where there is no God is like the world where you have no parents.