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My PhilosophyBy Philo Sofer (email: philosofer123@yahoo.com)Last revised on August 14, 2014General commentsThe primary purpose of this document is to advise myself on how to live wellWhile I am comfortable with my positions, I am not certain of any of themList of my philosophical positionsAtheismAfterlife skepticismFree will impossibilismMoral skepticismExistential skepticismThanatophobic irrationalismNegative hedonismPolitical hedonismAtheismI define atheism as the view that it is highly unlikely that the Abrahamic God exists, and that thereis no good reason to believe that any other god existsTheists bear the burden of proof because they propose the addition of a major metaphysical entity(the Abrahamic God) to what is already known to exist (the physical universe). That is, theists makean extraordinary claim, and extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.None of the standard arguments for the existence of God are persuasive, as they are all subject tomultiple damaging objections. For detail, please see the recommended readings below.There are a number of effective arguments for atheism, briefly summarized as follows:o Argument from suffering Attempts to reconcile the existence of the actual amount of suffering with theexistence of an omnipotent, omniscient and omnibenevolent God have all failed Skeptical theismthe assertion that human cognitive limitations preven

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