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For Atheists, why did the brilliant philosopher Sartre renounce Atheism as intellectually non-viable on his death bed?

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Answer #1 | 27/01 2017 09:06
1. Citation needed. 2. Argument from authority invalid
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Answer #2 | 29/01 2017 10:21
Because
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Answer #3 | 27/01 2017 18:55
Okay so every trembling old woman who pokes a voodoo doll is proof of Santeria? Sartre was afraid of death and wanted something to cling to. The same fears probably cause a vast majority of believers to turn to faith. Those who believe out of joy rather than fear are few and far between. But that is not an indictment of religion any more than an old man's (possible) return to faith condemns atheism.
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Answer #4 | 01/02 2017 22:41
Examine your premise. What was "brilliant" about him. Aside from the fact that you NEED him to be brilliant for this to have any point at all. What was his greatest most brilliant accomplishment? Seeing some good in Heidegger?
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Answer #5 | 15/02 2017 09:16
i don't know who that is nor do i care... whatever authority he may be, it is understandable for anyone to turn to religion in moments of weakness especially nearing death...
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Answer #6 | 27/01 2017 05:09
I don't know, why? I'm willing to read any theist argument.
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Answer #7 | 13/02 2017 05:26
examine your premise... what was "brilliant" about him... aside from the fact that you need him to be brilliant for this to have any point at all... what was his awesomeest most brilliant accomplishment? seeing some good in heidegger?
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Answer #8 | 27/01 2017 20:02
Dogmatic claiming that "God is not" is illogical ("intellectually nonviable"). If Sartre would have maintained an honest agnosticism ("finding no evidence God Is"), the quality of his philosophy would have benefited. Antony Flew's change of position from dogmatic atheist to honest agnostic is perhaps more clearly documented and interesting: "There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind," Flew and Varghese.
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Answer #9 | 27/01 2017 23:08
He was probably an govt Intel agent that could only tell the truth when he was about to die. It's what happens to a lot of spooks, like Kubrick did in making "Eyes Wide Shut" when he was about to die.
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Answer #10 | 27/01 2017 18:47
Pity, that on his death-bed, his mind went.
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Answer #11 | 03/02 2017 01:36
i've got a better one......... well, why do you people always do this? ~
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Answer #12 | 28/01 2017 00:29
Many people surrender to a belief in God when in suffering, while others see suffering as a reason to hate or dismiss the existence of God. Why's this?
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Answer #13 | 27/01 2017 05:18
I don't know who that is nor do I care. Whatever authority he may be, it is understandable for anyone to turn to religion in moments of weakness especially nearing death.
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Answer #14 | 27/01 2017 05:17
I've got a better one... Why do you people always do this? ~
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Answer #15 | 29/01 2017 04:00
It is not absolutely certain that he did. Believers had always lied outrageously to try feebly to boost their egos and naïve beliefs. Even if he did that, appeal to authority is illogical. Other men can be found who were firm in atheism to their deaths. If he did what you claim, and that is far from certain, his thinking ability was gone.
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Answer #16 | 28/01 2017 00:01
Finding ourselves facing death must be traumatic. But it may also be an awakening, or the kind of 'enlightenment' we were seeking throughout our lives, though we got forever distracted by immediate and passing concerns that were never as serious as our awaiting mortality which we pretended to forget. At that moment (of death) a person is likely to find herself or himself facing the very thing they forgot, by which I mean their own essential nullity. So that the question of Sartre's atheism at that dramatic time may have simply mutated into a very normal fear of the afterlife he had denied. And perhaps this too could be considered a form of enlightenment leading to a rejection of his previous misplaced sense of self-worth.
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Answer #17 | 02/02 2017 22:52
numerous people surrender to a belief in god when in suffering, while others see suffering as a reason to hate or dismiss the existence of god... well, why's this?
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Answer #18 | 28/01 2017 02:29
He got enlightenment and self-realization at his death bed. That is why he did like that.
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Answer #19 | 27/01 2017 05:15
You are attempting, poorly, to invoke an Argument from Authority fallacy.
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