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Found at: sdf.org:70/users/slugmax/phlog/responses-on-attention-and-atheism

Solderpunk shared a link to an article on getting your attention
back [0], I agree it was not very insightful. But it made me think
of how digital books can sometimes impact attention negatively, at
least for me.

The bane of e-readers and digital books is that there is too much
there. Instant access to more books than one could ever read. I have
t difficult to read just one, night after night. I want to
constantly see what else is available. So I decided to take a
to read and brought it along. That's it. I figured over the course
of three days I wouldn't need to read anything else, and that was a
also work the same way, if you were careful not to dump too many
books on it at once.

c25l talks about perspectives on atheism [1]. I think the
takes a fairly hard stance against religion, to include belief in a
(Christopher Hitchens was a good example of this). A softer form of
atheism is more true to the dictionary definition - as in "I'm
atheist and so don't believe in god", and it pretty much stops
there. However I don't think the two perspectives are mutually
exclusive, they exist on a continuum. Also, if religion did not
exist, hard atheism would just default to the softer variety, but I
agree that in some sense it relies on religion to exist, in the same
completely accurate analogy, since there are some aspects to
c25l mentions. Still, the idea that hard atheism is a reaction to

Communities can form wherever people have something in common, they
keep us as humans connected to others and provide friendship and
community for years, she has made lasting friendships and has had
last year. I'm part of a tabletop gaming group that provides some of
the same social benefits, I started it five years ago to share an
nterest, but it has grown in other ways since then. So I'd ask c25l

[0] gopher://circumlunar.space/0/~solderpunk/phlog/article-on-attention.txt
[1] gopher://circumlunar.space/0/~c25l/phlog/20171223-atheism.txt


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