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06-03-2015, 07:43 PM
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If you see god everywhere you look and in everything you see, then I want you to imagine removing everything around you, strip it all away until there is nothing left except god.

Remove the earth, the sun, our galaxy and then the entire universe.

Whatever is left, must be god.

What do you see ?

Nothing

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06-03-2015, 08:05 PM
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(06-03-2015 12:33 PM)Ace Wrote:  imagine two sworn enemies standing in front of each other, one with 4 matches the other with 5 and both standing waist deep in gasoline.....
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06-03-2015, 08:43 PM
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Jesus had a rough weekend for your sins.

God does not work in mysterious ways — he works in ways that are indistinguishable from his non-existence.
Jesus had a pretty rough weekend for your sins.
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07-03-2015, 12:24 AM
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If God made us, then he must have been on LSD when I was made.

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07-03-2015, 03:53 AM
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god, evolutions tasty antidepressant. - h4ym4n
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07-03-2015, 04:32 AM
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(06-03-2015 08:43 PM)claywise Wrote:  Jesus had a rough weekend for your sins.

At least he got a lot of discounted chocolate at the end of it all. I'm sure that made up for it.

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07-03-2015, 07:03 AM
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Every belief you will ever have, ends the moment you die. In essence, you become an atheist at death if you weren't one to begin with.

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07-03-2015, 09:06 AM
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(06-03-2015 06:32 PM)Mark Fulton Wrote:  Christianity will probably one day be socially unacceptable, in the same way smoking, homophobia, sexism and high fructose corn syrup are on the nose in most modern communities today. The same thing will happen to Islam too.

I love the intent of this quote, but this fails to take into evolution. Our species gap filling is a flaw in human perceptions which leads humans to concoct such stories. This flaw is not going to go away in our species. It should not, for example, surprise anyone to see a future where Star Wars or Star Trek or Harry Potter, get turned into a religion because of some charismatic delusional nut. For the same reason L Ron Hubbard managed to start a new religion.

It is also why I don't like even atheists mimicking religion to compete with it by starting "atheist churches". The empathy of the moment because of minority status now, will not prevent a future of a group from turning a mere position into an abusive political entity. Even atheists need to understand that a label is not a moral code, and our behavior is in our species.

The important thing for our species is to promote skepticism without blind loyalty. Our species flawed perceptions are not going to go away. The best our species can do is put our common existence above our labels. Not even atheists should ever think they can set up a utopia perfect world. There is no such thing.

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07-03-2015, 09:17 AM
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(07-03-2015 07:03 AM)Rahn127 Wrote:  Every belief you will ever have, ends the moment you die. In essence, you become an atheist at death if you weren't one to begin with.

Agreed. Life after you die will be exactly like it was before you were born. To think "all this" was put here for humans, was understandable when humans didn't know better. But we know now, and to cling to what amounts to protection of ego out of fear, based on ancient comic books, is not only outdated, but dangerous.

No religion was around 200,000 years ago, much less 4 billion years ago, much less 14 billion years ago. In the future our species will go extinct, just like 99% of all life has through the planet's 5 mass extinctions. And after our planet's core runs out of energy all life will die. The sun also has a finite life. Now while we have to accept our differences now, the more humans view the world in natural terms rather than base life on comic book claims, the more we can problem solve. Humans need to get over our finite reality. It does not mean we have to be emotionless robots. It does not mean we can value what we know we have now.

It is hard to put that genie back in the bottle once you know bacteria and cockroaches outnumber humans. It is hard to cling to the past once you know it takes 100,000 years for one ray of light to cross the galaxy, or that their are billions and billions of galaxies in the viewed universe.

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07-03-2015, 09:19 AM
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Religion is the comic book excuse humans invent to avoid facing their finite reality.

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