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19-03-2017, 08:32 PM
RE: God hidden in plain sight
(19-03-2017 08:18 PM)Reltzik Wrote:  
(19-03-2017 07:23 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  Walking the dog today, I had an interesting thought: supposing that God really exists and is all around us. The problem is that our little human brains cannot perceive or comprehend His existence, kind of like trying to teach physics to a dog.

If that were actually true, it would mean that every religion ever to claim to have perceived or comprehended God to any significant degree was utterly wrong, since what they are claiming to have done would be impossible.

It would also mean that attempting to find, detect, or understand God in any way was an impossible task, and we should no more attempt it than we should attempt to fly to the moon by flapping our arms.

Yeah, incomprehensible or mysterious = not worth contemplating, nothing useful can be grasped by us about this being.

There is no religion that is correct, nothing, nada, zilch.

There is no concept about this being that is correct, it is an admission of the unfathomable and unfalsifiable, it is therefore useless.

So how could we know any information about this alleged being is correct? We would have to seek out tangible, repeatable and falsifiable evidence,that is our only avenue. Anyone that claims that they know anything about something unfathomable is simply deluded. Drinking Beverage

How is an unfathomable being different, in terms if evidence, from one that doesn't exist?

Gods derive their power from post-hoc rationalizations. -The Inquisition

Using the supernatural to explain events in your life is a failure of the intellect to comprehend the world around you. -The Inquisition
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19-03-2017, 08:35 PM
RE: God hidden in plain sight
Would that mean that we could build a god detecting machine?
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19-03-2017, 08:37 PM
RE: God hidden in plain sight
(19-03-2017 07:23 PM)Carlo_The_Bugsmasher_Driver Wrote:  Walking the dog today, I had an interesting thought: supposing that God really exists and is all around us. The problem is that our little human brains cannot perceive or comprehend His existence, kind of like trying to teach physics to a dog.

A moot point. Defining God as imperceptible and incomprehensible makes any argument for His existence self-refuting by definition.

Some might argue that this is the case and that God can be known through faith alone. These same people then typically go on to list a lot of anthropomorphic aspects of their ineffable God. It really just boils down to "I believe what I believe!" and you have no reasonable basis for determining if you should worship this Deity or cower in abject terror, assuming it even takes notice of you.

It does make for a fun refutation of Anselm's Ontological Argument.

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19-03-2017, 08:39 PM
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(19-03-2017 08:35 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  Would that mean that we could build a god detecting machine?

How would you calibrate it?

I'm sorry, but your beliefs are much too silly to take seriously. Got anything else we can discuss?
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19-03-2017, 08:45 PM
RE: God hidden in plain sight
(19-03-2017 08:39 PM)Astreja Wrote:  
(19-03-2017 08:35 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  Would that mean that we could build a god detecting machine?

How would you calibrate it?

Uh... very carefully?
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19-03-2017, 08:56 PM
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(19-03-2017 08:39 PM)Astreja Wrote:  
(19-03-2017 08:35 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  Would that mean that we could build a god detecting machine?

How would you calibrate it?

With a lick and a prayer?
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19-03-2017, 09:00 PM
RE: God hidden in plain sight
(19-03-2017 08:39 PM)Astreja Wrote:  
(19-03-2017 08:35 PM)Dark Wanderer Wrote:  Would that mean that we could build a god detecting machine?

How would you calibrate it?

It's self-calibrating.

#sigh
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19-03-2017, 09:51 PM
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(19-03-2017 07:54 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  *Someone* has never smoked marijuana. Laugh out load

I have more times than I can count. Still don't believe though.

I get to decide what my life looks like, not the other way around.
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19-03-2017, 10:02 PM
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If a "god were all around us", and the idea had any relevance to us, there would be some indication of that, or its activity. There isn't, and there is no need to invoke the concept. It's totally superfluous, to all human activity. When it starts curing sick babies, maybe the concept might be seen as having some value. Not gonna happen.

Insufferable know-it-all.Einstein God has a plan for us. Please stop screwing it up with your prayers.
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19-03-2017, 10:43 PM
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(19-03-2017 08:25 PM)TheInquisition Wrote:  It's gawd!:

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Does anyone else see this as a hand grasping a semi-flaccid penis to stroke it into erection?
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