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21-01-2015, 04:45 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
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21-01-2015, 05:06 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
(Assume god=omnipotent being when reading this post)

A benevolent god? It should end all suffering without causing any suffering.
A god that's not benevolent (though not necessarily evil)? Whatever it wants.

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21-01-2015, 05:36 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
Whatever everyone wants him to. A person prays, he swoops down and complies.

Just think of the havoc that would cause Tongue

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21-01-2015, 07:33 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
God needs to get outta here is what.
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21-01-2015, 08:06 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
What should a god do? Probably whatever it wants, because that's how people keep defining gods. As entities above (our) moral reproach.

So, apparently, the Christian god thinks the highest moral good is to
  • Create a hostile world full of disease, genetic mutation, radiation, wild animals, and poisonous plants,
  • create people in this world,
  • manifest undeniably to a handful of them and demand that they go out to tell everyone else about him,
  • deliberately not manifest undeniably to all the others,
  • give rules to those handful of people for them to tell everyone else about,
  • break said rules because they're for us and not God,
  • change the rules so that you just have to believe in and accept God to get an eternal reward,
  • create an eternal punishment for not following the rules,
  • and keep refusing to manifest undeniably to the majority of humans now that salvation relies on faith.
This is what happens when an apologist tries to define their god ad hoc to get it to jive with observable reality. And it never makes sense, but this won't stop them from accusing us of hubris for judging their god concept by our standards.

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21-01-2015, 08:57 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
(20-01-2015 07:33 PM)CleverUsername Wrote:  God should show up every once in a while

(20-01-2015 07:09 PM)Rahn127 Wrote:  I don't think a god should help you find your car keys or influence some football game.

I wouldn't mind a god helping people find their car keys, that just shouldn't be the biggest thing he ever does.

Pay attention! He just helped one team win their way to the Super Bowl. What more could you possibly want?

God Loves the Seahhawks

The comment are a hoot.

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21-01-2015, 09:04 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
In addition to all the things already mentioned, he should stop obsessing with our sex lives.
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21-01-2015, 09:10 AM
RE: What should a god do ?
(20-01-2015 07:09 PM)Rahn127 Wrote:  In my opinion...

A god should fix the major problems.
He should feed the hungry, clothe only the ugly people, provide homes for the homeless and make sure that everyone has their basic needs for survival met.

A god should prevent rape, torture, abuse, murder, accidental deaths, car crashes, explosions, fires, natural disasters, etc
In essence, none if these acts should be allowed to happen if they cause harm and or death.

I don't think a god should help you find your car keys or influence some football game.

A god ought to protect people from harm and provide for their survival

Since none of these things are happening in the world, it becomes evident that there is an absence of action.

If you are of the opinion that the world is as god intended it to be, then gods presence is moot.
A god that does nothing is equal to a god that doesn't exist.

Well since gods are a result of human imagination, the only thing that can fix human problems are other humans. I will warn any theist reading this not to pull the "so you think humans are gods then", crap. If atheists don't believe in gods, then the logic would stand that humans are not gods either.

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21-01-2015, 12:16 PM
RE: What should a god do ?
(21-01-2015 08:57 AM)Thinkerbelle Wrote:  
(20-01-2015 07:33 PM)CleverUsername Wrote:  God should show up every once in a while


I wouldn't mind a god helping people find their car keys, that just shouldn't be the biggest thing he ever does.

Pay attention! He just helped one team win their way to the Super Bowl. What more could you possibly want?

God Loves the Seahhawks

The comment are a hoot.

That's silly. Everyone knows the Detroit Lions are God's favorite team. Sadly, he uses them to help fans build character rather than granting the team victory. Weeping

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21-01-2015, 12:41 PM
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What should a god do ?

Hand out some new real functioning limbs to amputees at Walter Reed Medical Center before lunch.
If he can't make it until later, I may worship, if he brings the way to stop Ebola.

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