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08-04-2016, 07:25 AM
why would a deity need to take attendance ?
I know the incentive the church has to make sure followers coming once a week......... to collect the 10% income tax

but why would a deity even care if we go to church, what does it gain him/her/them/it/that ?

and what could theists say to justify gods desire for people to go there on a weekly basis?

what got me this curios was The Big Bang Theory, season 3 Episode 23
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08-04-2016, 07:26 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
Funny how Amy's changed over the last few years, eh??

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08-04-2016, 07:28 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
Deity likes to hear how wonderful it is.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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08-04-2016, 07:32 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
I thought this would be why god needs a book of life to write names in. Laugh out loadLaugh out load

To answer the other question- they need your money and your time as volunteer work.

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

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08-04-2016, 07:45 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
God needs your praise and a few burnt offerings too. He has been missing out on that for the last few centuries and is getting pissed. Come on folks you want another flood or what? This just singing and dancing isn't enuff. God has said how it is that He needs a dead bullock every once in a while.
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08-04-2016, 11:11 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
(08-04-2016 07:26 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Funny how Amy's changed over the last few years, eh??

my surprise was that there is a female version of Sheldon

too bad we can't get a girl for Raj that easily
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08-04-2016, 11:17 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
(08-04-2016 07:45 AM)DerFish Wrote:  God needs your praise and a few burnt offerings too. He has been missing out on that for the last few centuries and is getting pissed. Come on folks you want another flood or what? This just singing and dancing isn't enuff. God has said how it is that He needs a dead bullock every once in a while.

so god didn't get enough blood from the millions he's already killed, the fish must've taken a lot of his blood during the flood
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08-04-2016, 11:50 AM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
Christees will explain that Church is not for God, it is for you, to make sure you are not sinning, or at least to make sure that you are feeling properly guilty about whatever innocent thing you did this week (taking too much pleasure out of life while forgetting that your Lord and Saviour died for you and you should be out doing God's work. What is God's work? *Not* being useful! Totally wrong. No. It's telling other people what nasty sinners they are.)

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08-04-2016, 12:43 PM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
Same reason it needs you to believe in it.. it's a spiritual vampire that thrives off these elements to keep it sustained.

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08-04-2016, 12:50 PM
RE: why would a deity need to take attendance ?
I've never understood the need to to go church either and I feel the only good reason is for the social aspect and to learn about the Bible but of course it's all interpreted for you, no need to use your brain when this flawed human can try to make sense of it and relate it to modern day problems.

Should this God care? Of course not, the Bible is clear that all you have to do is accept Jesus in your heart and you will be saved, there is no need to gather with a bunch of other people to talk about it. I can see if it makes them feel like they are doing something extra, that little bonus step of worshiping God with others and singing, praying and playing with rattlesnakes or whatever the hell people do at church so God will love them even more. I doubt an all knowing being would care if he can already tell which humans love him but it's not like theists care to think about how paradoxical their God is.

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