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Proofs that God is imaginary

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by eastsidebagel, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus

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    Lies! Mice are the master-race, of course!

    NOTE: Douglas Adams was an atheist - good enough evidence for me
     
  2. Agent327

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    Actually, the most succesful and populous species on the planet are insects. (Not counting smaller forms of life, ofcourse.) But as the most ravenous and destructive species we still rank first. (Following that observation, one might conclude that God is evil, rather than good - if only slightly more so. I say might, as the universe - if there is only one - is immensely vast and this is only one tiny planet in an immeasurably large ocean of empty space.)
     
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    God created locusts, which far from benefit the 'ultimate purpose' of mankind.
     
  4. Xyan

    Xyan Cyber Monk

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    Or Rabbits!

    Human: Born -> Weak and helpless childhood -> Teen insecurity -> Work stress adult -> Sickly aged

    Rabbit: Born -> have sex -> have babies that don't need you more except for more sex -> have sex -> die happy
     
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    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Purposefully drawing the most obtuse conclusion from a comparison is a very bad way to win an argument. It makes you look like a fool.
     
  6. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    But then you again run into the issue of what constitutes proof to some people? Remember those people who see the face of Jesus or Mary in potato chips or rust stains on walls and build shrines?
     
  7. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    How would you prove something doesn't exist? :confused: It's not possible.
     
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    Xyan Cyber Monk

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    The creator made me a fool. I can't help it.
     
  10. Agent327

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    You're presuming God looks after people and not locusts.

    Quite simple really: if God exists, there should be some evidence (i.e. proof) of 'his' existence; if no such evidence can be found, it's quite viable to conclude that God doesn't exist. IMO it's far more difficult to prove that God (i.e. a Divine Being) does exist, as every Godproof has some premise that first needs to be agreed upon; if no such premise can be agreed upon, it's impossible to prove that God exists. (And one might then, again, be justified in concluding that God doesn't exist.)
     
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    warpus In pork I trust

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    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, so no, that doesn't work.
     
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    But if we follow the maxim that we don't trust anyone who gives no evidence, then it is not rational to believe in God.

    JEELEN; That's the position of His Holiness; which is the basis of the whole Aquinas-Aristotle theology and so the condom debate
     
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    I am somewhat confused by your latter statement; could you clarify?

    I should think that any absence of evidence of the existence of a divine being also excludes the existence of God. The problem, however, as I already indicated, is that there is no universal definition of what God really is, so evidence either way is impossible to obtain - which was my point.
     
  14. caketastydelish

    caketastydelish By any means necessary

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    Contradictions in the bible don't prove God is imaginary. It only proves that the religion of Chrstanity has a holy book that isn't perfect. But even if you were to say that alone disproves the entire religion of Chrstanity, that dosen't mean you've disproved GOD.
     
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    Quite true. (Even assuming God is perfect - perfection being one of the attributes customary ascribed to God -, humans certainly aren't. Imperfections in the bible/Torah/Koran can only be ascribed to their various authors - regardless if they profess 'divine inspiration'; even the story of Jesus, the 'Son of God' has contradictions, as do all human stories.)
     
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    Could someone list the "contradictions" in the bible (and don't give me the whole evolution/creationism debate) because I'm looking but I can't find any....
     
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    To be honest, you need to look. Bear in mind that different people with different opinions wrote it; the same relgion went on Crusade as ducked out of the trenches of Flanders.
     
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    The contradictions the Bible has within itself, or the times when it quantifiably says things we know to be false?
     
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    wow, there are so many atheists around here.
    Must be hip to be atheist these days.
     

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