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Proofs that God is imaginary

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

  1. Aegis

    Aegis Deity

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    Looking back through history, it is clear that if an omnipotent God exists, he obviously does not care about us.
     
  2. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Moderator

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    Ah my child... your suffering is good for you! :old:

    Just getting into the preist mood!
     
  3. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    Just because someone will inevitably point it out sooner or later, and it might as well be me, that's pretty much a Godwin right there. In all fairness, the Old Testament god was a violent, genocidal, racial supremacist nutjob, but, still... ;)
     
  4. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    Random thought #8144723-C:

    That the real world kind of sucks, is pretty much a given. Getting through childhood and school is no picnic, pimples suck, the police are always handing you speeding tickets, everybody in existence complains about their job ALL the time.....oh yeah, and at the end of it you're going to die.

    With all the pain and suffering out there, why the hell are you CREATING NEW CHILDREN??? Jesus Christ, people, you know what your kids are gonna go through, and yet you just keep having them.

    Why do you do that???

    It was kind of a silly question, wasn't it? The answer is pretty obvious. And when you answer it, you've got the answer to those comments about how a loving God would cure cancer and whatnot.
     
  5. Mowque

    Mowque Hypermodernist

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    Sucks? Compared to what?
     
  6. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    It doesn't, though.

    You just listed a bunch of crappy things about life, but there's a lot of awesome stuff that happens that makes it all worth it: your first kiss, bacon, roller coasters, love, steak, the beach, sex on the beach, japanese game shows.. need i go on?
     
  7. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    Instead of arguing whether life objectively sucks, I prefer to use clinical depression statistics. For 10% of people, life subjectively sucks, oppressively so.
     
  8. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Moderator

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    Nice law - one of the few which works on the .net
     
  9. Smidlee

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    Another logic would be the same as Him washing the disciples' feet as a servant and subject Himself to authority like Pilate. The first shall be last and last shall be first.
     
  10. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    It's fun xcl
     
  11. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Rationality is a tool of very specific but limited utility. Irrationality is unlimited in its scope and grandeur and has other important uses. Most humans put on a "rational" face in public, but favor their irrationality in private or among family and friends.

    Reason (with passion) produces Bach. Irrationality with talent produces ...[insert you favorite rock band].

    The blind men and the elephant tale comes to mind.
     
  12. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    the correct answer is

    5) Man felt the need to come up with an explanation for something he didn't understand e.g. thunder and lightning?
     
  13. Mowque

    Mowque Hypermodernist

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    He would throw that under #1 I think.
     
  14. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    BINGO.

    Why did God perform an Act of Creation with pain and suffering in it?

    Well, why do YOU do it? Why do you folks perform Acts of Creation?

    Because IT'S WORTH IT, even if it isn't perfect.
     
  15. Shaihulud

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    Has it occured to anyone that our concept of God may not be the reality? There are hundreds of religion and each has its own idea of what God/s/ess/esses is like. God could be any one of those, and also Gods plan may be independent of what we wish for.
     
  16. Camikaze

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    Yes, it has.

    But religions don't generally like to admit that other, competing religions might be either correct, or just correct.

    Plus, there is the whole, 'Thou shalt put no other God before me' thing.
     
  17. Flying Pig

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    The bible never says: the other Gods don't exist, it just says that you mustn't venerate them - so it doesn't rule out hindu-style polytheism
     
  18. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    it's Hindu not hundu
     
  19. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Moderator

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    That was a typo - the letters are next to one another
     
  20. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    oh... sorry :cry:
     

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