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It's my opinion that there are thinkings and there are believers. The more you think, the less religion will make sense to you.That can be scientifically disproved because there are demonstrably people who are far better (if you don't mind the assumption) at thinking than you or I, and understand science better than you or I, who believe more strongly than we do.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:12 PM
1.) A man died on a cross which somehow saves the entire human race (only a TINY fraction of 1% of life that has been on the planet) from living in eternal damnation.
2.) Somehow we are still all born into sin and guilt and should spend our lives repenting and asking for forgiveness.
3.) If you don't do this, you will spend an eternity in a burning bad place - if you do this you will spend eternity in absolute happiness.
My question isn't which God is at the top... it's.. what could possibly make someone read a relic written thousands of years ago that says these things, and nod their head.. "yea... yea.. this makes sense, I'm going with this one."
It's my opinion that there are thinkings and there are believers. The more you think, the less religion will make sense to you.
If you think turning athiest is scary (don't know why you would) then I suggest you spend more time believing and less time thinking
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:17 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:18 PM
Saving the world, one semi-colon at a time.
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:25 PM
Capital-G-god is omnipotent and omnipresent, but not self-aware. It does not think, but it still is. Dilemma solved.
After all, even if you accept "I think therefore I am" as true, the reverse ("I am therefore I think") is obviously not true. You've not proven that God thinks, which has absolutely no impact on whether God exists or not (on the other hand, if you did prove that God does think, then that would have an impact on the question of God's existence).
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:37 PM
I'm an atheist. ( It's not that scary, is it? I mean, have you played Amnesia? That's way scarier... )
Posted 20 January 2011 - 06:57 PM
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Posted 20 January 2011 - 07:34 PM
Ha! The mere existence of stack overflows is a proof that god exists.
This goes on forever (god's god's god etc.)
Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:08 PM
I often wonder how people are so ready to damn how close minded right wing christians are but pay no mind to stuff like this. I'm a christian, but I'd never go so far as to say the Buddha is fiction or that agnostics are wrong. It is just as harmful to think as close mindedly against religion as it is to think close mindedly for any religion.
You are trying to rationalize something that is obviously fiction but this is just going to lead you back to where you started.
if you got 4 billion people to also believe there was an invisible pink hippo living in your apartment and there were historical documents conveniently matching the timelines of other known and accepted historical accounts that said that this pink hippo existed I probably wouldn't think you were crazy. I wouldn't necessarily believe you, but I wouldn't think you were crazy.
If I told you that I had an invisible pink hippo living in my apartment you would think me crazy because it is an outrageous claim
Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:32 PM
Posted 20 January 2011 - 08:34 PM
I can't help but hate threads like this one. In my opinion it should be a standard rule that mods close these threads...