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Author Topic:   What Benefits Are Only Available Through God?
Sarah Bellum
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Message 178 of 438 (853288)
05-25-2019 9:31 AM
Reply to: Message 168 by Phat
10-17-2017 4:08 PM


Re: Specifics lost when leaving Christianity - An Article
But are you really handing over your problems to another?

I think of the quarterback who thanked Jesus after the winning touchdown. If the quarterback had stumbled at the 10-yard line, would the thanks have turned to, "I would have won that game if Jesus hadn't tripped me!"

Are the benefits given to you, or is it that time and chance overtake us all?

Edited by Sarah Bellum, : Typo correction: change "gave" to "game"


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Sarah Bellum
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Message 180 of 438 (853291)
05-25-2019 9:47 AM
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05-25-2019 9:38 AM


Re: Specifics lost when leaving Christianity - An Article
Is chance even possible with a coin flip?

Assuming the existence of an all-knowing deity leads to the conclusion that the flip of a coin is purely deterministic, doesn't it?


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Sarah Bellum
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Message 431 of 438 (869486)
12-31-2019 10:48 AM
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08-03-2019 2:38 PM


Re: Even I Can Answer Questions That You Claim Are Meaningless
Good people do good things, more or less, and bad people tend to do bad things.

But to convince good people to do bad things, you need a strong, irrational motivator such as a religion or millennialist political ideology.


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Sarah Bellum
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Message 438 of 438 (869937)
01-08-2020 9:26 PM
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12-31-2019 2:05 PM


Re: Even I Can Answer Questions That You Claim Are Meaningless
sad buttrue

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