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Author Topic:   Where are all the gods?
Tangle
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Message 101 of 122 (873449)
03-15-2020 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 100 by Phat
03-15-2020 4:56 PM


Phat writes:

The whole premise of Jesus Christ is that there *is* a "skydaddy" Who sent His Son to help out here.

Sure I know the story. It's a story intended to explain away our rubbish situation here and make amends by promising a fantasy life thereafter.

And why on earth should God shield us from every challenge that the universe throws our way?

Why would this god throw these 'challenges” our way?

We would become fat, undeveloped blobs of simplicity were he to do that.

Given that this current 'challenge' is about to kill about 1% of the global population, getting fat seems a slightly smaller problem.

Yet you cling to this notion that any god worth considering must have evidence to support their existance.

I do not. I just require evidence in order to believe.

It may just not be that way.

It isn't that way.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 106 of 122 (873534)
03-16-2020 4:31 PM
Reply to: Message 105 by Phat
03-16-2020 3:26 PM


Phat writes:

Everyone seems to behoove the idea of god allowing harmful things to exist, but I've never seen a problem with it. Do we really expect Him to catch us every time we stumble and fall as a baby? To magically put protective pillows around our tiny knees and faces? How then would we develop the character traits to survive? Obviously we do need to get tougher.

I don't believe you. You must have thought more about it than this - we've been pushing this stuff in your face for years.

I've never figured out how the unbelievers will call Him a bloody bastard or a tyrant as if they have some better idea of how such a Deity *should* behave! But that's an argument we will never have any conclusions on.

It's certainly an argument that you will fail to understand because, I suspect, you just don't like it. To the rest of us it's blindingly bloody obvious.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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