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Dr Adequate
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Message 32 of 318 (660175)
04-21-2012 3:55 PM
Reply to: Message 31 by Buzsaw
04-21-2012 3:36 PM


Re: Defing God
I assume that you refer to the Biblical god, Jehovah. This is his proper name. In grammer, a proper name is what our surname is; that is our given name.
* coughs *
"Given name" actually refers to your personal name (in our culture, your first name) as opposed to your surname.
Whether Jehovah is a surname or a personal name is a question that I shall leave up to the theologians.
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Message 48 of 318 (660247)
04-22-2012 5:36 PM
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10-03-2010 1:24 AM


"The invisible man who watches you masturbate."

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Message 57 of 318 (667474)
07-07-2012 10:17 PM
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07-07-2012 9:53 PM


Re: If Intelligence Exists....
Here is an argument. IF intelligence exists, I propose that it is logical for a supreme intelligence to exist.
Yes ... but what if it's me?
I guess someone must be most intelligent, but why must someone be infinitely intelligent?

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Message 59 of 318 (667549)
07-09-2012 1:20 PM
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07-09-2012 12:50 PM


Re: If Intelligence Exists....
Good point. The inference is on a Creator, and we would like for such a Being(if it exists) to be well qualified in order to create a universe and be capable of knowing every living thing intimately. Infinity is a preferred characteristic of such a Being.
It's what we'd prefer, yes. And if wishes were deities ...

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Message 65 of 318 (667571)
07-09-2012 4:37 PM
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07-09-2012 1:27 PM


Re: If Intelligence Exists....
are you implying that GOD, if God exists, is radically different from what we likely would prefer?
Well, I was just pointing out that our preferences don't come into it. We'd like a creator of the universe who was good and wise and so forth. We'd also like it if cigarettes weren't carcinogenic and chocolate was slimming. What we want doesn't make any difference to what is the case.
But in answer to your question, clearly if God exists he's different from at least what I would want (I can't speak for you) because if he exists I'd like him to manifest himself rather than hiding and pretending that he's not there.

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Message 73 of 318 (673929)
09-24-2012 10:41 PM
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09-23-2012 6:58 AM


Re: If Intelligence Exists....
Assuming that ifGod exists that He wants what is best for humanity, what would be the possible motive for "hiding"?
I don't know. Embarrassment?

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