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Author Topic:   I Know That God Does Not Exist
kjsimons
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Message 459 of 2686 (829792)
03-14-2018 9:25 AM
Reply to: Message 458 by Tangle
03-14-2018 3:42 AM


Tangle writes:

My argument is that no-one has yet proven the non-existence of god, scientifically or otherwise. That's non-contraversial.

I'm with Rrhain on this, which god where has ever really been defined? There are stories of gods galore, but no real usable definition of one. Everyone seems to have their own personal definition of what god is which seems to point to each of us creating our own nonexistent personal god. Without a clear god to disprove, it would be a fool's errand to even try.


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kjsimons
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Message 462 of 2686 (829889)
03-16-2018 9:30 AM
Reply to: Message 461 by Phat
03-16-2018 3:54 AM


re: Holier than thou anti-atheist quote
Phat writes:

By the way, what do you think of this oft-quoted logic?

Quote linked to by Phat:

"I'd rather live my life as if there is a God and die and find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."

The faulty logic here is basically assuming that "living as if God doesn't exist" is a bad and evil thing. I live my life as a human which means I have empathy for my fellow humans and try to help out the less fortunate to the best of my abilities and to enjoy my existence without harming others, you know, the golden rule. Believing in God would only mean that I would be following the tenets of my faith, whatever that may be. The quote is also biased toward monotheism, which is a slap in the face to any polytheistic religious followers. It's a quote of a small minded person.

In short, the quote is insulting.

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kjsimons
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Message 467 of 2686 (829899)
03-16-2018 12:33 PM
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03-16-2018 11:54 AM


Re: Gods attitude towards our "attitudes"
Phat, you responded to the minor aside of my post and seemed to have ignored the major point so let me ask you directly. Do you think less of a person if they don't believe in God or that they are evil or bad as the quote you linked to implies? This insinuation that quote makes it what ticks me off, much more than the mono vs poly aspect of the quote. Atheism != bad/evil person!

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