Alex

Williston, VT

#227 Jan 18, 2013
Truth reason knowledge wrote:
Nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense.
Voltaire
Also from writer, philosopher Voltaire...

"An atheist king is more dangerous than a fanatical Ravaillac."

"Atheism abounded in Italy during the fifteenth century. What was the consequence? It was as common a matter to poison another, as to invite him to supper. The stroke of the stiletto was as frequent as an embrace."

"Throughout the world God has suited all animals, from the snail to man, to the countries in which he has placed them. Let us not reproach Providence when we owe him praises.
But to consider scourges, such as inundations, volcanoes, earthquakes. If you confine your attention to the accidents which sometimes happen to the wheels of the eternal machine, you may well consider God as a tyrant; but observe his ceaseless benefits, and he becomes a compassionate father."

"Faith, then, in a God who rewards good actions, punishes the bad, and forgives lesser faults, is most useful to mankind. It is the only restraint on powerful men, who insolently commit crimes on the public, and on others who skillfully perpetrate offences.
Atheism is a monster that would prey on mankind only to satisfy its voracity."
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Three quotes from Benjamin Franklin (close friend of Voltaire)-

"God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country."

“The longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

“My dear friend, do not imagine that I am vain enough to ascribe our success [Revolution] to any superiority… If it had not been for the justice of our cause, and the consequent interposition of Providence, in which we had faith, we must have been ruined. If I had ever before been an atheist, I should now have been convinced of the being and government of a Deity!”
—In a letter to William Strahan, August 19, 1784

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Alex

Williston, VT

#228 Jan 18, 2013
Voltaire held a firm belief in God as a deist for most of his life and as he moved toward old age he became a Christian.

“If God did not exist, everything would be allowed.”(Pomeau, 660)“

Christ consoles in secret the hearts He enlightens. In the greatest of trials, He offers them support.”(Pomeau, 661)

“Tonight I was in a meditative mood (about the order and beauty of the universe). One must be stupid not to recognize the author of it; one must be mad not to worship Him.”(Pomeau, 1995, 187)

“Let’s worship this great Being ... It is He who from all eternity arranged matter in the immensity of space.”(Pomeau, 339)

“God is the supreme being .He is unique, infinite, eternal, creator of the world.”(Pomeau, 385)

“What is true religion? Love God and your neighbor as yourself.”(Pomeau, 386)
Reality

Newport, NH

#229 Feb 2, 2013
The god delusion is an obscene and grossly immoral belief:


Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#230 Feb 3, 2013
Who cares what god you pray too, the only question left, why isn't humankind saving these suffering soul children...

I think the majority of the religionosities and the atheistic are too shallow...

Just an excuse to hate each others...

I think they all got unresolved mommy and daddy issues....
Reality

Newport, NH

#231 Feb 3, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Who cares what god you pray too, the only question left, why isn't humankind saving these suffering soul children...
I think the majority of the religionosities and the atheistic are too shallow...
Just an excuse to hate each others...
I think they all got unresolved mommy and daddy issues....
Delusions matter, if we are to ever go about fixing reality and ease the suffering of children, we first have to agree on what reality is.

One side uses facts, evidence and science, the other plays pretend, sticks their fingers in their ears and screams, gos is great, la, la, la, it is an untenable position that deserves criticism.

I think you have some unresolved mommy and daddy issues Mulligan, you are always trying to project them onto others. Pretty shallow of you, don't you think?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#232 Feb 3, 2013
Come on, today science is a total myth, the elites and corporatist totally define what science is to their interest.

Most of the professionals, the scientist and the engineers are nothing but wild west gunslingers. Their scientific ideas will just blow in the breeze depending on what way the money or status is blowing...

I'd trust a pedophile priest more than these scientists......
Reality

Newport, NH

#233 Feb 3, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Come on, today science is a total myth, the elites and corporatist totally define what science is to their interest.
Most of the professionals, the scientist and the engineers are nothing but wild west gunslingers. Their scientific ideas will just blow in the breeze depending on what way the money or status is blowing...
I'd trust a pedophile priest more than these scientists......
And that is exactly the problem, you can't tell the difference between myth and reality. In your zeal to defend your delusions you mythologize science and reality and ironically claim that because you pretend it has no merit, that somehow changes reality.

People like you who play make believe simply do not value reason and evidence. There is no way that you can really understand science in this context, everything is filtered through your god colored glasses.

People who trust pedophile priests more than scientists do not value the truth, or actual morality. You are more concerned with protecting your delusional land of make believe than actually helping children.

Unlike science, you do not have any evidence to support your delusional claims, like I said, yours is an immoral, untenable position.

You are not part of the solution Mulligan, you are part of the problem..
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#234 Feb 3, 2013
You are such a precious little boy!
pretend time again

Newport, NH

#236 Feb 3, 2013
You are such a condescending little man.

Feel like a big man now that you have mythologized me into a "precious little boy"?

You should really find a therepist and work on those mommy and daddy issues Mulligan. Your fragile ego really clouds your jugement.
Human at Earth

Fontana, CA

#237 Oct 23, 2013
In my opinion, the 5 main civilization ageing back to 10,000 years are as follows. It is our understanding that life originated in the Universe. More closer to planet Earth, life originated in the oceans then simultaneously made it to land at Australia, Europe, Antartica, South America, North America, Africa, Asia, World.

Middle East

India

Asia

Europe

Africa
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India

Middle East

Asia

Africa

Europe
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Asia

India

Europe

Africa

Middle East
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Europe

Middle East

India

Africa

Asia
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Africa

Middle East

Europe

Asia

India

New civilizations arising in the last 500 years are Oceania, America, Hispania.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#238 Oct 23, 2013
I hope this is an alien coming to recue me. I don’t belong here...I belong with you.
part of the problem

Sunapee, NH

#239 Oct 27, 2013
God told me to, say 38% of Americans
https://today.yougov.com/news/2013/10/25/god-...
by Peter Moore October 25, 2013

"38% of Americans say that they have done something because God told them to, while more than half of people who believe in God say that the deity sometimes controls weather and disasters.

New research from YouGov suggests that many Americans believe God plays an active role in their lives.

Out of the 76% of Americans who said that they personally believe in the existence of a God, half say that they have at least once before done something because God told them to. Including non-believers, this makes up 38% of the entire country.

The group most likely to have acted on God's command are 'born-again' or evangelical Christians, who make up about a third of Americans. Almost two-thirds (65%) of born-again Christians say God has told them to do something at least once before. Only a quarter (25%) of the remaining population have ever had the same experience.

n broader religious terms, Protestants (56%) are much more likely than Catholics (39%) to say that they have done things under the instruction of God.

44% of people in the South (where evangelical Christianity is particularly common) and 41% of people in the West say God has told them to do something before. In comparison, only 30% of people in the Northeast and 32% of people in the Midwest say the same thing.

Republicans are also among the most likely to say God has told them to do something, as 42% do. However, the belief is nearly as common among Democrats (40%), and is actually least common among Independents (37%).

A Closer Look

Few say that this happens very frequently, with only 10% of people who believe in God saying 'all the time' and another 16% saying 'most of the time'.

24% say that they have never done something because God told them to, while 26% either do not know or prefer not to say.

Believers are more likely to say that God has significant power over weather and disasters: 31% of people who believe in God say that he controls weather or disasters 'all of the time', while only 17% say that he never does.

Out of all Americans (including people who do not believe in God), a total of 40% believe that God at least sometimes controls weather or disasters.

YouGov research previously found that a majority of Americans believe in the devil, and half believe that someone can become posessed by the devil or evil spirits. https://today.yougov.com/news/2013/09/17/poll...

read the rest:
https://today.yougov.com/news/2013/10/25/god-...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#240 Oct 27, 2013
Our typical conception of god is tragically incomplete and shallow even teach by our religions...
reality

Sunapee, NH

#241 Oct 27, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Our typical conception of god is tragically incomplete and shallow even teach by our religions...
No Mulligan, your delusions are just a bit more florid than others, there is no god.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#242 Oct 27, 2013
who cares?
reality

Sunapee, NH

#243 Oct 27, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
who cares?
People who value reality over fantasy and understand that the truth is a matter of fact, not fiction.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#244 Oct 27, 2013
Until you run into relativity and Einstein...
reality

Sunapee, NH

#245 Oct 27, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Until you run into relativity and Einstein...
Which has been peer reviewed and demonstrated with repeatable experiments...
reality

Sunapee, NH

#246 Oct 27, 2013
Perhaps you could explain why you think relativity is fiction Mulligan?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#247 Oct 27, 2013
I am saying delusions are more truth in relativity...I not saying it's untruth.

Like one particle could immediately talk to another all the way across the universe.

We are in the pre relativity phase of our economy.

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