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Hollywood Actor Reveals What He Thinks Is 'Weird' About Atheists

There are 141 comments on the TheBlaze.com story from Aug 14, 2014, titled Hollywood Actor Reveals What He Thinks Is 'Weird' About Atheists. In it, TheBlaze.com reports that:

Actor Kevin Sorbo isn't shy about sharing his views on politics and religion, which he has candidly detailed in past interviews with TheBlaze .

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Thinking

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#82 Aug 19, 2014
Great Horizon programme on the that here:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1kab23_bbc-...

Laura Mersini Houghton is especially good.
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Just to clarify, I am asking PRE-Big Bang.
Thinking

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#83 Aug 19, 2014
delete the ^

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#84 Aug 19, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Great Horizon programme on the that here:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1kab23_bbc-...
Laura Mersini Houghton is especially good.
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Thanks for the tip. The program deals with the question that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember, the "cause" of the beginning. I realized that whether or not there was (is?) a Big Bang, that such an event could not be the ultimate answer.

Dare I think it, but the question does point to some some sort of "godlike" essence, an initiating energy. Is it possible that some biblical scribes asked this same question, and then tried to give this "essence" human form, to help the masses understand it?
I know that what I am suggesting may be intellectual treason, but maybe not forever.
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#85 Aug 19, 2014
Proof, once again, that actors sound better when someone else writes the words they speak. Left to their own devices, they generally don't come off nearly as intelligent.

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#86 Aug 19, 2014
Amused wrote:
Proof, once again, that actors sound better when someone else writes the words they speak. Left to their own devices, they generally don't come off nearly as intelligent.
Nor do you.
Thinking

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#87 Aug 19, 2014
Some people in that Horizon documentary don't think there was a beginning.

As for the bible scribes? I believe they primarily wanted workers to do things for them without payment.
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Thanks for the tip. The program deals with the question that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember, the "cause" of the beginning. I realized that whether or not there was (is?) a Big Bang, that such an event could not be the ultimate answer.
Dare I think it, but the question does point to some some sort of "godlike" essence, an initiating energy. Is it possible that some biblical scribes asked this same question, and then tried to give this "essence" human form, to help the masses understand it?
I know that what I am suggesting may be intellectual treason, but maybe not forever.

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#88 Aug 19, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Some people in that Horizon documentary don't think there was a beginning.
As for the bible scribes? I believe they primarily wanted workers to do things for them without payment.
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Saying there was no beginning strikes me as another way of saying "I don't know". I don't know whether it's more accurate to say there WAS a beginning or there IS a beginning, because I'm not sure is we're talking about time or distance. In fact, I don't know that the two are separable.
But I don't believe that something can emerge from absolute nothing. That would be scientifically unsound.
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#89 Aug 19, 2014
Religion is scientifically unsound.

It's better to not know but attempt to learn something new rather than swallow the lies of the priests. I guess people believe what the church tells them because that is easiest. Until you want to achieve something, that is.
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Saying there was no beginning strikes me as another way of saying "I don't know". I don't know whether it's more accurate to say there WAS a beginning or there IS a beginning, because I'm not sure is we're talking about time or distance. In fact, I don't know that the two are separable.
But I don't believe that something can emerge from absolute nothing. That would be scientifically unsound.

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#90 Aug 19, 2014
Who cares what Sorbo thinks, he's pretty.

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#91 Aug 19, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Religion is scientifically unsound.
It's better to not know but attempt to learn something new rather than swallow the lies of the priests. I guess people believe what the church tells them because that is easiest. Until you want to achieve something, that is.
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Religious belief may be scientifically unsound, but so too is the idea that something can come from nothing. To me, the idea of some sort of initiating energy seems more credible than either of the above.
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#92 Aug 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Religious belief may be scientifically unsound, but so too is the idea that something can come from nothing. To me, the idea of some sort of initiating energy seems more credible than either of the above.
Science describes accurately the material word.
Metaphysical ideas can Not be proved.
Thus each person decides for himself or herself
Philosophical issue tied to our common mortality.

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#93 Aug 19, 2014
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Science describes accurately the material word.
Metaphysical ideas can Not be proved.
Thus each person decides for himself or herself
Philosophical issue tied to our common mortality.
So does that mean we should stop asking?

And as to your assertion, do we really know what the other person is seeing? What we have is a common terminology. But that's one step removed from one's personal experience of a stimulus. Anyhoo, that's another subject.

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#94 Aug 19, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
I think Kevin Sorbo has a point, though an unwitting one. It's true that anger among atheists often seems excessive, and that they do protest too much. I believe most atheists would give most anything for absolute proof of a God. I think most of that anger is toward themselves for being unable to accept such a being.
To my fellow humans, both believers and atheists:
Nobody knows nuttin'.
I do know this. The only things that really exist is thought and Illusion. prove me wrong.
Might state Im not 100% about thought.

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#95 Aug 19, 2014
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<quoted text> I do know this. The only things that really exist is thought and Illusion. prove me wrong.
Might state Im not 100% about thought.
I tend to agree with your last statement.

I believe what you are talking about is consciousness, that is self-awareness. It is our only indication that there is anything at all. If it's all an illusion, then so is pain, hunger, love, even oneself.

Why would you ask me to prove you wrong? After all, I may be one of your illusions.

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#96 Aug 19, 2014
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I tend to agree with your last statement.
I believe what you are talking about is consciousness, that is self-awareness. It is our only indication that there is anything at all. If it's all an illusion, then so is pain, hunger, love, even oneself.
Why would you ask me to prove you wrong? After all, I may be one of your illusions.
That very true.So if you dont behave I will take the pills the Doctor gave me and make you go away.

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#97 Aug 19, 2014
But Science now speculates half the matter in the Universe is Dark matter, but no one knows what Dark matter is.
So could Dark Matter just be another name for God?
I believe in God but my Belief is not tied to one verse book or set of belifs made up by man
Thinking

Winsford, UK

#98 Aug 19, 2014
Reality doesn't really care about we feel is credible. And how does your issue with how the universe got started end up with people wearing silly hats one day a week?
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Religious belief may be scientifically unsound, but so too is the idea that something can come from nothing. To me, the idea of some sort of initiating energy seems more credible than either of the above.

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#99 Aug 20, 2014
Thinking wrote:
Reality doesn't really care about we feel is credible. And how does your issue with how the universe got started end up with people wearing silly hats one day a week?
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I guess they're about equal. Personally I prefer doing my cosmic ruminations while wearing a top hat.

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#100 Aug 20, 2014
makes you wonder if the band on the titanic really played, Nearer my god to thee, as the ship sunk.

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#101 Aug 20, 2014
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makes you wonder if the band on the titanic really played, Nearer my god to thee, as the ship sunk.
As the ship was sinking, they saw an eel, so they played "That's A Moray".

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