So you praised, prayed, sang hymms, etc, etc, etc, but the good Lord still didnt buy you a Mercedes Benz or a color tv or even a night on the town? No return on your investment? Zilch? LOL Poor poor pitiful you....<quoted text>
I'm saying Mankind has put a lot into 'praising God' and ain't got much out of it. Look around.
Sounds like to me you think we ought to be praising the 'Vedic texts'.
"The Vedas contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India. Along with the Book of the Dead, the Enuma Elish, the I Ching, and the Avesta, they are among the most ancient religious texts still in existence. Besides their spiritual value, they also give a unique view of everyday life in India four thousand years ago. The Vedas are also the most ancient extensive texts in an Indo-European language, and as such are invaluable in the study of comparative linguistics." < www.sacred-texts.com >
So you're saying without the "hymns, incantations and rituals" from these all important texts, we wouldn't have had the 20th Century Scientific Revolution? I find that rather preposterous!!
I embrace the idea "ignore the mistakes of the past, doomed to repeat them". You have somehow turned this around. Your version is "wave around the mistakes of the past, so that no progress can be made towards a better future". Quaint. We are all a LOT SMARTER now, even some of you 'bots! We have access to much more detailed and accurate information regarding our true place in the Universe. Besides ... those people are all dead now. We're the living, we are in charge now. We owe it to the dead to build on what they left us and make the world a better place. It's a far nobler and less selfish cause than simply preparing yourself for some kind of personal blissed-out eternity.
Wow. I think it's cool that a Godbot, someone who believes in Supreme-All-Powerful-Creator-B eings would ever say something is "impossible". What if he decided that's what he wanted us to do? What if that IS what he wants us to do and we ain't doing it because lame ducks like you are running around telling everybody it's "impossible"? You're going to Hell, fella ... hate to tell you that. If for no other reason than having the temerity to think your puny mind can encompass God's plan for us!! If I was God, I'd squash you like a gnat ... just on general principles.
Anyway, you take me aback ... nothing is IMPOSSIBLE in a Universe with a Supreme Omnipotent Being (SOB) in it. I thought that was the very FOUNDATION of y'alls belief system!! I'm shocked!
I'm not necessarily talking colonizing other star systems, L5 is fine, Terra-forming Mars, build a "Ringworld" ... who knows.
Mistakes? The hundreds of millions of robbed, raped, tortured and murdered victims of 20th century atheists were just a "mistake" that ought to be forgiven? LOL When pigs fly and hell freezes over....which ever comes first.