Prove there's a god.

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#559142 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Yes, I'd seen that sketch, but thanks for resurrecting it.
You know a lot about the pop culture of an older era for a nineteen year old. I can't say that I did when I was nineteen. Sure, I knew some of the history of the thirties and forties (I was born in the mid fifties), but not too much of the music, slang, movies - the pop culture. We knew their comic book heroes like Superman and Archie, and some old comedy acts like Laurel and Hardy and The Little Rascals. And most of their animated cartoons persisted, such as Popeye and Bugs Bunny.
But mostly, none of knew any big band music, or could name any Trevor Howard or Barbara Stanwyck movies - our parents' thing.
So, here's to your generation.
I'm not nearly normal :)

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#559144 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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(I was born in the mid fifties).
That's the problem. Why are all the smart people old?

I think god should let people live to be 900 or so. What?

Apparently, that didn't work out.

i guess I'll be on my own for a time ;)
Urvashi

Europe

#559145 Nov 5, 2012
God doesn't exist!!!!Watch 'Ancient Alien' on youtube.

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#559146 Nov 5, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Agreed!
In which case, we can all agree that the story of Genesis-Solomon- Moses were all allegories and not real. Correct?

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#559147 Nov 5, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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IANS gets a lot of "first sentences" wrong... I think that's why she misinterprets the Bible so badly.
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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I don't see how. If that god exists, everybody is damned. For starters, it's capricious and it's word is no good.
Second, what business does a moral god have making monsters and torture pits? And why punish sin, or punish it by keeping the sinning soul alive forever to be punished to the benefit of nobody except a sadist? Which sadist?
Third, likes to be worshiped by souls with free will. A third of the angels failed that test already, and given infinite time, all admitted into heaven will eventually rebel. How long do you think you would hold out in heaven with free will? A billion years? A billion billion years? How about that a billion times over? Who can last that long? Maybe one person. Could he do it twice? Ten times? A billion times?
As Woody Allen noted, "Eternity is really long, especially near the end." Eventually, one day, everybody weakens, and like the rebellious angels, will be cast out of heaven into the fire forever without hope of parole.
We should all hope that no such creature exists.
RIGHT ON

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#559148 Nov 5, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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No.
All assumptions are not correct & all assertions are not correct when they don't correspond with the whole text.
To put it bluntly, your assumptions are incorrect. You've twisted the words of the Bible into the meanings that you want. That's not how it works.
the hypocrite prize

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Since: Nov 08

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#559150 Nov 5, 2012
River Tam wrote:
Did I tell you about the time when I put the Wolf spider under my psychiatrist's coffee cup when he was searching for a book?
When he picked up the cup, the spider dropped in his lap. It was classic. He had to change his clothes. He blamed it on me but I just smiled.
Are you Wednesday Addams?

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Since: Nov 08

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#559151 Nov 5, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Once again, great points.
People who don't even know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon think nothing of what they will do for an eternity.
Woody also said, "I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."
Thanks.

Here's my favorite scene from Woody Allen. It comes out of "Play It Again Sam."


Max - Woody Allen's character - who is newly single, is at an art museum with his best friend's wife in order to meet and maybe pick up some women. They see a young woman standing by herself gazing up at a huge abstract painting. Max decides to approach her with this ice breaker:

MAX : It's quite a lovely Jackson Pollock, isn't it?

YOUNG WOMAN : Yes, it is.

MAX : What does it say to you?

YOUNG WOMAN : It restates the negativeness of the universe. The hideous, lonely emptiness of existence. Nothingness. The predicament of man forced to live in a barren, godless eternity like a tiny flame, flickering in an immense void, with nothing but waste, horror and degradation forming a useless, bleak straight-jacket in a black, absurd cosmos.

MAX : What are you doing Saturday?

YOUNG WOMAN : Committing suicide.

MAX : What about Friday night?

(The look she gives him as she walks away is priceless)

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Since: Nov 08

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#559152 Nov 5, 2012
River Tam wrote:
That's the problem. Why are all the smart people old? I think god should let people live to be 900 or so. What? Apparently, that didn't work out. i guess I'll be on my own for a time ;)
Thanks, I think.

:)

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#559153 Nov 5, 2012
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
<quoted text>In which case, we can all agree that the story of Genesis-Solomon- Moses were all allegories and not real. Correct?
Just because something is told in an allegorical way doesn't mean it's not true...

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#559154 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Why must it always be personal for you? Do I insult you or even discuss you personally? No. As personal as I get with you is to share dog data and tell you a joke.
I had called you on this behavior once or twice before, and forgiven you thereafter. But it's obviously a habit of thought with you, and won't end. So be it. I take it as permission to go further with you, and I will.
I see this as a character deficiency in you, one I see in most Christians. If one criticizes their god or religion, they swarm like hornets. I don't blame you beyond your capitulation to faith. This behavior is implicit in your church's instruction and example.
Your church builds small people. We can do better without it.
Now, do you want to behave civilly, or continue in this manner? I won't tolerate your insolence. And I think that I can defeat you in any battle. Your choice, Christian.
"insolence"??

"win a battle"????

LMAO! That wasn't a personal attack, sorry you took it that way. I made an observation about you & how you often misinterpret the "first sentence" of shit you read.

So funny, you talk about me attacking, then you say shit like "Your church builds small people. We can do better without it."

Make up your mind.

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#559155 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
Studied? What's so hard about interpreting our bible?

[1] "In the beginning ..." = "Once upon a time ..."

[2] "Amen." = "And they lived happily ever after."
Thanks for showing what I mean about studying the Bible.

Again, you got it all wrong.
Henry

Rosa, Germany

#559156 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Why must it always be personal for you? Do I insult you or even discuss you personally? No. As personal as I get with you is to share dog data and tell you a joke.
I had called you on this behavior once or twice before, and forgiven you thereafter. But it's obviously a habit of thought with you, and won't end. So be it. I take it as permission to go further with you, and I will.
I see this as a character deficiency in you, one I see in most Christians. If one criticizes their god or religion, they swarm like hornets. I don't blame you beyond your capitulation to faith. This behavior is implicit in your church's instruction and example.
Your church builds small people. We can do better without it.
Now, do you want to behave civilly, or continue in this manner? I won't tolerate your insolence. And I think that I can defeat you in any battle. Your choice, Christian.
Sorry, but there is not even any god at all!

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#559157 Nov 5, 2012
Henry wrote:
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Sorry, but there is not even any god at all!
Sorry, but there is a God. Of course.
Henry

Rosa, Germany

#559158 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Why must it always be personal for you? Do I insult you or even discuss you personally? No. As personal as I get with you is to share dog data and tell you a joke.
I had called you on this behavior once or twice before, and forgiven you thereafter. But it's obviously a habit of thought with you, and won't end. So be it. I take it as permission to go further with you, and I will.
I see this as a character deficiency in you, one I see in most Christians. If one criticizes their god or religion, they swarm like hornets. I don't blame you beyond your capitulation to faith. This behavior is implicit in your church's instruction and example.
Your church builds small people. We can do better without it.
Now, do you want to behave civilly, or continue in this manner? I won't tolerate your insolence. And I think that I can defeat you in any battle. Your choice, Christian.
You should jump about your own border to be free of any (nonexisting) god!
Henry

Rosa, Germany

#559159 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Magic is as descriptive as the bible on the matter. How does your god do what he does that is better described in other words? Are there forces or laws at work? If so, please describe them, and how you know about them.
For all we are told about it, your god might fold his arms in the horizontal and twitches his nose like Jeannie. Or like this witch : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =nmhpUjIlPY8XX [four second video]
Why should a god anything do? Anything is just imagination nothing else. So let this "spaghettimonster" rest in peace!

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Since: Nov 08

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#559160 Nov 5, 2012
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Just because something is told in an allegorical way doesn't mean it's not true...
It means that it's fiction. From Wiki: "Allegory is a device in which characters or events represent or symbolize ideas and concepts."

Allegory is the indirect expression of a position or opinion. If can't be true or false.

"One of the best known examples is Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave". In this allegory, there are a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to the allegory, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality."

This is Plato's opinion in allegory. It is a fiction representing Plato's understanding of how the mind relates to the reality outside of it. neither true nor false.

Aesop's fables are also allegory. The characters are fictions, and the moral lessons that they intend to impart are neither true nor false.

The claims in the bible are presented as historical fact, and huge swaths of them have been falsified. The creation myth is presented as historical fact. So is the Garden story. Adam and Eve are presented as historical figures, not allegories for early man. So are Abraham and Moses. So are the flood, the Egyptian captivity, the plagues, the Exodus, the burning bush, and the conquest of Jericho. None of them are factual, and none were written as allegory. A flat earth is not an allegory for a spherical earth. It is merely an error.

And until modernity, you questioned the literal truth of the bible under peril of death by stoning, burning, impaling, stretching and/or being twisted to death.

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#559161 Nov 5, 2012
Catcher1 wrote:
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Telling people they shouldn't even covet or lust for that buxom young neighbor, is like telling somebody not to think of a pink elephant.
The reason people give into temptation is because it is easy to do.

Of course it is harder to do the right thing

But should a moral code be built on what is easiest or what is right?
Henry

Rosa, Germany

#559162 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Of course that's how it works. You all do it. Aren't many if not most of you people calling the creation myths an allegory these days? That's biblical revisionism. You did that at your own peril in the days before science embarrassed your church and our bible.
Science is the death of any religion!
Henry

Rosa, Germany

#559163 Nov 5, 2012
It aint necessarily so wrote:
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Studied? What's so hard about interpreting our bible?
[1] "In the beginning ..." = "Once upon a time ..."
[2] "Amen." = "And they lived happily ever after."
Everything in between is the part with the witches, behemoths, great fish, leviathans, talking snakes satyrs, dragons, cockatrices, unicorns and giants.
There's even a talking ass.
The bible is anything like scientific!

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