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Scientific proof for God's existence

No, I think he missed the point of his c&p listing of of the abundance of wildly disparate tales each telling a vastly different story about the 2nd century popular myth featuring Jesus the Christ. Since neither of you have bothered to read your Bible, much less the apocryphal writings he listed, there's no way you could know he just made a case for the gnostic Jesus, right alongside the Biblical Christ.  (10 hrs ago | post #476)

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I got a kick out of his c&p listing of apocryphal writings which he obviously hasn't explored. most of which turn the traditional Christology on it's ear. Bit it's nice to see such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Shepherd of Hermas getting full billing from a fundie Christian finally, huh?  (13 hrs ago | post #470)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

Nah, I'd rather see the unrighteous infants of Sodom roasting in flames. Go God!  (14 hrs ago | post #467)

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Think about it. If he got rid of all bad people in the flood, and things are just as bad today as they were before he drowned everybody, then maybe people aren't the problem." Perfect!  (16 hrs ago | post #465)

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There was doozy. Earlier one of these proselytes was bemoaning the fact that poor believers can't even congregate in a forum without "queers and heathens" disrupting the service. He whined that he hadn't seen such a travesty happen in non-believer threads. Of course I thought of the most "non-believer -ish" thread I'd ever enjoyed being involved in, and the legions of evangelistic trolls that flitted about condemning us all to eternal damnation. We started it with the express purpose of giving them their space, and we ours. That worked out, didn't it? good times, good times.....  (Yesterday | post #435)

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Life is people, friends, family, relationships, accomplishments. Life while it is lived can be rich and full of meaning and purpose. But Life in the Big Picture is ultimately meaningless. This is the paradox of Life. This paradox causes me no discomfort in the least. This same paradox causes you to despair. Why? This is your personal demon, that torments you so, you feel compelled to project it upon those around you, including those you don't even know in an anonymous forum. By your words, YOU evidence a meaningless life NOW outside of your God - so you assume everyone else must share in your emptiness and misery.  (Yesterday | post #432)

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Don't worry about the rest of world. Think of yourself..." There it is. Christianity is at core a selfish and self-centered religion. One may be good, and even encouraged to do good, but it is not required. The only thing required is to save yourself. God could have imposed some rules that required people to do good, to act selflessly. But he chose not to. This is in the Christian God's image. Forget the rest, save yourself. Selah.  (Yesterday | post #430)

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Evil is not punished. Not only is Evil not punished, Evil is given a task. This cosmic being, less than God but far superior to man, is given - GIVEN - dominion over all the earth, to do all in it's power to corrupt poor, weak mankind. We're told that God shakes his bony fist and says, "Grrr! One day, Satan, one of these days! Oooh, you just wait!" But for all of man's history, one day has not come. The Evil One is allowed to persist, and this "just" God sits by, impassively, silently, allowing it to continue. So it has been, so it is, and so it shall be on the day you die. The Evil One will still be in charge, active, while God is inactive. Thus is reality within your mythology. The sad fact is, it is a "comparativel y infinitesimal crime". A man can devote his life to his fellow men, keeping from evil and doing good. He may not even have to deny God - he may devote his life and work to his God. This is not abstract. If you cannot name someone you know or know of like this man, you have lived a squalid life. Perhaps you are like this man yourself. But if this man does not attribute the right God? This giving, caring, compassionate man is condemned to the fire that is never quenched, to weeping and gnashing of teeth, for all time, and beyond, and God knows it before it happens. God planned it just that way before time began. You call that justice? A man may punish his child, but no man would condemn his son for failing to burn without dying, in eternal agony, and call it good. To do so is hideous, immoral, evil. A man who would do so would be evil incarnate. And made in your God's image. In short (by your definition) a good Christian.  (Yesterday | post #429)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

Read a provocative article recently - wish I could give the guy proper attribution, but it was one among many. Anyway, he posited an interesting premise that goes something like: Do you wish you'd lived 1000 years ago? Besides history nuts (like me) most people would shrug and say, "Eh.....not so much." Then why do we care about living 1000 years from now? What is this obsession with living forever? Rather than pine away for some endless tomorrow that we really don't care that much about, why not just make the most of our short chance now? Think globally, act locally. Make someone's life better with a selfless act. Even better, do it without them knowing who or why. Smile at someone. Pay it forward. Paradise is right here and now, just beyond our grasp.  (Yesterday | post #422)

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smile< Well met!  (Yesterday | post #417)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

Wrong. He knew FEW, very few, would be saved. He said it many times in many ways. There is no justice in this God. We're on our own. It's up to us. We have no one to blame but ourselves.  (Yesterday | post #415)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

How can you call a God just who "blesses " some with "good things" and condemns millions for no reason than being born in the wrong place at the wrong time? Why can't your all-powerful "do something about it" beyond sending his child to die a cruel and horrible death and calling on people to believe it's just? Shoot, he once performed mighty miracles for no other reason than to impress his enemies, now when he's needed all of a sudden he won't be "tested" . Why doesn't he do something good for all people everywhere and once and for all "prove" his existence? God either can do something about it and won't, or is powerless to do anything about it at all. All evidence leads to that conundrum. That is a weak, cruel, and unjust God. Luckily it's not real, it's a fantasy for people "made in God's image" to avoid their own failings and seek eternal salvation from screwing up this life. In short, the core of Christianity is a supremely selfish motive, perfect for a selfish God. There is no need for a cruel and punishing God to find purpose in your life. Life can be challenging enough without pretending to please some needy and vain God who by all evidence doesn't care about the vast majority of it's creation. Good is accounted for by man's innate need and desire to live together with his fellow man. The inequities of life are due to a few men's selfishness, too often hiding behind the cloak of "God", and are the chief cause of life's hardships.  (Yesterday | post #412)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

Excellent and worthy of re-post on another page  (Friday | post #410)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

Sure. This forum was apparently "intended " to showcase "scientific proof for God". That lofty proposition fizzled out quickly and miserably, and here you all are right back to, "God did it cos the Bible says God did it cos the Bible says God did it cos the Bible says....." on and on, round we go, dosey-do, ad nauseum. The Christ is a fraud and a hoax. God is a cruel and selfish megalomaniac. The proof is right there in the Bible.  (Friday | post #407)

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Scientific proof for God's existence

An itinerate rabbi named Yeshua may have once lived. The evidence is thin, but not worth arguing. It sounds like he was a good man, who loved the common people. He was condemned for sedition and crucified along with thousands of others in the same period. Their bodies lined the roadways. This Jesus is now long dead and buried in an unmarked grave. Roman sycophants obscured the fact that the Romans killed him, and instead placed the guilt upon his own people, the Jews. Those Jews have been carrying that guilt and the horrible repercussions that come with it at the hands of Christians for almost 2000 years now. There's your "just" God. The Christ tale is a hoax, a cruel joke played on one people and foisted upon another for their selfish amusement.  (Friday | post #405)

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