God Must Exist;

Discussion in 'General Philosophy' started by Jan Ardena, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    maybe they are trying to convince themselves.
    if god exists it most certainly isn't a benevolent supernatural being.
    from what i've read of the bible i find the christian god impossible to accept.
    maybe the authors (there were many) was on drugs at the time, the american indians chewed peyote for their religious experiences.
    must have been some good stuff to see god eh?
     
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  3. John99 Banned Banned

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    Which is not a Christian concept though.

    What do you find hard to accept?
     
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  5. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    The Christian God is not a Christian concept?
     
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  7. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Er, how is the Christian god not a Christian concept?
     
  8. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    a benevolent, supernatural being, full of love and compassion for humanity.
    one quick look around will answer that question.
    at this point most theists will say something like "well it's some kind of test".
    what gives this god a right to fart around with innocent lives?
    the theist will now counter with "all are guilty, none are without sin"
    tell that to a 3 day old child.
     
  9. John99 Banned Banned

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    I though you meant something specific.
     
  10. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    And you don't consider that to be specific?

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  11. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    No big deal, it's an experience accessible to most modern people. I've experienced such things numerous times.
     
  12. wynn ˙ Valued Senior Member

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    No.

    I said:

    "as long as anyone is making any statement about God (ie. any statement that has the word "God" in it), then this person has some perception of God, some relationship with God".

    I didn't say you have an accurate perception of the thing under discussion; but you do have some perception (which may be accurate or not).
     
  13. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, okay. Then, like I said, we're back to Jan's "fuzzily imaged blue monkey".
    Or, more specifically, as I once told a lawyer: "I recognise each and every word you've used as being English, but the way they've been used together in this particular sentence and has no meaning whatsoever for me".
     
  14. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    It is an Egyptian concept is why . Horus story all over again . Just change the names . I think Moses learned it from his parents and then wrote the first 4 books of the bible based on the Egyptian way. Then it was just a matter of repeating the success stories after that . The Egyptians got it from the Mittani ( Possible spelling error ) People . Yeah Akhnaton and his one god came from a princes betrothed to him . The Daughter of the Mattani ( Warning Possible spelling error ) King
     
  15. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So what?
    The Christian god is, of necessity, a Christian concept.

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    However it started.
     
  16. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    It can be shown that 'God' cannot possibly exist, if you're interested.
     
  17. Jan Ardena OM!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Sure, within context.

    jan.
     
  18. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    There's no other context but God or not.

    First of all, a supposed Being is a system of mind operating to think, plan, and create everything else, and such a system cannot possibly be first before all else, for its parts and sub parts would come before the whole, just as we see for ourselves—composite complexities who took 13.75 billion years to come about.

    It is that simple, elemental things are first, such as electron/positrons, photons, and quarks/anti-quarks, and, even at that, they seem to pop in and out of existence. Gods do not, and so, all the more, Gods cannot be first.

    Look to the future and greater complexity for a higher mind, not to the simpler and the past, and also note that even in the far future that some smart life form of an alien might have great intelligence, although by definition, he cannot be God as fundamental and first, either, but also that an infinite complexity is not going to be reached there either, much less as the First.

    Secondly, the basis of all these virtual particles popping in and out of existence is either them, themselves, some Zero Point Energy (ZPE), or even that 'nothing' cannot be, and thus must jiggle, and, so, without worrying which of these cases is so, we note that what they have in common is that an eternal basis must be so, which means no creation, and again, no Creator.

    It is also that no Creator has been seen, and that emotional grooving on belief can inhibit logical learning and analysis, causing one to be two step removed from even considering the first three arguments, and thus, persistent in still 'Just saying" that 'God' must be so, and even going overboard to state it as total truth and fact, not even admitting that is just a notional wish, and not even the status of a theory, much less proved.
     
  19. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    So, essentially, your argument comes down to "god is not actually god".
    Not exactly convincing.
     
  20. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    No, a 'God' is not at all possible, 'God' being First and then creating all; other beings are possible, and cannot be 'God' as Johnny-come-latelys, for they didn't create everything, are not all powerful, all seeing, or any of that jazz that defines a 'God'. There is a hierarchy to a system of mind no matter even if some spirit kind of material is claimed.

    Secondly, there is that an eternal basis of the simple elemental quantum foam does not admit of creation.

    Third, there is absence of evidence for a Theity who is supposed by everywhere, doing everything. Only one counter example would have been required.

    'God' was made in the image of our own being.

    Only self-contradiction can be used to prove an invisible, and so I have used it.


    Believers are free to show how a Being could be First, and also how the basis of what is was not eternal in order to level the field. It would be welcomed in lieu of saying that it is a sure thing.
     
  21. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    Much of Jewish myth and legend (OTs first books) are derived from the Sumerian texts but not nearly as dtailed, though.
     
  22. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Once again you're denying that god as he is understood is actually god. You're forming a specious argument, simply denying the properties as specified in order to deny the premise. You have work with the attributes as given in order to form a logical "disproof".

    Under current conditions - i.e. after creation.
     
  23. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    The Jewish and other history therein is but history, and I'm not worried about the accuracy of that, but the myths of gods being subdued and rolled into God as Jehovah are clearly just amalgamations of all sort of legends.
     

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