Is God good ?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Thomas Cranmer, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Michael 345 In China - finding my way :) Valued Senior Member

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    You ALMOST got it right

    Just a tiny spelling mistake

    It's boner

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  3. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    In the 18th C., yeah. Today we can do better.
     
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  5. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I am not sure what you mean unless you are suggesting that to consider the proposition whatever it was I need to be thinking in terms that for that purpose there is a God and in that unlikely event I would be linked to him as he is top dog etc and my everything is dependant upon him...
    If there was a God you could say that but anything you present re a God makes assumptions that humans understand Gods purpose etc and I reject that any human could know what God has in mind or how he regards us.
    Forgive me if I have wandered off but as clear as you made you post I feel I may have missed the point.
    Anyways to make it clear I think my existence is a good thing with a strong presumption, by me, that a God either does not exist or if there is a God I doubt if he would care what I do.
    Alex
     
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  7. Vociferous Registered Senior Member

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    Simple logic. Contingent things are dependent on necessary things.
    Not need to understand any purpose of a necessary existence. It just is. And contingent existences rely on it.
    So humans can't know God's purpose, but you "doubt if he would care what [you] do"?
    If you can't know, why do you have any doubt one way or the other?
     
  8. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    You are correct I fell into the trap many humans fall into...the thing is we know nothing and yet we speculate.
    Thanks for taking the time to explain things better for me.
    Alex
     
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  9. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    You need horns and a pitch fork.

    The fact that neither of us have been hit by lightning is probably the best proof there is no God...I was hit once maybe that was a warning.
    Alex
     
  10. Michael 345 In China - finding my way :) Valued Senior Member

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    Will one horn and a table fork do?

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  11. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Dont go outside for a while and certainly not if the weather looks bad.

    I hope you dont call pillows fork lifters.

    Alex
     
  12. Michael 345 In China - finding my way :) Valued Senior Member

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    Darwin is having wet season now. Reasonable storms but not near the "here comes another 40 day / nighter" level yet

    I've got some housework I should do as well as garden work before I go Bali for 2 weeks

    But I also have a massive pile of lazy to work through. Will manage a couple of hours of lazy this afternoon. But it keeps piling up

    god has been good to me that way

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  13. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Where I am there is lotsa rain and cant do any astronomy so little to do...and that is good.

    You must like Bali you seem to go there a bit.

    Anyways dont rush into any work it can always wait.

    The peacock that visits has just arrived and all his tail feathers have gone looks like a big chook.
    Here he is with...

    Alex
     

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  14. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    He has gone shy I cant get a shot without.
    Alex
     
  15. Michael 345 In China - finding my way :) Valued Senior Member

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    To stay on topic god IS good to me when I am there, even though I am atheist

    It's cheaper to live there than Darwin even taking into account the travel and hotel cost

    I am well feed - room gets cleaned and bed made and I have airconditioning

    Also good company and night life. Last time my fav bar was undergoing renovation to become a coffee shop. So I will sit there with a coffee not beer and enjoy watching the wildlife go past (drunken tourist)

    Then again god is bad

    Fancy stopping Billy score a hundred. Really? One lousy year short

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