What if God calls it quits?

Discussion in 'Religion Archives' started by Quantum Quack, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. draqon Banned Banned

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    A God, if such exists, who have created a universe in which we live would not be dissapointed in the first place ever, since creating this universe takes the spirit which is much higher level than anyone ever to exist.
     
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  3. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    What do nationalism and atheism have to do with eachother ? Im certainly not a nationalist.
     
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  5. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    seeing that god/heaven doesnt exsist then nothing will change it will still be the same!!
     
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  7. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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  8. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    perhaps, but I think you would agree that a greater opportunity for exploitation exists under the banners of nationalism - if you disagreed you would probably smash shop windows
     
  9. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    really?

    you have direct perception that god and heaven doesn't exist?

    do tell ...
     
  10. Crunchy Cat F-in' *meow* baby!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Why would an omnipotent life form have emotion to begin with? Why would such a life form experience disappointment? Clearly emotion is necessary for human survival, but what would it have to do with a 'God'?
     
  11. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    Properties or qualities That Come in Degrees
    (1) In chains of causes and effects the cause is or has more than the effect.
    (2) As the sun has more light and heat than the sunrays.
    (3) As a lecturer has more knowledge than given in a lecture (and ideally he will increase in knowledge).
    (4) So there is an Entity that has all properties to the maximum possible degree, and is increasing in properties or qualities.
    (5) Hence the Perfect Being exists.
     
  12. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    Either you don't understand physics - or you're deliberately using logical fallacies... I'm not sure which.

    1. If something has no effect - it does not exist. Existence is only defined by the effect. Likewise a cause is only known by an effect it has.

    2. To equate total cause to the "sun" and total effect to the "sunrays" is a logical fallacy. For a cause to be in any way more or less than the effect is to defy physics and the laws of the universe. Yes - you can cherry pick what you deem as the "cause" and the "effect" - but doing so is nothing more than an absurdism of sophistry designed to make your argument appear valid.
    Nice try though.

    3. Again - sophistry. The lecturer is not a "cause" and his lecture is not an "effect". Pathetic reasoning, LG.

    4. This is a Non Sequitur - it does not follow from the previous statements (even if the previous statements were accepted as unflawed). Further, to say something has a property to the "maximum possible" and that they are still increasing implies that they do not yet have that property to the infinite level - and thus are inferior to the Entity that does.
    You are trying to have your cake and eat it.

    5. Non Sequitur.
     
  13. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Im confused, what did nationalism have to do with anything considering this thread ?
     
  14. Enmos Valued Senior Member

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    Do you have a direct perception God and heaven DO exist ?
     
  15. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

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    I think he claims the former... not sure of the latter.
     
  16. Crunchy Cat F-in' *meow* baby!!! Valued Senior Member

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    What Sarkus said and regardless, this does not answer the question I asked.
     
  17. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    Supposing that god existed, in a hypothetical scenario:
    Leave a viceroy. Duh.
    Or at least a Governor-General figure.

    Why would it take everything with him/her?
    That'd be like saying Britain would collapse if Queen Elizabeth died.
    Supposing that a god existed, it would probably have a successor lined up.
    If not, the figure is too stupid to deserve the position of a god.

    Obviously. But in a hypothetical scenario, certain things are taken as given.
     
  18. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    ok, babies dieing, mums dieing, famine, droughts, floods, hurt, pain, sexism, unfairness, severe weather conditions, murder, rape, child abuse, if he did exsist why does he let all that happen, and please dont say because people have got free will because that is just a cop out and for people who dont know the answer.
     
  19. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    then, your personal philosophical issues aside, you don't have direct perception that god doesn't exist

    (I would argue that you have flaws on the platform of theory - namely understanding the proper definitions of god, the living entity, the material world and the relationships between all three)
     
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  20. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    if I said yes, how would you propose to determine if I was lying?

    Quantum opened with the question "should we take things for granted?"

    I suggested that if people entertain the idea's he suggested, they would take things more for granted

    You suggested that was a good thing

    I suggested that the mood of exploitation leads to civil unrest (smashing shopping windows)

    you evidenced that atheists don't smash windows en masse

    I suggested that is because greater opportunities for exploitation exist under the banners of nationalism (if the power that holds the national identity, ie law and order, wavers, then you get smashed shop windows etc)

    savvy?
     
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  21. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    Sarkus
    I can't see how my post contravenes this statement
    so the desire for an effect (say, a burning match stick) that is understood to manifest through a cause (say, striking a matchbox with the said match stick) is a logical fallacy?


    so for a person desiring to learn something from attending a lecture (an effect), it is not a requirement that the person giving the lecture also attends (a cause)?
    the quality of knowledge and the quality of omnipotency necessitates expanding potency and expanding knowledge - if an entity knows the extent
    of their potency, their potency no longer becomes omnnipotent

    for one subscribing to atheistic ideals, perhaps ...
     
  22. lightgigantic Banned Banned

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    Ok let's try again

    see number 2

    we experience disappointment but god doesn't
    emotion is necessary for our thinking/willing/feeling - if god also possesses similar (although much greater) capacities for thinking/willing/feeling (like say we will to organize the kitchen and god wills to organize the universe) the need for emotion arises
     
  23. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    has any of you perhaps, noticed the nature of this thread?

    as if all of our comments are being directly related to the thread starter?

    or is this just me

    *confused*
     

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