What Turned You Away from God?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You're a sensitive little fellow aren't you? That's cute.
     
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  3. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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  5. gamelord Registered Senior Member

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    I don't know...everything??
     
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  7. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Everything would seem to hold a lot. There must be something of value within it to find you are still with us.
     
  8. gamelord Registered Senior Member

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    So you are saying, the reason I haven't committed suicide on this shitworld God has made, is because there is something of value in it?

    Three options:

    1. God doesn't exist. 2. God exists, but is a major apathetic pricky cunthole. 3. God exists, and is good, but weak and powerless.

    If option 2. Then can't suicide because god will torture me for eternity if I do.

    If option 3 or 1. I have reason to live. I have to fix this shitty shithole planet and save this asshole species or else i will have to possibly reincarnate into this shitworld endlessly.
     
  9. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    Option 4. Life will take care of itself, even if that involves the end of mankind, It's not your responsibility to fix anything.
     
  10. gamelord Registered Senior Member

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    it is my god-damned responsibility. I use that word because if god is real, he is the god who damned this world!

    now, if humanity goes extinct, you know what that means, if reincarnation is real........no more toilets, no more showers, living like a savage for a conceivable eternity...is that really what you want?
     
  11. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    If you want to carry the world on your shoulders, it's always there waiting for you. Again...not your responsibility.

    Toilets and showers are nice, yes. But what have we sacrificed for those comforts?
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  12. pluto2 Registered Senior Member

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    God lets good people suffer.

    This is why I think God is very evil and that is if he even exists.

    Any God who lets good people suffer severely and then die is a God not worth worshipping.
     
  13. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I had dinner and dancing with Satan.
     
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  14. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Thus removing you from the conversation! Which works.

    I can conceive of a lot of things I don't actually believe in. Santa - but the kids do. The whole Marvel comics thing. I know some of the storylines there, but I don't believe they are real. The Greek gods are pretty interesting from a perspective of how the Greeks had a god for just about everything. But again, don't really believe in them.
     
  15. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    We all let people suffer.

    I passed a homeless guy on the street this morning. I did not give him the keys to my car and my house.
    Am I evil?
     
  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This makes no sense. Why would any sane person have a problem with Seattle's statement?

    Toad, you know Tolkien's elves aren't real, yes?
    You know baby's aren't really delivered by storks, yes?
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Well yes. This is essentially a truism.

    If theists did not talk about God (whether preaching or otherwise), then it would never cross an atheist's mind. By any atheistic account, God is literally nothing more than religious people talking.
     
  18. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    But that self-centered imposition is as problematic as religion; indeed, it is fundamentally religious.
     
  19. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    And here I thought you were a Goody Two-Shoes..........

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  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I disagree, self-centeredness is a psychiatric condition, where the person only acts from personal Self-centered interest.
    OTOH, a religious zealot only acts from religious (God's) centered interest.....difference.

    Of course, everyone acts from self-interest. Question is where the interest lies. In Self or in Other than self, that is what defines the psychiatric condition.

    Of course, if you want to define religion as a psychiatric condition, I agree....

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  21. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    What does the self have to do with it other than it's the self which evaluates truth? And isn't it evidence rather than faith based, since it's based on lack of evidence where evidence should be abundant?
     
  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    One would hope that the reverse is true also......

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  23. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sure Toad will be here to reply once he's left the vomitorium.
     

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