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    10 Jun '06 18:131 edit
    We created god, god did not create us.
    'Religion is society worshipping itself' (Durkheim)
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    10 Jun '06 18:171 edit

    "Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child." - Robert A. Heinlein


    -JC
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    11 Jun '06 05:39
    Originally posted by Churlant

    "Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child." - Robert A. Heinlein


    -JC
    Well that's settled everything: God must exist.

    Thankyou for that insight.
  4. Standard memberHalitose
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    11 Jun '06 07:47
    Originally posted by Vladamir no1
    We created god, god did not create us.
    'Religion is society worshipping itself' (Durkheim)
    Kindly elaborate.
  5. Standard memberKellyJay
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    11 Jun '06 14:26
    Originally posted by Vladamir no1
    We created god, god did not create us.
    'Religion is society worshipping itself' (Durkheim)
    I"m not overly concern with the gods of men, they range from pieces
    of stone and wood and beings found only between the ears of men
    in their fears and dreams. That being said, I do believe in the creator
    God of the universe who holds all things together by the power of His
    Word; He is worthy of fear and respect, honor and glory.
    I'll waist a little time saying that the 'g'od of this world, the devil, is
    a powerful being in comparision to us, but one whose time is short.
    So this is my little statement of faith to go as an answer to yours.
    Kelly
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    11 Jun '06 16:31
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    [b] I do believe in the creator
    God of the universe who holds all things together by the power of His
    Word;
    And the word was.......Ommmmmm Ommmmmm Ommmmmmmmm


    Ommmmmmmmmmmmm
  7. Standard memberHalitose
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    11 Jun '06 17:34
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    God/god
    That's even less information than your opening post.
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    11 Jun '06 17:53
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    God/god
    Yeah, I don't get it either.
  9. Standard membertelerion
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    11 Jun '06 17:561 edit
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I"m not overly concern with the gods of men, they range from pieces
    of stone and wood and beings found only between the ears of men
    in their fears and dreams. That being said, I do believe in the creator
    God of the universe who holds all things together by the power of His
    Word; He is worthy of fear and respect, honor and glory.
    I'll waist a little tim time is short.
    So this is my little statement of faith to go as an answer to yours.
    Kelly
    I agree with you. Whether your idol has a physical representation or only a mental one, your god is real because you believe so. A believer can brag to high heaven about how super duper cool their god is or why their god story is more clever than another's, but it really just comes down to an arbitrary choice.
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    11 Jun '06 18:10
    Originally posted by telerion
    I agree with you. Whether your idol has a physical representation or only a mental one, your god is real because you believe so. A believer can brag to high heaven about how super duper cool their god is or why their god story is more clever than another's, but it really just comes down to an arbitrary choice.
    I suppose personal experience does not factor into this decision?
  11. Standard membertelerion
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    11 Jun '06 18:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    I suppose personal experience does not factor into this decision?
    Of course it does. That's why every believer has one.
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    11 Jun '06 18:54
    Originally posted by telerion
    I agree with you. Whether your idol has a physical representation or only a mental one, your god is real because you believe so. A believer can brag to high heaven about how super duper cool their god is or why their god story is more clever than another's, but it really just comes down to an arbitrary choice.
    How can you say that when so many lives have been cut short, so many families destroyed and so much violence has been brought upon us in the name of this figure of imagination? I worship only the faith in people, hoping it is they who choose to do some thing about the wrongs in our world, after all me and you may only ever have this one.
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    11 Jun '06 19:03
    Originally posted by phillip pullman
    How can you say that when so many lives have been cut short, so many families destroyed and so much violence has been brought upon us in the name of this figure of imagination? I worship only the faith in people, hoping it is they who choose to do some thing about the wrongs in our world, after all me and you may only ever have this one.
    It's arbitrary from a epistemiological standpoint. Certainly xians have been responsible for all sorts of cruelty in the name of their god and their religion. A lot of religions have been that way. I am likewise repulsed by their bloodthirst.
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    12 Jun '06 04:03
    "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."--Albert Einstein
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    12 Jun '06 04:33
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    God/god
    God / god = man?
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