1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    14 Feb '17 00:22
    What does your god stop you doing?
    (Even though you really, really want to do it!)

    Fetchmyjunk suggested that the benefit of being an atheist was that one
    had no god to stop one doing anything - yet in reality my life is very much
    the same as my Christian neighbour except I have wild sex every Sunday
    morning instead of going to Church.
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    14 Feb '17 01:321 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What does your god stop you doing?
    (Even though you really, really want to do it!)

    Fetchmyjunk suggested that the benefit of being an atheist was that one
    had no god to stop one doing anything - yet in reality my life is very much
    the same as my Christian neighbour except I have wild sex every Sunday
    morning instead of going to Church.
    If there is really no difference between the two of you, then both of you will end up in the same place.
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    14 Feb '17 07:14
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What does your god stop you doing?
    (Even though you really, really want to do it!)

    Fetchmyjunk suggested that the benefit of being an atheist was that one
    had no god to stop one doing anything - yet in reality my life is very much
    the same as my Christian neighbour except I have wild sex every Sunday
    morning instead of going to Church.
    Do you think God uses sex to stop you from going to church? 😕

    You need to think it through a little further. There is a limit to what we can or cannot do because we are finite, and the range of choices we have are confined to a narrow spectrum. You could say God stopped you from flying when He created you without wings for example.

    But God didn't create you without volition, and that means He doesn't "stop" you or force you to do anything you are able to do against your will.

    There is a being though that wants to turn you into an automaton and a slave to any and every vice he can till you're dead. So you have a choice. You can believe God and live, or you can be deceived and die.
  4. Standard memberFetchmyjunk
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    14 Feb '17 07:28
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What does your god stop you doing?
    (Even though you really, really want to do it!)

    Fetchmyjunk suggested that the benefit of being an atheist was that one
    had no god to stop one doing anything - yet in reality my life is very much
    the same as my Christian neighbour except I have wild sex every Sunday
    morning instead of going to Church.
    God will eventually end your life, even though you may really really want to continue living. Up until the day you die you have the gift of free will. But certainly God may orchestrate events in your life that may present you with choices but the choice is still ultimately yours to make.
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    14 Feb '17 18:56
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What does your god stop you doing?
    (Even though you really, really want to do it!)

    Fetchmyjunk suggested that the benefit of being an atheist was that one
    had no god to stop one doing anything - yet in reality my life is very much
    the same as my Christian neighbour except I have wild sex every Sunday
    morning instead of going to Church.
    Looking back over 53 years on the surface, four decades as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I can't think of a single thing He stopped me from doing--- including some really he-believes-in-God-and-lives-like-that moments.
    Almost as though He knew I couldn't shock Him but He had enough to bankroll my efforts anyway so He let the film roll.
    Looking back on some of those sheer comedic genius moments of pain-inducing slapstick pratfalls, I sometimes cringe myself into a "Wish He would have stopped that one!" position.
    But, I guess He knew better!
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    15 Feb '17 12:33
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Looking back over 53 years on the surface, four decades as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I can't think of a single thing He stopped me from doing--- including some really he-believes-in-God-and-lives-like-that moments.
    Almost as though He knew I couldn't shock Him but He had enough to bankroll my efforts anyway so He let the film roll.
    Looking bac ...[text shortened]... nge myself into a "Wish He would have stopped that one!" position.
    But, I guess He knew better!
    I can relate to that.
  7. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    15 Feb '17 13:01
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Looking back over 53 years on the surface, four decades as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I can't think of a single thing He stopped me from doing--- including some really he-believes-in-God-and-lives-like-that moments.
    Almost as though He knew I couldn't shock Him but He had enough to bankroll my efforts anyway so He let the film roll.
    Looking bac ...[text shortened]... nge myself into a "Wish He would have stopped that one!" position.
    But, I guess He knew better!
    "Almost as though He knew I couldn't shock Him,..." but more than likely because He wasn't watching.
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    15 Feb '17 13:06
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    ...but more than likely because He wasn't watching.
    That is if God doesn't exist.
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    15 Feb '17 15:30
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    "Almost as though He knew I couldn't shock Him,..." but more than likely because He wasn't watching.
    Well, He doesn't need to "watch" in the sense that we consider the term.
    He just knows without that need.
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    15 Feb '17 16:05
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    Well, He doesn't need to "watch" in the sense that we consider the term.
    He just knows without that need.
    My subtle way of saying He 'wasn't there' to watch anybody.
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    15 Feb '17 20:57
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    My subtle way of saying He 'wasn't there' to watch anybody.
    What is the evidence you have that proved to you that the universe wasn't created?
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    15 Feb '17 21:09
    Originally posted by josephw
    What is the evidence you have that proved to you that the universe wasn't created?
    The universe has always existed, in one form or another.

    Time is a human construct.
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    15 Feb '17 23:09
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    The universe has always existed, in one form or another.

    Time is a human construct.
    Gosh dang! How old are you again? 😵

    Time is on our side, right?
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    16 Feb '17 00:08
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    My subtle way of saying He 'wasn't there' to watch anybody.
    Ah.
    Sometimes my subtle detector goes on the fritz.
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    16 Feb '17 00:121 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    What does your god stop you doing?
    (Even though you really, really want to do it!)

    Fetchmyjunk suggested that the benefit of being an atheist was that one
    had no god to stop one doing anything - yet in reality my life is very much
    the same as my Christian neighbour except I have wild sex every Sunday
    morning instead of going to Church.
    There is a theory that a truly skillful "god" would leave not traces whatsoever when engaging in the business of 'time-hopping' and whatever else it is they do.
    Every now and then they screw up and some one sees something unexplainable. Yes there are total mad people then then there are perfectly normal people who see things they cannot explain.
    Ah just another hallucination, the doc will tell you. Take these pills . they'll help you forget those nasty hallucinations .😛
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