1. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    10 Jan '07 16:33
    Let's pretend that none of us have previous experience, indoctrination or other spiritual bias. Let's pretend that while contemplating our world and infinity that we are driven to explore the nature of spirituality, God and the universe first hand.

    What experiments could we conduct to determine that God exists? What would our first steps towards defining spirituality entail? How would we define Good & Evil?
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    10 Jan '07 16:43
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Let's pretend that none of us have previous experience, indoctrination or other spiritual bias. Let's pretend that while contemplating our world and infinity that we are driven to explore the nature of spirituality, God and the universe first hand.

    What experiments could we conduct to determine that God exists? What would our first steps towards defining spirituality entail? How would we define Good & Evil?
    😴
  3. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    10 Jan '07 16:51
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
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    My first step would be to kick Phlabibit right in the balls.
  4. Standard memberPalynka
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    10 Jan '07 17:04
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    My first step would be to kick Phlabibit right in the balls.
    Pain and pleasure. Sounds about right for the start.
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    10 Jan '07 17:32
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
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    Very good, my little butterfly!
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    10 Jan '07 17:33
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    My first step would be to kick Phlabibit right in the balls.
    At that point it would become evident whether he were a god or not.
  7. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    10 Jan '07 18:11
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    At that point it would become evident whether he were a god or not.
    So the basic criteria for determining if a person is divine is whether or not they can take a shot to the nuts? This would further support the concept that God is a woman.
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    write a book about it 😛
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    10 Jan '07 18:51
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Let's pretend that none of us have previous experience, indoctrination or other spiritual bias. Let's pretend that while contemplating our world and infinity that we are driven to explore the nature of spirituality, God and the universe first hand.

    What experiments could we conduct to determine that God exists? What would our first steps towards defining spirituality entail? How would we define Good & Evil?
    The first thing I would reccomend would be to be still and calm and listen and invite God to illuminate us. Just giving him a chance to do something would be a start...but we would need to be still.....really still (and not give up after 5 minutes)
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    10 Jan '07 21:46
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Let's pretend that none of us have previous experience, indoctrination or other spiritual bias. Let's pretend that while contemplating our world and infinity that we are driven to explore the nature of spirituality, God and the universe first hand.

    What experiments could we conduct to determine that God exists? What would our first steps towards defining spirituality entail? How would we define Good & Evil?
    I doubt that the first step would be experimental in nature. The first step toward spirituality would be an inquiry. Experimentation could follow in logical progression once the inquiry established a theory, but the inquiry would be first. Kinda like in life, huh?
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    11 Jan '07 00:37
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate

    What experiments could we conduct to determine that God exists?
    none. if you COULD prove God's existance then it would have been done already, it is not possible. that is why there are people who dont believe in God.
  12. Standard memberHand of Hecate
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    11 Jan '07 15:44
    Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
    none. if you COULD prove God's existance then it would have been done already, it is not possible. that is why there are people who dont believe in God.
    So, with no proof of God's existence, without external influences, we would never know or believe in God?
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    12 Jan '07 05:51
    Originally posted by FreakyKBH
    I doubt that the first step would be experimental in nature. The first step toward spirituality would be an inquiry. Experimentation could follow in logical progression once the inquiry established a theory, but the inquiry would be first. Kinda like in life, huh?
    Hypothesis, not theory.
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    12 Jan '07 23:07
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Hypothesis, not theory.
    Picky, picky.
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    13 Jan '07 04:25
    Originally posted by EcstremeVenom
    none. if you COULD prove God's existance then it would have been done already, it is not possible. that is why there are people who dont believe in God.
    God is not looking for people to simply believe that he exists, rather, he is looking for people to place their faith in him. For example, Adam and Eve believed God existed but lost faith in him. The children of Israel saw God split the Red Sea and send manna down from heaven to eat but still lost faith in him and built a golden calf to worship instead. Therefore, God is not in the business of "proving" his existence. There is something deeper within us that he is looking to appeal to that does not require "proof". I would speculate that those who are not drawn to God because they need to first prove he exists would inevitably loose faith if God somehow "proved" himself to them in the first place. Proving to people that he existed I think would simply further cloud the issue of who are really his true followers and those who really place their faith in him.
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