Started by jorune, November 09, 2015, 05:00:16 AM
Quote from: Gregory on April 06, 2020, 04:37:56 AMIf God exists, my whole life is a lie.
Quote from: SoldierofFortune on April 08, 2020, 08:16:22 PMIf god exists, why not to show itself...Is this the life we are living an exam whether we believe or not and according to our belief and way of life, we will be rewarded or punished afterlife.
Quote from: SoldierofFortune on October 03, 2020, 06:17:14 AMGod exists bcs I say so.Argument from authority
Quote from: aitm on October 03, 2020, 08:24:53 AMI am not impressed by a god who threatens punishment to his followers for behaviors he uses openly and often. Who does he think he is...Donald Trump?
Quote from: Cassia on October 03, 2020, 09:37:27 AM I am evaluating whether a god of some type is even possible. That is to say I am slowly becoming a strong atheist. I can not find a testable definition of any "god". The lists of attributed characteristics often oppose each other and require supernatural exceptions to be true. I do still believe non supernatural but super advanced aliens are possible and probable. So is anything "supernatural" even possible? There is ZERO evidence supporting anything supernatural. Just because we can think about gods (or even about ourselves), imagine gods, and dream about gods doesn't add one iota of evidence towards anything supernatural.However my conclusions buck the cohesion of the tribe. People united in belief are powerful even if the beliefs are nonsense. In fact, the beliefs are more effective if they are nonsense and unique to the group. Cooperation amongst large groups of us has allowed Homo Sapiens to dominate the planet (alongside insects, who often cooperate as well).
Quote from: Mike Cl on October 03, 2020, 10:58:15 AMSupernatural--not possible. Sort of like the term 'natural' on products. Anything we can make is natural since we use the stuff our universe has supplied to us--everything is natural. Since that is true, then there cannot be anything supernatural. And I like your observation on 'groups'. They are helpful--for sure! I find it interesting that humans find it hard to unite tightly under the banner of love, consideration, equality, ---add other positive attributes as you see fit. Yet humans can be united fairly easily under nonsense and hate and fear. Maybe evolution has taught us too well that groups can survive better if united against predators or others. So, maybe we atheists and humanists types are fighting evolution as well as nonsense.
Quote from: Unbeliever on October 03, 2020, 07:45:14 PMEither God is Trump or Trump is God, according to all those sTRUMPets.