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The answer to all of those questions is "i don't know, let's go become scientists and find out". But many people, like yourself, start imagining up romantic ideas that sound pleasant and comforting, instead of observing the world around you, becoming adept in at least one branch of science, and not letting speculation become concrete in your mind.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: NightFlight
Nothing in this universe but man worships a supreme being. Man created god to worship. God does not, nor has God ever existed.
Ok so man is unique in that they worship a supreme being. Ok so you think man created God. Why should I believe that? If God didn't create man what did? Is the universe eternal so many questions!!! I'll just keep it to those for now.
Why would you giving a flying crap about what anyone else's beliefs are? Why do you let it impact you this much? Get on with your faith, live your life and leave everyone else alone.
1) yes, at least as far as we know or can imagaine.
2) would have to be neutral at best, good really isn't on the table, not the biblical God anyway...genocide, incest, slavery exc...
But judging by the universe being both good and evil and a creation is usually a reflection of its its creator. I would say that "he is both" is a fair guess.
Yes..those are things that are best for society and cause the least conflict. If you rape or murder, family members will retaliate.. Exc. I think morality can be explained as a social evolution.
4) No. Some things are just he best way to do something. I think that is highlighted by the anti gay and anti other religion's movements.
The bible clearly backs up things we know to be immoral, slavery, women as property, sex (marriage to) with children.
You cannot disprove the concept of God, but Christianity is quite easily debunked..
belief (strong) requires a sort of rejection of any new perspectives, and that is the death of learning.
Given all things are energy, which constitutes matter, then sure. every "thing" is energy..no energy, it is no "thing"...(thing being key) if it exists, it has energy
whatever you define it no doubt. biblically speaking, the one source creator for all things, all dimensions, everything. older religions would define it as basically a super being (one of many) that took part in creation.
Sure. both subjective based on society norms of course. thats like asking of humor and pledges exist.
No, see, you view that as todays standard of morality. it used to be considered (and still is in some parts of the world) to be a moral imperative to burn witches and stone sinners. it could be considered morally correct to kill a woman who got raped due to her being unpure vegetarians find it morally repulsive to kill an animal, vegans the same but also killing plantlife morality is a sliding scale of society with only a few core elements that are naturally put in place for simple biological continuation of the species (aka, dont murder another, dont steal people stuff else that will force them to murder you, etc)
Q1 - If god created everything then what created god. A1 - god has always existed.
How can God be all knowing and all good??? All knowing would include knowing evil as well.
I consider people who believe in things they have no good reason to believe, to be unreasonable.