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Originally posted by bigdanprice
Here is something to mull over:
Epicurus was a greek philosopher and he posed the question, do the gods exist... Remember he predates Christianity by nearly a 1000 years.
God does not exist.
Consider the notion of an omnipotent and benign God and his willingness to eliminate “evil”.
(i) He is willing, but unable – therefore He is not omnipotent;
(ii) He is able, but unwilling – therefore He is malevolent;
(iii) He is able and willing – whence comes Evil?
(iv) He is neither able nor willing – then why call Him God?
(After Epicurus 341 B.C. – 271 B.C.)
I know this doesnt directly answer your question but it shows that the question of a Godless Universe is one that has been on peoples minds for a lond time.
If you want to read more, Wiki, as always does an admirable job.
A few facts about Epicurus and his Theorems
Hypothetically, say it was somehow proven without a doubt, that no religions god exists. Never has never will. What would you do? What would be your response? Would your life be over after learning this ugly truth?
Originally posted by SFRemmy
So without further adue: Hypothetically, say it was somehow proven without a doubt, that no religions god exists. Never has never will. What would you do? What would be your response? Would your life be over after learning this ugly truth?
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
It causes me not to questiuon the existence of G-d, but the existence of intelligent life on Earth every darned time a theological thread is started in Conspiracies in religion forum.
Such activity also causes a cute little kitten to be killed.
[edit on 11-2-2006 by Thomas Crowne]
Originally posted by Produkt
As for the godly creation of the universe and life on earth...
What IDT need's to be focusing on, rather then attacking the gaps of knowledge in existing scientific discoveries, IDT should be proving that life CANNOT occur naturally and that life NEEDS a creator. If they can do that, then the next and final step for them would be proving that an intelliget designer did in fact create the universe and direct the flow of life on this planet.