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Originally posted by ALightinDarkness
reply to post by Quazga
Being against religion is for 95% of people a fad, and it is born from the idea that it is hip and trendy to rebel against institutions. As with all fads, it will die out in a few years and then re-emerge again in the next few.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
reply to post by melatonin
Awesome Melatonin. That's essentially my stance too. We don't know whats out there, but to believe that the most powerful 'being' in the universe, and the one that created the universe itself is subject to petty jealousy and functions on a reward/punishment standard like a dog with a biscuit or rolled up newspaper is ridiculous.
when you can prove evolution you can bring this argument to the table. all the evidence for evolution is random fosils that have a slight resimblance to one another. it full of missing links and assumptions much like religion. and if im not mistaken it was the guy who came up the the theroy of evolution that said some thing along the lines of, "their is too much wonder and beauty for their not to have been a devine creator."
Of course the 'intelligent' people can't undertsand God. No mind can. The whole Bible talks of faith as the way to God. believing in God is intelligent considering the alternative.
1. There is a hell and lots of intelligent people can spend the rest of eternity working out how they didn't see it
2. They are right and no one loses anyway.
And they call themselves intelligent??? yeah Right!
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
First of all, an "open mind" is not, never has been, nor ever should be assumed to indicate intelligence. Some of the most open minded people out there are the Hollywood elite, who ironically enough with only a handfull of exceptions, are about as smart as a box of rocks. Secondly, It never ceases to amaze me that the people who believe in the unbelievable and uncomprehensible to our mortal minds, that being a creator God and all of His magnifigence, are called the "closed minded" ones. Which takes a more open mind and less constrained pattern of thought, breaking everything in the universe down to molecular levels and saying "Hmm, everything's composed from the same pool of 112 (sorry if this has changed since I was in college) elements... it all came from a big explosion that flung elements from hell to breakfast!" or believing that something which no man has truly seen based purely upon faith?
Originally posted by Maxmars
Sorry people, this sounds like wishful thinking.
True faith may be amongst the highest expression of intelligence, after love of course.
No apologies, you don't have to agree, it comes from my gut.
Originally posted by Truther
reply to post by jamie83
Did you ever think why these people dont believe in god, do they [know] something we dont?
Originally posted by jsobecky
I don't know what your views are regarding the existence of a Creator. You call yourself a "baby eating atheist" and propel yourself (in your mind) ahead of Einstein in that regard.
You call Einstein an agnostic.
I don't care for that definition
it has the same limitations as the evangelical's definition of God. I don't think you know what Einstein meant when he said he was deeply religious. From the first quote I supplied way back when
People were climbing all over themselves to offer their "intelligent" input. Hilarious.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
I know you're an atheist based on previous posts. What I meant was that my beliefs were in line with Einsteins.
The funny thing is that you say you're one step past Einstein, but it seems like you're one step behind.