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Originally posted by ButterCookie
reply to post by Alaskan Man
As stated in Zeitgeist, "The more you begin to investigate, what we think we understand, where we came from, what we think we're doing, the more you begin to see we've been lied to. "
Religion does not equal God. God does not need religion.
Originally posted by Amagnon
Originally posted by randyvs
'the belief that there was nothing
and nothing happened to nothing
then nothing magically exploded for no reason creating everything
and then a bunch of everythig magically rearranged itself
for no reason what so ever
into self replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs"
and the Bible is full of fairytales?
i'm pretty sure this calls for some rethinking.
[edit on 13-7-2009 by randyvs]
1-1 = 0
1+(-1) = 0
Start with nothing, then divide it into two opposing forces - then you can create anything.
1,000,000 + (-1,000,000) = 0
Is the sum of the universe equal to zero? Well, it certainly makes sense to me if that were the answer.
Originally posted by mac2010
Originally posted by barksplinter
To clarify Atheism for Atheists:
Agnostics have an ABSENCE of belief..
(Don't know... or don't care.)
Atheists DO NOT have an ABSENCE of belief.
Atheists claim to KNOW THERE IS NO GOD!
This was my fav post, and I totally agree with, cause Im more agnostic, then atheist as well, cause alot of atheist to me were just down right hard .ed. Altho I do love alot of Atheist quotes, but true agnostic is better I think.. as is said in the quote.
There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies? Richard Dawkins
It is often said, mainly by the "no-contests", that although there is no positive evidence for the existence of God, nor is there evidence against his existence. So it is best to keep an open mind and be agnostic.
At first sight that seems an unassailable position, at least in the weak sense of Pascal's wager. But on second thoughts it seems a cop-out, because the same could be said of Father Christmas and tooth fairies. There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies?
The trouble with the agnostic argument is that it can be applied to anything. There is an infinite number of hypothetical beliefs we could hold which we can't positively disprove. On the whole, people don't believe in most of them, such as fairies, unicorns, dragons, Father Christmas, and so on.
Originally posted by Avarus
reply to post by badmedia
How about this then...
NaN = NaN
1 + "1" = NaN
1000 + "1000" = NaN
and so on.
I think his point is that there are positives and negatives that formed from the big bang (or as I prefer, the big bounce). For Example, matter and anti-matter. You can also look to waves, when they cross, there are certain points where the waves will cancel each other out and leave nothing.