reply to post by randyvs
Why would you assume that you know the creator, or that you speak on behalf of it?
People don't have a beef with "the creator" - people don't have beefs with things they don't believe - instead they have a beef with religion and
As for why I don't believe. I posted this in another thread...
I certainly think it's possible that God could exist, I concede that point, but looking around the world, looking at our evolution, looking at our
history and how religious thought has done nothing but hold us back, the only way that I can reconcile the idea that god exists with reality is that
it plainly doesn't care about us. And even if god did exist, it's incredibly arrogant and narcissistic to presume that we are its special little
creation that it will nurture and guide into sentience.
First we presumed the earth was flat. We were wrong.
We presumed the universe stretched as far as we could see. We were wrong.
We presumed the Earth was the centre of the universe. We were wrong.
We presumed life was always as it is now.
We presumed the continents were fixed.
We presumed Earth was the only planet.
We presumed the galactic bodies and the size of the universe were fixed.
Today many still presume that God or gods exist as well as spirits and the afterlife but most significantly that we are the most significant thing
there is. Why?
Life has been here on Earth for 4.5 billion years yet we appeared and prospered in the last 100 million years. This earth isn't designed for us,
evolution instead designed us for it.
Why presume that we are special just because we can think better than anything that we have discovered? Our intelligence seems more like one of those
occasional freakish attributes that nature tries out and scraps when it all goes horribly wrong.
I also have a beef with the idea of prayer. The people who believe there is a divine plan and the god knows everything are the same people who pray to
god as if that'll change anything. Sending in requests and conveniently forgetting about the divine plan or telling god you love him as if he
doesn't already know, or telling him he's good as if he doesn't already know. If god exists and is the caring and knowledgeable god you say it is
prayer becomes a pointless exercise. Get off your knees and actually do something.
[edit on 20-8-2009 by Welfhard]