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Originally posted by reasonable
reply to post by semperfortis
People are learning how the human mind works = the end times are coming.
hot damn I love ATS!
Originally posted by MrDudle
Maybe he doesn't do miracles because you touch yourself at night. On a serious note, god doesn't exist, nor is there any intrinsic value in anything. And if you are telling us that by saying god doesn't exist that means we are polluting your thread then you are just closed minded!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RAWR I R MAD!!!!!!!!!!! Nah...basically dude/dudette you asked for thoughts. We give thoughts. If you don't like our thoughts then I suggest leaving?
Originally posted by PontiacWarrior
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13
That is the most parroted garbage ever! Did you come up with that all on your own?
Sometimes I wonder, if the people who say such radical things today, would in times past, be the evil one's torturing the innocent till they confess and conform to their belief. Disgusting, learn to think for yourself.
Originally posted by Anamnesis
reply to post by reasonable
The study is hardly a Silver bullet to the heart of religion. In fact I don't think it (the study) provided any new information at all.
Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
To me true believers in the CHRIST already know who is the SON. Many of the non believing people always try their best to discredit the EXISTANCE of GOD so be it. All I can say is see you on JUDGMENT DAY AND GOOD LUCK.
Not trying to flame here, and I know that this will come off as condescending atheist nonsense, but I swear on my life there are honest questions to which I have NEVER gotten an honest answer:
If God did not want Adam and Eve to partake of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, why did he put it in so accessible a place and draw such attention to it? IT WAS A TEST TO SEE IF HIS CREATION DEVELOPED THE INTELLIGENCE NOT KNOWLEDGE TO LISTEN.
If God so loved humanity that he wanted to forgive them (hundreds of generations later) for the mistakes of two (long dead and gone) people, why would a God as powerful as this one opt for absurd machinations of impregnating a virgin with a child that is both His Son and Himself so that He/His Son could walk the Earth and eventually be crucified so that humanity could experience His forgiveness so long as they completely and utterly believe in the truth of this genuinely bizarre scheme? I HAVE CHILDREN AND THEY ARE ME I GAVE THEM MY BLOOD AS GOD GAVE HIS ENERGY TO JESUS. GOD WALKS ON EARTH THRU HIS SON FOR THE LORD CANNOT EVEN FIT IN THIS ENTIRE UNIVERSE.
If God is so powerful, why is Satan (a mere angel who did nothing more than revolt against his omnipotent father figure) capable of rivaling him in the great battle for control of humanity? GOD DOESNT HATE HIS FIRST BORN "BRIGHTEST LIGHT LUCIFER" HE PUNISHED HIM FOR TAMPERING WITH MANKIND SETTING US BACK putting the reptiles ahead slightly AND AT THE SAME TIME FELT IT TO BE A GREAT TEST FOR NATAS TO INTERACT WITH HUMANS. IN ORDER TO VERIFY NATAS TRUE EVIL, AND EVENTUALLY NATAS SHALL BE CASTED INTO THE ETERNAL FLAME TO PARISH FOR THE -SECOND TIME- AS WILL MANY OF THE NON BELIEVERS. IT IS WRITTEN THAT NATAS WILL LOSE GOD IS GIVING NATAS TIME HE DOESNT LIKE TO DESTROY ANGELS.
Originally posted by RobertAntonWeishaupt
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Jean Paul -
I think that your question about the infinite vastness of "God" as being capable of simultaneously embracing differing viewpoints speaks, in part, to the importance of this study. Your tone seems to discount the work being done, but your content illustrates its relevance.
The simple fact is that most people who claim to believe in God (and these days, most people irritatingly take that to refer exclusively to the Jusaism/Christianity/Islam triumverate of scriptural relgions) see their particular God as having distinct and specific views (which this study shows to be the "believer's" own).
So a "Christian" who thinks that his omnicient, omnipotent, forgiving and loving God-figure is devastated by what two homosexuals do in the privacy of their own bedroom, is more oftten than not pathologically incapable of considering the possibility that their God's love extends to even raging sodomites.
This is why all Religions (note the capital R) that claim to know the true and absolute will of God (and most of make exactly that claim these days) are an insult and affront to Universe/God. These people utilize a narrow and restrictive metaphor that does nothing but imprint their own prejudices and insecurities on a system/being/concept that is beyond prejudice and insecurity.
It is these egotistical projections which the study here seeks to counter. Your far more accurate assessment of the nature of "God" is not threatened but rather is reenforced by this study.