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Originally posted by eloquentmassacre
theres no such thing as a personified 'god' figure, 'heavenly father', what have you. with all the connotation pinned to the word 'god' i don't know how anybody understands this post. let me interject.
there is consciousness.
there is no separation, between us as people, between us and some higher power. all there is is a single consciousness that we all share. i prefer to not call it god because of the implications, because what does one think of when the word god is brought up?
some old dude watching everything we do? thats ridiculous.
all that exists is consciousness and the products of it. this world is a mere reflection.
bad things don't happen in the world because of free will, because we don't hand over our lives to the 'will of god'
bad things happen because the world's population is overrun with negative thinking.
Originally posted by incrediblelousminds
I predict vague prophecies will continue on ATS into the foreseen future. And even beyond that. Because everyone likes to pretend like they have special knowledge.
Originally posted by MaelMan82
This is, by far, the strangest belief in god thread i've ever come across.
Why is it that the majority of these types of threads result in incoherent conversation?
Originally posted by Fatgoblin
Why do dumb threads like this stretch for 18 pages but all the real cool threads die down after 4-5 pages?
Says a lot about ATS'ers actually.
Actually, what you say is illogical. Statistically it is illogical. You don't want to admit that it is a thread that captures your attention. So instead of admitting this obvious fact, you make illogical statements about other threads being more cool and then ending and being more simple. It is because you are part of a generation of souls that have been dumbed down by the media. You can't handle the truth so you prefer to make up a non truth (that something else is more cool because it is of less word count and easier to process). But deep down you want to break out of your programming by the media conglomerates but you can't. People in your condition also like to say that political polls (as an example) don't mean anything when, if taken under scientific methods they are quite accurate. You are a candidate for the Rush Limbaugh show where things can be broken down for you with little thought process of your own.
Originally posted by IncrementEthicalAnarchy
Nice effort in the thread, read as much as i humanly could.
One query... the premise that we were not 'gifted' free will but asked for it against gods advice.
1) God, being god, would give the best possible advice in the universe. Why would we disregard it?
2) How could we - when in a state of having no free will and gods will being our immediate task - even contemplate disregarding his advice or indeed to ask for it in the first place? It seems the only possible way for us to have requested free will whilst not utilizing free will would be for god to want to supply it.
a few humble observations, IET.