Originally posted by DOLCOTT
Obvisously you are intellectually disabled, Religion in it's purest form consists of living to a higher level of standards, which in return elevates
mankind. However it is man that manipulates the word for their own gain.
Your confusing personal spirituality with religion.
religion in no way consists of living to a higher standard. That is about forcing the structured belief down others throats, by sword if necessary.
You cannot state that someone burning someone alive because of religious demands is living a high standard of life. nope. Unless your talking about
high as in a drug high.
If I am right, and the Bible is true. Then I pity those of you who claim God is false. If I am wrong, no harm is done, I have lived my life by a set
of principles that have enriched the world and my children. I can't lose can you say the same.
I can up that.
I don't say god is false, I simply don't believe in a god(s). I am not saying I believe there are no gods...because I don't know.
God to me is currently a elf, a fairy, a ghost, a bigfoot, a alien, etc..aka, no knowledge, only speculation.
You have chosen not only a deity, but a specific flavor. Now, what is the punishment of serving a false god? pretty grim.
How many religions are there?
lets break down pascals wager (what you did) into percents
50/50 for diety
how many religions on earth? lets go uber ultra conservative and say only 100
so, by choosing a single religion, you have a .5% chance of getting it right
I have 50%
Also, lets consider in the stastic the religions that have a god that doesn't require your belief and praise but rather will judge you on your worth
than your kowtowing. I am good there also, giving me a majority for such a judgement day.
Frankly, things are looking better on my end than yours
Finally, If there is a deity and it is the small one many pray to that is vengeful and destructive, I think I would rather not be in the presence of
such a child for eternity. Would probably have more in common with the one that rebelled against such a being frankly, or just go back into
Imagine being locked in a house for eternity with a psychopath you must worship for eternity for fear of torture and death...not my idea of
So, if I am right, then there are many possibilities, but if you are right, then I still chose correctly (get away from such a small being)