reply to post by Gregorian
This clarification is also intended for the edification of the unwary reader lest he be led down the garden path by falsities and untruths
regarding things religious.
It's kind of hard to isolate "falsities and untruths" in a religion that is based on faith.
Of course, it CAN be done, but the only way you do
it is by comparing it to your religious texts.
Should I post a list of logical fallacies? Break it down for you, nice and slowly, so you can see exactly how impossible it is for an omniscient
omnipotent being to think when the entirety of this universe would exist at exactly the same moment within his mind? That's how omniscience works in
conjunction with a thousand years passing in a second.
Or maybe the fact that your "God" designed hell knowing exactly who would go there, yet did not change a single detail in our history to avoid the
destruction and calamities? He is the creator of everything that exists. Therefore, he owns the copyright to Satan, to the seven deadly sins, to
murder, to rape, to deception, to every pain and sorrow that has ever existed and ever will exist. You want someone to blame? Blame "God". He made all
of this a necessity. Every single thing that has ever caused you discomfort was designed, created, and distributed by him, knowing exactly what would
happen to you and everyone else.
Yes, let's all blame Satan. Let's all gang up on the poor guy and forget that we're worshiping the scientist who created the monster! Satan is only
behaving according to his nature, and he gets hated on every day while the guy who spawned him is doted on worldwide. And you wonder why he's a bad
Let's try this out for size - if you don't want people to decide they don't like you, then DON'T GIVE THEM FREE WILL. Of course, free will is an
illusion. If your creator knows everything and can do anything, yet chooses to give you a flawed character and set a crapload of obstacles and
temptations in your way, promising to save you if you pledge eternal loyalty to him, EVEN THOUGH ITS HIS FAULT, that's obviously an equal choice,
right? Either serve the guy who cursed you, or get cursed again.
See, it's a horrible plot. A rotten deal. A hell of a bad story. And you know what? I laugh at it. I laugh at it and every person who believes in it,
because if they're stupid to fall for one of the cheapest tricks in the history of mankind, then they DESERVE what comes next. Me, I choose my own
I choose to keep my soul, AND follow a far more enlightening path of metaphysical study, one that doesn't put science smack-dab at odds with the
spirit. How does that grab ya, eh, Mr High And Mighty?
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