posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 12:53 PM
Look, everyone. It's very simple. You've all at least heard of the concept of God. God cannot be proven to exist, or not to exist. Everyone thus has
to choose whether to believe in him, or not; both of those decisions are acts of faith. You either have faith that he's real, or you have
faith that he's not real.
If you believe God is real, then you also believe he created us for some divine Purpose that we can only guess at, and that we are his children, his
creations. You believe we owe him something, that we should at the very least be grateful to him for our very existence, and grateful that he created
nature to be our generative source and life-support system. That gratitude is "worship."
If you don't believe in God, then you must believe that we exist because of random processes of nature, that we are here because there was a Big Bang
for some reason, the Earth formed out of that chaos, organic chemicals accidentally fell into DNA patterns, the autotrophs began to drool, and we sort
of "just happened." That makes you grateful to nature for your existence... and thus, you worship nature, whether you do it knowingly or
Everything else stems from that fundamental choice, to "worship" nature-with-God or nature-without-God. All discussions past that point are
moot. "How do you know the Bible's real," "Why would God let bad things happen to good people," "What about all the other Jesus-like figures in
history," "Buddhism is older than Christianity," the list is endless... and literally pointless in a discussion of whether God exists or not. All
you're doing is focusing on effect while ignoring cause. You aren't debating with believers to help them or change their minds (that's impossible);
you're nitpicking in an attempt to make yourselves feel better about your own choice to not believe in him. You're trying to convince yourselves
that you're right; you aren't trying to convince us that we're wrong. You're choosing to go into a thread in a religious forum just to be
mean to people for selfish reasons, rather than simply ignoring those who don't believe as you do. You don't have to be in here. You aren't here to
learn, you're here to troll, like white supremacists at an NAACP fundraiser. Why?
As iSHRED pointed out, we can't know God's motivations, so we can't share them with you or prove them to you (and if there is no God, there can't
be any motivations behind it, because nature is not an intelligence). Those who demand proof will never receive it from men... but even if it
was possible to prove God's real, would that proof make you change your beliefs? I doubt it. Your base natures are incompatible with that. You are
who you are, and we are who we are, and nothing is going to convince anyone to change sides... until you're immersed in the Tribulation Period, of
course. That'll change your mind.
In the meantime, as Jesus put it, "Get thee behind me, Satan!" Love ya.