Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by Druscilla
Thats the point i was hoping someone would draw out in the debate its a lucklustre deal. Its catch 22 situation damned if you do, damned if you dont
either option you take.
Druscilla the Vending machine idea why do you like that?
The god myth is a ridiculous crutch, and though it's amusing, and even fascinating from anthropological, sociological and psychological perspectives,
it's also abhorrent, as well as near pathetically and pathologically childish.
Further, I wouldn't recognize the claimed authority of any personality impersonating god-hood regardless any demonstrative evidence they care to
The concept of any god is additionally an affront to self ownership, and accountability. Saying there's any magical mystery personality lurking
about like some storm cloud watching your every move is just creepy. GTFOML (Get the eff out muh life), ya know?
Besides that, there's no unambiguous historical evidence of any god doing anything ... godly.
The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Aztecs, Vikings, and whatever else believed and paid homage to their gods just as fervently as any sweaty tent revival
snake dancing Christian today; all of them to no better or worse benefit or harm than if they hadn't.
The entire history of mankind as well as the geological history of the planet is completely attributable to a history of mankind, and the planet with
zero actual gods incarnate, or influences from such.
There are, on the other hand valid debates for the benefits brought about as a by-product of belief in any given mythology, but, that's another other
Vending machines are friendlier, and you can fairly kick them to some satisfaction when the item you pay for doesn't pop out.
That, and a vending machine, even a 'magical' vending machine would be more akin to getting exactly what you 'pay' for. Typically, the only
tricks a vending machine will play are the ones that happen when they malfunction, in which case, you can kick them repeatedly, and if necessary,
contact the service number for recourse.
Using the 'g' word just carries way too much historical baggage, while a vending machine is, well, just a stupid vending machine.