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Dude, we been through this already in another thread!!
You ready to get slammed again??
Einstein had previously explored the belief that man could not understand the nature of God. In an interview published in 1930 in G. S. Viereck's book Glimpses of the Great, Einstein, in response to a question about whether or not he believed in God, explained:
Your question [about God] is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza's Pantheism. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.
How can you explain away these quotes from someone that obviously had a lot of "God" on the brain??
The Study of God helps in this effort...
Neglecting God as a variable destroys the Equation....
The final step in the graph requires resolving the separation between quantum mechanics and gravitation, often equated with general relativity. Numerous researchers concentrate their efforts on this specific step; nevertheless, no accepted theory of quantum gravity – and thus no accepted theory of everything – has emerged yet. It is usually assumed that the ToE will also solve the remaining problems of GUTs.
Acts 17 KJV
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Colossians 1 KJV
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the . of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
2 Peter 3 KJV
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
Outward judgment often fails, inward judgment never.
Look at the facts of the world. You see a continual and progressive triumph of the right. I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight; I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.
reply to post by AbleEndangered
Yeah, I'm done with you. You promised me a good challenge, but you're not even taking this seriously. If all you have to offer is this gobbledygook, then I'm out. There's no point to arguing with a casette player.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
reply to post by AfterInfinity
You will be surprised at what is in the Bible:
Medicines & Health Topics
and on and on...
Reading is really good!
edit on 7-11-2013 by AbleEndangered because: additions
OP is telling skeptics to not question?
OP is telling skeptics to not question?
No. OP was asking skeptics why they spend so much time and energy opposing something they don't even believe exists. Question answered... mostly, it's to deny what you perceive as ignorance. Ignorance is in the eye of the beholder, though. One man's ignorance is another man's truth. No proof can be found for either viewpoint; thus, no amount of bickering back and forth will ever change anyone's mind. The issue will settle itself eventually, no matter how much debating is done. Makes it all seem rather pointless to me.
The religious fora are for religious people to discuss religious matters with other religious people, but it's never possible to do so because every thread gets overwhelmed with the non-religious opposing the religious. Yes, there are far more of you. We are the minority. We need a place where we can just sit and talk quietly amongst ourselves. Why won't you let us have that?
reply to post by opopanax
Which element are you contesting isn't in the Bible?
All of them?
Then read it and prove to me it isn't in there!!
Within this fora...ATS, topic .ing is Religion, Faith and Theology...not Christianity, Christianity and Christianity...why are you ignoring this? Religion is not just Christianity, and that is not the topic .ing...what are you reading wrong?