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originally posted by: jonnywhite
Can't imagine the emotions and turmoil he must have been going through and is still dealing with. Tough guy. And he's not alone. I don't even want to think about all the people dealing with this rihgt now. It's incomprehensible to me what some people can cope with.
Makes me entertain the idea of a merciful God less and less. I know christians say God is a loving God and gives us all a chance and that this world we live in can never be a good one because it's corrupt, but I just can't believe a God would accept what goes on and not put a stop to it. If I were God I'd confront every existing sentient creature and ask it whether it wants to be removed and I'd do that for the foreseeable future until either all sentients are removed painlessly (either to a less painful sim or to oblivion) or I'm unable to run the "game". Which of course leads me to the conclusion if God exists then God is either sadistic or just imperfect like us. Who knows, maybe God is just a programmer working for a company and their stated goal is to create a simulation to better understand something. Maybe in their distorted thinking we're just code and we're not "alive".
A tremendous change occurred with the industrial revolution: whereas it had taken all of human history until around 1800 for world population to reach one billion, the second billion was achieved in only 130 years (1930), the third billion in less than 30 years (1959), the fourth billion in 15 years (1974), and the fifth billion in only 13 years (1987).
originally posted by: FlyersFan