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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-18 07:15:14 AM  
Initially God was all smitey when people pissed him off, but after he grew up he settled down and promised not to zap us just because we deserved it.  And so ____ is permitted to exist.
 
2013-05-18 07:37:57 AM  
Hunter S., he is not.
 
2013-05-18 08:51:31 AM  
Ok?
 
2013-05-18 12:56:17 PM  
Meh.

More of a dig at Canberra than at theism.

And why do people always assume that the fact that shiatty things happen is proof of the non-existence of a higher power?  How do you know that said power doesn't  wantthose things to happen, for its own, incomprehensible-to-us reasons?
 
2013-05-18 01:02:10 PM  
Indisputable PROOF that there is no

Stopped there.
 
2013-05-18 01:07:37 PM  

Relatively Obscure: Indisputable PROOF that there is no

Stopped there.


You Godless heathen.
 
2013-05-18 01:20:34 PM  
Oolon Colluphid got there first, but was much more smug about it.
 
2013-05-18 01:22:13 PM  
Don't your know?  God created Canberra to train the faithful.
 
2013-05-18 01:23:40 PM  
The guy kept misspelling cranberry, and I have no idea what he is talking about.
 
2013-05-18 01:23:54 PM  
No good will come of this thread.
 
2013-05-18 01:23:59 PM  

radarlove: And why do people always assume that the fact that shiatty things happen is proof of the non-existence of a higher power? How do you know that said power doesn't wantthose things to happen, for its own, incomprehensible-to-us reasons?


To many people, that's proof that if there is a God, he's kind of a d*ck and not worthy of worship or obeyance.
 
2013-05-18 01:24:04 PM  

ZAZ: Initially God was all smitey when people pissed him off, but after he grew up he settled down and promised not to zap us just because we deserved it.  And so ____ is permitted to exist.


He didn't just grow up. He became his own son so he could sacrifice himself to himself, which is the only way he could make himself less smitey.
 
2013-05-18 01:26:15 PM  

radarlove: Meh.

More of a dig at Canberra than at theism.

And why do people always assume that the fact that shiatty things happen is proof of the non-existence of a higher power?  How do you know that said power doesn't  wantthose things to happen, for its own, incomprehensible-to-us reasons?


I don't know about anyone else, but I find the idea that shiat just happens a lot easier to deal with. The idea that some malignant being is farking with us for its own amusement is too disturbing to accept.
 
2013-05-18 01:27:17 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-18 01:27:56 PM  

JWideman: radarlove: Meh.

More of a dig at Canberra than at theism.

And why do people always assume that the fact that shiatty things happen is proof of the non-existence of a higher power?  How do you know that said power doesn't  wantthose things to happen, for its own, incomprehensible-to-us reasons?

I don't know about anyone else, but I find the idea that shiat just happens a lot easier to deal with. The idea that some malignant being is farking with us for its own amusement is too disturbing to accept.


Yet Santorum continues to grace us with his oozing presence.
 
2013-05-18 01:28:16 PM  
 
2013-05-18 01:28:17 PM  
 
2013-05-18 01:28:59 PM  
I'm an atheist, and I disapprove this wharrgarbl.
 
2013-05-18 01:29:14 PM  
Is God willing to stop evil, but unable? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is God able to stop evil, but unwilling? Then he is not omnibenevolent.
Is God willing and able to stop evil? If so, then from whence cometh evil?
Is God neither willing nor able to stop evil? If so, then why worship him?

/God is yandere
//he loves you
///but will torture you for all eternity if you don't love him
 
2013-05-18 01:29:16 PM  

ImpendingCynic: radarlove: And why do people always assume that the fact that shiatty things happen is proof of the non-existence of a higher power? How do you know that said power doesn't wantthose things to happen, for its own, incomprehensible-to-us reasons?

To many people, that's proof that if there is a God, he's kind of a d*ck and not worthy of worship or obeyance.


I think it's kind of silly to assume a deity would desire either of those things, anyhow.  Besides, if He wanted your obedience, He'd tell you what to do.  In my experience, He seems much more like a "Woah, neat, look what they did!  Let's see how this pans out." sort of entity.
 
2013-05-18 01:29:38 PM  
I thought you couldn't not prove something?
 
2013-05-18 01:30:41 PM  
If there is no God... then explain this:

i44.tinypic.com

Right. That's what I thought. Friggin non-believers.
 
2013-05-18 01:30:52 PM  
Sounds like Edmonton...
 
2013-05-18 01:30:57 PM  
If you believe in god, you're a moron.
 
2013-05-18 01:31:55 PM  
If the world was too comfortable, none would strive for Heaven.  If not for suffering, none would seek to end the cycle of rebirth.

Change is inevitable.  People fear change.  Fear diminishes happiness.  To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.
 
2013-05-18 01:32:55 PM  

BigLuca: The guy kept misspelling cranberry, and I have no idea what he is talking about.


Well, Jesus was a zombie.
 
2013-05-18 01:33:59 PM  
Why would we even need proof that a myth does not exist? That's exactly backwards. You need proof if you're going to assert that it does exist, not the other way around. There's all sorts of stuff we can imagine that doesn't exist. Do we really need proof that Ashur doesn't actually exist? That Athena never really strode the earth? Ganesh? Odin? Ebisu? Anubis? Melkor? Gandalf? Most of them contradict one another in some way. Humans have invented thousands of god to worship.

Obviously they are fictions. Blatantly obviously. Who wants to really be willfully ignorant enough to believe that none of them exist except for the particular ones our parents worshiped because it's the favored fiction of the place our family physically lived in? That we just so happened to be THAT LUCKY - and everyone else who thinks the same thing was not even though they think they are for identical reasons to us, but we still happen to be right and they wrong for... uhhh, "because shut up, that's why."

Plenty, I suppose, but not I.
 
2013-05-18 01:34:21 PM  
God told me that he doesn't exist and that it was just wishful thinking on the part of primitive minds....
 
2013-05-18 01:35:53 PM  
It's because he's a Canberra Raiders fan.

/Maybe next year guys
 
2013-05-18 01:36:23 PM  

JWideman: radarlove: Meh.

More of a dig at Canberra than at theism.

And why do people always assume that the fact that shiatty things happen is proof of the non-existence of a higher power?  How do you know that said power doesn't  wantthose things to happen, for its own, incomprehensible-to-us reasons?

I don't know about anyone else, but I find the idea that shiat just happens a lot easier to deal with. The idea that some malignant being is farking with us for its own amusement is too disturbing to accept.


Assuming that It exists, I don't necessarily think that It does things for Its own amusement.  I think that it's more like you said, shiat just happens, and maybe the deity just watches and learns.  Maybe It isn't really an entity outside of us at all, but rather something that we are an integral part of, and maybe we are the vehicles through which it experiences life, in all of its glory and sorrow.  Maybe those shiat experiences and all that tragedy are valuable and necessary learning tools not just for us as individuals, but for civilization and possibly the deity Itself.

There're a lot of maybes when it comes to a topic as murkily defined as "God."
 
2013-05-18 01:39:34 PM  
/shrug

Some laws are worth breaking.
 
GBB
2013-05-18 01:41:03 PM  
There's a reason there haven't been too many big named Austrialian comedians: They're not very funny.
 
2013-05-18 01:44:03 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: If the world was too comfortable, none would strive for Heaven.  If not for suffering, none would seek to end the cycle of rebirth.

Change is inevitable.  People fear change.  Fear diminishes happiness.  To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.


Furthermore, if there were no suffering, then when would we ever be presented with opportunities to display our courage, our compassion, our grace, our mercy, or our dedication?

Those are some of the qualities that make mankind truly remarkable, and without suffering they would atrophy and die.
 
2013-05-18 01:45:08 PM  

Gwyrddu: Like the fruit says, there is no God


"Aren't you all entitled to your half assed musings of the divine? You've thought about eternity for twenty five minutes and think you've come to some interesting conclusions. Well, let me tell you, I stand with 2,000 years of darkness, and bafflement, and hunger behind me. My kind have harvested the souls of a million peasants and I couldn't give a hateme jizz for your internet assembled philosophy."
 
2013-05-18 01:45:15 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Change is inevitable.  People fear change.  Fear diminishes happiness.  To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.


wat

Stasis is boring. People seek novelty for stimulation. Not all change is good, but a lack of any change is terrible.

Maybe that's why the ideas of heaven and hell seem sort of equally disturbing to me.
 
GBB
2013-05-18 01:47:57 PM  
If there is a God, he (or she, or whatever) hasn't contacted us and the Bible (Koran, or whatever) isn't their word.  If a being powerful enough to create an insignificant bug like us exists, then they don't really care what we do and would have no motive to contact us.  Such a being would be above the childish attitude of "look at me!  I created you!" and "you can do what ever you want so long as you abide by my rules".

To sum up: if god exists, he doesn't care; if god doesn't exist, who cares?
 
2013-05-18 01:48:02 PM  

GBB: There's a reason there haven't been too many big named Austrialian comedians: They're not very funny.


Joe Hildebrand isn't considered a comedian in Australia. He's barely even considered a journalist.

Speaking of which, why in the seven hells has one of Joe Hildebrand's columns been greenlit on Fark?
 
GBB
2013-05-18 01:49:35 PM  

jfarkinB: BarkingUnicorn: Change is inevitable.  People fear change.  Fear diminishes happiness.  To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.

wat

Stasis is boring. People seek novelty for stimulation. Not all change is good, but a lack of any change is terrible.

Maybe that's why the ideas of heaven and hell seem sort of equally disturbing to me.


Some people love stasis, so long as they are currently getting what they want.  Change could upset that situation.  Other people, who aren't getting what they want, need change.
 
2013-05-18 01:50:52 PM  

Lady Indica: /shrug

Some laws are worth breaking.


Wrong farking thread. I have a sinus infection, that's my excuse.
 
2013-05-18 01:54:49 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: If the world was too comfortable, none would strive for Heaven.



Which one? Valhalla? There are many different myths of heaven and afterlife. All share one factor - an equal and total lack of anything to indicate they are any more real than Tolkein's Valinor. Also, ambition itself has led many, many people to strive to create and improve things, ideas and even improve themselves.

If not for suffering, none would seek to end the cycle of rebirth.

Uhhh, WAT?

Change is inevitable.  People fear change.

Many people enjoy and embrace many types of change. My wife is apprehensive about change, I myself embrace it.

Fear diminishes happiness.

Never heard of a thrill seeker, huh? Guess no one likes base jumping where you're from.

To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.

Okay, you're just stringing words together, aren't you Mother Theresa? Guess all those people starving to death around the world is just a way to make them not be afraid of the new iPhone or something.... The more word salad you create, the less sense it makes.
 
2013-05-18 01:56:54 PM  

jfarkinB: BarkingUnicorn: Change is inevitable.  People fear change.  Fear diminishes happiness.  To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.

wat

Stasis is boring. People seek novelty for stimulation. Not all change is good, but a lack of any change is terrible.

Maybe that's why the ideas of heaven and hell seem sort of equally disturbing to me.


Don't worry- it's an excellent album, if rather dated and cheesy.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-18 01:57:51 PM  

GBB: If there is a God, he (or she, or whatever) hasn't contacted us and the Bible (Koran, or whatever) isn't their word.  If a being powerful enough to create an insignificant bug like us exists, then they don't really care what we do and would have no motive to contact us.  Such a being would be above the childish attitude of "look at me!  I created you!" and "you can do what ever you want so long as you abide by my rules".

To sum up: if god exists, he doesn't care; if god doesn't exist, who cares?


He HAS been contacting us via images on toast and restroom rust stains! If that isn't proof enough, there's no hope for you
 
2013-05-18 01:59:01 PM  
So, the author is saying that Canberra is a urine-soaked hellhole, then?
 
2013-05-18 01:59:20 PM  
Last time I mentioned the Flying Spaghetti Monster here, someone gave me a month of Total Fark. I took this as a sign and paid my $20 and became ordained in the church of FSM.
 
2013-05-18 02:01:21 PM  
radarlove:There're a lot of maybes when it comes to a topic as murkily defined as "God."

I recently realized my daughter thought I was an atheist.  I told her that wasn't really true, I just didn't like what most people consider God.  It'st the definition of God that screws everything up.  I'm not going on a spiritual journey so much as I'm trying to find the correct definition of that word.

/Not any closer than when I started really.
 
2013-05-18 02:01:42 PM  
I like Life Of Brian when Brian said "you've got to work it out for yourselves." That's why we have these big brains.
 
2013-05-18 02:02:36 PM  

radarlove: BarkingUnicorn: If the world was too comfortable, none would strive for Heaven.  If not for suffering, none would seek to end the cycle of rebirth.

Change is inevitable.  People fear change.  Fear diminishes happiness.  To eliminate fear, something must make them want change; that something is suffering.

Furthermore, if there were no suffering, then when would we ever be presented with opportunities to display our courage, our compassion, our grace, our mercy, or our dedication?

Those are some of the qualities that make mankind truly remarkable, and without suffering they would atrophy and die.


Seems like an omnipotent being could just make humans courageous, compassionate, graceful, merciful and dedicated without making anyone suffer. I think that if I were god I could pull that off. I could probably throw in some extras options too.

If it were beyond my abilities maybe I'd just not make any humans. Since I'm omniscient, I would think that I would know that I'd have to kill everyone on the planet, save for a boatload of genetic samples, at some point...and send a bunch of others to hell for thousands of years after that before finally destroying the planet at some point. Seems like I'd know that in advance and not make humans so... defective.

Why the games, "God." WTF is your problem?

Are we clowns for you to laugh at. "You mean, let me understand this ... cuz I ... maybe its me, maybe I'm a little farked up maybe. I'm funny how? I mean funny, like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to farkin' amuse you? Whattya you mean funny? Funny how? How am I funny? "
 
2013-05-18 02:10:20 PM  

jfarkinB: Stasis is boring. People seek novelty for stimulation. Not all change is good, but a lack of any change is terrible.


I think that B.U. is pro-change in this case, and that the point that they're making is that most positive change comes from initial suffering.  I agree.

jfarkinB: Maybe that's why the ideas of heaven and hell seem sort of equally disturbing to me.


YES!  THIS!  The idea of some kind of blissful, never-ending Disneyland has always geled with me about as much as the idea of some compartment of spacetime specifically set aside to be filled with lava and sadistic assholes and people who recited the wrong version of the Lord's Prayer.  It just doesn't make sense.  At all.  But that isn't to say that there isn't some value in thinking of Heaven and Hell as concepts, and to disregard them completely is to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I believe, and I have little if any scientific basis for doing so, that consciousness carries on in some form after death.  That's the big leap, and that's really the fulcrum at the center of the Atheism vs. Atheism debate.  It's not about God- God is just the curtain we use to shield us from what the debate is really about.  It is about death.  Our own terrifying mortality.  On one side, people who believe (sometimes who desperately need to believe, because they are terrified of the alternative) that there has to be more than this, that beyond the stony sleep their being lives on forever.  On the other side, people who believe (sometimes who need to believe, because the alternative is mind-boggling) that what you see is what you get, that all things are impermanent, and that we must make the best of what we have now, for beyond tomorrow lies oblivion.  In some way that I don't yet understand, they're probably both right.

I think though, that if one believes that consciousness does carry on after death, then the concepts of heaven and hell become very plausible...provided of course that you completely disregard everything you've ever read about either.
 
2013-05-18 02:12:51 PM  

BigLuca: The guy kept misspelling cranberry, and I have no idea what he is talking about.


This.

And what the hell is "whinging"? Is it anything like whining?
 
2013-05-18 02:13:26 PM  
If god doesn't exist, then how do you explain Shione Cooper?
 
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