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2014-03-21 03:47:35 PM  

colon_pow: Dansker: colon_pow:
He exists outside of time.  It's really that simple.

But in the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and a beginning can only exist inside temporal movement, so the word and God must have existed inside time. Time for the penguin on your TV to explode.

sure He was there at the beginning.  He was there before the beginning.


Not according to a literal interpretation of Genesis.

and that penguin will explode when the time is right.

No argument there. Some metaphysical agreement is possible, afterall.
 
2014-03-21 03:47:50 PM  

grumpfuff: Egoy3k: hen you are an atheist.

Theist: someone who believes in one or many gods
Atheist: the opposite of theist

Any other meaning that has been tacked on to the word comes from assholes (from both sides of the 'debate') with an agenda.

The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."


Because we all suddenly forgot what "agnostic" means?
 
2014-03-21 03:49:54 PM  

grumpfuff: Egoy3k: hen you are an atheist.

Theist: someone who believes in one or many gods
Atheist: the opposite of theist

Any other meaning that has been tacked on to the word comes from assholes (from both sides of the 'debate') with an agenda.

The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."


No you only thought it did.  Atheist means the opposite of theist.  It always has. Just as atypical means the opposite of typical, and apolitical means the opposite of political.
 
2014-03-21 03:50:04 PM  

kling_klang_bed: I found proof that there is a God a long time ago right here on Earth, and he walks amongst us:

[www.metalsucks.net image 850x1131]


I'm sorry, but that is a false God.  I think you mean to link THIS image, instead:

cdn4.pitchfork.com
 
2014-03-21 03:50:20 PM  

grumpfuff: The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."


i2.photobucket.com

you're starting to bore me, you're boring, i'm bored
 
2014-03-21 03:51:29 PM  

Egoy3k: grumpfuff: Egoy3k: hen you are an atheist.

Theist: someone who believes in one or many gods
Atheist: the opposite of theist

Any other meaning that has been tacked on to the word comes from assholes (from both sides of the 'debate') with an agenda.

The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."

No you only thought it did.  Atheist means the opposite of theist.  It always has. Just as atypical means the opposite of typical, and apolitical means the opposite of political.


Every single course I've taken, and book I've read, in philosophy, philosophy of religion, and comparative religion would like a word with you.
 
2014-03-21 03:52:53 PM  

Dr Dreidel: grumpfuff: Egoy3k: hen you are an atheist.

Theist: someone who believes in one or many gods
Atheist: the opposite of theist

Any other meaning that has been tacked on to the word comes from assholes (from both sides of the 'debate') with an agenda.

The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."

Because we all suddenly forgot what "agnostic" means?


Yea, somehow agnostic went from being a category of its own as well as a descriptive, to only a descriptive. Not really sure why.
 
2014-03-21 03:53:27 PM  
There's a type of event in the current, observable universe that is taken as valid, accepted physics - particles springing into existence from the vacuum (which although also currently theorized not to be 'empty', is not populated with known, detectable particles).

The Heisenberg Uncertainty principle can be phrased that for a certain Energy over a certain period of time (E*delta t),
it must be greater than 1/2*Planck's constant (h-bar if using radians).  Therefore, for a certain brief period of time delta-t, a particle or particle pair with net energy E could pop into existence and pop out of existence before it could be detected, without violating other known laws.

Stephen Hawking took this a step further and hypothesized that because it could happen, it does happen but we just can't detect it.  However, if an electron-positron pair popped into existence right on the event horizon of a black hole, one of these virtual particles would be unable to annihilate its partner within the delta-t time limit, and the other particle would get 'promoted' to a real particle, draining some of the gravitational mass of the black hole to conserve Energy.  Under this hypothesis, black holes should appear to be point sources of streaming electrons and positrons, and this has since been observed - called "Hawking Radiation" in his honor.

So here we have a case, consistent with all known and accepted laws of physics, in which a particle 'popped into being from nothingness'.  I have far less problem extrapolating this to the seed of a universe popping into existence from a meta-vacuum than I have with some bearded short-tempered storm god creating the entire universe by act of will and magic just to focus his entire attention on a wandering tribe of desert people on an insignificant planet in the unfashionable part of a spiral arm in one single galaxy among an uncountable population of galaxies.

The problem I have with assigning any aspect of the universe or metaverse to a 'god' is that you are expected to stop asking questions at that point, because all the remaining answers are 'god did it'.  When I stop asking questions, that is when I stop being a scientist - and I don't consider anyone a scientist who themselves have stopped questioning.  Engineers don't count.
 
2014-03-21 03:53:45 PM  

grumpfuff: Egoy3k: grumpfuff: Egoy3k: hen you are an atheist.

Theist: someone who believes in one or many gods
Atheist: the opposite of theist

Any other meaning that has been tacked on to the word comes from assholes (from both sides of the 'debate') with an agenda.

The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."

No you only thought it did.  Atheist means the opposite of theist.  It always has. Just as atypical means the opposite of typical, and apolitical means the opposite of political.

Every single course I've taken, and book I've read, in philosophy, philosophy of religion, and comparative religion would like a word with you.


Last time I checked 'See Spot Run' doesn't discuss religion.
 
2014-03-21 03:54:10 PM  
Dumb CSB -

I'm not a believer, but I want my kids to find their own path in life.  The oldest is 7, and recently even she came up with the argument from first cause.

We're sitting at dinner one night and she says "Mom and dad- if god created the universe then what created god?"

I've never wanted to hug her so much as that moment.
 
2014-03-21 03:55:46 PM  

Dr Dreidel: HotWingConspiracy: Do christians grasp the folly of looking for proof of god?

For some reason I get the sense that they used to, but no.

Ironically, babies being born, seeds growing into flowers, the cacophony of the forest, the tapestry of stars and other astronomic bodies as seen from Earth (or close to it) at night, and humanity's capacity for [art|compassion|rationalization|intelligence|speech|faith] are also "proof" of god, so why bother looking for physical evidence (or crowing that you found it) in the first place?


Truer words have rarely been spoken.  I remember standing out on a little hill in central New Mexico at night and not only seeing the "Milky Way" in all of its glory, but actually seeing the turning of the earth.

God is in the details and the beauty is there to behold.  Whether or not we look to the same Gods are not as important as looking to each other to reach out and embrace and help each other (hopefully in a safe and non-intrusive way ;-)  )  Beauty is there and we can find it amongst ourselves.
 
2014-03-21 03:59:14 PM  

netweavr: CNN has been psuedo-satire for like stopped being such blatant leftist shill for 5 years now. You get better journalism out of The Daily Mail

 
2014-03-21 03:59:18 PM  

kalvyn: kling_klang_bed: I found proof that there is a God a long time ago right here on Earth, and he walks amongst us:

[www.metalsucks.net image 850x1131]

I'm sorry, but that is a false God.  I think you mean to link THIS image, instead:

[cdn4.pitchfork.com image 525x250]


Who?
 
2014-03-21 04:03:00 PM  

rickythepenguin: Prank Call of Cthulhu: That's why opinions are like garage band demo tapes...nobody wants to hear yours.

fantasy football teams
fantasy football team names
Dream i had last night

crazy drug story from college
march madness bracket
backup march madness bracket
backup march madness bracket in separate march madness league


No.

We all want to hear the crazy drug stories from college.

/i need a nap.
 
2014-03-21 04:05:34 PM  

colon_pow: RoxtarRyan: colon_pow: do you not do the exact same thing?

Since my bias actually has testable evidence to enforce it, sure. I'm ok with it.

fascinating.  so you have tested your evidence and proven that the physical universe came into existence on its own.

you should publish your work.


We do know that the Big Bang happened because of empirical evidence, mathematical calculation supported by the evidence, observations, and experiments.
 
2014-03-21 04:06:37 PM  

lostcat: Subby, please don't make me have to defend things I don't want to defend...

Just, you know, try to be reasonable.


Contrary to what is taught in grade school, opinions can be wrong.
 
2014-03-21 04:07:33 PM  

Misconduc: Few years ago I went to college, there was a crazy chick spewing how Science cannot explain the big bang theory, let alone half of the universe, so in that case God must exist. I watched two drunk physic major's just drill the hell out of her for a good 20 minutes in which she couldn't even answer a single question on the law of physics.

What made it funnier, she couldn't even explain why the earth rotates around the sun, yet she's entitled to her opinion on why the Big Bang theory is false and God Exists only.


At the same time or did they take turns? Why would they ask her questions while doing that?
 
2014-03-21 04:12:17 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: We do know that the Big Bang happened because of empirical evidence, mathematical calculation supported by the evidence, observations, and experiments.


Don't confuse him with facts, man. it just makes him feel... confused.
 
2014-03-21 04:14:48 PM  

Dansker: colon_pow: Dansker: colon_pow:
He exists outside of time.  It's really that simple.

But in the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and a beginning can only exist inside temporal movement, so the word and God must have existed inside time. Time for the penguin on your TV to explode.

sure He was there at the beginning.  He was there before the beginning.

Not according to a literal interpretation of Genesis.

and that penguin will explode when the time is right.

No argument there. Some metaphysical agreement is possible, afterall.


the way I "understand" it, is God created this physical universe as a place for man to exist. Time and space began at the same time, in the beginning, the genesis.  The universe was created in all its glory because God does not fool around. He made it big and He made it beautiful beyond words.

However, there is another realm that we can hardly conceive, much less comprehend, that is beyond, before and outside of the created physical universe, what is referred to as the spiritual existence which is eternal.  That is where God resides. It's the location of his abode. He did not come into existence when the physical universe was created.  We did.

  If you want to know more, you'll have to subscribe to my newsletter.
 
2014-03-21 04:16:13 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: colon_pow: RoxtarRyan: colon_pow: do you not do the exact same thing?

Since my bias actually has testable evidence to enforce it, sure. I'm ok with it.

fascinating.  so you have tested your evidence and proven that the physical universe came into existence on its own.

you should publish your work.

We do know that the Big Bang happened because of empirical evidence, mathematical calculation supported by the evidence, observations, and experiments.


Yes.  We do.  No argument there.
 
2014-03-21 04:22:27 PM  

colon_pow: Zeppelininthesky: colon_pow: RoxtarRyan: colon_pow: do you not do the exact same thing?

Since my bias actually has testable evidence to enforce it, sure. I'm ok with it.

fascinating.  so you have tested your evidence and proven that the physical universe came into existence on its own.

you should publish your work.

We do know that the Big Bang happened because of empirical evidence, mathematical calculation supported by the evidence, observations, and experiments.

Yes.  We do.  No argument there.


We do not need god to make the Universe happen.
 
2014-03-21 04:25:36 PM  

Carn: [i44.tinypic.com image 465x346]

QED


Assholes will always be assholes... and by assholes i mean you.
 
2014-03-21 04:25:37 PM  

colon_pow: Dansker: colon_pow: Dansker: colon_pow:
He exists outside of time.  It's really that simple.

But in the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and a beginning can only exist inside temporal movement, so the word and God must have existed inside time. Time for the penguin on your TV to explode.

sure He was there at the beginning.  He was there before the beginning.

Not according to a literal interpretation of Genesis.

and that penguin will explode when the time is right.

No argument there. Some metaphysical agreement is possible, afterall.

the way I "understand" it, is God created this physical universe as a place for man to exist. Time and space began at the same time, in the beginning, the genesis.  The universe was created in all its glory because God does not fool around. He made it big and He made it beautiful beyond words.

However, there is another realm that we can hardly conceive, much less comprehend, that is beyond, before and outside of the created physical universe, what is referred to as the spiritual existence which is eternal.  That is where God resides. It's the location of his abode. He did not come into existence when the physical universe was created.  We did.

  If you want to know more, you'll have to subscribe to my newsletter.


That's all fine and good, and if it makes your life more meaningful and helps you be less of a dick to people, great.

Just keep it out of the science classroom, because it is not a scientific explanation of anything.

That's my knee jerk reaction to the apologetics anymore.   Just keep it out of the public school science classroom.  Put it in a comparative religion or sociology class if you must, but I doubt the impartiality of the teachers.  In other words I worry it would all be "This is why these other religions are wrong and Christianity is right."

I know I learned a lot about Islam via a social studies class that was taught in an impartial way by a rather devout Christian, stuff that today would have people screaming "He's trying to covert them to Muslims!".  We also learned about Buddhism and Shintoism, and passed a water safety course when we took a few days off for the county sheriff to talk to us about it.
 
2014-03-21 04:31:46 PM  

Zeppelininthesky: colon_pow: RoxtarRyan: colon_pow: do you not do the exact same thing?

Since my bias actually has testable evidence to enforce it, sure. I'm ok with it.

fascinating.  so you have tested your evidence and proven that the physical universe came into existence on its own.

you should publish your work.

We do know that the Big Bang happened because of empirical evidence, mathematical calculation supported by the evidence, observations, and experiments.


The question was 'who fired the gun' or 'who made the gun', not, "show me evidence this man was shot".
 
2014-03-21 04:33:14 PM  

Sharksfan: Dumb CSB -

I'm not a believer, but I want my kids to find their own path in life.  The oldest is 7, and recently even she came up with the argument from first cause.

We're sitting at dinner one night and she says "Mom and dad- if god created the universe then what created god?"

I've never wanted to hug her so much as that moment.


Answer... what was there before the universe? did the universe sprout into existence from a spring? We do not know what exists outside the universe. Evolution before the universe COULD have created a god... or there may be nothing.

What did exist before the universe? when you have an answer... i will stop thinking that a "god" MIGHT exist.
 
2014-03-21 04:35:31 PM  

RoxtarRyan: Fubini: Oh look, it's a religious person reconciling new scientific knowledge with their religion, not rejecting the science or asserting that Genesis literally happened.

The problem with people doing it in this fashion is that hey already stakes his claim to already have an answer for everything (his god), so when approached with new science, he then twists the evidence to support his "ultimate" answer. This isn't science. This is moving goalposts so no matter the evidence, your already existing bias is always correct.

[ts3.mm.bing.net image 435x435]


img.fark.net
assets.diylol.com
 
2014-03-21 04:38:51 PM  

kling_klang_bed: kalvyn: kling_klang_bed: I found proof that there is a God a long time ago right here on Earth, and he walks amongst us:

[www.metalsucks.net image 850x1131]

I'm sorry, but that is a false God.  I think you mean to link THIS image, instead:

[cdn4.pitchfork.com image 525x250]

Who?


Blasphemer!  That is none other than Paul Westerberg!  Bow to his greatness!

cdn.americansongwriter.com

/only sorta kidding :)
 
2014-03-21 04:39:33 PM  

jeffjo52: Sharksfan: Dumb CSB -

I'm not a believer, but I want my kids to find their own path in life.  The oldest is 7, and recently even she came up with the argument from first cause.

We're sitting at dinner one night and she says "Mom and dad- if god created the universe then what created god?"

I've never wanted to hug her so much as that moment.

Answer... what was there before the universe? did the universe sprout into existence from a spring? We do not know what exists outside the universe. Evolution before the universe COULD have created a god... or there may be nothing.

What did exist before the universe? when you have an answer... i will stop thinking that a "god" MIGHT exist.


Anything "might" exist.

Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.
 
2014-03-21 04:41:54 PM  

meat0918: colon_pow: Dansker: colon_pow: Dansker: colon_pow:
He exists outside of time.  It's really that simple.

But in the beginning was the word and the word was with God, and a beginning can only exist inside temporal movement, so the word and God must have existed inside time. Time for the penguin on your TV to explode.

sure He was there at the beginning.  He was there before the beginning.

Not according to a literal interpretation of Genesis.

and that penguin will explode when the time is right.

No argument there. Some metaphysical agreement is possible, afterall.

the way I "understand" it, is God created this physical universe as a place for man to exist. Time and space began at the same time, in the beginning, the genesis.  The universe was created in all its glory because God does not fool around. He made it big and He made it beautiful beyond words.

However, there is another realm that we can hardly conceive, much less comprehend, that is beyond, before and outside of the created physical universe, what is referred to as the spiritual existence which is eternal.  That is where God resides. It's the location of his abode. He did not come into existence when the physical universe was created.  We did.

  If you want to know more, you'll have to subscribe to my newsletter.

That's all fine and good, and if it makes your life more meaningful and helps you be less of a dick to people, great.

Just keep it out of the science classroom, because it is not a scientific explanation of anything.

That's my knee jerk reaction to the apologetics anymore.   Just keep it out of the public school science classroom.  Put it in a comparative religion or sociology class if you must, but I doubt the impartiality of the teachers.  In other words I worry it would all be "This is why these other religions are wrong and Christianity is right."

I know I learned a lot about Islam via a social studies class that was taught in an impartial way by a rather devout Christian, stuff that t ...


True, it's not a scientific explanation, it's way beyond that.  Science relates only to the physical universe.   Science is a tool.

Knowing this does indeed make my life more meaningful and makes me less of a dick to people.  I see all people as children of God, and many of them are dicks because they don't know any better.  they don't see the big picture.  It's a shame that they don't, but in many cases it's because they don't want to see it.  They have eyes, but they don't see, they have ears, but they don't hear.  They study the creation, but do not seek to know the creator.
 
2014-03-21 04:42:04 PM  

kalvyn: kling_klang_bed: kalvyn: kling_klang_bed: I found proof that there is a God a long time ago right here on Earth, and he walks amongst us:

[www.metalsucks.net image 850x1131]

I'm sorry, but that is a false God.  I think you mean to link THIS image, instead:

[cdn4.pitchfork.com image 525x250]

Who?

Blasphemer!  That is none other than Paul Westerberg!  Bow to his greatness!

[cdn.americansongwriter.com image 490x534]

/only sorta kidding :)


No idea who he is, but I'll check him out.
 
2014-03-21 04:43:24 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Do christians grasp the folly of looking for proof of god?


www.saviorsite.com

Do you grasp the meaning of any of your words?
 
2014-03-21 04:44:49 PM  

noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.


what is god?
 
2014-03-21 04:47:35 PM  

noitsnot: jeffjo52: Sharksfan: Dumb CSB -

I'm not a believer, but I want my kids to find their own path in life.  The oldest is 7, and recently even she came up with the argument from first cause.

We're sitting at dinner one night and she says "Mom and dad- if god created the universe then what created god?"

I've never wanted to hug her so much as that moment.

Answer... what was there before the universe? did the universe sprout into existence from a spring? We do not know what exists outside the universe. Evolution before the universe COULD have created a god... or there may be nothing.

What did exist before the universe? when you have an answer... i will stop thinking that a "god" MIGHT exist.

Anything "might" exist.

Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.


It is an accepted theory among scientists, including Dawkins and Hitchens... if you have daddy issues, that's not my fault. Stop projecting them on me...  start stripping and whoring yourself like everyone else.
 
2014-03-21 04:51:49 PM  

MythDragon: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 592x720]

Your move, atheists


Wha...what the...where did that come from?  I think I need to know where that came from.
 
2014-03-21 04:52:16 PM  
Cue an old picture that used to make its rounds of a janitor on a big ball of rock stepping out of an outhouse and lighting a cigarette.  Followed by shiat flying everywhere including one that winds up being earth
 
2014-03-21 04:53:20 PM  

I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?


I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.
 
2014-03-21 04:55:55 PM  

jeffjo52: hat did exist before the universe? when you have an answer... i will stop thinking that a "god" MIGHT exist.


Then it is equally possible that the universe sprang from a remnants of a half-uneaten taco left on a dashboard of an '87 Chevy. As long as we're imagining things, all things must be considered.
 
2014-03-21 05:03:29 PM  

syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.


or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.
 
2014-03-21 05:05:50 PM  

syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.


Don't bother, you're arguing with a known idiot.
 
2014-03-21 05:06:50 PM  

colon_pow: syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.

or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.


This is why people don't take you seriously, you know that right?
 
2014-03-21 05:06:51 PM  

colon_pow: or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.


images.sodahead.com

Dude, you said you had a newsletter, I want in
 
2014-03-21 05:09:09 PM  

colon_pow: syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.

or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.


Didn't the waters recede? So wouldn't the amount of moisture be the same before and after the flood?  Where did you find that little nugget of absurdity?
 
2014-03-21 05:09:30 PM  

trappedspirit: MythDragon: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 592x720]

Your move, atheists

Wha...what the...where did that come from?  I think I need to know where that came from.


I wish I knew. Think it's probably a hoax. I really want to believe no one is that dumb. I really do.
 
2014-03-21 05:13:31 PM  

syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.


in most cases do you think people believe that god is a physical thing?

for example, when i asked about 'god' did you imagine a physical thing?
 
2014-03-21 05:17:48 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Don't bother, you're arguing with a known idiot.


does asking a question or answering a question = "arguing"?

Idiots are known by the idiotic things they say.
 
2014-03-21 05:18:00 PM  

Egoy3k: colon_pow: syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.

or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.

Didn't the waters recede? So wouldn't the amount of moisture be the same before and after the flood?  Where did you find that little nugget of absurdity?


yes, the waters receded, but things were different.  the world was no longer a tropical paradise.
 
2014-03-21 05:20:51 PM  

colon_pow: Egoy3k: colon_pow: syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.

or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.

Didn't the waters recede? So wouldn't the amount of moisture be the same before and after the flood?  Where did you find that little nugget of absurdity?

yes, the waters receded, but things were different.  the world was no longer a tropical paradise.


OK dude calm down I won't ask you to break character.
 
2014-03-21 05:30:09 PM  

Delta1212: lostcat: Subby, please don't make me have to defend things I don't want to defend...

Just, you know, try to be reasonable.

Contrary to what is taught in grade school, opinions can be wrong.


Yesss...That's true. But when a publication clearly marks an article as "Opinion," it means that the publication is not suggesting that the opinion is true, or even that the publication agrees with the opinion.

Anyone suggesting that CNN is reporting this as news comes across as clueless.
 
2014-03-21 05:34:56 PM  

Egoy3k: colon_pow: Egoy3k: colon_pow: syrynxx: I drunk what: noitsnot: Thinking god "might" exist is just our hormones wanting a daddy to be around.

what is god?

I define 'god' as 'a bundled explanation for things which people otherwise do not understand'.

Thousands of years ago, a rainbow in the sky was something which people did not understand - they attributed it to 'god'.  In college, I calculated frequency-based diffraction and reflection through a spherical-model raindrop, and derived a formula for a rainbow (even though in reality they're more like donuts than spheres).  To me, a rainbow is not caused by 'god' - it is caused by light bending when it travels from air to water and back to air.  To an ignorant (=/= stupid) person who doesn't understand optics, a rainbow may still be due to 'god' in their mind.

or it could be that before the flood, the atmosphere held a lot more moisture and the sun's rays didn't hit the earth like they did after the flood, and rainbows weren't seen until after.

Didn't the waters recede? So wouldn't the amount of moisture be the same before and after the flood?  Where did you find that little nugget of absurdity?

yes, the waters receded, but things were different.  the world was no longer a tropical paradise.

OK dude calm down I won't ask you to break character.


see Genesis 1: 6-7 for the explanation.

And God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water."  7So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so.
 
2014-03-21 05:35:59 PM  

grumpfuff: The funny part is, up until a funny years ago, atheist meant "actively disbelieves in god(s)." Then suddenly it changed to "lacks a belief in god(s)."


Noah Webster's Dictionary of the English Language (1828):
atheist: One who disbelieves the existence of a God, or Supreme intelligent Being.
atheism: The disbelief of the existence of a God, or Supreme intelligent Being.
disbelieve: Not to believe; to hold not to be true or not to exist; to refuse to credit.

Chambers's twentieth century dictionary of the English language (1903):
atheism: disbelief in the existence of God.
atheist: one who disbelieves in the existence of God.
disbelieve: to refuse belief or credit to

The concise Oxford dictionary of current English (1919):
atheism: Disbelief in the existence of a God; godlessness.
disbelieve: Refuse credence to (person or statement &c.) ; be a sceptic ; have no faith in.


I see little in there to indicate atheism/atheist previously meant solely an active disbelief.
 
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