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28-09-2019, 08:23   #31
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Most on the internet are wankers anyhow....

From a loving agnostic
The question is whether you believe. Agnosticism is a different story.
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28-09-2019, 08:25   #32
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LOL, no.

No more than I believe Spiderman exists based on a fictional comic book guy.

But if it makes someone feel better to believe in a god (isn't there something like 3000 of them?) and it gives some kind of comfort to them well who am I to tell them otherwise.
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28-09-2019, 08:25   #33
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I've no interest in such a question.
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28-09-2019, 08:28   #34
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Totally, unequivocally and with all my heart, soul and every part of my being.
So why does he allow so much suffering, especially to children? What do children gain by god allowing them to be murdered , raped, abused, have generally ****ty lives by being born in situations where they wont live long and will suffer for the time they do either by being very sick or having not enough to eat etc?

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Which one?

There's hundreds of them.
The god that Catholics believe in and follow is no more valid than Muhammad or whatever the scientologists or any others believe in. They were just invented at different times.

The fact that more recent religions are written off by the older ones is laughable in itself. People will call someone that stands in front of them mad if they say they have a god and they came to them but will blindly believe the same story written in a book a couple of thousand years ago.

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28-09-2019, 08:29   #35
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No. I had some residual, traditional belief until I dealt with a teenage death by suicide in the family, and saw the horrendous damage arising.


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I believe in God. I also believe the fundamentals of all organised religions is to treat others with kindness, empathy and respect including yourself.
I think what you're seeing there is the fundamental humanity of the people in those organised religions.
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I'd like to think I do. Light candles in a church for people that have passed away in my life. And I certainly identify as an Irish Catholic for ethnicity purposes.

Having said that, I'm firmly of the belief that when you die you're absolutely gone. If an afterlife does exist, it makes no sense how anyone would actually know what it's like there.

The church have been responsible for the most heinous crimes against individuals since the state got independence. And suicide bombers are mostly influenced by religion to carry out what they do.

I think I believe in God, but not in religion, while also thinking an afterlife doesn't exist.
I know exactly what you mean, I don't believe in God either but was much happier when I did, people of faith are more balanced content people but then again I'm a Conservative
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28-09-2019, 08:31   #38
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LOL, no.

No more than I believe Spiderman exists based on a fictional comic book guy.

But if it makes someone feel better to believe in a god (isn't there something like 3000 of them?) and it gives some kind of comfort to them well who am I to tell them otherwise.
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LOL, no.

No more than I believe Spiderman exists based on a fictional comic book guy.

But if it makes someone feel better to believe in a god (isn't there something like 3000 of them?) and it gives some kind of comfort to them well who am I to tell them otherwise.
Why do you think people believe in God just because some people wrote about it? People have believed in God or gods long before writing even existed. The logic seems to be that writing about it somehow implies its fictionality akin to Spiderman.
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So why does he allow so much suffering, especially to children? What do children gain by god allowing them to be murdered , raped, abused, have generally ****ty lives by being born in situations where they wont live long and will suffer for the time they do either by being very sick or having not enough to eat etc?
Poster is just giving her answer, doesn’t need to get into a debate.
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Why do you think people believe in God just because some people wrote about it? People have believed in God or gods long before writing even existed. The logic seems to be that writing about it somehow implies its fictionality akin to Spiderman.
And there are as many comic book superhero's as there are god's, so which is the best god to believe it?.
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The question is whether you believe. Agnosticism is a different story.
I believe in Love

Thats it in a nutshell, but being an agnostic I've come across more atheists being wankers than religious people on these forums.

Atheist's don't ask you first which God you believe in ?

They just automatically have their mind's made up before the argument...sky faires, and bashing the church and the crusade's don't forget burning the witches...

if there was different Gods I'd consider the Abrahamic God a sand demon from the middle East
It's far from being an all loving entity, he's a right bipolar prick...

I'd rather the pagan god's myself, more in touch with the earth and humanity.
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Not at the moment.
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28-09-2019, 08:38   #44
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Poster is just giving her answer, doesn’t need to get into a debate.
Ah right, we're not allowed question people on posts on a message board.

Although, to be fair, that's standard enough for religion. " just believe what we tell you and don't question us"
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Ah right, we're not allowed question people on posts on a message board.

Although, to be fair, that's standard enough for religion. " just believe what we tell you and don't question us"
You weren't questioning her. You were questioning someone elses motives through her.
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