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28-09-2019, 08:45   #46
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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"
Question what? Why not just respect someone’s right to believe in something that makes them happy?
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And there are as many comic book superhero's as there are god's, so which is the best god to believe it?.
Well that's an entirely different point.
I'd venture though that just because you call someone Michael and someone else calls him Mick, it doesn't mean they're two different people.
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28-09-2019, 08:47   #48
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28-09-2019, 08:48   #49
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Poster is just giving her answer, doesn’t need to get into a debate.
amen! Thank you.
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28-09-2019, 08:51   #50
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Question what? Why not just respect someone’s right to believe in something that makes them happy?
Absolutely; and I never mentioned religion. The question asked if I believed in GOD, not religion.

I have no quarrel with anyone. My belief is in God.

As the thread asked so did I answer!

End of. Over and out from me on this.

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28-09-2019, 08:52   #51
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You weren't questioning her. You were questioning someone elses motives through her.
Do someone else's motives and actions have no bearing on what you think of them or whether you believe they are good (or exist at all)?

The bible definition of god and the world around us ( going right back in time so not just a
"Modern godless times" ) would leave anyone that isn't a blind fanatic with the opinion that god is some sort of cruel, evil syco. All the power to to have a glorious earth for people to exist in happiness but instead goes the Evil zoo owner route that allows the animals to starve , kill each other and suffer for their lives.
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Question what? Why not just respect someone’s right to believe in something that makes them happy?
I don't get this. Why can you not have a discussion about a belief in God, without this card being pulled out? Why is questioning whether God exists an automatic mark of disrespect to someone?
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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. Many people don't have God or any God in their lives in these times and society isn't better for it.
But do you need to believe in God to show kindness and respect people . I don't believe in God and yet I treat people fine. You get your values from your parents . Look at American society the most religious one in the western world . And yet, they are as far away from Christian teaching as you can go . Love thy neighbour , no let's build a big wall . Thou shall not kill , they've been constantly at war killing people since the countries been created . Do not steal , tell that to the Indians. A camel has more chance of going through an eye of a needle than a rich man has of going to heaven. And yet Americans love money , it's the most capitalist society in the world. I'm just making an example that a lot of religious people are some of the biggest hypocrites in the world .
The USA was founded on a Protestant ethos, viewing poverty as more virtuous is a Catholic thing
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Question what? Why not just respect someone’s right to believe in something that makes them happy?
It's a discussion forum.
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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.
Now that's more like Dawkins.
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Question what? Why not just respect someone’s right to believe in something that makes them happy?
That's a valid point, but there's where the total contradiction comes from the atheists, they'll debate about something which doesn't exist.

Go into their forum in A+A you'll find them all thanking each other and ganging up rather than being civil, they're like a bunch of angry wasps swarming around ready to sting....

Look I've no problems with people slagging off versions of God and woo

But telling people they're delusional and blaming the lay members of the church on all the scandal etc

It all goes back to different times, no fckin way would the hierarchy in the church get away with their lust for power sex and greed nowadays...

It's all about timing and the fear factor...
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Poster is just giving her answer, doesn’t need to get into a debate.
Because if you actually look at god properly, the whole thing falls apart?

It relies on blind faith.
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Fry is a stupid person’s idea of a clever person.
Should be easy to answer the questions so......
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Do someone else's motives and actions have no bearing on what you think of them or whether you believe they are good (or exist at all)?

The bible definition of god and the world around us ( going right back in time so not just a
"Modern godless times" ) would leave anyone that isn't a blind fanatic with the opinion that god is some sort of cruel, evil syco. All the power to to have a glorious earth for people to exist in happiness but instead goes the Evil zoo owner route that allows the animals to starve , kill each other and suffer for their lives.
The whole thing about the Christian God is that you're not meant to know what hes up to or why.
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