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Post by wontgetfooledagain on Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:12 pm

I found this video on youtube and thought it was funny.. and also makes a good point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0A4_bwCaX0

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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:16 am

wontgetfooledagain wrote:I found this video on youtube and thought it was funny.. and also makes a good point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0A4_bwCaX0


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That is pretty good.

For me, it depends on how you define, "believe". I don't have any problem allowing for the existence of any of the deities that were mentioned. However, I only "believe" as in follow, a few of those.

And I would never attack anyone for not doing so.

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Post by wontgetfooledagain on Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:51 am

For me, it's like this. Do I know that there is no god? Of course not. But do I believe a god (any god) exists? No.. I do not. I have no reason to. There is no evidence for gods (imo).. and so I can't believe in them. Any of them.

Of course, this video is aimed at a certain segment of believers who have no problem with people not believing in gods.. unless it's their god.



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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:34 pm

wontgetfooledagain wrote:For me, it's like this. Do I know that there is no god? Of course not. But do I believe a god (any god) exists? No.. I do not. I have no reason to. There is no evidence for gods (imo).. and so I can't believe in them. Any of them.

Of course, this video is aimed at a certain segment of believers who have no problem with people not believing in gods.. unless it's their god.



Rob

Personally, I have become convinced. But, there is a difference between being convinced, and having accumulated actual empirical data that could be referenced to say that I had knowledge of it.

Hell Rob, you've known me since way back on the old old ECD boards.

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Post by wontgetfooledagain on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:21 pm

Yes.. I do remember you from the old ECD boards, all.. you were the moderator there when I first joined Bnet.

We all find our own path in life.. I'm happy you've found yours.

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Re: Atheist!

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:32 pm

UPG, right boys? Wink
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Post by allthegoodnamesweretaken on Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:12 am

Thanks Rob.

Exactly SG

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Post by HailToTheSquirrel on Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:25 pm

I like the exclamation point in the title Atheist!

I don't believe in god or gods but I do believe if you want one you can make one.

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Post by wontgetfooledagain on Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:24 pm

HailToTheSquirrel wrote:I like the exclamation point in the title Atheist!

I don't believe in god or gods but I do believe if you want one you can make one.


Exactly. There is a god for everybody who wants one. And that god can be whatever you want it to be.

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Re: Atheist!

Post by RevJohn on Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:14 pm

Works for me, because my concept of God is now beyond all possible concepts of God that I could have.
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Re: Atheist!

Post by marizfaith on Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:15 pm

wontgetfooledagain wrote:
HailToTheSquirrel wrote:I like the exclamation point in the title Atheist!

I don't believe in god or gods but I do believe if you want one you can make one.


Exactly. There is a god for everybody who wants one. And that god can be whatever you want it to be.

Rob

Very true. If you accept that god is everywhere, then he is everywhere. If you dont believe that, then he isn't.
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Post by MaineCaptain on Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:37 pm

marizfaith wrote:
wontgetfooledagain wrote:
HailToTheSquirrel wrote:I like the exclamation point in the title Atheist!

I don't believe in god or gods but I do believe if you want one you can make one.


Exactly. There is a god for everybody who wants one. And that god can be whatever you want it to be.

Rob

Very true. If you accept that god is everywhere, then he is everywhere. If you dont believe that, then he isn't.

Not exactly. But the gods do not force themselves on you.

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Re: Atheist!

Post by gillyflower on Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:14 am

No, they do not. And some people never meet one so they get their ideas about them out of books.

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Re: Atheist!

Post by sacrificialgoddess on Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:34 am

marizfaith wrote:
wontgetfooledagain wrote:
HailToTheSquirrel wrote:I like the exclamation point in the title Atheist!

I don't believe in god or gods but I do believe if you want one you can make one.


Exactly. There is a god for everybody who wants one. And that god can be whatever you want it to be.

Rob

Very true. If you accept that god is everywhere, then he is everywhere. If you dont believe that, then he isn't.

confused That's a little to Zen for this here dumb heathen.


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Post by MaineCaptain on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:10 pm

gillyflower wrote:No, they do not. And some people never meet one so they get their ideas about them out of books.
Sad and true

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Post by MaineCaptain on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:10 pm

sacrificialgoddess wrote:
marizfaith wrote:
wontgetfooledagain wrote:
HailToTheSquirrel wrote:I like the exclamation point in the title Atheist!

I don't believe in god or gods but I do believe if you want one you can make one.


Exactly. There is a god for everybody who wants one. And that god can be whatever you want it to be.

Rob

Very true. If you accept that god is everywhere, then he is everywhere. If you dont believe that, then he isn't.

confused That's a little to Zen for this here dumb heathen.


Did not make any sense to me either

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Re: Atheist!

Post by DeavonReye on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:08 pm

I'm bringing this thread back up.

For me, without something other than "another human's words that it is true" to go on, I have a very hard time accepting ANY deity. However, I can understand the virtues that a specific deity may have as a characteristic and even attempt to emulate it/them. But can that be anything other than just me accepting a way of life? It still doesn't make that specific deity into a real entity that actually has some level of contact with me. I could be wrong, of course, but . . . . . . maybe I have irreparably damaged my ability to understand what any "relationship" would even look like, expecting something more than is even attainable. IS a person's "deity" just an internal simulation that seems very real to them, but has no relevance in reality? Is that why most faiths require the person to "have faith" in it?

I could almost be a "nature worshipper". At least I know it is actually there. Of course, not in any "it's supernatural" way, . . . but in the amazing and often awe inspiring naturalism of it. Nothing to receive that "worship", . . . but my own uplifting when I embrace myself within it [nature].

Just thinking out loud. :-)
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