Dennis Stillings wrote:
Relying on science is selling your soul pretty cheap. A friend of mine, a prominent sociologist, required the good science seal of approval on all of his non-trivial beliefs. He died a very bitter man.
One cannot deny the existence of God no more than one can prove it. What we can do is say that we don’t have a concept of God that we can believe in—and relying on the human brain and its reason is a pathetic strategy. Be scientific. Strive to obtain as clear a view of the world and of human nature. Then, from that, contemplate what God might be like. Atheists actually are quite medieval; i.e., they start with their concept of God and then try to fit the data, and voila! It doesn’t work. They are like conventional theologians this way
When I die, will people think I am bitter just because I don't believe in god? Or will I actually be bitter because believers made my life hell? I've got a better question. Is an unnecessary god a god at all? I like how this guy thinks that the thinking process for atheists is that simplistic. It sheds a lot of light on how people argue; they imagine their opposition as impotent. Surely, these are merely mice distracted by a strong-smelling cheese!
you rationalize all you want, but death will make a punk out of you
in that time you will look for him.
the human mind cannot rationalizing being alone forever,
and that is the sum of all fear in death.
if there is no god then you are truly alone
this logic cannot be mollified.
that is why atheists become more irrational over time.
at the kitchen table he knew God,
and apparently, in an instant Bob became God
we all know that there is a God
we are in mortal fear, though, at who the being might actually turn out to be.
This is the kind if person who I feel sorry for. This is the kind of person I would try to deconvert out of pure empathy. It's OK, dude! People get really worked up over their existence and, by extension, the need for there to be a god. I'm not sure how you'd go about raising a child to be OK with the fact that he's just another human on a planet of 6 billion, hidden in a remote galaxy in an unremarkable section of the universe, but its clear that some people have been deceived into believing they're more important than they really are. I'd hate to see the curtain come down on that one.
Intelligent Design wrote:
It is very easy for people to reject the notion of GOD specially when they are very successful financially. It is very sad when they even reject the notion of a creator leaving everything on random choice. But yet those same people usually are quick to name someone a genius for creating something like a pencil. Go figure.
Ok, I understand that not everyone is gifted with the ability to write a complete coherent paragraph. These guys have so much to say that they don't even bother transitioning between points. The thought process goes on in their heads but it never reaches their fingers. Even so, being poor isn't a good argument for god existing.
Alphred P. Sloan wrote:
I find it interesting that those who live in the apparent absence of the experience of God try to convince me that He doesn’t exist.
Ricky, one person that believes in one God isn’t almost as atheistic as you, they are a believer in God. How does science disprove spiritual matters? Answer me that.
I love the argument that faith is some higher state of awareness because it totally negates all of the "pompous, arrogant atheist" crap. Fine, I'll give you your cup-and-string telephone to god if I can have my humility back. Ok, now that that transaction is complete, where is your proof in spiritual matters?
God is the unknown. Do any of us believe the unknown does not exist? We all have a relationship with God.
This person's way of proving god exists is to redefine a word. Ooo ooo let me try. God is yogurt! I ate god today. It had berries in it. If god is the unknown, why call it god? We already have a word for it that people already use; the unknown.
God exists, whether or not His creation believes that He does.
Science actually proves God exists in its inability to explain creation according to any evolutionary premise. For support of this claim, please consider the number of times evolution’s premise has actually changed, and consider the number of simple scientific explanations it cannot provide … whereas creation according to the Bible is unchanged.
This guy thinks he's got it, except that he doesn't. Evolution doesn't explain creation and never has. We do have a few plausible scientific theories for creation though. And evolution's premise changing? What? I don't think it has, but maybe he's saying something bigger about science. The best I can do to understand that statement is to explain that science works BECAUSE it keeps changing. Because it improves on the previous explanation. If you want to believe a story that hasn't changed in the last 2000 years despite everything we've learned to the contrary, you're disastrously, willfully ignorant.
Anonymous 2 wrote:
Consider arriving at consciousness inside a concrete cell. Your senses would be limited to experiences within the concrete cell - the realm of science. The fact that science can not exist to explain the existence of consciousness beyond the concrete cell logically leads to the conclusion that science can not be used as a tool to conclusively establish the existence or non-existence of some external consciousness. Akin to using a yardstick to measure temperature.
Leave it to the new-agers to up the crazy one more notch. They think there is some extra intangible essence and lack completely the means to define it. Oh, well that would be scientific so we can't have that.
Chris Traglia wrote:
Anyone who believes in evolution has more faith than any born-again Christian.
Until you witness the supernatural change that can only happen to a person who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour, you cannot truly believe there is a God.
Eternity. Please consider what is at stake if you were possibly wrong about all of this.
The Bible says “if you truly seek God you will find Him”
So, what this guy is saying is that my faith outshines his. He should be envious.