Started by Captain Courageous, Aug 22, 2010, 11:18 AM
Quote from: TheDude on Aug 24, 2010, 04:14 AMOK, well, you've done all you can do. Thanks.Your welcome. Good luck with your bet in Pascal's Wager.
OK, well, you've done all you can do. Thanks.
Quote from: The Gonzman on Aug 24, 2010, 04:26 AMQuote from: TheDude on Aug 24, 2010, 04:14 AMOK, well, you've done all you can do. Thanks.Your welcome. Good luck with your bet in Pascal's Wager.I'll join the nit-picking spirit here, it's "you're", not "your".
If you mean the idea that if there isn't a God, there's no loss in believing in him, but if there IS a God, you're up shit's creek if you don't believe in him, this is what I think:Would an omniscient God actually be as petty and vengeful as in the Old Testament? If you don't bow down and worship him, he will torture you forever? Or more like an understanding God in the New Testament. It seems like the latter picture fits in more with being omniscient and full of love.
So if that's the case, I think a little bit of wondering what is REALLY happening in the universe may be excused. Especially because no one has unshakable, unwavering faith unless they're moronic.
"Your Bet" is the possessive, "You're" is the contraction of "You are."
The irony being that a belief in "It ain't so" is just as unshakable, unwavering leap of faith as the other.
Quote from: The Gonzman on Aug 24, 2010, 04:45 AMThe irony being that a belief in "It ain't so" is just as unshakable, unwavering leap of faith as the other.Then you fundamentally misunderstand what I am saying. I am not an atheist, I'm saying I don't have all the answers as to how the universe works. I don't have an unshakable belief that God does not exist. In my opinion, that's all anyone CAN say in the end. I DO find people who tell me every little detail of how and what God thinks to be funny.The level of assumptions and attributions to people on this board is nothing short of amazing.
My thoughts are that I don't want any sexuality taught to young children. The the thought of teaching heterosexuality to 5 yearolds either on the simple premise that it steals their childhood from them. Sex ed should begin around 12 about the time of the onset of puberty. And sex ed should cover nothing more than how pregnancy occurs and the facts on contraception and venereal disease. That's it nothing else because anything else is getting into indoctrination.
Oh, looking back I also noticed I dropped a couple letters, forgot a period, inserted a letter, violated the "I before E" rule, and have inserted spaces here and there.You might want to get on that.
PS WTF are youdoing up so early?
Quote from: Cordell Walker on Aug 24, 2010, 06:19 AMPS WTF are youdoing up so early?It's a full moon; instead of baying at it, I post to SYG.