God == Dick ? (my thoughts)

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God == Dick ? (my thoughts)

I was thinking of the possibilities of God's existence and came to a very simple conclusion: 

God is messing with us.

I think it's the only way a personal God could exist.  He must be making it seem that he does not exist in effort to smite us all in hell.

Perhaps it's because he's bored or something.  Especially if it's his third creation or something.  That would suck for us to be the bored creation, wouldn't it?

He's not too bored, though, because he isn't randomly killing... that I know of.  

But that brings us back to the God is actively and continuiously messing with us part.  Just wondering what your take is on that kind of god existing.

One more thing about the agnostic and atheist thing: what about a schrodinger's belief of sorts?  Simultaniously believe that a god exists and 

does not at the same time?  Well, whatever, do and do not believe, if you want to be semantic.... I know I can be, anyway.  But I think the point still

stands.  It's like the cat, except with God.

Personally I'm vying for the god that makes it so that whatever you believe (or not believe) affects you after you die.  So, therefore, I believe that when 

I die I will go to a tropical island with lots of curious bisexual women ... or perhaps that's a tad bit too juvenile.  I'll have to think about that one.

Anyway; hello.

 


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Any particular reason you

Any particular reason you think that if a god exists it's going to be the christian one?


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Ciarin wrote:Any particular

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Any particular reason you think that if a god exists it's going to be the christian one?
A good question.

 

Personally, I prefer to establish a being is real before I start worrying about the particulars of its motivations.

 

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 Quote:Ciarin wrote:Any

 

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Any particular reason you think that if a god exists it's going to be the christian one?
A good question.

 

 

Personally, I prefer to establish a being is real before I start worrying about the particulars of its motivations.

All that being said, yeah, if the Christian god existed, he could only be described as a sadistic, evil sonofabitch who would make Hitler look like a pretty ok guy.

 

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Ciarin wrote:Any particular

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Any particular reason you think that if a god exists it's going to be the christian one?

Hey, now. Odin was constantly fucking with people, both figuratively and literally. He was a randy old dog, copulating with earth and giantess alike.

So the comments could apply to him, as well, I think.

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Hambydammit wrote:All that

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All that being said, yeah, if the Christian god existed, he could only be described as a sadistic, evil sonofabitch who would make Hitler look like a pretty ok guy.
That, or a teen boy with an ant farm and serious anger issues.

.. oh, wait, you just said that.

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Welcome to the site! Ever think about writing? You seem to have a good imagination. Smiling

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nigelTheBold wrote:Ciarin

nigelTheBold wrote:

Ciarin wrote:

Any particular reason you think that if a god exists it's going to be the christian one?

Hey, now. Odin was constantly fucking with people, both figuratively and literally. He was a randy old dog, copulating with earth and giantess alike.

So the comments could apply to him, as well, I think.

 

Except no one claims Odin is omnibenevolent. He wasn't as randy as Zeus, but I wouldn't exactly hold that against him. And if you want to name a god that liked to fuck with people, you might as well name Loki.


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Ciarin wrote:Except no one

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Except no one claims Odin is omnibenevolent. He wasn't as randy as Zeus, but I wouldn't exactly hold that against him. And if you want to name a god that liked to fuck with people, you might as well name Loki.

Absolutely. My perception is that Loki was more about the fun of fucking with people, where Odin could be completely... well, Cheney about it. Which would make him more of a dick, in my book.

Did the OP talk about omnibenevolence? I'll have to look. I was mostly just teasin' anyway.

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Ciarin wrote:Any particular

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Any particular reason you think that if a god exists it's going to be the christian one?

 

Good point.

 

 

I personally still have no idea what kind of God is out there let alone the attributes or "personality" or if it even has one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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I personally still have no idea what kind of God is out there let alone the attributes or "personality" or if it even has one.

...But you are sure there is one, nevertheless.

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Kevin, you really have to

Kevin, you really have to settle on an avatar.

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deludedgod wrote:Kevin, you

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Kevin, you really have to settle on an avatar.

yes... but he has to explain wtf that one is, first!

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Oh, sorry. Does it cause

Oh, sorry.

 

Does it cause the server a bit of grief when they're cycled through so frequently?


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Quote:yes... but he has to

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yes... but he has to explain wtf that one is, first!

It's an armored truck (I used a Brinks model as a reference), but a Bad Thing went into it.

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"Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full."

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Kevin R Brown wrote:It's an

Kevin R Brown wrote:

It's an armored truck (I used a Brinks model as a reference), but a Bad Thing went into it.

synapses arent firing... i should know what it is, shouldnt i o_O?

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Um. Probably not, Doomy,

Um. Probably not, Doomy, given that it's a personal project I'm working on. Sticking out tongue


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Kevin R Brown wrote:Um.

Kevin R Brown wrote:

Um. Probably not, Doomy, given that it's a personal project I'm working on. Sticking out tongue

right... well... when you put a powerclaw and a stormbolter on a polar bear... you got my attention!

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Kevin R Brown wrote:...But

Kevin R Brown wrote:
...But you are sure there is one, nevertheless.

 

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