It'd be easier to prove god doesn't exist, if we could prove he exists
FROM A CHRISTIAN, YOU RESPOND:
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Date: Oct 2, 2006 12:42 PM
I agree that the idea of the exitence of God is irrational. Did Jesus exist? I'm pretty sure it has been proven that he did, and was a real person. Tell me, what is so bad about the fundamental ideas, of Christianity. You cant prove that God exists. Thats why Christianity is based on FAITH.
If you could prove that God exists you would have a much eiaser time convincing people to not follow him. Irrational huh? I remember in school that one of my history teachers told us that, historicly, the more out-landish the lie, the more likely a mass of people would belive it. He then went on to teach us about Hitler, and the hollocaust.
Now that idea could (in your mind) explain why people become Christians in the first place, but it also supports my prior claim as to if there were proof your role would be easy. People are naturally irrational. It is irrational to think that someone would give their life for a stanger, but it happens everyday. It is irrational to "fight for peace" but it is a reality, and a neccesity. I guess All I am saying is that when people realize that they cannot control every aspect in their lives, rationaly it could be helpfull for them to belive that there is a guiding force to help them through their everyday lives. Some people need to belive in irrational theorys like religion to keep themselves mentaly stable.
Not everybody has the brainpower to rely on personal researsch. And if I dont physically reserch somthing, and I am relying on what some one told me the research says.... then I still am not being rational. With that statement, I could go as far as to say just because I read somthing doesnt make it so. Statements like these support and disprove both ideas. But Why would you want to abolish an idea that is inherently good? If what you are saying is true, then man invented God. Man invente Satan. Man invented Heaven, And Hell. It could be argued that the Bible is just a book of guidlines on how to live your life. And it seems to me that if you were to follow those guidelines, you could live a life that most would deem as good.
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