Author Topic: Who believes in God anymore?  (Read 324 times)

Offline Gregory

Who believes in God anymore?
« on: April 02, 2020, 09:21:54 PM »
Who believes in God anymore? Certainly, not me. Who believes in damnation? Preachers and their punters. Who needs them?

Offline Baruch

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2020, 09:38:09 PM »
Who believes in God anymore? Certainly, not me. Who believes in damnation? Preachers and their punters. Who needs them?

What is "belief"?

What is "G-d" vs "God" vs "god"?

I don't see anyone as "enemy" (aside for politics, but that is like sport team fans).
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Gregory

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 10:26:23 PM »
As Charles Bukowski said, I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard.

Offline Gregory

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2020, 01:40:36 AM »
Religion is like a ghetto, impoverished.

Offline Sal1981

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 03:12:07 AM »
Lots of people say they believe in god(s). I reckon they do so out of habit, more than conviction.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline Baruch

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 07:36:05 AM »
As Charles Bukowski said, I wish to believe but belief is a graveyard.

The graveyard is the proper destiny of everyone.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Baruch

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2020, 07:37:24 AM »
Religion is like a ghetto, impoverished.

Ghetto … where Gentiles put Jews and Whites put Blacks.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Gregory

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 11:04:44 PM »
I didn't put them there.

Offline Baruch

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2020, 12:21:48 AM »
I didn't put them there.

All humans are collectively guilty, not necessarily individually guilty.  That is the SJW way.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Gregory

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2020, 01:29:50 AM »
All humans are collectively guilty, not necessarily individually guilty.  That is the SJW way.
Thus, the religious are anti-intellectual, can I help that?

Offline Baruch

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2020, 11:57:17 AM »
Thus, the religious are anti-intellectual, can I help that?

Theologians beg to differ.  But like other rationalists, they are FOS.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2020, 12:03:21 PM »
Who believes in God anymore? Certainly, not me. Who believes in damnation? Preachers and their punters. Who needs them?

Presumably billions of people believe in the Judeo-Christian god although they disagree a lot about what that god is like. Belief in damnation is also very popular. As for preachers, they have created a need for their "services." Many people think they need the clergy to "help them with their spiritual needs." Although religious belief is on the decline in developed countries, it is still very popular.

Offline Baruch

Re: Who believes in God anymore?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2020, 12:14:53 PM »
Presumably billions of people believe in the Judeo-Christian god although they disagree a lot about what that god is like. Belief in damnation is also very popular. As for preachers, they have created a need for their "services." Many people think they need the clergy to "help them with their spiritual needs." Although religious belief is on the decline in developed countries, it is still very popular.

Damnation is in the Gilgamesh Epic and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.  Probably part of default human psychology.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.