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Author: Jim2B Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 741515  
Subject: Re: Liberal myths dispelled Date: 11/15/2012 11:46 AM
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See, the thing is, if I'm wrong, nothing happens (according to you). Indeed, if I'm wrong, wonderfulness nonetheless breaks out. I've got nothing to lose if I'm wrong AND nothing to lose and everything to gain if I'm right.

But if I'm right and you're wrong--OOPS! Eternity is an awfully long time to contemplate being wrong. It's kinda like the "heads I win, tails you lose" gamble of life.



Imagine a deity great enough to create a Universe based upon knowable and discoverable set of logical rules. A Universe that runs for billions of years without direct "personal" intervention.

Imagine a deity great enough to create a system of rule whereby life can spawn spontaneously and evolve to the point of developing consciousness, freewill, and empathy.

I do not understand how anyone capable of believing such a powerful, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent deity could exist AND require obeisance from the beings it has spawned on penalty of eternal torture.

I mean, I am no where near as powerful as that and if people in my neighborhood do not think I'm a great guy, I do not wish eternal damnation upon them. I care even less about what sub-Saharan tribal Africans might think of me.

According to you, this particular powerful deity condemns those who have not even heard of him to unimaginable tortures for all eternity simply because they haven't had the opportunity to even decide about him. What kind of sadistic, brutal, spiteful deity are you worshiping?

I personally can't reconcile the properties of a deity powerful enough to setup this Universe with a being as petty as some Christians think he might be. I just can't imagine the powerful God mentioned above caring one whit about the personal beliefs of one of the beings he gave free will too.

I wouldn't care and God is supposed to be far more compassionate and loving than me.
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