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Old 11-14-2018, 01:23 PM
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faith would not be required.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:44 PM
 
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Can't read your comment, but a reasonable response would probably be that you still wouldn't believe. You've made up your mind, and don't really care about what makes sense.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:47 PM
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Can't read your comment, but a reasonable response would probably be that you still wouldn't believe. You've made up your mind, and don't really care about what makes sense.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:48 PM
 
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faith would not be required.
What makes sense to you may not make sense to someone else, and vice a versa.
This is how we are - 7 Billion of us.

For example, it may make perfect sense to you but it does not make sense to me to think that the entire universe and everything in it, came together all by itself.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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It doesn't make sense to argue with people about how they achieve their orgasms, but some people want other people to know about it and weigh in.
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Old 11-14-2018, 01:53 PM
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What makes sense to you may not make sense to someone else, and vice a versa.
This is how we are - 7 Billion of us.

For example, it may make perfect sense to you but it does not make sense to me to think that the entire universe and everything in it, came together all by itself.
What I'm getting from your post is that having faith makes sense to you. I understand it makes sense - of sorts - to all believers in a religion. Do you understand that if religions did not require faith, they would have a lot more adherents?
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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faith would not be required.
I agree, although I would have said, "If religious beliefs could be proven..."

It doesn't make sense, but that can be what makes it interesting. Some of what I find fascinating about are the paradoxes. In Christianity, the Immortal dies. Jesus says a lot of things that seem the opposite of logical in his parables. That way of thinking can be applied to real life. Doing the opposite of what you normally do. Look at something from the other side. Go north in the winter.

Sometimes with a little faith, doing what doesn't make sense makes sense.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:01 PM
 
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faith would not be required.
If it didn't make sense, to make it an ignorantly happy gamble (as fallible humans are prone to prefer), faith (as hope, self-confidence) would definitely be required.

Then the people might prove as useful tools to a cult leader. Otherwise, you might have people vying for power.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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What makes sense to you may not make sense to someone else, and vice a versa.
This is how we are - 7 Billion of us.

For example, it may make perfect sense to you but it does not make sense to me to think that the entire universe and everything in it, came together all by itself.
But it makes sense that something even more fantastic than the universe, i.e, God, did come together all by himself?

In other words to you it makes no sense that A can just exist, but entirely makes sense that A+ can exist.

Ok.
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Old 11-14-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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What makes sense to you may not make sense to someone else, and vice a versa.
This is how we are - 7 Billion of us.

For example, it may make perfect sense to you but it does not make sense to me to think that the entire universe and everything in it, came together all by itself.
Yet you accept that God came together all by Himself.
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