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Old 01-31-2009, 11:44 AM
 
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You seem to ignore the fact that stating inconsistent claims without sources is not proper argumentation.

The tooth fairy, Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny [maybe not as much as the first two], are ALL ubiquitous in millions of childrens lives up to around age 8. Which leads me to a new thread!

not without a unique last word from ... (your quote perhaps)
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Actually I go it from the “World Christian Encyclopedia” and you can find it on the net. It said : “A comparative survey of churches and religions - AD 30 to 2200," there are 19 major world religions which are subdivided into a total of 270 large religious groups, and many smaller ones. 34,000 separate Christian groups have been identified in the world."
Hummmmmm, interesting, this may suggest that the lunatic fringe of christers may actually be part of the mainstream, not exactly surprizing considering the number of interactions I have had with these unsavory groups. With 34k separate and distinct groupings, which constitutes the majority?
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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You seem to ignore the fact that stating inconsistent claims without sources is not proper argumentation.
I'm unaware of any inconsistent claims I have made . . . enlighten me . . . and this is a discussion forum not a refereed journal . . . I am not responsible for any intellectual or knowledge deficits in my readers. Google is your friend.
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The tooth fairy, Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny [maybe not as much as the first two], are ALL ubiquitous in millions of childrens lives up to around age 8. Which leads me to a new thread!
We are talking about among ADULTS . . . not children.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
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Not true for a "being" being "omnipotent" & "omniscient".

Let's say the universe is only 6,000 some years old (hahaha). An "omnipotent" & "omniscient" being hasn't produced any evidence of his own in 6,000 years yet?

Is it time not enough yet, or he (or she, Goddess) is not all-knowing and all-powerful enough yet?
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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Not true for a "being" being "omnipotent" & "omniscient".
Well . . . non sequitur or not . . . it doesn't apply to me in any case since I don't credit any attributes (especially the Omni's) that cannot be verified.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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Well . . . non sequitur or not . . . it doesn't apply to me in any case since I don't credit any attributes (especially the Omni's) that cannot be verified.
Then, you do not qualify as religious.

All religions presume "Omni" attributes to God. Hell is another unique feature of God.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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i know a lota people that are betting heavily that there is no hell.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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Then, you do not qualify as religious.

All religions presume "Omni" attributes to God. Hell is another unique feature of God.
AS you wish (since I don't affiliate with any religion . . . just Jesus) . . . but I definitely believe in God based on personal experience . . . as do you if you believe in "Nature."
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:45 PM
 
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i know a lota people that are betting heavily that there is no hell.
I do not bet.

I am 100% certain heaven/hell are human lies, same as religions.

How? I had mentioned in another thread, human lies are easy to recognize.

I can tell you why there are lies like that: it is a coercive mechanism to keep people in.
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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MysticPhD brought up evidence emergence issue, that is interesting.

If there is a universal controlling figure known as God, it is basically a universal boss-man, do you think people can argue about his evidence of existence?

You probably got a boss -- unless you are self-employed -- are there any delusions about your boss's existence?
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