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Old 02-19-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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Forget about the argument if he exists or not. If you found out tomorrow that without any doubt that there definitely was no higher power/being would you still go to church/synagogue/mosque?If so,why? Please don't try to convince me of existence,we are just talking hypothetical.
Impossible to pretend God doesn't exist when you know God does exit.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Impossible to pretend God doesn't exist when you know God does exit.
pretending is easy...knowing is not
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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The part about hedging your bets comes from ur previous post about howd u would rather be religious and there not be an afterlife rather than not being religious and there being an afterlife... but maybe u were just making a point and it apparently doesnt really apply to u.

and as far as hell is concerned... whats complicated?? invent a place where u burn and are tormented for eternity and a red guy with a pitchfork makes sure ur eternity blows... sounds pretty simple

I never said anything about being religious. I said why I serve God. There is nothing complicated about Hell.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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Impossible to pretend God doesn't exist when you know God does exit.
Simple question,typical answer.That's why I said hypothetically.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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If you find it physically impossible to imagine life without a god then why even reply to this thread?
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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If you find it physically impossible to imagine life without a god then why even reply to this thread?
Because they had to have their say.When you're in school the teacher asks a question and you raise your hand if you think you know it but sometimes unfortunately people have to say their piece even if it has nothing to do with the question. These are the ULTRA RELIGIOUS or extremists who can't take the blinders off and do not believe in science at all because it might prove them wrong.This is the type of individual that thinks every other religion or way of practicing their faith MUST be wrong if it's not the same as his/hers. I asked a simple question and never denied that one exists but the mind of a child answers like this.What if there was none? But there is!But what if? But there is! ***Enough said!!!***
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Yakima, WA
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What do you mean, "What if?"
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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If there was no God of course I would not go to church why would I waste my time. I may still be 'moral' (obviously without any justification and deluded if I think there is) unlike so many atheists try to do. Atheists should have the power of their conviction and beliefs to move toward complete relativism and a selfish existence. Try to implement Nietzsche's or Sarte's philosophy if you want to not be a hypocritical atheist. If I live my life as if ther is a God and then there is not then I lived a life according to my beliefs and conscience and loose nothing if on the otherhand ther is a God as an atheist not only do you live contray to your beliefs in the end you lose everthing.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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If there was no God of course I would not go to church why would I waste my time. I may still be 'moral' (obviously without any justification and deluded if I think there is) unlike so many atheists try to do. Atheists should have the power of their conviction and beliefs to move toward complete relativism and a selfish existence. Try to implement Nietzsche's or Sarte's philosophy if you want to not be a hypocritical atheist. If I live my life as if ther is a God and then there is not then I lived a life according to my beliefs and conscience and loose nothing if on the otherhand ther is a God as an atheist not only do you live contray to your beliefs in the end you lose everthing.
Obviously you know less than nothing about atheists. Why make a statement out of ignorance? Pascal's wager is old and stale and has no weight.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:45 PM
 
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Obviously you know less than nothing about atheists. Why make a statement out of ignorance? Pascal's wager is old and stale and has no weight.
Please tell what Pascal's wager is: Have actual read it? It's not really a wager per-se. I did not use it as an argument for anything. How can you have less than nothing?
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