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#216122 - 03/13/12 12:20 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: logtroll]
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Originally Posted By: logtroll
I think "God" must be a Republican. Always messing with folks just for entertainment and to feel like a bigshot, even when it's against his own best interests. But he ain't got the brains that the pagan gods gave a goose.

"God" goes around smiting people, turns ladies to salt, destroying entire villages, gives plagues, causes locust swarms.

Oh...I heard his vengeful too and jealous of other "gods."

...and then has the audacity to say "I love you" after he's done terrible things. Typical bi-polar male. coffee
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#216132 - 03/13/12 01:00 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: california rick
Originally Posted By: logtroll
I think "God" must be a Republican. Always messing with folks just for entertainment and to feel like a bigshot, even when it's against his own best interests. But he ain't got the brains that the pagan gods gave a goose.

"God" goes around smiting people, turns ladies to salt, destroying entire villages, gives plagues, causes locust swarms.

Oh...I heard his vengeful too and jealous of other "gods."

...and then has the audacity to say "I love you" after he's done terrible things. Typical bi-polar male. coffee


Then he must be a Dem. All the evidence I need to show you is Obama's apology tour.
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#216134 - 03/13/12 01:06 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: itstarted]
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And Ma - your take on the OP is? Or is this all about you, again...
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#216136 - 03/13/12 01:33 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: AustinRanter]
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I think belief/non-belief in "God" and "is God necessary?" is a decision best left to each individual. There is no need to disparage to others what God is or isn't to oneself. If you don't believe God is necessary, then God isn't necessary. If you believe that God is necessary, then God is. But don't tear down others' beliefs, just because they don't jive with your own. Then you just become the pot calling the kettle black.
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#216150 - 03/13/12 02:56 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: AustinRanter]
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Originally Posted By: AustinRanter
And Ma - your take on the OP is? Or is this all about you, again...


I once took an Acient Civilizations course and had to write a final paper. The topic of my final was that Moses was a great leader who knew parlor magic. I got an A.

If people need to believe in God then they are allowed, just like people who do not are allowed to not believe. God is what he is, and he is different to every believer. I would like to hope that there is a god, especially living in Moonbat Central, but I keep my expectations in that situation to myself. Sometimes irrational beliefs are vital for the act of living everyday life.
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#216151 - 03/13/12 02:56 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: Scoutgal]
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All I can say is yes, most certainly I am necessary.
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#216159 - 03/13/12 03:21 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
All I can say is yes, most certainly I am necessary.


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#216160 - 03/13/12 03:23 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: Ma_Republican]
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Originally Posted By: AustinRanter
And Ma - your take on the OP is? Or is this all about you, again...


I once took an Acient Civilizations course and had to write a final paper. The topic of my final was that Moses was a great leader who knew parlor magic. I got an A.

If people need to believe in God then they are allowed, just like people who do not are allowed to not believe. God is what he is, and he is different to every believer. I would like to hope that there is a god, especially living in Moonbat Central, but I keep my expectations in that situation to myself. Sometimes irrational beliefs are vital for the act of living everyday life.


Now, MA, don't faint. But I wholeheartedly agree with you(except for the "moonbat central" part LOL ). shocked grin
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#216182 - 03/13/12 04:42 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: itstarted]
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God or Gods goes back to our earliest history, as can be seen from this article.
World's oldest religion discovered in Botswana
Soemthing in the concept of deity, appeals to the human mind else it would not have remained in one form or another with us for more than 70,000 years. There is even evidence of the location of a God Spot in the human brain., which should not be confused with a g spot in the ...
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#216210 - 03/13/12 08:13 PM Re: Is "God" necessary? [Re: Ozymanithrax]
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A book I read centuries ago The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind made great sense to my understanding of the roots of "god".
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