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God and theists.
#91
RE: God and theists.
(22nd May 2017, 20:13)vorlon13 Wrote: Well, let's say in 2000 years, 70,000 out of how ever many did, and each one saw something different to schism over.

One might think 70,000 schisms would be sufficient.

Do you really think in two thousand years that the bible will still be considered a source of truth?

It has taken us two thousand years to reach this point where at least a quarter of the population identifies as atheist.

Would it take another two thousand years for half of the population to identify as atheist, or do you think perhaps atheism will pick up speed the more we advance?
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#92
RE: God and theists.
(22nd May 2017, 20:17)Lutrinae Wrote:
(22nd May 2017, 20:13)vorlon13 Wrote: Well, let's say in 2000 years, 70,000 out of how ever many did, and each one saw something different to schism over.

One might think 70,000 schisms would be sufficient.

Do you really think in two thousand years that the bible will still be considered a source of truth?

It has taken us two thousand years to reach this point where at least a quarter of the population identifies as atheist.

Would it take another two thousand years for half of the population to identify as atheist, or do you think perhaps atheism will pick up speed the more we advance?

Yeah but the half life of belief was slower then, no wait, was it faster? It's sooo confusing.
It's amazing 'science' always seems to 'find' whatever it is funded for, and never the oppsite. Drich.
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#93
RE: God and theists.
It's 70,000 varieties of truth for the believers keeping track of such things.

And all from a god who claims to not be the author of confusion. I suppose with omniscience even 70.000 schisms would not be too much to keep track of, for the rest of us however . . .
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#94
RE: God and theists.
(19th May 2017, 14:56)SteveII Wrote:
(19th May 2017, 11:15)Grandizer Wrote: Sean Carroll is one scientist who does not believe the universe is necessarily fine-tuned for life.

Some scientists that defend the reality of fine-tuning:

Barrow, Carr, Carter, Davies, Dawkins, Deutsch, Ellis, Greene, Guth, Harrison, Hawking, Linde, Page, Penrose, Polkinghorne, Rees, Sandage, Smolin, Susskind, Tegmark, Tipler, Vilenkin, Weinberg, Wheeler, and Wilczek.

I'm pretty sure, without having to look it up, that this list is bullshit.
"The last superstition of the human mind is the superstition that religion in itself is a good thing."  - Samuel Porter Putnam
 
           

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#95
RE: God and theists.
(22nd May 2017, 20:08)Lutrinae Wrote:
(22nd May 2017, 20:07)vorlon13 Wrote: Maybe Christians need to lay off the Bible reading for a while?

That is not really a problem, considering the majority of them do not even read it.

There is a difference between read, comprehend and cherry pick.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

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#96
RE: God and theists.
(22nd May 2017, 16:39)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: That's just your personal impression...and not a particularly accurate or insightful one. The more I learn about Scripture the more deep and fascinating it becomes, in other words, the more I learn the more I realize how much more there is to know.

I feel the same about Shakespere.  But I don't take his words as fact.
"The last superstition of the human mind is the superstition that religion in itself is a good thing."  - Samuel Porter Putnam
 
           

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#97
RE: God and theists.
(23rd May 2017, 12:10)Harry Nevis Wrote:
(22nd May 2017, 16:39)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: That's just your personal impression...and not a particularly accurate or insightful one. The more I learn about Scripture the more deep and fascinating it becomes, in other words, the more I learn the more I realize how much more there is to know.

I feel the same about Shakespere.  But I don't take his words as fact.

Besides, Shakespeare was a vastly better writer.
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