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Old 01-20-2014, 08:18 AM   #181
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Originally Posted by Toxxus View Post
I don't know how I could refute such compelling counter arguments. I stated a valid premise - Most of us take science facts as they are handed to us.

I'm a big science fan and was three years into a bachelors of science (mostly chemistry) before I switched to computers.

The fact remains that we take very large life defining facts as they are spoon fed to us. Made a good personal run at proving or disproving the Theory of Evolution? Is the universe 13 billion light years across because you went out and proved it or because you'll just trust that Neil DeGrasse Tyson knows what he's talking about.

I don't even argue that they're wrong. Just that we accept what we're told as being fact with zero personal effort to verify these facts.

As far as the OP - An unshakeable belief that things happen for a reason and that the Big Guy is going to get you through the hardships of life is a big plus. Regardless of whether or not you believe in any of that is irrelevant. The believer gets something out of it whether it's placebo effect or not.

I actually have done some research into how large the Universe is.

If you ever want to get into a discussion about it, let me know. It's pretty crazy and interesting at the same time.

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless,... like water" - Bruce Lee
[Yeah, that's right,.. Be like water. Fall on the ground & spread out helplessly.]
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:21 PM   #182
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Agreed. I don't know where I would be in life without the Satan.

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:48 PM   #183

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Originally Posted by TheComebackKid View Post
Its actually not dumb. If you believe there is a higher purpose for everything is gives you a way to rationalize the suffering and starvation. You understand that as horrible as it is to suffer here on earth you understand this isn't all there is. This is only momentary so no matter how bad it is...its ultimately all good.
No. People who are struggling and starving understand 1 thing better than anyone.

god sucks or even better the concept of god sucks.

Irrational belief in deity and afterlife does more harm than good in all cases.

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