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If God doesn't exist, then why do we have a word for Him?

Last posted Apr 09, 2012 at 11:28AM EDT. Added Apr 07, 2012 at 01:37PM EDT
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Piano wrote:

You all provoked my argumentativeness. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DERAIL THREADS WITH DEBATE.

Fair enough.

Although you derailed mine in one post soooo…

Last edited Apr 08, 2012 at 12:18PM EDT
Apr 08, 2012 at 12:17PM EDT
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量子 Meme wrote:

Fair enough.

Although you derailed mine in one post soooo…

Yeah, but that was with abbreviations, not debate.

Apr 08, 2012 at 12:19PM EDT
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Drpepperfan #1 Fan Of Osaka wrote:

If God exists, then why am i so fat? I thought we were all meant to be made in his image? Then why don’t I look like Johnny Depp or Michelle Obama?

Checkmate christians.

If the Earth is “millions of years old”, why is it only 2012?

Checkmate, atheists.

Apr 08, 2012 at 12:59PM EDT
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Explosive Lasers AKA Solaire AKA Sexiest wrote:

Because Jesus happened.

Weird, huh?

Apr 08, 2012 at 01:05PM EDT
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angstyHoodie OPERATOR wrote:

I wonder if Religion (All of them) and Science will be able to co-exist peacefully.

There are many examples that they do. I have theories that can be explained that both would be satisfied.

Apr 08, 2012 at 01:41PM EDT
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angstyHoodie OPERATOR wrote:

I wonder if Religion (All of them) and Science will be able to co-exist peacefully.

Well, religions have a habit of seeking to destroy things that state they are false.
Science must inevitably state that there is no evidence of supernatural influence acting in the Natural world.
Not a good combination.

Oddly enough, though, it’s unscientific to say there is no god. It’s simply that we have no evidence. We can prove that god doesn’t act within the plane of existence known to humans, but it is impossible to prove that god does not exist outside of the natural world.

Apr 08, 2012 at 02:44PM EDT
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angstyHoodie OPERATOR wrote:

I wonder if Religion (All of them) and Science will be able to co-exist peacefully.

Impossible.

Apr 08, 2012 at 04:40PM EDT
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Science and religion can co-exist. But Evolution only makes that impossible. This false theory is like a troll, it flamed a war between religion and science.

A quote from my Islamic school:

“Without religion science is blind, without science religion is crippled.”

And RF, this what happens when you create a JJ humor thread. A religious debate is created.

Apr 08, 2012 at 08:35PM EDT

Way to ruin a perfectly good idea for a thread by being argumentative humorless jackasses guys.

This should have been a good “Illogical arguments about religion thread” but nooooooo, you had to ruin it.

Apr 08, 2012 at 08:51PM EDT
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LOCK THIS

Apr 08, 2012 at 09:31PM EDT

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LOCK THIS

NO! I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I GET MY FREE TIN FOIL HAT, AND PROVE THAT WE CAME FROM ALIEN MONKEY GANG BANGERS!!!

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Apr 08, 2012 at 09:33PM EDT
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I was gonna create an article for “Checkmate, atheists”, but then I remembered that I’m a lazy fuck.

Last edited Apr 08, 2012 at 10:15PM EDT
Apr 08, 2012 at 10:13PM EDT
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Brucker wrote:

@seal clubba:

Yeah, we had a thread on that her a long, long time ago. I was able to show everyone that it was a squashed bug on the Google Maps camera.

CHRISTIANS: 1 0
ATHEISTS: 0
INSECTS: -1

@Nikolaki8:
“It’s been proven that we are evolved from apes. The apes were also fish before what they are now, or something like that.”

Actually, if you talk to a biologist who’s worth their salt, they’ll tell you that we in fact did not evolve from apes. It’s one of those nit-picky things like, “America is not a democracy; it’s a republic.” or, “The first President of the United States wasn’t George Washington; it was John Hancock.”

My mistake.

I should do more research on evolution.

Apr 08, 2012 at 11:38PM EDT

angstyHoodie OPERATOR wrote:

I wonder if Religion (All of them) and Science will be able to co-exist peacefully.

Religion = Theories of what exists within the non-observable universe and exo-universe

Science = Facts about what exist within the observable universe only

These don’t necessary need to conflict at all. But attitudes, understanding and the Us vs Them mentality trigger conflict anyway. As far as I can see, science and religion only conflict when people allow one or the other to govern all aspects of their life instead of just the aspects they individually cater towards

Many Christians (particularly protestants) have already figured this out and are able to have their religious cake and eat it on a science platter (You just don’t hear about them on FOX news)

Here’s how you do it: Abandon the implication that science is “Blue Team” and religion is “Red Team” and allow both to be of value towards you, so long as each respectively compliments different area’s of your thinking. I.E: Religion compliments what you think about morality, philosophy and the supernatural while science compliments what you think about reality and the universe itself. Different area’s = no conflict.

Example: Many Christians fully accept evolution. But understand that the theory in no way invalidates God and has nothing to do with Biblical teaching, so why argue about it? The fact that the Bible says we came from dirt doesn’t have to be taken literally. In fact, it’s completely irrelevant. Christianity is about following Christ and nothing more, not trying to determine how history went. The smart Christians know and understand that fully.

Apr 09, 2012 at 12:20AM EDT
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I say every religion is wrong.

Are you all happy now?

Apr 09, 2012 at 05:33AM EDT

It’s a concept. We put words to concepts.

Concepts don’t necessarily exist.

It’s not checkmate at all, OP. It’s check at best.

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Apr 09, 2012 at 08:34AM EDT
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Drpepperfan #1 Fan Of Osaka wrote:

If God exists, then why am i so fat? I thought we were all meant to be made in his image? Then why don’t I look like Johnny Depp or Michelle Obama?

Checkmate christians.

Oh come on, that’s on you and not “god”. That would be free will. A sedentary lifestyle with an excess of food will do that to you.

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:01AM EDT
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Dac wrote:

Oh come on, that’s on you and not “god”. That would be free will. A sedentary lifestyle with an excess of food will do that to you.

Dac-attack is back, yet with a lack.

Of useful discussion that is…

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:07AM EDT
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Philip J. Fry wrote:

I was gonna create an article for “Checkmate, atheists”, but then I remembered that I’m a lazy fuck.

I’m on it.

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:09AM EDT
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Has this thread broken down into a never ending maelstrom of shit storms and butthurt yet?

Last edited Apr 09, 2012 at 11:10AM EDT
Apr 09, 2012 at 11:09AM EDT
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Actually, no one should be trying to prove God’s existance. By his definition, his existance is defined by belief in him. But, once you prove his existance, you no longer believe in him, you know he exists, therefore his existance is null and void. Rook to E7. Rook takes Queen. Check. Your move, thread.

Last edited Apr 09, 2012 at 11:13AM EDT
Apr 09, 2012 at 11:10AM EDT
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It’s obvious we can come to a solution we all can agree on.

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:13AM EDT
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MDFification wrote:

I’m on it.

I can haz editorship?

[Spoiler] I really don’t want it.[/Spoiler]

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:15AM EDT
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量子 Meme wrote:

Dac-attack is back, yet with a lack.

Of useful discussion that is…

That really rustled my jimmies. I was just saying that argument isn’t valid. You aren’t born fat, and only a tiny percent of the population have a problem that makes it really hard to lose wieght. The rest is just because of an excess of calories and a lack of working out.

Apr 09, 2012 at 11:17AM EDT
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If threads aren’t fun, then why do we have a forum for them?

Brucker in-after-the-lock edit:

Checkmate, KYM users.

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Apr 09, 2012 at 11:28AM EDT
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