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goddogit's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by goddogit

Prof. Dawkins has already offered MANY reasons that reveal your question to be infatile in its wrongheadedness, but I doubt you have the gumption to read TGD (or anything else that doesn't offer up your chosen brand of pap).
Here are two, as interpreted by myself.

1. Which "God"? Is any god as good as any other? What is your claim to being supported by THE god, compared to the billions of others? Is it some "personal revelation" that just happens to be exactly the one you were either raised with or sought out? Why not Thor, or Shiva, or the FSM, all of whom are more worthy of the exercises of a human imagination than the Xian Jehovah? (Frankly, FSM has, as a deity, many advantages for the thinking person. Ramen!)

2. You claim you'd kill yourself because life would have no meaning without a being intelligent in terms comprehensible and identifiable to homo sapiens? Give me a fucking break! This is the flip side of the ass who claimed only "god" kept him from killing his neighbor. It's utter bullshit! If you were truly suicidal, you'd find SOME "reason" for it, and you would need psychiatric care, not belief in nonsense (although religion had, like dentists in the old days, a variety of "side-jobs" that included something like psychology.)

Start USING your brain, and have some courage. Inner experiences are profoundly important, and utterly unreal - as unreal as every "god" ever offered up by humanity(s imaginations, whether fevered or calculating. You need great belief AND great skepticism to gain enlightenment in Buddhism, but better no faith than no skepticism, so stop kiding yourself (and stop trying to jerk the ret of us around: we aren't falling for it.)

Sat, 04 Nov 2006 15:20:00 UTC | #7029