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chalkers's Avatar Comment 1 by chalkers

To the Mormons he looks like Jesus.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 08:26:38 UTC | #530659

DefenderOfReason!'s Avatar Comment 2 by DefenderOfReason!

god is a figment of people's delusional imagination so it can be whatever one wishes it to be.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 08:37:56 UTC | #530664

Louise43's Avatar Comment 3 by Louise43

Comment 1 by chalkers :

To the Mormons he looks like Jesus.

That picture was funny. But where was the third Bee Gee?

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:02:49 UTC | #530672

Sean_W's Avatar Comment 4 by Sean_W

Comment 2 by DefenderOfReason!

Like the stay puft marshmallow man!

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:06:28 UTC | #530675

mmurray's Avatar Comment 5 by mmurray

Like this.

Michael

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:12:25 UTC | #530679

Stevehill's Avatar Comment 6 by Stevehill

Obviously, she's black. And a lesbian.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:18:31 UTC | #530681

Moosebite's Avatar Comment 7 by Moosebite

...and an atheist?

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:29:35 UTC | #530686

Et's Love Child's Avatar Comment 8 by Et's Love Child

Which god?

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:51:32 UTC | #530696

Happy_Bean's Avatar Comment 9 by Happy_Bean

Just out of curiosity, because man was made to look like Jesus, wouldn't that make man a second class angel? Are there any difference between the second waves of angels and the first? How did the first waves of angels come about? Sorry, I never read any religious texts, but I am very interested in your answers.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 09:58:55 UTC | #530707

TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 10 by TheRationalizer

They only care that he looks irrefutable.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:32:33 UTC | #530723

TheRationalizer's Avatar Comment 11 by TheRationalizer

Comment 1 by chalkers : To the Mormons he looks like Jesus.

Sure, everyone knows that god is a man, and obviously white. Next time I see a Mormon I am going to ask where god's parents came from :)

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:41:12 UTC | #530728

sunbeamforjeebus's Avatar Comment 12 by sunbeamforjeebus

so the Mormon said 'Fuck me there's two of 'em!'

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:46:18 UTC | #530731

rsharvey's Avatar Comment 13 by rsharvey

Comment 5 by mmurray :

Like this.

Michael

Haha. I forgot about ceiling cat

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 11:00:18 UTC | #530738

Tanweer's Avatar Comment 14 by Tanweer

God is not composed of time or space or matter or energy.

He is not of this universe, but other than it. He is infinite, whereas this universe (and all that it is composed of) is finite.

He is also, therefore, incomprehensible to science.

Therfore God does not look like anything. God simply is.

To deny the existence of God on the basis of the absurdity of a particular tenet of a particular religion is like denying the existence of gravity on the basis that some people jump off the top of skyscrapers (without a parachute) and expect to survive.

God does not have a face, His countenance is infinity.

Good day

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 11:35:58 UTC | #530758

Matt B's Avatar Comment 15 by Matt B

I love how all the pictures of jesus now-adays make him out to look of white, italian descent. Religious people can be easily shocked when you tell them that he was brown.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:10:49 UTC | #530773

mmurray's Avatar Comment 16 by mmurray

Comment 14 by rsharvey :

Comment 5 by mmurray :

Like this.

Michael

Haha. I forgot about ceiling cat

Have you seen the lolcat bible ? The say they have most of it translated now.

1 Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.
2 Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.
3 At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz.
4 An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin.
5 An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!

The remarkable thing is it is just as believable as the original.

Michael

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:28:33 UTC | #530780

guyver_dio's Avatar Comment 17 by guyver_dio

"If he made man to look like him, then where was he sitting when he created gravity?"

This question is a little extra weird lol, it's like they are two totally different questions stitched together. It's like saying if I dropped my pencil, can't find shoe?... um.. did i blank out for a second and catch the end of another question lol.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:38:26 UTC | #530784

mmurray's Avatar Comment 18 by mmurray

Comment 15 by Tanweer :

God is not composed of time or space or matter or energy.

Therefore God does not exist.

He is not of this universe, but other than it. He is infinite, whereas this universe (and all that it is composed of) is finite.

Meaningless rubbish.

He is also, therefore, incomprehensible to science.

Infinite things are not incomprehensible. Examples: The set of all natural numbers. The set of all real numbers.

Therfore God does not look like anything. God simply is.

I recommend you look up the definition of deepity and try to avoid them.

To deny the existence of God on the basis of the absurdity of a particular tenet of a particular religion is like denying the existence of gravity on the basis that some people jump off the top of skyscrapers (without a parachute) and expect to survive.

No we deny his existence because his existence is absurd.

God does not have a face, His countenance is infinity.

More meaningless rubbish.

Just because you can put words together in a sequence that satisfies the definition of a sentence it doesn't follow that it means anything. Example: " The left hand of God is like the cargo hold of an Airbus A380". Obviously meaningless. But when someone says "The left hand of God is infinity" we are supposed to think it is profound. But it is also meaningless.

Michael

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:38:51 UTC | #530785

Jason72's Avatar Comment 19 by Jason72

We all know the face of God is:

Alanis Morrisette

And of course Jesus

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:40:29 UTC | #530787

Sensible's Avatar Comment 20 by Sensible

Comment 15 by Tanweer

He is also, therefore, incomprehensible to science.

Even as quantum physics is incomprehensible, the science of mathematics shows its existence as well as having been proven experimentally. For the concept of a sky fairy however, absolutely no mathematics or experiment has ever been formulated to show any evidence of his/its existence. All your statement are total dribble.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 12:55:44 UTC | #530793

Jason72's Avatar Comment 21 by Jason72

Comment 15 by Tanweer :

Sorry but the old "God moves in mysterious ways" rubbish just doesn't wash on this website or haven't you actually looked around yet?!

It's no good trying to discuss anything with Tanweer because they are now sitting there with their fingers in their ears saying "I can't hear you!"

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:13:44 UTC | #530803

MarkOnTheRiver's Avatar Comment 22 by MarkOnTheRiver

Comment 15 by Tanweer :

God does not have a face, His countenance is infinity.

You're wrong there. He looks exactly like meeee.

Good day

And to you. I don't suppose you'll be coming back.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:17:52 UTC | #530808

elmo14's Avatar Comment 23 by elmo14

Comment 15 by Tanweer

God is not composed of time or space or matter or energy.

That's interesting. When I hear this I always think of two things. First, "if it is not composed of anything perceptible to our five senses, then explain how you know what you claim to know." and second, "Sounds about right..."

He is not of this universe, but other than it. He is infinite, whereas this universe (and all that it is composed of) is finite.

He is also, therefore, incomprehensible to science.

Therfore God does not look like anything. God simply is.

Do you actually believe any of this? I mean this is complete nonsense.

To deny the existence of God on the basis of the absurdity of a particular tenet of a particular religion is like denying the existence of gravity on the basis that some people jump off the top of skyscrapers (without a parachute) and expect to survive.

God does not have a face, His countenance is infinity.

Good day

This blather just cracks me up. It is such backwards reasoning. It's funny, I can just imagine the smug look on your face when you finished writing this thinking that you just stuck it to those silly rationalists and their heretical scientific method of understanding.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:37:19 UTC | #530816

Anvil's Avatar Comment 24 by Anvil

Comment 15 by Tanweer :

God is not composed of time or space or matter or energy.

He is not of this universe, but other than it. He is infinite, whereas this universe (and all that it is composed of) is finite.

He is also, therefore, incomprehensible to science.

Therfore God does not look like anything. God simply is.

To deny the existence of God on the basis of the absurdity of a particular tenet of a particular religion is like denying the existence of gravity on the basis that some people jump off the top of skyscrapers (without a parachute) and expect to survive.

God does not have a face, His countenance is infinity.

Good day

Thank you Tanweer. As we speak I am trying to type this post cross-legged, and with the tips of both index-fingers gently touching both thumbs. I am trying to radiate a gentile glow whilst becoming one with the life-force that is both here yet not here, there yet not there, in yet not in, of but not of. I feel warm. Transcendent. Floating... Oops sorry, just farted!

But thanks anyway.

Anvil.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:51:47 UTC | #530827

pfrankinstein's Avatar Comment 25 by pfrankinstein

It was easy when he was an old white man on the clouds, but that surely must have changed. If he made man to look like him, then where was he sitting when he created gravity?

Superficially it is easy to scoff at the depiction of God sat on a cloud.

Fact: Artists express themselves by metaphor and by symbolism.

Paul.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:57:51 UTC | #530834

AtheistArchaeologist's Avatar Comment 26 by AtheistArchaeologist

Comment 15 by Tanweer :

God is not composed of time or space or matter or energy.

He is not of this universe, but other than it. He is infinite, whereas this universe (and all that it is composed of) is finite.

He is also, therefore, incomprehensible to science.

To claim god exists outside of the realms of reality is to claim that he is not real.

Congratulations on coming out.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 14:07:59 UTC | #530843

Anvil's Avatar Comment 27 by Anvil

Comment 26 by pfrankinstein

It was easy when he was an old white man on the clouds, but that surely must have changed. If he made man to look like him, then where was he sitting when he created gravity?

Superficially it is easy to scoff at the depiction of God sat on a cloud.

Fact: Artists express themselves by metaphor and by symbolism.

Paul.

...and grants, Paul, let's not forget grants!

Anvil.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 14:12:25 UTC | #530848

Tanweer's Avatar Comment 28 by Tanweer

So you now define what exists and what the realms of reality are? Wow...

Infinity is not comprehended by science, but it is comprehended by mathematics.

Science only works on quantifiable stuff. Infinity is not a number and is unquantifiable.

And yet it exists...

And once more I hear that old absurdity that if something is not perceptible to the 5 senses then it is not real. I cannot see, smell, touch, taste or hear the air. Does that mean it doesn't exist?

Absurd. Utterly absurd.

Moreover, if you truly believe that an infinite entity does not exist, then you cannot in any way explain the existence of anything finite (I invite you to explain the existence of the universe at this point...).

Why is it that when a theist makes a statement, it is 'blather', yet when the rationalist makes some ridiculous remark...this is wonderful.

It appears atheists take great comfort in each other's 'blather' but cannot meaningfully engage in a serious discussion. Pot, kettle, black comes to mind.

Regards.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:03:37 UTC | #530900

Anvil's Avatar Comment 29 by Anvil

What do you wish to seriously discuss, Tanweer?

Anvil.

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:13:56 UTC | #530904

NealOKelly's Avatar Comment 30 by NealOKelly

Tanweer

Yes I CAN see, touch, smell, taste and hear the air. Admittedly I might need some fairly specialist equipment to see it, but I can do it.

So, anyway, who made made God? (I invite you to explain the existence of a BEING capable of creating the universe at this point...).

Neal

Fri, 08 Oct 2010 15:17:48 UTC | #530908