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God.

I see so many people on both sides of this arguement being so arogant and naive, equally. I do understand each side as I was raised Catholic so obviously as early as I can remember I was an atheist, I remember as early as my first year of school questioning the stories we were told. As a teen I was an athiest in typical rebelious fashion fueled more by the introduction of the internet to my life in 05/06 and finding out that I wasn't alone on my views and in fact many people out there also held my views.

Upon much thought and pondering I veered more toward agnosticism nearing my 20's and then had bouts of a spiritual nature that would almost resemble that of some religions from notions like God being an inevitability if you take the idea of God in it's original form, I am, that being a view of God as everything all around us including humanity and life to notions of God being information acumulating towards consciousness perhaps even awareness to God being a seperate entity outside of space time perhaps a coder creating a simulation.

However none of this leads anywhere, just around in circles. Of course this is all outside of the releam of religion. The question of, is there a God or not? isn't that of any actual importance, it's nice to ponder and wonder and perhaps bond with people over but we gain nothing from it as it brings comfort to those who believe in certainty and those who don't believe absolutely create that comfort in different forms, even those who are agnostic find comfort in not knowing.

The question boils down to nothing more than is my god or your God the real God or lack of God, when argued. I'll leave this post with a thought though that relies upon a wee bit of semantics and how one would define god.

As humans we are bound by our senses, the only thing we will ever know for certain is that we exist and objectivity can't be obtained from such subjectivity. Heck, Objectivity didn't exist itself until Atlus shrugged and was itself borne from the authors subjectivity. That being, the only thing we know is "I am" ...the very definition of God. hmm. What a game this is, what a game.



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What did I just read?



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VGPolyglot said:

What did I just read?

The musings from my noggin, as a commie, you are atheist are you not? Or are you just a socialist, I can't quite remember.



it does because without god objective morality cannot exist



 

John2290 said:
VGPolyglot said:

What did I just read?

The musings from my noggin, as a commie, you are atheist are you not? Or are you just a socialist, I can't quite remember.

Yes, I'm a communist, and yes I'm an atheist.



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o_O.Q said:

it does because without god objective morality cannot exist

laws



VGPolyglot said:
John2290 said:

The musings from my noggin, as a commie, you are atheist are you not? Or are you just a socialist, I can't quite remember.

Yes, I'm a communist, and yes I'm an atheist.

An as an atheist what would your thoughts be if tomorrow, Gods existence was proven to an absolute, irrefutable scientific fact and only that, nothing changes, e are still in the dark not knowing intention or lack of...and somehow you were the only one outside of academia told and shown proof, would you still believe a lack of God? Would you wish God had created an afterlife? Would you change anything about your character? Would you feel disturbed or relieved or horrified? I'm curious here, please share.



PEEPer0nni said:
o_O.Q said:

it does because without god objective morality cannot exist

laws

laws change with the times or in other words they are subjective



 

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John2290 said:
VGPolyglot said:

Yes, I'm a communist, and yes I'm an atheist.

An as an atheist what would your thoughts be if tomorrow, Gods existence was proven to an absolute, irrefutable scientific fact and only that, nothing changes, e are still in the dark not knowing intention or lack of...and somehow you were the only one outside of academia told and shown proof, would you still believe a lack of God? Would you wish God had created an afterlife? Would you change anything about your character? Would you feel disturbed or relieved or horrified? I'm curious here, please share.

If there was a god like that, it would be much different from the God that most people believe in, as it wouldn't be a personal god or one with consciousness/feelings like the Abrahamic religions. I would go on living pretty much exactly the same way.



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