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User avatar #22 - klokwork (05/20/2013) [-]
Arthur C. Clarke - "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
#194 to #22 - errdayimfjing (05/21/2013) [-]
Here you go
#270 to #22 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
one my favourite lines is pascals wager-
“Why not believe in God? If you believe and you turn out to be wrong, you haven’t lost anything. But if you don’t believe and you turn out to be wrong, you lose everything.'
User avatar #65 to #22 - abstract (05/21/2013) [-]
Isn't that quote about aliens?
User avatar #80 to #65 - huskycreeper (05/21/2013) [-]
Does it matter?
User avatar #81 to #80 - abstract (05/21/2013) [-]
I mean, not really, but if you take it in the original context it doesn't go with the content.
User avatar #83 to #81 - huskycreeper (05/21/2013) [-]

Didn't mean to sound rude just btw.
User avatar #84 to #83 - abstract (05/21/2013) [-]
It's all cool. I guess the dude that posted the quote was just interpreting it in a different way.
User avatar #87 to #84 - huskycreeper (05/21/2013) [-]
Still makes sense though, cause i mean...what if there is some omniscient being just...there...watching...
User avatar #324 to #135 - huskycreeper (05/21/2013) [-]
User avatar #211 to #65 - MrShaggy (05/21/2013) [-]
He said if we are alone or not. Didn't say **** about 'aliens'.

It's how you interpret, if we're alone, obviously there would be no god.
#157 to #22 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
"... As I sit here drunk and contemplative, I have to wonder why the Earth's 1000+ religions and hardcore scientists have not reached a compromising solution to the problem of existence. I myself have figured out the meaning of life some time ago.
The meaning of life is life.
If life did not exist, we would not be here to ask the question "what am I"
It is obvious that the universe was created by something. I am not speaking of God, though that is possible. I am speaking of something timeless.
The pursuit of the purpose of life is pointless. To me, it seems obvious that the purpose of existence is to exist...To live life in a mortal fashion.
To experience a reality where no constants exist, where nothing is certain.
It is hard for me to put into words, but let me tell you...
#159 to #157 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
Once you stop worrying about what life is all about, what religion is about, and what the universe is about, you will be a lot happier.
Be content that you are here, now and everything is as it should be.
Stop worrying and live.
That is what you are here for..."

-Anonymous, the 24th of December 2009
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#131 to #22 - dragondubobski (05/21/2013) [-]
One of, if not the single most favorite quote of mine
One of, if not the single most favorite quote of mine
#23 - flixoe (05/20/2013) [-]
If you don't like religious 			********		, scroll no further. Gif irrelevant.
If you don't like religious ******** , scroll no further. Gif irrelevant.
User avatar #58 to #23 - Sethorein (05/21/2013) [-]
religious ******** ... **** ... Let's see if I can fix this...
#181 to #58 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
You can't "fix" anything. Everyone has their own beliefs, not everyone has to think identical to you, and you have no power to change someone's mind. They're the only ones who can choose to change their minds

Be a little less self-entitled and you go a lot further in life
User avatar #183 to #181 - Sethorein (05/21/2013) [-]
I like to fix religious arguments by helping both sides calm down :\
User avatar #66 to #23 - Sethorein (05/21/2013) [-]
you got me excited for nothing! :\

Just one nazi and one religious guy...
#170 to #23 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
I ******* **** my pants when I read that....and saw the gif
#29 to #23 - asftrooper ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
Thanks. Have this as a gift.
#158 - dwellmaster (05/21/2013) [-]
Disregard jews post funky black man!
Disregard jews post funky black man!
#162 to #158 - werrew (05/21/2013) [-]
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#24 - zielscheibe ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
Not if it's this God
User avatar #51 to #24 - rheago (05/20/2013) [-]
C'tulhu master race
User avatar #85 - rhetoricalfunny (05/21/2013) [-]
It doesn't ******* matter whether or not god is real. The fact that humans are capable of things so horrible that they can do this to a man. That is just ******* wrong.
User avatar #167 to #85 - slumberdonkey (05/21/2013) [-]
His point was that he didn't think a "benevolent" god would allow such atrocities.
User avatar #182 to #85 - AlanbalMIT (05/21/2013) [-]
I get that man, Some times I can see how fj clearly shows the kind of people from many parts of the world have accept that violent nature as a normal kind of practice. I mean we are the "evolutionated" specie but yet , we always try to give our most primitive been. (sorry for the horrific grammatic).
User avatar #250 to #85 - aczoh (05/21/2013) [-]
Nah man, its all part of God's "great plan."
#200 - jemmydubloon (05/21/2013) [-]
like the third time this week it has been on front page
like the third time this week it has been on front page
#169 - triggathepirate (05/21/2013) [-]
Was this jew perhaps named Kratos?
Was this jew perhaps named Kratos?
#187 - bumpin (05/21/2013) [-]
Yes, this pleases satan
Yes, this pleases satan
#217 - anon (05/21/2013) [-]
"If there is a DJ 4DM1N, he will have to beg for MY forgiveness." -quote left in the comments section by a disgruntled anon after seeing the same ****** post for the 4th time this year.
#40 - gammajk ONLINE (05/20/2013) [-]
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#210 - Forfunaccount (05/21/2013) [-]
Holy hell that's a deep quote.......
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#196 - paulthehero (05/21/2013) [-]
I read "If there is a God..." and instantly thought, "well here comes the religion storm."
User avatar #141 - devito (05/21/2013) [-]
I once asked a Priest why do bad things happen in this world to good people? (I was 19 at the time and had just lost my pregnant girlfriend and unborn son). His reply was not the characteristic ladada its a test etc. He told me bad things happen because well we just dont know. And personally I don't want to know, we want pain and suffering to end (of course) not explanations or answers or reasons. We want the suffering to stop so instead of asking God we should start trying to fix our pain.

TL;DR: fix wrongs of world don't ask why they happen
User avatar #180 to #141 - AlanbalMIT (05/21/2013) [-]
I wish you be ok .
User avatar #325 to #180 - devito (05/21/2013) [-]
I shall be she would've wanted me to move on and be happy and thats what im trying to do thanks for the support.
User avatar #142 to #141 - majortomcomics (05/21/2013) [-]
I'm sorry about your loss.
User avatar #143 to #142 - devito (05/21/2013) [-]
Don't be it was a few years ago I still miss her alot but she would've wanted me to be happy and move on and thats what I'm trying bro.
User avatar #148 to #143 - majortomcomics (05/21/2013) [-]
Well, I must say, I truly admire your determination to do what she would have wanted. It is too easy to stop and feel bad for yourself or to keep on going after that. That is truly a strength that the majority of people lack, you honoring her desire for you to be a happy is a quality that makes you an awesome person. Peace out, bro.
User avatar #149 to #148 - majortomcomics (05/21/2013) [-]
oops, I meant not go on after that, not keep on going.
User avatar #153 to #149 - devito (05/21/2013) [-]
Thanks dude means alot to hear that from someone else, its all good have a great night bro.
User avatar #68 - Vandeekree ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
I just kind of feel like instead of blaming God for letting it happen, maybe you should blame the Nazi guarding the gate for doing it to you.
User avatar #77 to #68 - cweget (05/21/2013) [-]
what i think he is thinking: why would god let him be in a situation like this and let it happen.
User avatar #90 to #77 - Vandeekree ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
But from there wouldn't it follow that if God were to do that it would require that if God made it so it couldn't happen then he is taking away the Nazi's ability to do that. That means the Nazis can't choose to do that bad thing. So that means he wants God to take away the Nazi's free will to do that. How about looking at it the other way. Why not thank God for making it so nothing worse happened.

It's like the gun argument. Gun makers give the opportunity for people to get a gun and use it but you wouldn't blame the gun company for a murder someone else committed would you? In that way God gave the Nazi the ability to choose to do those things to the prisoners but you can't blame him for their choices.
User avatar #94 to #90 - yeorey (05/21/2013) [-]
But the Jews are God's favorite people. Any other time we would have ridden anyone who threatened the Jews with a plague.
User avatar #106 to #94 - Vandeekree ONLINE (05/21/2013) [-]
I think he says something closer to "a chosen generation." As in it's that generation that got those boons. But it doesn't mean he gives them ultimate protection and a guarantee of safety from harm. In fact, if you look at the bible, I think you can agree the Jews don't exactly get an easy life. And not all Jew even believe in God, some can be atheist. This one seems to be, is it because he lost it during the Holocaust? I have no idea. Just saying.
#109 to #106 - yeorey (05/21/2013) [-]
Well 			****		.
Well **** .
User avatar #123 to #109 - Sethorein (05/21/2013) [-]
Jew here. Being chosen just gives us more responsibilities. I mean... if we do all 613 of our commandments we get a better slice of heaven than non-Jews who fulfill their 8 laws, but that's about the only better treatment we get.

Even our messiah won't make the whole world Jewish. He'll just provide a golden age for the Jews...

Judaism isn't a religion that demands everyone join like a cult. It is a religion that tries to be small and commited. The greatest goal of the Jewish people is to teach non-Jews to do the 8 noahide laws.

The prohibition of Idolatry.
The prohibition of Murder.
The prohibition of Theft.
The prohibition of Sexual immorality.
The prohibition of Blasphemy.
The prohibition of eating flesh taken from an animal while it is still alive.
The requirement of maintaining courts to provide legal recourse.

We aren't that spooky...
User avatar #121 to #68 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (05/21/2013) [-]
Eh, I just place plenty of blame on both parties if indeed they had ample power to stop the situation.
User avatar #69 to #68 - Sethorein (05/21/2013) [-]
"Nazis ain't **** but ho's and tricks"

My guess is someone probably wrote that somewhere...
User avatar #93 to #69 - condormcninja (05/21/2013) [-]
And Dr. Dre heard the quote and was like "damn, I could use that"
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User avatar #10 - redwindow (05/20/2013) [-]
"if there is god, he was also present in gas chambers in auschwitz." (primo levi)

there're two possibilities: god exists or god doesn't exist. if you think just for a while, you'll realise that both are horrible, each in it's own way. holocaust is great example to consider that.
User avatar #89 to #10 - rhetoricalfunny (05/21/2013) [-]
Assuming a god exists, that does not mean he is present and controlling every single event that takes place.
User avatar #248 to #89 - redwindow (05/21/2013) [-]
you don't get it. yes, it's possible what you say, it's called positive atheism. but dude just read and learn more about holocaust and you should realise how it's realy hard to understand why would anyone let that happen if he had power to stop it or influence on it in any way. maybe you'll be more and more aware of that as you'll get older.

the whole problem with god is that we don't have any firm evidence for his existence while there're many firm and argumented evidence that he doesn't exist, at least not in form we think, or should i say, need.
User avatar #276 to #248 - rhetoricalfunny (05/21/2013) [-]
There's actually no evidence that he doesn't exist. There's evidence to disprove theories of religion, but nothing disproving a deity, just like there's nothing to prove a deity.

It's not called positive atheism, it's called Deism. The belief in a deity who does not interfere with our world in any way. Consider how absolutely tiny we are on a scale of a much larger world. Imagine a deity who designed this entire world. The universe, and all of its wonders. Let's assume he had the power to interfere, at any time. Why would he. To assume he is malevolent for this is to put our own system of judgement on something we cannot understand. In fact to assume he should do anything at all is to assume that he should take the responsibility for our actions. Both sides of the argument are flawed. A deity does not have a hand in anything, nor should he ever have a hand in anything. We are here, that's all that matters. We need to fix the problems we make for ourselves and learn from the mistakes that have been made.

I have faith that a god exists. Not the one of any holy book, and not one who shadows me with every step. I'm here, right now. And when I'm looking down the barrel of a gun, I'm not going to leave it to a deity to get me out, nor will I blame said deity when I die
User avatar #293 to #276 - redwindow (05/21/2013) [-]
ok, we could consider or accept deism but, if you ask me, there's no much metaphisical consolation in that. a single photo of children in nazi camps makes all concepts of god unsatisfying.

we're talknig about pure evil, horrible crimes that remain unavenged.
User avatar #327 to #293 - rhetoricalfunny (05/22/2013) [-]
To me, a deity doesn't exist to provide comfort in any situation I face. The reality is there, and it always will be. Which is why whether or not a god exists, does not matter.

This is the world we were born to. It's what we make of it. And it's our fault for letting these tragedies befall us.
User avatar #12 to #10 - diverdee (05/20/2013) [-]
Why is it horrible to imagine no god? No god would mean no religious wars, and no ****** up religious people who try to stuff it up your arse..
User avatar #14 to #12 - sienimies (05/20/2013) [-]
To be honest, religion rarely is the true reason for wars. People just use it as excuse when they actually wage war for money and power.

Though i agree with you about religion stuffing it up peoples arses.
User avatar #15 to #14 - diverdee (05/20/2013) [-]
In the middle east they still rage wars because of the little difference there is in their religion. Also Ireland is an example.
User avatar #18 to #12 - ireallylikepotatoe (05/20/2013) [-]
The will still be wars for other reasons.

Religion is not the reason for a ****** up Humanity. Humanity is.
User avatar #30 to #12 - tealcanaan (05/20/2013) [-]
Ha you ever read The Grand Inquisitor by Dostoevsky, it help displays his belief that evil is in man and evil in the name of religion is a creation of man who would shun and destroy god, if they could, if he came to say otherwise. Don't know if this helps....
#13 to #10 - anon (05/20/2013) [-]
Here's my take on it (I'll show myself out afterwards), God exists, but doesn't give to of his godly ***** about this spec in the universe. He's given us life, some guidelines and the afterlife (hopefully(?)) and after that he just waddled of, like me when I play Sim City and gets tired of the hellhole and all the complaining assholes that live there. So I send Godzilla and leave.
User avatar #26 to #13 - redwindow (05/20/2013) [-]
maybe. but maybe this:
"only explaination for creatiing world is god's fear of loneliness. in other
words, our role is to amuse Our Creator. like a poor clowns of absolute,
we forgot that we are playing role in tragedy to relieve boredom of only
one spectator whose aplause no one has ever heard.
loneliness plagues god so much that he had to create saints for his collocutors."
(emil cioran, tears and saints)

even if god exists, even if there is some kind of "master plan", it still doesn't make holocaust or any other human suffering any easier issue.

i hope there is god. there's been so much evil in human history that should be punished.
#33 to #13 - anon (05/20/2013) [-]
Well, that's the point. Why do we have to beg for forgiveness. "Beg for forgiveness when you have learned to forgive"
User avatar #16 to #13 - diverdee (05/20/2013) [-]
Makes a valid statement you do.
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