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#22 - klokwork
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(05/20/2013) [-]
Arthur C. Clarke - "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."
#157 to #22 - anon
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(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...
#189 to #157 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
4deep3me
#159 to #157 - anon
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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
#270 to #22 - anon
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(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.'
#194 to #22 - errdayimfjing
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Here you go
#203 to #194 - burningsmurfs
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#65 to #22 - abstract
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Isn't that quote about aliens?
#80 to #65 - huskycreeper
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Does it matter?
#81 to #80 - abstract
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I mean, not really, but if you take it in the original context it doesn't go with the content.
#83 to #81 - huskycreeper
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(05/21/2013) [-]
True.

Didn't mean to sound rude just btw.
#84 to #83 - abstract
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It's all cool. I guess the dude that posted the quote was just interpreting it in a different way.
#87 to #84 - huskycreeper
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Still makes sense though, cause i mean...what if there is some omniscient being just...there...watching...
#135 to #87 - Bobtheblob
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#324 to #135 - huskycreeper
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Exactackery!
#211 to #65 - MrShaggy
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(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.
#131 to #22 - dragondubobski
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(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
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(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.
#58 to #23 - Sethorein
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(05/21/2013) [-]
religious ********... ****... Let's see if I can fix this...
#181 to #58 - anon
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(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
#183 to #181 - Sethorein
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I like to fix religious arguments by helping both sides calm down :\
#66 to #23 - Sethorein
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(05/21/2013) [-]
you got me excited for nothing! :\

Just one nazi and one religious guy...
#170 to #23 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
I ******* **** my pants when I read that....and saw the gif
#29 to #23 - asftrooper ONLINE
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(05/20/2013) [-]
Thanks. Have this as a gift.
#85 - rhetoricalfunny
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(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.
#167 to #85 - slumberdonkey
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His point was that he didn't think a "benevolent" god would allow such atrocities.
#182 to #85 - AlanbalMIT
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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).
#250 to #85 - aczoh
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Nah man, its all part of God's "great plan."
#50 - crispymcpee
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#188 to #50 - atma ONLINE
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#172 - tomtomvdp ONLINE
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Literally.
Literally.
#133 - NinjaHermit
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#1 - anon
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the disgusting jew deserved it
#2 to #1 - wakeup
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are you ******* nazi
#3 to #2 - SognaVetr
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no, he's an obvious troll and you just fed him.
#4 to #3 - wakeup
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I can't really see how my comment helped him in any way
#9 to #2 - anon
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what im puzzled at is why didnt every other country tell the germans: hey man just chill we will take the jews from you ok? just leave them alone


and BTW jews killed a a lot of prophets that came to them saying: oh we are gods chosen people we are the superior race. **** that ill be laughing my ass off when i see them burn in the fires of hell
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#70 - grrphc
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"GOD! WHY DID YOU NOT STOP THIS MAN'S FREE WILL AND CONTROL HIM LIKE A PUPPET UNTIL I WAS SAVED?!"

Honestly, I hate to be THAT guy, but free will is free will.
#117 to #70 - zendir
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Exactly, why dont people know this. It just makes me sad.
#136 to #70 - shaneac
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As I always say about free will, my mother gives me free will, but she would still stop me from murdering a person, which makes her a better role model than god.
#176 to #136 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
You, mother ******... i like you
#193 to #70 - schmitty
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Then why are we punished for using our free will to not believe?
#151 to #70 - ilovehitler
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Yep, 'free will'.
Like that flood he sent.
Or plagues.
Or intervening with the course of humanity at all.

If there is a cosmic being like the christian god, anything it does to humans will cause us not to have free will. Because we are no longer truly free.
#120 to #70 - jrondeau **User deleted account**
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(05/21/2013) [-]
Why did He not just kill him in some freak accident instead?

After all, He does it all the time to perfectly innocent people.

Also if God is indeed all-powerful then free will is simply an illusion as He knows everything we do before we do it. He just places stimuli in front of us that causes us to act certain ways...
#197 to #120 - rockamekishiko
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it doesn't matter if he knows what will happen what matters is that YOU don't know what will happen. you can do as you please. God already knows what will please you, though but what does it matter?
#218 to #197 - daentraya
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I always see that kind of excuse as utter bullocks.. If God exists or not doesnt ever matter. If he does exist according to the bible, then i wouldnt respect him, and thus it doesnt matter to me. If he has a divine plan that will come true, then praying won't matter. If we're just humans doing what humans want, whats the point of a god? If the threat of hell can make a good person, then it's not really free will, and if said person was genuinely good, said person wouldnt need religion. If the rules of going to hell is according to the bible, just about everyone would be there, and thus it doesnt matter.
It's not like he's a CelestAI trying to satisfy everyones values through friendship or ponies over anything. He doesnt matter one way or the other
#222 to #218 - rockamekishiko
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Well, that's the thing; if you are not genuinely good, then it's hypocrisy. The way I see it, you don't have to do good acts simply just because some people don't feel like doing them but it's a matter of not being evil, of not killing, raping and such. My best friend is atheist but i don't think he'll go to hell because he is a good person and has never purposely harmed anyone. Now back to the omniscient thing. Maybe my name is written on the book of life or maybe it is not but i don't know, so i have to be good.
#224 to #222 - daentraya
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If you think he can go to heaven, then so can you. You don't need this religion. You don't need god. Just don't be a dick, and try to make earth your heaven, cause theres nothing after death. You aren't a dumb person, so just shed the false beliefs already. You are perfectly able of being a good person without it.
Also, everything we are is actually beyond our own control. It's like a game, where even if you know its a game, you're still playing by the rules. But there's no God involved with it. This is just matter and life interacting and changing people, lots of coincidences and things done on purpose, shaping everything we know. I just wanna see if i can bump into some people and change their mind a little to the better, so religion can fade away a little bit sooner
#227 to #224 - rockamekishiko
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I believe in a God for my own reasons. Also don't call people's beliefs "false." People have their beliefs for a reason, be it for being raised with them or their own reasons, whatever they might be.
#228 to #227 - daentraya
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It just bothers me to see a perfectly good and notdumb person hold onto whatever was chosen by everything around you. It would seem that you're perfectly content with it for some reason, so go along if you dont want to change. Its just way too often that its something simply and directly bestowed upon a person
#234 to #228 - rockamekishiko
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I understand you for one part but it really bothers you? My beliefs don't affect anyone else. My friend's lack of belief in a deity doesn't bother me at all. In fact, we very seldom bring up religion when we talk and when we do we never fight over anything. His lack of religion doesn't affect me at all.

I just can't see why people get annoyed by it unless they are like those westboro retards
#268 to #234 - onceapiece
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Well, they can still insult people. I, for instance, am insulted when I hear about a "perfect, all-powerful" God that is perfectly fine with me suffering. It's kind of an insult.
#235 to #234 - daentraya
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It kinda does, but rest assured, you arent really bothering me. It's just the fact that religion is taking so long to fade away and be replaced by common human decency and knowledge. I'm impatient. I wanna see some action and change on the world stage, something interesting, something big
#238 to #235 - rockamekishiko
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that just shows how different people can be. I actually like people from all over the world believing different things. Idk why, i guess i like the diversity and culture that comes with them.

also, thank you for not being on of those asshole atheists
#245 to #238 - daentraya
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I find religion utterly fascinating in the way its used as a master placebo, fear, control, hope, whatever, and how diverse and complicated these fantastic tales gets, and how it's still managing to cling to people in this age of knowledge and reason. I just like knowledge and reason, and think it should make way for it, already
And I'm glad that you're not an asshole, either. Hurray for common human decency
#313 to #197 - jrondeau **User deleted account**
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You don't know what will happen, but God has already programmed you to be exactly who you are by putting in place all the stimuli that will make you exactly as you are now. You may perceive that you have free will, but an all-knowing and all-powerful God already knew exactly which circumstances you would be born, live, and die under because He put them there knowing you would find them. If He didn't, then He is not all-powerful.

This is simply one of the many logical contradictions in the Bible. Google determinism for more information.
#127 to #120 - anon
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(05/21/2013) [-]
First, God is not a hitman... "kill him in a freak accident", really?

Second, it has been scientifically proven through quantum mechanics that free will is a real thing. It is based on the same principles as wave-particle duality.
#129 to #127 - jrondeau **User deleted account**
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See the final sentence of my post and google determinism to fully understand what I'm talking about anon.

And if God isn't a hitman, then He just kills innocent people for the fun of it, even though He knows He may be sending them to Hell for living lives He placed them in.

And I'm totally for quantum mechanics and would say I have an decent 'understanding' of it, I'm just arguing from a faith-based perspective as a pissed-off atheist.
#168 to #127 - slumberdonkey
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(05/21/2013) [-]
>Thinks he understands quantum mechanics
>Doesn't understand that the chemicals in our brains make decisions for us
#158 - dwellmaster
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Disregard jews post funky black man!
Disregard jews post funky black man!
#173 to #158 - aarkisafaggot
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#24 - zielscheibe
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Not if it's this God
#51 to #24 - rheago
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C'tulhu master race