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#435 - camerel (05/21/2012) [-]
opinion time! oh i just love these! ok, so, i used to be christian when i was younger, but as i grew up, i took a great liking to physical science and astrophysics, i slowly progressed from agnostic to my current atheist.

my belief system is this: obviously, there is no way to prove or disprove that god OR the big bang ever happened (both of you sides shut up and listen) I'm an atheist mainly because i don't understand how, if God is this all powerful being that can do what ever the **** he wants. whats to stop him from coming down to earth, walking into my bedroom, turning water into wine, and being all like "hey man, whats up?" i would believe he existed then.
TL;DR im atheist, why cant god just come down and prove he's god to settle all of this?
Christians care to explain?
User avatar #502 to #435 - ofmiceandmen (05/21/2012) [-]
i see it more like this. why is there so much suffering in the world if god exists? if he is all knowing and all powerful then why do people go hungry and go without basic necessities? i just can't see an all knowing, all powerful, and most importantly MERCIFUL god letting such things happen. to me there's too much bad in the world for there to be such a good being out there somewhere.

my personal experience. i stutter. i would not wish it upon my worst enemy. if there is a god why does he put me through this? to make me a better person? i already was a good person. that's why i can't put my faith in him. he's put a living hell on me with nothing to show for it.
#491 to #435 - fraggle (05/21/2012) [-]
Well, if you believe in the Bible, he did that for the longest time. The 10 Plagues on Pharaoh, giving Moses the power to part the Red Sea, Jericho's walls falling.... But, as I see it, he got tired of it because it didn't work. Liken him in those times as an overbearing parent, laying down the law and trying to force his children to change and obey through acts of power and proving himself. But, that didn't work in any permanent fashion. So he switched up his strategy. He'd sit back and let people decide for themselves, make their own decisions about stuff. What's better, the blind obedience of a once wild and insufferable brat earned through beatings, constant intervention, and surveillance, a brat who has learned nothing but simply "obey," or the love, obedience, and devotion of the prodigal son who has departed wrong-minded and returned of his own will, honestly sorry and willing to make amends after seeing why he was wrong before?

Sorry about that mental spewing. In apology, I offer you this image.
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User avatar #453 to #435 - stafflessmoses (05/21/2012) [-]
Wasn't there s something about a test of faith till the very end? I don't know, I read that book so long ago, can't remember **** .
User avatar #452 to #435 - thebigcountry (05/21/2012) [-]
It's kindof like Santa.. Seeing shouldn't be believing... Believing should make you see. Don't get me wrong, I respect your opinion and am in no way assaulting you with bible quotes... Moral of the story, people believe because they have faith without proof. All in all everyone should believe what they truely think. No theory is ever spot on, so until that moment when we find out we are wrong or right, who cares? If you want your proof you'll get it in the long run.. Sorry for the long read xD
#455 to #452 - camerel (05/21/2012) [-]
not at all, that was the perfect answer i was searching for, thank you my good sir
not at all, that was the perfect answer i was searching for, thank you my good sir
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#443 to #435 - akkere ONLINE (05/21/2012) [-]
He's not going to come down because our Pope is Emperor Sidious.
So there, there's your answer.
Now get back to the funny.
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