a thing to think about.

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User avatar #1 - ajaxthegreat (02/19/2013) [-]
I liked the ways the Greeks interpreted it, they knew their gods were assholes
User avatar #2 to #1 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
the Greek god were great. I like the idea in these books (a fore mentioned) that they are incarnations of death, time, fate, war, nature, good (god), and evil (satan) they all had namesfrom mythology but i cant remember, Thantos, Mars, Gaea....anyway, they arn't people but positions, filled by mortals that are switched at certain times, each has a different way of knowing when to switch and who fills the role. It's interesting...
User avatar #3 - LaBarata (02/19/2013) [-]
There's a picture floating around out there somewhere.

"What's the difference between me and your god? I would try to stop a child being raped"
User avatar #5 to #3 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
actually that's what made me think of it. you win the prize!
User avatar #7 to #5 - LaBarata (02/19/2013) [-]
Lol. The whole issue with that argument, though. Why doesn't he kill the terrorist instead?

The really sad thing is that Malcolm in the Middle had the best answer I can come up with. If there is a god, he can't even comprehend us because we're so insignificant in comparison, so he's just turning the garden hose on us to see what'll happen.
User avatar #11 to #7 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
some TV shows have great quotes, but my example wasn't a great one, i haven't read it in a while but there was something, a reason they couldn't kill the hijackers so they went in an killed 2 by standers, or maybe killing the by standers had a good affect on something later... i don't know my mind is not versatile enough to comprehend these advanced subjects.
User avatar #12 to #11 - LaBarata (02/19/2013) [-]
But at the same time, he's god. If he wanted to, he could simply negate the effects with a thought. But he doesn't.

So he's a dick.
User avatar #14 to #12 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
as an omnipotent god. Yes, he kind of sucks. but lets say (oh my god) Christians are wrong and he is not all powerful, what if it is, say, a less powerful god, or one with a Satan figure working against him? He can't simply dispel it with a thought, and he has to work within semi-regular bonds, he can affect someone with a nudge in the right direction but not simply negate all bad affects? I really don't support a christian, all powerful god, but a more subtle one, such as fate in mythology.
User avatar #15 to #14 - LaBarata (02/19/2013) [-]
The issue THERE is that fate gave something remotely resembling a **** xD
User avatar #16 to #15 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
as a prior mortal she may. XD
#22 - TheDutchBoy (03/26/2013) [-]
because god doesn't exist
#23 to #22 - tigersstripes [OP](03/26/2013) [-]
Maybe, i don't deny or right out accept the existence of a god, there's a word for it but i can't remember, but basically i question a god. also...this is such old content, why are you stalking me. D:
Maybe, i don't deny or right out accept the existence of a god, there's a word for it but i can't remember, but basically i question a god. also...this is such old content, why are you stalking me. D:
#24 to #23 - TheDutchBoy (03/27/2013) [-]
because i love you!
#25 to #24 - tigersstripes [OP](03/27/2013) [-]
well, you will never find me. ITS ALL A RUSE. NEAHAHAHAHAHA!
well, you will never find me. ITS ALL A RUSE. NEAHAHAHAHAHA!
User avatar #20 - ffx (02/19/2013) [-]
I sorta believe more of there's a god but he's just going to let everything happen naturally. Also sorta believe he really doesn't care much of the prayers and praises.
#17 - shadowspeaker (02/19/2013) [-]
look, just because something happens doesn't mean that there is a huge plan behind it. i know it seems better to think that way, but it is so much better to be able to see things for what they are and realize the beauty of how the world works.
User avatar #18 to #17 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
while i agree, many people feel like to be good you can't allow bad things to happen, even for a good cause. such as holding an attack and letting a few more innocents die, so your army is most affective and can stop the violence in stead of pausing it. its just something to think about, really.
#19 to #18 - shadowspeaker (02/19/2013) [-]
first and foremost, any loss of life is horrible. there are very few people i believe deserve to die, but even then, i would still regret that those people died, even if it was for the good of millions. i believe that everyone's life is important to someone, and killing a person is taking him away from their loved ones who now have to suffer with that memory. killing should be the last resort. and letting people die is just the same as killing them yourselves. that's why even if it pauses the attack, you should keep those people from being killed because those people are people. maybe not good people, but still people.
User avatar #21 to #19 - tigersstripes [OP](02/20/2013) [-]
the problem with life, things kill things, they fight for what they need, and some, like humans, have escalated to fighting for what they want, sometimes so long they no longer know why they're fighting. Especially humans have a conflict, we have things other animals don't have, morals and desires. the two things often are a conflict of interests, but everyone and everything has its flaws, and those flaws are what make someone who they are, and those flaws are what makes us human.
User avatar #4 - anniethreeone (02/19/2013) [-]
I figure a lot of things just happen, and there's nothing more to it. Other times, certain things were meant to happen -- call it luck or god or fate or whatever. Either way, they are never inherently good or bad. We decide if something is a good thing or a bad thing based on how it affects us, but I figure the universe, or god, or who/whatever doesn't have a concept of good and bad -- they are just events.
User avatar #6 to #4 - anniethreeone (02/19/2013) [-]
On a side note, aforementioned is one word.
User avatar #8 to #4 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
philosophical moment, really 'good' and 'bad' is in the eye of the beholder, and very hard to get a grasp on. Hitler thought he was doing good things to help his country, but those that he was killing disagreed. There is really never a 'good' or 'bad', nor a 'right' or 'wrong' just the way it affects you may be in a good or bad way. philosophical moment, out.
User avatar #9 to #8 - anniethreeone (02/19/2013) [-]
If you believe that, then you've created a fallacy since your originally posed question is based on the fact that an even can be labeled as good or bad.
User avatar #13 to #9 - tigersstripes [OP](02/19/2013) [-]
ah true, basically what I'm getting back is harm and innocent to save a mass. Something has a bad affect on one to save many from a bad affect. i just simplified it to something bad happens to one to save the many from something bad.
User avatar #10 to #9 - anniethreeone (02/19/2013) [-]
*an event
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