Beyond all the other nonsensical arguments to be made asserting that God exists, this is how it boils down for me.
I had a religious conversation with a Christian friend of mine the other night, when something occurred to me. In the earlier part of our conversation she was making all kinds of declarations in attempts to answer my questions on how God made no sense. For example: If God is good and all powerful, why would God allow children to suffer horribly? Or if God is good and all knowing, why would he make heaven and then bar it from anyone who didn't believe in him, when he clearly knows that the majority of people won't be born into a Christian religious framework. If you're born in India for example, you're likely to be Hindu, not Christian. You generally end up most likely either not religious, or the religion you were raised with, and God would know this.
Her argument to this was that in the beginning, God gave man the free will to choose, then forbid him to make a choice. Man made the forbidden choice, and now we are all judged for it.
So I began thinking: Why would we want to worship this being even if he did exist? I asked her this, and her response was that he made us.
I said, "so"? Why does an all powerful being think it deserves to be worshipped because it made us?
So she said that he gave us eternal life after death. I said, "so"? Why does an all powerful being think it deserves to be worshipped because of that either?
Then it dawned on me the almost twisted irony of the whole situation: God set up the rules of the game, giving us an option to suffer. Why would a God who's good and all powerful even do that?
If you have the power to make the forbidden fruit or not make it, then render punishment if your creation eats the fruit you forbid, yet still made, why wouldn't you just not make the fruit? Or alternately, why wouldn't you just not make the fruit forbidden? You're God, after all. Either you exist and you're good and all powerful and thus you have no limits, or some of those things aren't true, such as you just don't exist.
I find it interesting that we don't use this line of thinking in our arguments more often. Too often do theists want to debate the existence of God, instead of the argument over whether or not God is actually a just and/or moral deity at all. Imagine if a sinister God had made us - should we praise him? Pray to him? Grovel before him? Honor him? Would it not be within an evil God's power to create? So how do... keep reading on reddit ➡
things don’t add up. it makes no sense that humans just recently started to worship a god that, if said god cared about them, would’ve made his presence clear back in the creation of the universe, or at least during the evolution of humanity. let’s face it, the bible is unscientific and is a book of metaphors.
There are christians who claim that gay people should "repent" and start worshipping their god. But why would they want to do that? Why would a gay person want to worship a god who hates gay people? On top of that, why would a gay person want to worship a god who wants to send gay people to a firey pit simply for existing?
Many people claim to be communist, or want to have greater wealth distribution yet still contribute to one of the biggest industries in America. If you truly believe in communism you would understand that having this group of people that are looked at as greater beings is only detrimental to your ideologies.
Hollywood needs to be dismantled, at least in the modern era much better content is released through independent creators.
Up until recently, they didn't visit us much or for very long because we lived in a small condo that wast really good for family visits, so we went to visit them and I would sit there in horror and keep my mouth shut about all the wild things that were happening around me. I'm certainly not gonna tell them how to raise their own kid (grandson) in their own house.They eat whatever he wants, watch what he wants on TV, 100% of their lives revolve around this kid.
My husband and I recently bought a house, and brought home a large dog. They came to visit last weekend. It was a shit show.
Plan was originally my FIL was going to help my husband do yard work while the rest of them, BIL, MIL, and nephew went to the beach. Our dog is still new and nervous around power tools and such so I was to take him out while they did the yard work. But since their lives revolve around this 6 year old none of that happened.
As soon as they arrive, nephew is in a bad mood and doesn't want to go to the beach anymore. MIL and BIL don't fight him at all on it even though they just sat in 4 hours of traffic to get to the freaking beach. He (the child) immediately sits down on our couch and grabs the TV remote and turns on shitty youtube videos. Thinking back to my own visits to my aunt and uncles as a kid I can not fucking believe the audacity of walking into a relatives house and turning in their TV to watch what I wanted, without asking. They try a little to at least get him outside to "help" with yard work and BIL says "well we're not going to sit here and watch youtube videos all day," as he sat down and watched fucking youtube videos with the kid all day.
So now I'm stuck at home playing hostess, husband and FIL are out working in the yard oblivious to everything happening inside.
MIL, BIL, and nephew proceed to act as if they are at home, despite it being the first visit to our new house. And by acting like they were at home I mean letting the 6 year old do whatever he wanted, including fuck up our new house. He spilled a slurpee, no one cleaned it up and when my husband discovered the stains ALL OVER our furniture later MIL shrugged it off casually. Also the 6 year old decided to be afraid of our dog (he usually loves animals), MIL and BIL did not question this at all and instantly went to the kid's defense, so our very sweet mild tempered dog, who is also scared of the work happening outside, gets yelled at all fucking day for doing nothing. Both my husband... keep reading on reddit ➡
The power of the masses is the ability to be decentralized. As soon as someone starts worshiping and idolize a single author, we become centralized and easy to manipulate through the opinions and presence/absence of these authors. I suggest deleting comments like "Papa u/...", "Love you, u/..." etc. Let's stay balanced and emotionally detached.
I am not saying that I am not thankful for all the DDs these guys are doing, my main point here is that MOD = DD author = Usual Lurker. Every ape matters and all are equally important. Only this way we can be sure that will be truly decentralized, and r/Superstonk will be our last & only home.
Thanks for reading this.
Edit 1: Typography
Edit 2: u/ezzune phrased it much better than I did. I really love his comment: "Spartacus was only powerful because he had no face. By making individuals our "generals" we make it so our enemy has to defeat 3-4 of us instead of 100k of us." Can't really say it better than this.