I cannot argue with your comments, for I agree with them. [/quote]
sorry, i got "triggered" by the assumption of "God" by Beleivers - verse which God/s....
as an Athiest i do not view one God as above others - deny all equally. but see the agument of "god" by Believers - assuming there is one God, and theirs is the correct one.
Greylorn Ell wrote: ↑Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:19 am
Which God? Every silly one of them. Gods are created by priests and their equivalents as a method of controlling populaces whose average IQ is 100 on a good test day, when they're not drunk or stoned.
I hope to introduce the notion that some parts of our universe were engineered by intelligent entities, in a manner similar to human technological development. However, the notion that any kind of omnipotent or super-powerful being who knows everything was responsible for creation is, IMO, nonsense.
The greater nonsense is that humans were totally created by the same entity (or group of entities) who might have participated in the assembly of earlier biological life forms. (No, I'm not a dumbfuck "ancient alien theorist" and I rarely say "yes.")
The stinkiest religious bullshit of all is the absurd notion that any entity who might have participated in human engineering might give a shit about me, you, or any other individual human.
As for science's story about the beginnings, I regard both the notion of a Big Bang and the first picosecond of activity thereafter with about the same high regard and esteem as a long dead otter. That crap is less "scientific" than Darwinism and abiogenesis theories, each easily shown to be nonsensical.
agree, I'm not anti-religion (Atheism offers nothing, would love to believe any any God/s - for i like all other fear death) Religion offers a meaning of life and a hope of an after.
assholes take the mantel of Religion - any/all of them - put on the robes - then tell the sheople what to believe (when 1/2 of them are in it for the power and do not even believe in the God/s they mandate others to follow).
and so, i oppose authority when robed in religion (which usually is hypocrisy - I rest any Priest/etc - that personally follows his mandates others should follow - most fall flat though), I do not oppose "honest religion" - fear of death and striving to find meaning to life and hope of afterlife.
to those of goodwill that are Believers, i offer goodwill and only wish i were one of you.
never was anti-religion, just corruption of via ego/hypocrisy. i only lack Belief due to no empirical prove of God/s existing, nor meaning to my life.
if i find myself "still alive" after death - in Hell (per Judiasm/Islam/christianity) - then I'll prostate myself upon the "Ground" - and if their God ("God") is of real/true mercy, will offer me salvation and grant me access to Heaven.
...........until the time of my death - hopefully latter than sooner, I'll just live life as honourably as i can, and not worry about the character of any non-existent God/s.
thanks for reply Sir.