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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
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    Of course the world is different because you were born! Haven't you seen It's A Wonderful Life? Get thee to the Netflix! Now, as for you having a positive effect on lives - you haven't been shanked by anyone, have you? (Have you?) That's a pretty good sign in the affirmative. If you don't believe me, just wait until Christmas. Every gift you get is someone saying they're happy to have you around. Or at least that they don't want to shank you.
    Thank you God! You always know what to say to cheer a girl up. Do you even know how special you are?

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    Why do your followers act like such judgemental and closed-minded morons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    Why do your followers act like such judgemental and closed-minded morons?
    Why does a stone act like a stone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Why does a stone act like a stone?
    I know what you're getting at.



    Honestly, I was not so much looking for mind-changing insight as I was for the OP to either respond differently than he is wont to do, or make a fool of himself.
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    Why is faith a good thing?

    This is one actual question I would ask if I could because that is at the core of why I'm no longer religious. It just seems that skepticism, distance, with a growing attempt at a realistic sense of probabilities would seem to produce more accurate assumptions and results when acted upon. I know one answer that says everyone has faith in day to day life like "faith the sun will rise". I don't have faith the sun will rise, but I think the probability is high enough to act upon the assumption that it will. This is different that certitude and faith.
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    Dear God,

    If deep calls to deep, what do I call to?

    ~ a sound wave trapped between the shells of air bubbles

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairdoug View Post
    Why do your followers act like such judgemental and closed-minded morons?
    Dear wheelchairdoug,

    I can't answer your question to your satisfaction because I reject the blanket nature of your premise. However, if you want to know why a fair number of my followers are judgmental and closed-minded morons, I would answer that it's because a fair number of people are judgmental and closed-minded morons. It doesn't really have anything to do with me. If you are not among them, rejoice that I have created people to make you look good!


    Quote Originally Posted by fia View Post
    Why is faith a good thing?

    This is one actual question I would ask if I could because that is at the core of why I'm no longer religious. It just seems that skepticism, distance, with a growing attempt at a realistic sense of probabilities would seem to produce more accurate assumptions and results when acted upon. I know one answer that says everyone has faith in day to day life like "faith the sun will rise". I don't have faith the sun will rise, but I think the probability is high enough to act upon the assumption that it will. This is different that certitude and faith.
    Dear fla,

    Thank you for such a thoughtful question. I suppose I'd say that the most important thing about faith is that it teaches humility. It's a reminder that people don't know everything, and that in fact people know very little of all there is to know.

    I think there is a commonality among people who do not believe I exist; they are overly concerned with looking the fool by being wrong. There is a risk/reward inherent in any sort of faith, not just religious faith, and these people choose not to take the risk. Humans are wrong far more than they are right, and often based on no more evidence than there is of my existence. Faith acknowledges this by embracing uncertainty. In a sense, this is a more truthful way to live than going around telling people they're silly because you think you know all there is to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    [...] a fair number of people are judgmental and closed-minded morons. It doesn't really have anything to do with me. [...] I have created people to make you look good!
    This is almost as bad as the Bible, Lord.

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    What is Santas moral teachings for christmas for the now employed? How does blood and thunder in the office translate into under the tree goodnessness? I am lost.

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    Am I correct that Eden was not a place?
    Am I correct that Eden was actually a state of being?
    Am I correct that we left the Eden state of being when we gained the human condition?
    Am I correct that there was no deception or trickery involved, except what resulted from this human condition that we gained?

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