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    Dear god,

    Are Cogito ergo sum and buddhism mutually exclusive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavericknm View Post
    Dear God,

    Do you have a god?
    mavericknm,

    I like this question! I'm not sure I have a satisfying answer for you, but hey, I work in mysterious ways. In the sense that I have something I love more than anything, that I trust implicitly, and that I hope to spend eternity with, I do have a God. It's called a cheeseburger. MMMM, heavenly.

    No, but seriously, it's you. The collective you as humans, and the individual you as mavericknm. To paraphrase Auden:

    You are my North, my South, my East and West,
    My working week and my Sunday rest,
    My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
    I hope that love will last for ever: I don't want to be wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by mavericknm View Post
    Dear god,

    Are Cogito ergo sum and buddhism mutually exclusive?
    No way, dude. Clearing your mind is still a sentient action. Or, as one of my most favored bands, Rush, said: "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."
    Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

    Johari
    /Nohari

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    God, why are you a dickhead?

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    God, why is life better than death?

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    Dear God,

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Thanks,
    PB
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
    Eleanor Roosevelt


    "When people see some things as beautiful,
    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Dear God,

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Thanks,
    PB
    Answer: The Egg.

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    Dear God,

    Why do you not provide Unbelievers with irrefutable proof of your presence, so that they have a reason to believe?

    It seems that you have some nasty punishment lined up in the afterlife for the sin of willful non-belief, which makes you appear like you are just toying with them when you created them with minds that require compelling concrete evidence in order to believe something, and then do not provide them with that evidence so that they at least have the option. To them, unbelief seems like the only rational option as they have never seen anything that could convince them of your existence.

    Of course we could say that this is because their mental horizons do not allow them to consider less concrete forms of evidence, but then why did you create them with such minds in the first place? Were you just being vindictive towards your own creations or did you have a purpose?
    Look into my avatar. Look deep into my avatar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helios View Post
    God, why are you a dickhead?
    Helios,

    If I were a dickhead, I would send a bolt of lightning your way instead of trying to answer your question

    I think that you're looking at my behavior from your perspective instead of a more universal perspective. You see one part of the plan instead of how the whole thing fits together. Or, as God said to Job when Job stepped to him (and I paraphrase), "You don't know me!!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    God, why is life better than death?
    Nicodemus,

    I suspect that you're asking me to defend a position on a question I remain undecided about. It might not even be the right question, as death could be seen as a transition into a new kind of existence. In that case, you might ask "is this life better than death?"

    Perhaps your question is better posed in relation to a specific person rather than to mankind. For some people, death might be better than life. Sometimes a person's life on Earth has reached a natural conclusion, but extreme measures are taken to keep the body operating anyway. "We aren't going to kill her, it's up to God". Damn, can't you see a brother trying??

    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    Dear God,

    What came first, the chicken or the egg?

    Thanks,
    PB
    PeaceBaby,

    This appears to be one of the most perplexing paradoxes mankind has wrestled with. And frankly, I think you all have too much time on your hands. This one is easy - the egg. Somewhere, sometime, a creature that's not a chicken but was a chicken's direct predecessor laid an egg that hatched into the first chicken. Clearly, everything that describes a chicken biologically was present in that egg.

    And yes, this means that God believes in evolution. Yes, I created everything, but not individually. Do you know how much WORK that is? You guys write artificial intelligence programs that learn and adapt, right? So why is it so hard to believe I did the same thing? When you people argue about this it sounds like judging the merit of a painting by the frame. Seriously, all you guys can shut the @#$& up about this now. Love, God.
    Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.

    Johari
    /Nohari

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    Dear God (and Saturned),

    So these guys are wrong?

    Chicken Came First

    Also God, why do the majority of male INTJ's think they are omniscient?

    Thanks,
    PB
    "Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
    Eleanor Roosevelt


    "When people see some things as beautiful,
    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
    Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    If we ask God a question, we are sane.

    But if we hear an answer, we're not.
    I think I heard somewhere that prayer was talking to God and meditation was listening.

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