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    Default Why are philosophers so curious about god?

    I don't really care whether there's a God or not.
    I'm more interested in how people work.

    Philosophers interest me.
    People who try to prove one way or another whether there's a God.

    I understand religious people -- I get why people would want, or want not for there to be a god.

    I just don't understand why those who are unbiased care.
    A lot of philosophers play ring around the rosie with this issue...

    Why the fuck do you care*?
    What does it matter?
    Why do people spend hours discussing proofs, or whether He created...

    I don't get the point of theology outside of penitence and piety.
    Explain yourselves.




    *Partially mocking, but genuinely curious.
    Also if a mod has a better title, go ahead and change it.
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    Maybe because the idea interests some people and not others?
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    Fucking... obviously it interests them.
    My question is to ask why it interests them.

    What is the curiosity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    I'm more interested in how people work.
    Why? What is the curiousity?

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    Very (very) generally speaking, Theology offers the individual the opportunity to connect with an ideal that transcends the limitations of mortality.


    Religions help to assuage the burden of death, while easing the anxieties of daily life.

    Death is frightening and bedrocked on uncertainty - both in how one will die, and what happens after. Religion offers an answer.

    Most also offer profound opportunity for personal growth.
    Typically, a divine manuscript/mysterious holy figure(s)/creation narrative inspires a system of behavior designed to instill idealized qualities (usually benefiting humankind as a communal unit), while protecting the religious institution. A code of behavior engineered to ensure personal well-being while (with some religions) offering an idyllic reward in the afterlife is often prescribed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Why? What is the curiousity?
    Ouch.

    I guess that's a lesson not to horse around with another Ti sort.


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    I think probably the intellectuals don't want to make a personal commitment because of their intellectual doubts... yet the question still is one of the largest of all human existence, so they end up wanting to tackle it, just like a scientist might be compelled to attempt a Theory of Everything.

    But what do I know?
    Just go read Night's post again.

    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Why? What is the curiousity?
    Let's not derail the thread.
    Go make your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Let's not derail the thread.
    Go make your own.
    Ouch.

    I guess that's a lesson not to horse around with an Ne sort.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocapszy View Post
    Let's not derail the thread.
    Go make your own.
    The desire to understand is the reason. You can't escape the commonality between all desires to understand. Your interests are not their, and theirs are not yours, but you are no different in nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    The desire to understand is the reason.
    Jesus... Orangy already covered that. Why do they choose religion to study? Why not psychology like me?
    You can't escape the commonality between all desires to understand.
    I'm not trying to.

    Your interests are not their, and theirs are not yours, but you are no different in nature.
    Thank you for pointing out what I've already ascertained. Obviously their interests are different from mine in nature.

    I want an explanation of the nature of the interest.
    It's a simple question, not really worthy of the sarcastic ridicule you have to offer.

    That's why I told you to go away.
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