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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 03:09 AM

Atheists! What if you're wrong?

Here's a nifty mashup of Star Trek and Pascal's wager.

Atheists! What if you're wrong? What if you never believe in Kahless the Unforgettable & destroy your chances of getting into Stovokor? What if you're tortured for all eternity by Fek'lhr in Gre'Thor? You're only an #atheist until you're on the Barge of the Dead!






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Reply Atheists! What if you're wrong? (Original post)
progressoid Apr 13 OP
agingdem Apr 13 #1
Act_of_Reparation Jun 7 #22
Demobrat Apr 13 #2
mitch96 Apr 13 #8
Warpy Apr 13 #17
Roy Rolling Apr 13 #3
Bobespy Apr 13 #4
Duppers Apr 13 #6
3Hotdogs Apr 13 #10
3Hotdogs Apr 13 #11
Cheezoholic Apr 13 #5
Duppers Apr 13 #7
Walleye Apr 13 #9
rownesheck Apr 13 #12
Walleye Apr 13 #13
NeoGreen Apr 13 #14
Random Boomer Apr 13 #15
Warpy Apr 13 #16
Stargleamer Apr 25 #18
Post removed Jun 3 #19
gopiscrap Jun 3 #20
Post removed Jun 4 #21
uriel1972 Sunday #23

Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 03:29 AM

1. the way I see this atheist/agnostic thing...

if I believe there's a god and there is one I'm ok...if I believe there's a god and there isn't one then I'm still ok...but if I don't believe in god and there is one then I'm screwed (bases covered)...however, if there is a god then he/she has a shit-ton to answer for... example: if god created man (and woman) then was it really necessary for him/her to "make" a Donnie, a Mitch, a Ted, a Josh, a GOP?...to paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld "what's the deal with that???"

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Response to agingdem (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 7, 2021, 10:44 AM

22. Might want to check your math there.

if I believe there's a god and there is one I'm ok...


There are thousands of religions, and thousands of possible gods. Many of these gods don't like it when people believe in the wrong gods. Even if you believe in a god, your bases are most certainly not covered, as there is a strong statistical likelihood that you don't believe in the correct god.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:11 AM

2. If there is a God

why does he hate us so much?

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:08 AM

8. "why does he hate us so much?" that question always gets the "God gave us free will" stuff.nt

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:31 PM

17. Why does he feel compelled to hide?

Once we discovered how to detect ergot in our rye and avoid it, he's been MIA.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:38 AM

3. Skeptical Atheist

Donít try to tempt me with the atheist faith, I was born a snake-handler and Iíll die a snake-handling Christianójust like all my relatives have. 😂😂

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:49 AM

4. A product of thought

God was created by thought. All those prayers to it are worthless. It is an invention brought about by fear of the unknown. It is an illusion. Believing in a god is a futile exercise. There is no redeeming value for this belief. But if you want to subscribe to the fantasy and subject your mind to the delusion, go right ahead. It wonít make any difference in the way that things are in life and in the world. All that will happen is that you will end up senile because you will repeat this belief until your mind becomes dull through lack of insight, perception and intelligence.

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Response to Bobespy (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:27 AM

6. Of course.

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Response to Bobespy (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:38 AM

10. "... prayers to it...."

Reminds me of people at a slot machine, praying to it while the wheels are still spinning.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:04 AM

5. Praise Jeezuss! TV snake shakers...

Oh deaf spirit come out!!!

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Response to Cheezoholic (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:29 AM

7. 😂

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:33 AM

9. If I actually go to heaven and meet up with God,

I will walk up to God, look him straight in the eye and tell him I was wrong. I think thatís a paraphrase of Mark Twain

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Response to Walleye (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 07:58 AM

12. If there is a god,

I would happily stroll up to it and kick the shit out of it for being such a worthless asshole. Then, I'd gladly walk the highway to hell. That's where all the good music is gonna be anyway.

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Response to rownesheck (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 08:55 AM

13. That's a good attitude. They must have a hell of a good band down there

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:20 AM

14. My odds of being incorrect on whether I've picked the wrong path/god are statisically the same as...

...any and every christian out there (or anyone else for that matter).

So many gods to choose from, and thus so many ways to pick the wrong one, that selecting 'none' has the same odds of being correct or incorrect as any of the other choices.

One could also make the argument that selecting any of the newer deities (I'm looking at you moses/jesus/mohamid/mr. smith) reduces your chances of being correct.

I guess I'm somewhat of an originalist when it comes to gods.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:37 AM

15. Yes, I'm a little dubious of this new upstart

We humans have been around some 300,000 years at least, and now in the last scant 2,000 years someone shows up and says "I'm the one!" Get in line, buster.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 01:29 PM

16. I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm going to have a hell of a lot of questons

that the deity most people believe in won't like answering.

By that time, I will have lived a life of sleeping in on Sundays, not paying money I couldn't afford to listen to some gasbag in a grandiose building, and no fear of judgment or hell, so when my time comes, I'll exit peacefully, without dread.

That's the flip side to Pascal's Wager, you know.

But thanks for playing, we haven't had a Pasca's Wager chew toy in a long time.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 10:25 PM

18. There are no atheists in wormholes

if caught in a wormhole, the atheist will fall on her or his knees and believe!

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Thu Jun 3, 2021, 10:48 PM

20. welcome to DU

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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 12:48 PM

23. If god is love then it wouldn't be a problem...

However if god ain't then I don't want to go to heaven.

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