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Wed Apr 28, 2021, 08:08 AM

This I Believe There Is No God PENN JILLETTE

From NPR.

I believe that there is no God. I'm beyond atheism. Atheism is not believing in God. Not believing in God is easy you can't prove a negative, so there's no work to do. You can't prove that there isn't an elephant inside the trunk of my car. You sure? How about now? Maybe he was just hiding before. Check again. Did I mention that my personal heartfelt definition of the word "elephant" includes mystery, order, goodness, love and a spare tire?

https://www.npr.org/2005/11/21/5015557/there-is-no-god

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multigraincracker Apr 28 OP
Croney Apr 28 #1
vlyons Apr 28 #2
IrishAfricanAmerican Apr 28 #3
Auggie Apr 28 #4
multigraincracker Apr 28 #5
Warpy Apr 28 #6
Auggie Apr 28 #8
RussBLib Apr 28 #7
Iggo May 8 #9

Response to multigraincracker (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 08:13 AM

1. Sounds right to me.

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Response to multigraincracker (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 08:16 AM

2. God is a concept, fabricated in the minds of humans

That's why there's so many different versions of God.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 09:06 AM

3. Yup!

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Response to multigraincracker (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 12:14 PM

4. My preference is to say "I listen to science"

It's arguable (and has already been posted in this very forum) that to say "I believe there is no God" or "I am a non-believer" is to accept that a "god" or "religious belief" qualifies as an alternative or default position.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 12:52 PM

5. The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.

Pretty much my Credo.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 01:38 PM

6. Mine is to say I'll believe in any god who actually turns up

but none ever did, not even when I was doing acid in the 60s. You'd think at least one would have had the decency to make an appearance, but no.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 04:28 PM

8. LOL

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Response to multigraincracker (Original post)

Wed Apr 28, 2021, 01:56 PM

7. so simple

and so hard for so many to accept

My mind wanders to all the wasted efforts and wasted lives in an attempt to "please" god. Monumental waste.

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Response to multigraincracker (Original post)

Sat May 8, 2021, 09:58 PM

9. No god is there.

Or right there.

Or over here.

Or behind this.

Or under that.

Or...

You get the picture.

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