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  1. dfnj

    Is the King James version of the bible political propaganda

    It seems to me the King James bible is political propaganda of its time. In King James book, "The True Law of Free Monarchies" he talks about the divine right of kings. Isn't slightly suspicious the exact form of divine government in the bible matches the one King James was promoting at the time...
  2. dfnj

    If God wanted us to have unlimited free energy he'd have put a giant fusion reactor in the sky

    What I find fascinating is how people use the word God in sentences. People will attribute supernatural meaning and cause to everything they experience in their lives. It's a very subjective act. People will "dub" their life experiences with divine meaning. I have some very religious friends...
  3. dfnj

    Shifting more towards atheism

    When I'm around theists I pretend I'm a theist. And when I'm around atheists I pretend I'm an atheist. For me, ideas are like clothing. I just wear whatever is appropriate for the occasion.
  4. dfnj

    How we experience good and evil in the world

    What I think is interesting is the idea of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities. If you have no control over your list of choices you have to choose from, then are you truly morally responsible for any choice you make.
  5. dfnj

    Shifting more towards atheism

    I agree. Once you have a "chosen" people, then there is no moral consequence to murdering the non-chosen. Labels are used for political power. How else can the king build an empire without demonizing the people about to be conquered with death and murder? And the last ingredient you need to...
  6. dfnj

    Shifting more towards atheism

    What I lack in ego I make up with ignorance.
  7. dfnj

    Shifting more towards atheism

    You make a good distinction between strong and weak. However, although you cannot prove a negative, that is, you cannot prove God does NOT exist, you can draw a strong conclusion based on induction. Since there has not been any clear and decisive evidence for the existence of God, then by...
  8. dfnj

    How we experience good and evil in the world

    At any moment in time, there's an equal amount of "evidence" for good and evil. I believe for most people, people experience reality based on their own bigotry and prejudice. People only see and experience what confirms their preexisting convictions and expectations. And if you obsessed with...
  9. dfnj

    Should we be disrespectful towards the Bible?

    The fact the Bible got the morality of slavery wrong is all you need to know. “Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the cruel.” (1 Peter 2:18) I think people blindly idolize Jesus and idolize the verses of the Bible so they are...
  10. dfnj

    By not having a proof of God's existence should churches NOT have tax exempt status

    We must have taxes because of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic automation. Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Automation are making workers obsolete. Consumers are the new working class. It takes hard work to buy products and services. If we want the economy to move at a fast enough...
  11. dfnj

    By not having a proof of God's existence should churches NOT have tax exempt status

    We must have taxes because of Artificial Intelligence and Robotic automation. Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Automation are making workers obsolete. Consumers are the new working class. It takes hard work to buy products and services. If we want the economy to move at a fast enough...
  12. dfnj

    By not having a proof of God's existence should churches NOT have tax exempt status

    I didn't say get rid of churches and religion. Please stick to the topic.
  13. dfnj

    By not having a proof of God's existence should churches NOT have tax exempt status

    What is my warp? Religion exists to answer 4 great existential questions: 1. Who am I? 2. Why am I here? 3. What does it all mean? 4. What is going to happen to me when I die? Since most people are uncomfortable with not having rock solid answers to these 4 existential questions, they make up...
  14. dfnj

    What is God's highest priority?

    Lately I've been going down a path of atheism. But I will attempt to answer your question since I have spent a lot of time thinking about the idea of an omnipotent God. Assume for a moment the God we have is a pantheistic type God. Consider the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics...
  15. dfnj

    By not having a proof of God's existence should churches NOT have tax exempt status

    I think churches should pay taxes. They have become too political and are more like community social clubs. I think churches should lose their tax exempt status because as far as I can tell all religions are just lies. There's no proof for what the churches are selling is actually real. So...
  16. dfnj

    Does God not intervening make God irrelevant

    Any God, all of them. Should or should not is purely a subjective opinion. In terms of actual results, that is fixing a problem, I have found the only way problems in my life ever get fixed is if I choose to fix it myself. God is just a word. Every person on the planet has a different...
  17. dfnj

    Does God not intervening make God irrelevant

    So when something happens by coincidence it's God intervening. And when something doesn't happen it's God choosing his long term plan for "reason that they cannot understand." Claiming something is the result of God's action is just a subjective judgment. Everything about God only occurs in...
  18. dfnj

    Does God not intervening make God irrelevant

    Give me one example of God doing something for humans. And how do you know it was God as the agency of the action?
  19. dfnj

    Does God not intervening make God irrelevant

    RE: How do you know? I live in the real world. I am evidence based. There is no evidence God intervenes in the affairs of men. Gravity only occurs in one direction. Things never float on your own or defy the laws of physics. So the answer to your question is I only know what I experience...
  20. dfnj

    Does God not intervening make God irrelevant

    God does not provide any support at all has been my experience. The only way the problems in my life ever get solved is when I do the hard work of solving them myself.
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