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Eeyore 17/09/03(Sun)21:42 No. 5543 ID: 15dcfa
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do you believe in god, does it help ?


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Eeyore 17/09/28(Thu)03:31 No. 5557 ID: c37fdf

Prayer has done nothing for me these last few years.


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Eeyore 17/10/10(Tue)22:23 No. 5564 ID: bd0b29

Yes and yes. Fuck all religions. Ask God to guide you to Him and keep asking until he shows himself to you. He is real


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Eeyore 17/10/11(Wed)02:52 No. 5565 ID: 1cc147

>>5564
>Fuck all religions
>Ask God
Choose one.


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Eeyore 18/02/06(Tue)21:03 No. 5701 ID: 4bc195

>>5565
God is not bound to man-made religion. Sometimes thinking about someone higher than me, feels right; can't really explain.


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Eeyore 18/02/11(Sun)04:54 No. 5707 ID: 59a79f

I do, but only if you're willing to believe will it make you happy


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Eeyore 18/02/11(Sun)12:33 No. 5708 ID: e7b72e

>>5701
>God is not bound to man-made religion
You would have no words to describe the concept if not for man-made religion. If you ask me, the most compelling evidence against the existence of a higher power isn't the complete lack of evidence proving its existence, but the myriad forms man has concocted to represent it over the millenia--each complementing his vanity and exaulting his standing in the universe. Were there any such thing, how could it be even remotely similar to humanity? Why would it favor or disfavor humanity beyond any other thing that exists? It wouldn't. You might as well self-fellate facing Mecca five times a day.

There are an undefinable number of galaxies in the universe. Here on our own planet we have lifeforms that survive in the vaccum of space, thrive on radioactive decay in places too deep for light to have ever reached, and live in extremes of heat, cold, and pressure that would be the norm on a million other worlds.

Life comes in all shapes and sizes, and very likely exists throughout the universe. How concieted are we to come up with gods that look like us and created the universe just for us? How does being sentient on Earth make us the chosen people of some divinity that created a universe infinitely beyond our capacity to explore?

It doesn't. We exist for the same reason any other natural thing does: the right molecules in the right place at the right time and evolution. We happen to be the only sentient species on the planet because we've hunted, domesticated, or otherwise dominated every other species for millenia.

On the other hand, the sheer statistical improbability of it all is amazing. You could even call it beautiful, in that of all the things that could have happened or not happened, this happened. Compound that with the vastness and complexity of the universe, and you begin to see something more than random chance going on. The universe is moving, galaxies are drifing apart and colliding. Dark energy holds it all in a lattice we are just beginning to be capable of obseving. As we proceed to destroy our panet's ecosystem, the consequences make it ever more evident that we are as much part of the whole as any species we've driven to extinction. Our planet is part of a solar system, that solar system plays a minute role in the spinning of our galaxy, our galaxy has its place in its cluster.

Our galaxy and Andromeda will collide, annihilating any trace of a blip once known as mankind (unless we survive long enough to achieve intergalactic travel) billions of years after our sun explodes and destroys our world--and then a new galaxy will form, with new stars and new planets and new people.

To me, it looks as though the universe itself is alive. That we are a part of it as much as a single carbon atom in one of your cells is a part of your body. We need carbon atoms to build biological compounds that build cells that build organs and make up your body, as much as the universe needs galaxies and solar systems and planets and lifeforms to make up its body.

If you feel as awed by it as I do, I could understand. Keep in mind though, that the universe thinks nothing more of you than you think of a single subatomic particle in one of your atoms. It doesn't hear your prayers, it will shed and replace you as certainly as you would a hair.


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Eeyore 18/06/27(Wed)19:18 No. 5837 ID: 3378ae

God only job is to teach humanity good morals and respect believing in one is living by good morals


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Eeyore 18/07/01(Sun)04:03 No. 5839 ID: 3bae46
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>>5837
>believing in one is living by good morals
Not necessarily.


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Eeyore 18/07/03(Tue)05:48 No. 5840 ID: 3b29f3

In the way Spinoza did, yes.
>Does it help
no


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Eeyore 18/07/06(Fri)14:32 No. 5842 ID: 380c52

>>5543
I don't but at times I wish I would



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