In several belief systems, things are planned and happen by God's will. If this is the case then I think "God" just told me that it it time to redefine "God".He asked me to correct the spelling first…Continue
"I am not surprised that this question is still open and debated. The answer from most however is in the first line of the second paragraph "I was raised Christian ..." that pretty much closes the door on how far this apple is going to fall…"
"See this is what I have a problem . We go about casually mixing contexts and references and then feel compelled to get an answer.
In your discussion the title reads ".. there is no God" in the summary however you reference "...support…"
"I feel sorry for you. Being raise one way is so limiting, I was fortunate to be guided one way while being told that I had a freedom of choice to belief the way I want, so in my teens I went through "The Gita", "The Bible", and…"
"I think that we are missing a BIG point. I think that God whose existence has just been proven by Tipler, is not the same God that people worship, because I do not see a connection between that God and the God people pray to from the Bible. I mean…"
"What is the follow up question!
i.e. existence of absence of something in the past does not have much value as a question, if it is already and active point of debate with no certain answer. I hope we are not basing things of "believe"…"
"Well, in a few more years your passion will lead you to what you will seek (I mean seek not what you state in your posts)
Nothing but this society is what you have to thank it for and hopefully you will remember it when the time is right.
"Banning religion will have far worse effect. Religion is a predictable enterprise, unlike the companies run by other laws. This is far better a scenario than a free for all with people looking for a "shoulder to cry on". Unless a new…"
"I am trying to start a discussion to get opinions about the Hype Cycle (Gartner.com) of God, Godliness and Divinity. Maybe it is time to define the next hype cycles, some concepts linger on longer than others!"
Hi Dheeraj, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where freethinking atheists recognise that gods are phoney and religion is a fraud used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.