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Is "God" possible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Brock 5 hours ago. 15 Replies

One of the things that has been on my mind... I'm sure this has been examined by some atheists somewhere, but I haven't run into it (I don't do much reading).  It's just a bit more explicit in my…Continue

Jesus' dad

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz May 23. 5 Replies

so, I grew up Jewish and although now an atheist, am not particularly steeped in knowledge of Christianity or concerns about it.  With that said, once in awhile I wonder, if Jesus even existed, who…Continue

Discussing some aspects of cosmology and cosmogony (one thread of many)

Started this discussion. Last reply by jlaz Apr 27. 6 Replies

Hi - a few weeks ago there was a discussion on a atheistnexus.org forum that touched on some aspects of cosmology and I guess cosmogony and a few things came up: 1) First, it was clear that some of…Continue

Best forum area to set up discussion on cosmology / size, age, mass and other attributes of universe?

Started this discussion. Last reply by BenGee Mar 17. 34 Replies

Hi - recently there was a thread on some aspects of this topic, and there was interested discussion by several people but I think it got bogged down, there were accusations of trolling, etc.  I…Continue

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Tom Brock replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"Can Artificial Intelligence contemplate God?   http://www.profyte.com/wp/2016/03/ai-contemplating-god/"
5 hours ago
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"The Jesus that I liked was the cherry picked Jesus of the New Pesterment.  Testament. That was during my church days when I was not aware that he was cherry picked indeed. The real Jesus (if there was one) believed in talking snakes, killing…"
Oct 17
Gary S replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"I will say definitely not the god of the Abrahamic  (Jew, Christian, Islam) religions. I still have some quibbles with atheists who say they like Jesus and yet they don't know many of his supposed sayings that are also ascribed to him in…"
Oct 16
The Flying Atheist replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"The idea of god reproducing himself in us is very similar to the oft-stated phrase that "your body is a temple." As 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 states: "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in…"
Oct 16
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"The late Herbert W. Armstrong thought that "god was reproducing himself" in us. He also came up with "British Israelism." This is the "proof" that Jesus did not come only for the Jews. All the promises are passed down…"
Oct 16
Thomas Murray replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"Jiaz, I am just wondering how come you and I, and everybody else, are not a God. What ever the answer is can't the same answer be applied to a God?"
Oct 16
Michael Penn replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"If you have ever waded around in all the biblical muck about god you end up in the NT where believers get all these wonderful descriptions of god characteristics and you find it all boils down to humanistic family ideas. The theist will tell you…"
Oct 16
Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"One point needs to be made in the midst of any discussion regarding the existence of any kind of supernatural, foundational being: in the course of humankind's study of the phenomena which surround him, there is one truism which has…"
Oct 15
Jerry Wesner replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"We can't even guess how many inhabited planets there are.  One?  Unlikely.  Dozens?  Hundreds? ... Millions?   Now picture one entity listening to the whims of each denizen of each planet, deciding whether to grant…"
Oct 15
jlaz replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"Thanks for the various responses.  In my own words:- 1) I don't see how an omniscient all-powerful god is possible.  .  - 2) If we try to tone it down as to the definition of a "god" and say that it is an entity that is…"
Oct 14
Vangelis replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"Is god possible? Well, yes, as possible as fairies at the bottom of my garden. Is he probable? As probable as fairies at the bottom of my garden. As atheists we can state with certainty that god does not exist (god is impossible). As impossible as…"
Sep 27
Bertold Brautigan replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"--Montaigne"
Sep 26
tom sarbeck replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"Is "God" possible? Is God possible? The word is possible. IMO, the SOB named that is unnecessary."
Sep 26
The Flying Atheist replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"The universe and space beyond is so complex, intricate, and reliant on its own laws of physics that the notion of a god is not sufficient enough to explain it, especially in light of the zero evidence we have.  Theists may claim that complexity…"
Sep 25
Loren Miller replied to jlaz's discussion Is "God" possible?
"In other words, is it possible for some form of being to be truly omniscient, all-knowing?  Said being would have to be conversant in topics ranging from sub-nuclear physics to the kind of cosmological science which would describe the Big Bang…"
Sep 25
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Is "God" possible?

One of the things that has been on my mind... I'm sure this has been examined by some atheists somewhere, but I haven't run into it (I don't do much reading).  It's just a bit more explicit in my mind than it used to be.  Once you start to realize how big and complex the universe is, in my view, this provides an argument (inductive?) against any possibility of a god that is all-powerful (one which controls every quark/molecule/etc., at all times, in all ways) .  As for a non-all-powerful God, I…See More
Sep 25

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At 1:48pm on May 28, 2011, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Greetings, Josh! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Feb. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends  , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.

At 5:02pm on February 16, 2011, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hi Josh, and welcome to this wonderful world of Internet atheism----a haven from the superstitious nonsense of the fictional god of the masses.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 400 discussion topics and 2400 members.
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