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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #90 on: March 26, 2008, 01:10:50 pm »
It's almost as if we are incapable of actually seeing reality for what it really is.


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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #91 on: March 29, 2008, 06:51:12 pm »
Something is what happens when nothing blinks.

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #92 on: April 03, 2008, 10:15:22 pm »
I dont call myself an agnostic, even though I technically am, because there are an infinite number of things you can be agnostic about. We could be living in the Matrix. We could believe in the Invisible Pink Unicorn or our friend the FSM. Abstractly, I know that it's impossible to ever prove anything absolutely, but in terms of actual day to day life, I do make certain assumptions.
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #93 on: April 04, 2008, 07:42:02 am »
a man is the idea of his god

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #94 on: June 01, 2012, 05:15:42 pm »
"If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."

It's so much easier to put your fate in another's hands, even if those hands are metaphysical.  It makes it easier to accept the shit when it flys your way.

"Everything Happens for a Reason"
"It's God's Will."

But, when you think about it, even those who do not believe in a God kind of do this same thing.

Some horrendous unforseen episode resulting in a gruesome, untimely death.

"Eh, the universe is random.  That's the way it goes."

It would seem, that even if we don't deify or personify a higher power, there is still an instinct to defer to one.  Even if it's an Inanimate Everything and Nothing.

Believing in Nothing is still believing in Something.

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This was pretty good!  I need to write more stuff like this more often. 
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