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"If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« on: November 29, 2007, 03:30:17 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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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 05:30:09 pm »
Hail Yes!

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 06:47:50 pm »
Is there a Church of Nothing?  If not I'm going to start one. 
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 07:08:04 pm »
Is there a Church of Nothing?  If not I'm going to start one. 

Make it a cult and I'll bring the kool-aid! :lol:

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 10:06:49 pm »
most interesting thread I've read in a while.

I like your concept RWHN. So much that for the first time in a very long while I'm feeling the urge to write something intelligent, if I don't fall asleep first.

more to come.
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 01:50:18 pm »
btw, the quote in the Thread Title comes from a Nevermore song, "Seven Tongues of God".  Just in case anyone wanted to know. 
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 02:17:54 pm »
btw, the quote in the Thread Title comes from a Nevermore song, "Seven Tongues of God".  Just in case anyone wanted to know. 

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
    * Voltaire

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007, 02:26:02 pm »
Okay, well so it was a guy from Nevermore reading a Voltaire quote. 

wiseass.
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 02:48:56 pm »
TSK! Doubting popular culture.

Voltaire OBVIOUSLY stole it from someone else, who stole it from someone else again. Nevermore just carried on the glorious tradition.

That's how philosophy works.

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 03:54:05 pm »
I'd reply but every time I add something to a topic in this section, the topic dies :(
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2007, 03:56:24 pm »
Hey! theres your thing you can be really good at, nay a world renowned expert at!

Kiling TfYS threads with a single post!

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 04:00:54 pm »
Well, I started it so it's doomed to die anyway so I say go for it. 
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2007, 08:58:26 pm »
do some digging.

my name is the tomb stone for many older threads. totally happenstance. i just usually get around to posting when people's interest on a topic has waned, and just didn't reign in their attention with anything i said.

that's what half assing gets you, i 'spose.
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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2007, 09:35:42 pm »
Uh, totally forgot:

OP: :mittens:
"Prophets hold a key to the lock in a language. The mechanical image remains only an image to them. This is not a mechanical universe."
- Frank Herbert, 'God Emperor of Dune'

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Re: "If God Wasn't Real, It Would Be Necessary to Invent Him."
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2007, 11:53:45 pm »
TSK! Doubting popular culture.

Voltaire OBVIOUSLY stole it from someone else, who stole it from someone else again. Nevermore just carried on the glorious tradition.

That's how philosophy works.

i blame God for this.

I'd reply but every time I add something to a topic in this section, the topic dies :(

also, i blame God for this.

do some digging.

my name is the tomb stone for many older threads. totally happenstance. i just usually get around to posting when people's interest on a topic has waned, and just didn't reign in their attention with anything i said.

that's what half assing gets you, i 'spose.

btw this is God's fault.





damn i should be religious or something.
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