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    Quote Originally Posted by MADPEBS1 View Post
    Atheist here, If there is a God why doesn't the MF'er just SMITE all the bad people on earth? Murderer, Child abuser, Woman beater, etc... We supposed to learn from these horrible experiences ???????
    I'm not God (though I often feel He should come to me for advice, apparently you do too ).

    My interpretation of bad things in life is that is the only way we know about good things in life. Everything for everyone is relative to some baseline. If there were no bad, we would not be able to see good. If there were no up, we would not be able to see down. No left, therefore no right. No ying, therefore no yang. As we go through life, we see good, we see bad, and we understand the reference point in the middle. It helps us prepare for the ultimate good and bad: Heaven and Hell.
    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This_person View Post
    Interesting how you answered your own question.
    So a conflicted Christian is a better person than a peaceful atheist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    So a conflicted Christian is a better person than a peaceful atheist?
    Which one has motivation to improve him/herself?
    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADPEBS1 View Post
    Atheist here, If there is a God why doesn't the MF'er just SMITE all the bad people on earth? Murderer, Child abuser, Woman beater, etc... We supposed to learn from these horrible experiences ???????
    My perspective is what I said at my father's memorial service last year. He was a good man and in his later life completely devoted himself to the service of others. Many people were grieved that such a good man could be taken from them.

    Why do good people die, and bad people live? We ask this with regard to God - because - well who else would we be asking it of? We ask him, why do you take the good people, and let the bad people live on? And the most obvious answer to me is - they're done. They've done what they were here to do. When a prizefighter wins his battle, you don't clap and THEN ask him to go a few more rounds. He won. Time to claim the prize. Ok. So why do bad people live on? Because they're NOT done. You and I absolutely hate them - but surprisingly - God does not. He will give them as much time as they need, and if not, they will face judgment like everyone else.

    I won't belabor the ancillary arguments - how can he allow evil to persist. To us, death is the ultimate evil but to God it isn't.
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Quote Originally Posted by This_person View Post
    Which one has motivation to improve him/herself?
    That's probably the kernel of the discussion. A Christian - or for that matter, any religious person whose beliefs involve improving themselves - has some yardstick with which they measure themselves. If they attend a religious service, hopefully they get reminders of what kind of person they should strive to be, and expose themselves to opportunities to change. If you don't have that, you're not likely to try.

    You don't have to exercise or go to the gym to be healthy, but you're probably not going to be healthy if you never do anything of the like. You're not going to improve who you are without some means of examining yourself.

    Christianity has always appealed to me in a way that most world religions don't in that - if you're following it - you recognize your sinfulness as NOT putting yourself above others. You're not *better* because you're a Christian, just blessed. Fortunate. Forgiven. "Not of works, lest any man should boast".
    Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong". Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Sorry for your loss!!! I'm simple, don't think that deep. I just SCREAM at the TV when i see a young child dies in a hot car and the next story is about some rapist murderer, saying there is no GOD. If something like that happens to my family, I'm going to become the GOD that would kill that bad person (hopefully its a MAN, can't go to womans prison ) and do something bad without hurting someone else so i can get into same jail as that person and do some really bad things to them!!!

    Wasn't there a movie made with that story line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADPEBS1 View Post
    Sorry for your loss!!! I'm simple, don't think that deep. I just SCREAM at the TV when i see a young child dies in a hot car and the next story is about some rapist murderer, saying there is no GOD. If something like that happens to my family, I'm going to become the GOD that would kill that bad person (hopefully its a MAN, can't go to womans prison ) and do something bad without hurting someone else so i can get into same jail as that person and do some really bad things to them!!!

    Wasn't there a movie made with that story line?
    I feel about Atheists the way I feel about homosexuals. As long as they don't bother me I don't give a flying #### what they believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Christianity has always appealed to me in a way that most world religions don't in that - if you're following it - you recognize your sinfulness as NOT putting yourself above others. You're not *better* because you're a Christian, just blessed. Fortunate. Forgiven. "Not of works, lest any man should boast".
    This is the constant cry against Christians who do wrong - that they're hypocritical because they believe one thing but act another way. A true Christian (as I understand it) never suggests that they won't sin, but they will continue to strive to be better. It's a basic difference in understanding what it means to be a Christian between Christians and non-Christians.
    There are only two possibilities; one is that we are alone in the universe, the other is that we are not.
    Both are terrifying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by This_person View Post
    Which one has motivation to improve him/herself?
    Oh, just freaking stop it. One of my very best friends is an atheist. In fact, I have several in my life, now that I think about it. Which - is just it - I don't ever think about it much, because it doesn't interfere with my life or our friendship or impact me in any significant way at all.

    How do you know what is in every single person's mind? Atheist or otherwise? You don't, so quit making such wild, grandiose generalizations about people.

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    How is it that you don't see how crazy you sound when you do this?

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