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The Space Thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 30 May 2020.

  1. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    Well it does because the ideas taught in the bible have no scientific backing for what we know and can prove today.

    The Adam and Eve theory that two people could populate an entire planet which was taken as a literally reading is scientifically impossible...for example

    The reason religious beliefs have survived so long is because it’s not till the last 200 years that people could escape the cycle of, born, told there is a GHod as a kid, believe it as any kid believes anything an icon in their life tells them (more in previous centuries as knowing now better) and continue and continue.

    Believe it or not I’m fascinated with religion and read a lot about it and history, the way people used objects as worship points, I also believe in many cases it’s been a force for good, in others not so like the financial side to the Catholic Church which seems slightly contradicting of the religion etc, so I see it on many levels.

    But the idea that GHod exists and his son was on earth from immaculate conception, did all the black magic tricks written, died was reborn etc is just fantasy writings to embellish a strong story.

    It’s a good story but that’s all it is
     
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  2. DTA

    DTA Niko Kranjcar

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    Who is talking about the bible? Or any other specific religion?
     
  3. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    I am that’s why I mentioned it, I’ve been specific about it. That’s where the idea of GHod and creationism from Genesis

    Although the same could be said for other religions beliefs in gods where they worships images

    The idea of first cause and that being GHod is one that is disproved anyway in simple terms of where did he come from.

    Anyway like said previously in life it’s down to the theorist to prove existences not the atheist.
     
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    DTA Niko Kranjcar

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    So what you mean is that science has proven that some of the stories in the bible/torah/koran are extremely unlikely to be literal interpretations of events.

    But science hasn't proven the existence or non existence of GHod.
     
  5. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    Well science proves that the vast majority of the items listed in the bible are not just extremely unlikely but lies.

    Therefore religion can’t really claim credibility when they make their first claim that GHod existed out of thin air because thereafter the stories are scientifically disproved, unless you also believe in fairies then it’s plausible

    The reliability of the bible or scriptures is terrible considering they changed and got more outlandish up till the book of John when the stories became so over the top. And that’s the point, religion is not a reliable enough source to explain things.

    I will meet you half way here and say science disproves the bible and beliefs at every stage working back till the existence of GHod in which you have to ask where to you draw the line on all the Metaphors and Parables and say this isn’t the truth, it’s faith and the reason the word faith is used is because you can’t give proof on the words alone.

    That’s all for me on it as much as I can talk about it all night.
     
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  6. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    The more I read, watch and listen to the phenomenon the more I believe it's inter dimensional beings not so much extra terrestrial
     
  7. scaramanga

    scaramanga Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    Nobody can disprove existence.

    The onus is on those who claim there is a GHod to prove existence - something they patently cannot do.
     
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    DTA Niko Kranjcar

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    Thats the opposite of what @Grays_1890 said. So I asked him to elaborate

    I agree. But absence of proof is not proof of absence. The world was still round when most people believed it to be flat.
     
  9. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    Ricky Gervais put it a great way. If you chucked religion and science in the bin and we started from scratch religion wouldn’t make a comeback because it’s unproven where as eventually all the things science has proven and solved will eventually happen again because all the tests would yield the same results.
     
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    scaramanga Tony Galvin Staff Member

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    Quite.

    Religion only exists because people were even more stupid and gullible than they are now a few hundred years ago. In a few more hundred years people will look back on religion the way we do human sacrifice or arranged marriages.
     
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    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    Exactly, and it only continues to thrive in societies that are suppressed from more freedoms, truth and access to as much information as possible.

    If religion was a shop selling its goods you wouldn’t pay for its pot of magic beans because they just say they work, it defies any logic that people believe In it anymore than you would someone randomly coming up to you in the street tomorrow telling you their uncle was GHod
     
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    braineclipse Chris Jones

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    Not sure that's entirely true, though overall it's a decent argument.

    People keep coming up with new religions. I suppose one could argue that's a result of the existing religions and the reverence and systematic advantages given to religions. Actually that sounds like something I would argue.

    People also keep coming up with all kinds of other unproven beliefs that spread.

    If somehow (perhaps by devine intervention) religion disappeared and with it the belief that religion was advantageous I'd give it about a month before new religions started popping up.
     
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    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    If it disappeared and there was no history then I dont agree. The basis of most religion is to answer the once relevant questions of why does the sun go down in the evening, we know that now.

    The reason other new religions begin now is opportunism or mental illness. Scientology which is regardless of what anyone says a con and a scam to make money and then you have cults that prey on the vulnerable and become weird cults like that family in America that picket veteran funerals or the mansons.

    What makes it difficult to be as cynical about religion as you would someone selling fresh air is the umbrella and the term “religion” Other than that it’s as questionable as believing In Medusa And Thor

    I do get the part where you mention religion as advantageous as I have seen it with my mother and her faith has been advantageous in her life and I identify as Jewish but as a person not a religion
     
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    Bullet Paul Walsh

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    Don't forget that people "choose" to "believe" and have "faith" in the existence of GHod i.e. they don't need any proof, they don't want proof, they just choose what to do.

    It seems pretty crazy to me, but they just 'choose' to 'believe' in something that is very unlikely. That is why they call it 'faith' i.e. they know it is unlikely and not provable but still they choose to have 'faith' in it.



    For me it is like when some remote islanders pray for rain or sun or crops or whatever and they try a dance, they try balancing a frog on their head, they try praying, they try throwing a custard coated badger into a volcano and eventually when the rain comes, they reason that it must have been the custard badger.

    Same as my mate who spins around and touches the ceiling to try and make his team score, because it "worked" once. He has faith in the ceiling spin and I don't, but he chooses to believe in it.



    Anyway, space eh.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    The new Mars Rover takes off on the 30th
     
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    SteveAWOL Christian Ziege

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    DTA Niko Kranjcar

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    There is a difference between organised religion as we know it and have been taught it, and the potential of another level of existence, whether that is through our extremly limited understanding of other dimensions or something else.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Where’s the bricker ??
     
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    LemonadeMoney Johnny Morrison

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    No Ryanair competition planned as yet.
     
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    Grays_1890 Michael Carrick

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    Or the human race has always had a hard time with the prospect of their own short life time and created a story to give purpose to it
     

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