OpinionGod, if he exists, doesn't matter.
      – Baslisks, 2008-09-20 at 23:00:30   (22 comments)

On 2008-09-20 at 23:04:37, Baslisks wrote...
We are all by products of something. It got what it want and left.
On 2008-09-20 at 23:08:51, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I agreed, but then... the concept alone is significant. It affects almost everything, at least indirectly.
On 2008-09-20 at 23:23:09, Thewrit wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: i didnt understant your point. could you explain it?
On 2008-09-21 at 06:14:42, BorgClown wrote...
How would it not matter? If it exists it would have more effect in our lives than the non-existent gods of today.
On 2008-09-21 at 06:33:09, Baslisks wrote...
@BorgClown: Where would god be?
On 2008-09-21 at 09:11:58, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The point, though, is that it doesn't matter if a god exists or not - even if they do, the evidence is that they're completely invisible / undetectable. Hence, a god who actually exists but is invisible... is actually less influential than a non-existent but imagined god.
On 2008-09-21 at 18:45:26, BorgClown wrote...
@BorgClown: Mount Olympus perhaps?
On 2008-09-21 at 18:46:41, BorgClown wrote...
Oh, we took cool pictures with a little snake we found dead.
On 2008-09-21 at 22:24:44, BorgClown wrote...
@BorgClown: Wrong thread, idiot.
On 2008-09-22 at 10:22:49, Marjolein wrote...
The concept of god is a big influence on a lot of people's lives.
On 2008-09-22 at 20:36:45, Beeba wrote...
it would only matter if god interacted with the physical world. the effect of a non-existent god people believe in anyway is no different than a real god who exclusively interacts with people via their imaginations. <br><br>you've gotta love how people are so convinced that their imaginations are portals to other physical dimensions. i don't think any theist could honestly deny that god's existence in their lives is 100% subjective, unless they're schizophrenic in which case they couldn't deny it but only because they're insane.
On 2008-09-22 at 20:37:01, Beeba wrote...
<br>fail.... oh well i had to try.
On 2008-09-22 at 20:38:32, Beeba wrote...
i mean to say- if they are schizophrenic they could honestly deny it, but only because they're insane. i haven't had my caffeine yet.
On 2008-09-22 at 20:51:39, BorgClown wrote...
@Beeba: That's why I mentioned Mount Olympus. If the Greek gods were real, they'll surely make a difference, specially nowadays when we can have satellite imagery. It's the sneaky gods who live in non-physical realms and hide themselves who are irrelevant.
On 2008-09-22 at 21:08:20, Lee J Haywood wrote...
That's the thing about heaven, the residence of a god watching over us all - it was always supposed to be literally above us, which is why we still refer to the sky as "the heavens". Now that we're actually able to go up and take a look around, religions conveniently changed to place heaven in some other unreachable place.
On 2008-09-22 at 21:16:39, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: And hell, for that matter, is equally unreachable, even if it's supposed to be underground, and thus not further than the Earth's core. Modern Bible followers locate it in another convenient non-physical realm, where physical pain can be inflicted to your immaterial soul nonetheless.
On 2008-09-22 at 21:47:24, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Religion does seem to be too easy to parody... http://klingonsforjesus.50webs.com/
On 2008-09-22 at 22:22:39, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://www.asiacarrera.com/atheist.txt
On 2008-09-22 at 22:53:51, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Excellent links, Lee. I'm tempted to distribute the Asia Carrera (mamma) one to anyone who talks to me about religion, as a quiz.
On 2008-09-23 at 18:11:07, Baslisks wrote...
though I was thinking. If the roman god's existed... that would rock. Or maybe norse.
On 2008-09-23 at 18:48:19, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
If there is a deity, it cares nothing for humans, or is powerless to help us.
On 2008-09-23 at 19:17:25, BorgClown wrote...
And it really likes to talk telepathically.