Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by eagleseven, Jul 28, 2009.
Where do you fall, and why? Please, keep your responses short and respectful (this means you, JB).
i believe in god/higher power/whatever.
i can easily reconcile the existence of the universe without god, but i can't find a reason for its existence without one. the watchmaker analogy comes closest to what i believe although it's not an exact fit.
oh, and we all go to heaven if there is one.
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Okay, I feel the compulsion to smack the hell outta you. theism/atheism and gnosticism/agnosticism addresstwo different issues. The options should be
Read about M-Theory. Yours is merely an argument from ignorance: tou assume it can't happen simply because you fail to understand it.
Watchmaker is a debunked fallacy regarding evolution and creationism
This is a rehashing of Pascal, which rests on a false dichotomy and ignores the fact that there are many religions praising many gods- what if you worship the wrong god and/or the wrong way and still go to hell? That is why your comment if fallacious and foolish.
Agnostic, because of personal life experiences, education (school and self), and empiricism as a life philosophy. Because of those things I can't believe in a higher power for which there is no evidence and/or all evidence suggests that if there is a higher power (for which there is no evidence) its nothing like the ones described in all the holy texts and religions in the world.
JB sort of has a point, but we all get the idea even if he doesn't.
CMM could have answered in two words, but he decided to ramble and the OP worded things terribly. 'Agnostic' doesn't answer the real question.
I'm agnostic in my mind.
Atheist in my heart.
Existence need not justify itself by providing a reason.
I'm not sure where I fall. Where do you put someone who has a strong faith in a higher power yet totally is disgusted by every religious organization in the world?
I believe in a higher power, which many call God or Allah, but have no faith in any organized religion.
If I had to classify myself i'd be a Jewish Buddhist as I believe that worshiping any idols is wrong and that karma is a real force not to be trifled with.
Yeah...I rambled on. A whole 3 sentences worth. But I didn't make myself an asshole in only one.
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