Where is god?

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    I keep hearing about Allah, God and all the others, but where are all these people? For them to exist, don't they have to actually be somewhere? So where are they?
     
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    Want to rephrase that into something that doesn't sound mocking, inflammatory, or just downright stupid?

    If you want to have a *legitimate* conversation, make your point. If you're simply looking to get a rise out of people, I'll move this to the trash, and you can go play in the Flame Zone.
     
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    Whoa, Dis is gettin all Super Mod on us. Impressive. Seriously. You're gonna be an ass kickin' Super Mod. I'm kinda scared now. :lol:
     
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    The "Memo" line on my paycheck states "Bitch". :)
     
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    See this is why I don't believe in George Washington. Sure, there are a lot of stories out there that he existed and people have made paintings of what he supposedly looked like. People at that time were uneducated, diseased and probably suffered from hallucinations.

    Seeing his corpse wouldn't convince me either cause that could be anyone in there.
     
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    The Parable of the Madman

    by Friedrich Nietzsche


    Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning
    hours,
    ran to the market place, and cried incessantly:
    "I seek God! I seek God!"
    As many of those who did not believe in God
    were standing around just then,
    he provoked much laughter.
    Has he got lost? asked one.
    Did he lose his way like a child? asked another.
    Or is he hiding?
    Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? emigrated?
    Thus they yelled and laughed.

    The madman jumped into their midst and pierced them with his eyes.
    "Whither is God?" he cried; "I will tell you.
    We have killed him—-you and I.
    All of us are his murderers.
    But how did we do this?
    How could we drink up the sea?
    Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon?
    What were we doing when we unchained this earth from its sun?
    Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving?
    Away from all suns?
    Are we not plunging continually?
    Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions?
    Is there still any up or down?
    Are we not straying, as through an infinite nothing?
    Do we not feel the breath of empty space?
    Has it not become colder? Is not night continually closing in on us?
    Do we not need to light lanterns in the morning?
    Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers
    who are burying God?
    Do we smell nothing as yet of the divine decomposition?
    Gods, too, decompose.
    God is dead.
    God remains dead.
    And we have killed him.

    "How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?
    What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled
    to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?
    What water is there for us to clean ourselves?
    What festivals of atonement, what sacred gamesshall we have to invent?
    Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us?
    Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?
    There has never been a greater deed; and whoever is born after us -
    For the sake of this deed he will belong to a higher history than all
    history hitherto."

    Here the madman fell silent and looked again at his listeners;
    and they, too, were silent and stared at him in astonishment.
    At last he threw his lantern on the ground,
    and it broke into pieces and went out.
    "I have come too early," he said then; "my time is not yet.
    This tremendous event is still on its way, still wandering;
    it has not yet reached the ears of men.
    Lightning and thunder require time;
    the light of the stars requires time;
    deeds, though done, still require time to be seen and heard.
    This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars -
    and yet they have done it themselves.

    It has been related further that on the same day
    the madman forced his way into several churches
    and there struck up his requiem aeternam deo.
    Led out and called to account, he is said always to have replied nothing
    but:
    "What after all are these churches now
    if they are not the tombs and sepulchers of God?" ​
     
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    An Omnipotent being such as God could be anywhere in the universe He chooses to be. Why don't you ask Him where He is right now?
     
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    Why would a god have to be confined to your reality? Check omnipresent.

    Corner of First and Amistad is popular these days too.
     
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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/G-O-D-Experiments-Discovering-Everything-Including/dp/0743477405]Amazon.com: The G.O.D. Experiments: How Science Is Discovering God In Everything, Including Us (9780743477406): Gary E. Schwartz, William L. Simon: Books[/ame]


    See chapters 5-7
     

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