Skip to comments.God Is Imaginary
Posted on 01/18/2009 8:59:21 PM PST by Marechal
Billions of people attend millions of churches around the world to worship God.
Yet the God they worship is completely imaginary. Their belief represents a delusion.
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Of course, not a mention is made as to the beliefs (or regarding the believers) of Islam, Buddhism, or Hinduism. Although this reinforces, in my view, the validity and uniqueness of Christianity (and the craven cowardice of the site's authors), it is intriguing that the site repeatedly utilizes the word "delusion" when referring to Christian believers.
Yet another marker of the rapidly-approaching end times, and a signal to believers to put on the full armour of God.
Pathetic. That’s the best the atheists can do?
What happened before the big band? When was there no time? Ask Schrodinger’s cat.
If that were true, then how is my mother still alive today?
God healed her of a brain tumor.
“What happened before the big band?”
I think it was jazz and swing.
There was a big band? I missed it.
You know that made me laugh but I just had to shun you ;)
His argument is that if prayer is answered it is by pure chance, thus God is not real.
“What did happen before that band??? “
Let there be Rock!!!
Amen! Things are really going to pick up in tempo now that we are in the End Times. Christians are going to be persecuted right along with the Jews. That's because all other denominations/cults belong to the god of this world. They are all coming under the one world church, and we're not invited. Thank God. lol..
Believing in God is delusional. But, there is some point to believing in pointlessness?
Thanks. All in fun.
Well, it is true. God and Heaven are imaginary. Religion is not rational, its all about “faith”. So be it.
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Maybe we would not need a God if secularists didn’t have such an insatiable blood lust.
I have more faith in God than science, since medical science wasn't able to heal my Mom of a brain tumor that nearly killed her 10 years ago. Jesus did it. She's still alive and today in perfect health.
And "religion" does not equal "faith." I have great faith in God, but I didn't belong to any religion or denomination growing up.
What would happen if we get down on our knees and pray to God in this way:
Dear God, almighty, all-powerful, all-loving creator of the universe, we pray to you to cure every case of cancer on this planet tonight. We pray in faith, knowing you will bless us as you describe in Matthew 7:7, Matthew 17:20, Matthew 21:21, Mark 11:24, John 14:12-14, Matthew 18:19 and James 5:15-16. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.
We pray sincerely, knowing that when God answers this completely heartfelt, unselfish, non-materialistic prayer, it will glorify God and help millions of people in remarkable ways.
Will anything happen? No. Of course not.
What audacity. What hubris. What arrogance to presume to know God's will. If atheists really knew God they would know the humility of knowing that part of faith is knowing that God does his will. How dare they presume to tell God what to do and then declare God "imaginary" because he doesn't deign to pass their little test.
It is beneficial to believe in a Creator and an afterlife even if these things cannot be proved. I provides comfort, answers to existential questions, allows for a feeling of community among different people around the world, establishes a common set of cultural values and provides people with a sense of hope.
Here’s some proof of the Divine. Divinity of Scripture (deals only with Old Testament) is also part of the column.
The founders knew it, and stated it plainly in the declaration of indepence.
Paul went so far as to say creation itself shows God to be real, and that men who reject Him are without excuse.
On my own, I found it to be self evident as well (at a time that I would have prefered Him not to exist).
There are several proofs of God. The most obvious being the one referenced by Saint Paul. To outline breifly:
Primise 1: There is "stuff".
Premise 2: Stuff changes state, but can not be created or destroyed within natural law (modern man has seen that matter can be converted to energy and back, but both of these things are still "stuff" changing state).
Deduction 1 (from premise 1 and 2): Unless natural law was interupted by a trascendent power (to create stuff), there must have always been stuff.
Premise 3: Not everything that will happen has happened yet.
Deducton 2 (from premise 3): There has not been enough time for everything that has happened to happen.
Deduction 3 (from deduction 2): Stuff has not always existed.
Deduction 4 (from deduction 1 and deduction 3): A trascendent power created stuff.
Note, this is not as formal as philosophers like to make this stuff, but is just an outline. There are some objections that can be raised, but so far I have found them all falacious.
They should register an alternate domain name for that site. “atheistsdontgetit.com”.
I could not find “about us”, or other link that puts a name behind this web site.
Does anyone know who they are?
Not being a physicist the Big Bang appears dellusional to me too as do most aspects of quantum physics, however it does appear that the universe is expanding outward from a central point and background “noise” from a collosal explosion does explain a few things-so far. Most of us have Newtonian mind-sets.
Q. How can one determine what is real and what is imaginary?
Wow, that list was really pathetic. Just a rehash of things I’ve heard over the years. Where does the guy get the audacity to make moral proclamations over God anyway? This guy is his own moral final authority. He gets to decide right and wrong based on how he feels and thinks, but he won’t even extend to God, the one that created the universe, the same luxury. Ha!
What I find amazing is that the answer isn’t No, as the writer claims, it’s a resounding YES!!!
I’ve seen more people healed of diseases like cancer, heart problems, blindness, etc., than I can count. But healing doesn’t just come like that...people have to believe and open their hearts to Jesus first.
If a person lacks faith, belief in an something spiritual would be dellusional.
Are you saying that other faiths have not been healed by Christ in similar situations?
WT id that be set up. Word to you.
I’d rather live my life as if there IS a GOD, and find out there isn’t one, than to...
Live as if there is NO GOD, and find that THERE IS!
If Atheists are THAT SURE of themselves... ooookk!!
God is definitely complex, so it has both real and imaginary components !
All people have religious faith, including you. If you perceive that God is imaginary, and act accordingly. Then that is all about "faith".
You are acting in faith that your perception is real.
And not only that but their (athiests) perspective is so short. They see only this brief mortal life and base all morality on this. They don't take into account eternity.
Not Newtonian, but “Enlightenment” mind-sets. “Philosophers” such as Voltaire, whose understanding of Newtonian physics wa son the same level as
a bright high school student, popularized Newton’s ideas and confused two generations of the western elite. His hostility to Christianity and his benign view of Islam have also had long lasting effects on opinion.
In fact, one could argue G = J + iA, where A = Allah and J = Jesus.
Well, no, I was addressing the writer’s notion that if we prayed for everyone in the world to be healed of all their diseases, it wouldn’t happen. Healing is very real...of this I can attest to...but it’s not quite that simple.
I believe healing is available to any and everyone, because that’s why Jesus shed his Blood at the whipping post. But it will take FAITH to make it happen.
Literally, its all imaginary. We construct a mental picture of reality based on input from our senses. Without consciousness the term reality is academic.
Exactly. You just embellished on my comments. Thanks.
I understand that erudite naturalists attempt to solve this delima with the idea of a "multi-verse".
Seemingly the typical naturalist hasn't even realized that the big bang made their silly philosophy implausble.
You're negating your original reply to me, that religion provides answers to difficult questions, and a sense of societal cohesion.