Thursday, 10 February 2011

Contradictions and consequences.

Why is it, that it's possible to deny god him/herself?

Epicures found out already that god is not omnipotent:


If God is willing to prevent evil, but is not able to
Then He is not omnipotent.

If He is able, but not willing
Then He is malevolent.

If He is both able and willing
Then whence cometh evil?

If He is neither able nor willing
Then why call Him God?




I turned from a practicing catholic into an agnostic theist, sometimes atheist. Because I don't know. I really don't. I wish there was some kind of god, I hope there is, but I'm afraid there is not. That we are just a coincidence of evolution.

That's not a happy thought, because, in the light of eternity, what will be left? Where is the greater purpose, meaning of all this?




I hope you people are not struggling like me with this on a daily basis. It's not really a positive way of life...

40 comments:

  1. You have to ask youself tho, God doesnt need to be in every little thing... he knows all... but seems to use us as a social experiment, life making life, unheard of... no?

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  2. I just focus on living my life, and trying not to harm others. I figure the rest will fall into place.

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  3. Sometimes it feels like that, maybe he abandoned us because of how we turned out or developed and started again elsewhere.

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  5. Thats like a double entendre!

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  6. i believe in God, but i dont really practice any type of religion

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  7. Interesting thoughts...
    I think God is more complex than you give him credit for. And yet he's simple as well. I think God doesn't embrace good or evil but marvels at how they work in tandem. Reality is a duality. Also yin and yang. To define good you need bad and yadda yadda. I don't follow one type of belief I explore it all and kinda mush it together in my own way. I think that's how it was meant to be.

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  8. i stopped practicing 3 weeks ago....i still belive...

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  9. Unfortunately I question these things on a daily basis. I don't really let it get to me anymore though, I hope you can figure out how to do this for yourself as well

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  10. i always have the same problem when it comes to christianity...i stopped going to church all together

    http://skybluetrading.blogspot.com/

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  11. The old omnipotence paradox, a great argument.

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  12. If you really start studying the bible, you'll find you don't want him in the first place... he's a whiny, self-centered, temper-tantrum throwing deity who blames others for his own mistakes.

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  13. i could recommend you a book. "The God Delusion" from Dawkins. after that you won't belive in any kind of god...and I think this is the right way

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  14. My thoughts on religion are this: We have learned so much in the past 100 years. And the 100 years before, and before. To think we know all the answers now is really stupid on our part.

    Science and religion: Admitting you don't completely understand either is the first step to understanding both.

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  15. Lost my faith few years ago, I think I was like 9 years old or so...

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  16. Never had any faith because my parents did not force it into me when I was a kid... thank you mom and dad.

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  17. My parents do believe in god, but they never forced it upon me. I'm glad I have great parents.

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  18. Religion was created by man. Mankind is almost always horrible unless forced otherwise, therefore religion is almost always horrible, with some small redeeming content (I suppose). If there is a grand creator, i'm sure it will judge us by the decency of the lives we've lived, and isn't petty enough to forsake us for not following some stupid book. God wouldn't be that petty/shallow. Only man.

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  19. is a rather complicated issue .. we may never know the truth

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  20. I'm comfortable with rotting in the ground and replenishing the Earth. I rant for hours on the God topic, so I think I'll just stop here.

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  21. I'm pretty much over religion myself. I'll follow your blog anyhow, though.

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  22. One can only hope that perhaps if not us, then our future generations will find out the truth

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  23. there was a great story of a missionary who went to the amazon to live with and try to convert the tribe he was living with.

    in the end, the tribe de-converted him.
    very interesting story.
    the people of the tribe were happy and loved their life.

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  24. Every theory has weak points, you just deal with it. There is a lot of good, anyway.

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  25. been at a christian school for 10 years really shapes what religion i belive in haha

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  26. as humans we're meant to live and die and possibly help society progress in the process. have we gone into an era of many people questioning blind faith? yes. is there only prosperity in the future for a society that no longer believes that there is a purpose to living? well...who knows. the details of death are still unknown, but maybe there's something after consciousness that could be really great that has nothing to do with an almighty power.

    it's best to just help out your fellow man in the meantime and wait for the day when you finally find out.

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  27. Oh, you can't know this problem through logic. It's not the existence of God that proves a miracle does happen but existence of people.

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  28. Idk man, I don't subscribe to religion but no one really knows

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  29. When can we expect your next post!?

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  30. That really gives your mind something to contemplate.

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  31. I honestly contemplate this every day. The only conclusion that I can come to is that if a god exists, it is an entity that represents a conjunction between religion and science - religions would reject this notion, and so would most scientists. I think that there could possibly be some sort of network between all matter in the universe. If a synapse transmitting a pulse from one neuron to another to form a thought, why can't the stars of the universe sending flares of light to one another be interpreted as thought?

    I think im gonna post about this on my blog :D

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  32. I went from Christian to Atheist to Agnostic to Deist... Been one hell of a ride haha

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  33. I can relate to you bro, raised Catholic, went to private school and everything... Later became agnostic and finally Atheist. Every now and then I find myself conflicted as well...

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  34. I can't believe that all of life, evolution and consciousness is just random chemical reactions. In science your trained to look for the simplest solution but yet life has taken on more and more complex forms... can that be random?

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  35. This is something no on can know. Everyone can just have their opinions and speculations, unfortunately...I will say that, even though, I'm no believer intervening force or deity, that you're only thinking of a more religious type of deity. One that is involved with its "creations'" lives. It would also make no sense to give free will yet control everything. I could go on about this...

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  36. It's impossible to truly know until we die, yet BOTH sides claim the other is wrong. There are stories of miraculous/unexplained healings and of deaths. Crazies are on both sides and outspoken radicals give each a bad name. Raised Southern Baptist but as a huge skeptic and intellectual and fact-driven individual, I find it hard to accept that which I cannot measure. At the same time, I find it hard to accept that this is all random crap that just came about.

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