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"God gaves us free will, ergo it's pur own fault": Except that the Bible nor the Qu'ran put emphasis on free will. Hell, this excuse is so very recent, that, until a few centuries ago, the idea that God had absolute control over our lives was very popular.
"Its our fault; Adam and Eve's sin created evil, not God!": If you have read Genesis, you'll know this is bullshit (Hell, even Yahweh admits he created evil!). Likewise, at no point is the first sin ever considered a "Pandora's Box" situation.
"God is goodness incarnate! Evil is against his nature!":...have you even read the Bible? Yahweh is also considered to not be goodness incarnate until the NT and Qu'ran; in the OT, he is treated as a Lawful Neutral agent.
"Your're putting everything out of context!": Considering I actually bother to read the Bible/Qu'ran, while you only cherry pick passages your pastor dictates...
"He died for your sins! You should be grateful!":
1- His sacrifice was pointless, He only rescued saints from Sheol
Conversations with NayzakHello the 5 people at most who will most likely read this. I've recently been talking to and discussing religion and philosophy with a Muslim who goes by the name Nayzak. My first impression was sweet a tolerant Muslim, maybe he can give me a new perspective on the Qur'an because despite the coffins that continue to be filled on a daily basis by radical Muslims I feel that Islam should be given a chance to properly defend itself in a more peaceful context. Well after six conversations with the guy I discovered that his world view is like a fundamentalist Christian (you know the ones who try to ram the bible down their throat, oppose anything that goes against it's dogma (like gay marriage), tend to be overly defensive when anything even comes close to threatening their religion, and are willing to listen but only when it doesn't inconveniently contradict with his world view) but Muslim with the guise of tolerance.More Like This
Why do I say that about Nayzak? Well here's a few reasons of the top of
The religious idea of free willIn discussions about religion and God, a common thing religious people bring up is free will, which they use to explain God´s lack of interference. However, many don´t seem to understand what free will exactly is, and especially not what the implications are. This is the definition of free will according to the dictionary:More Like This
1. free and independent choice; voluntary decision: You took on the responsibility of your own free will.
2. Philosophy . the doctrine that the conduct of human beings expresses personal choice and is not simply determined by physical or divine forces.
There's still some disagreement about free will among philosophers. Some claim that it can’t exist because our actions have been predetermined by past events. Others claim that this doesn’t prevent free will (compatibilism), or that our choices aren’t affected by these events (libertarianism). However, most agree that free will means making decisions without them being restricted. For exam
Problem of EvilOne of the most well-known arguments against the existence of the monotheistic god is the Problem of Evil. For those who don't know, I'll explain it to you:More Like This
Premise 1: God is omnipotent, and is therefore able to prevent evil from existing without any effort.
Premise 2: God is omniscient, and therefor knows that evil exists and how to prevent it.
Premise 3: God is omnibenevolent, so he wouldn't allow his creations to suffer pointlessly, more than others, or at all.
Premise 4: God exists.
Conclusion: Evil does not exist.
Let's assume that all 4 premises are correct. You'll notice that while the conclusion logically follows from the premises, it does not fit with reality. Every day, millions of people are suffering from diseases, injuries, starvation, acts of violence and so on. Since the conclusion follows logically from the premises, but does not fit with the reality, one of the premises must be false. We can draw 4 possible conclusions from this:
1. God can't prevent evil, and is there
Interesting Facts About HorsesOk so today while I was reading fan-fics and generally wasting time I stumbled upon some interesting arguments which piqued my curiosity about certain horse behaviorisms. This led to some casual research which led to some not-so-casual research. Maybe I'm just ignorant and this is all common knowledge, but heres a few things I've learned today. Obviously I don't expect cartoon ponies to be realistic, but some of this information is interesting nonetheless.More Like This
First off, horses can't throw up. Apparently their one-way cut-off valve muscle thingies are so strong that the stomach would burst before it gave way. It is possible for them to throw up, but it's an extremely rare occurrence that's usually followed by death.
Horses can sleep standing up. I actually knew this already having spent some time involuntarily volunteering at some ranch.
"Horses are able to sleep standing up because a "stay apparatus" in their legs allows them to relax their muscles and doze without collapsing. In the fron
I am much moreI am so much more then faggot or freak, fatty, nobody, & creep. Useless, better off dead, loser, crybaby, burden, cutter. Rape deserving faker, weirdo, phasing homo, anorexic, crazy, dyke, ugly, never gunna find love, homeless, mess, I am much more then labels. I am a wounded warrior who is not a failed abortion. I deserve love & kindness & shelter from attacks of hate. I am much more then my scars, broken heart & torn childhood. I am a kind man who offers a hand. I am not a freak just limited edition. My shed tears are not a meaning of weakness. I have just been too strong to long. I am more than my assaults. They may have left me broken, alone, vulnerable, but I still made it through. I am much more then my gender identity, sexual orientation, appearance, & style. I am BluMore Like This