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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
- Aristotle, Metaphysics

“Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
- Epicurus

Audentiae - Latin for Boldness, fearlessness,

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Great piece  :)  As an atheist I think this is inspired.
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cosmicspark Nice picture, I love your art. Especially because I love space like you do and you make one of the most beautiful space scenes I have ever seen and I've had many as my wallpaper. But I have to make a comment about that Epicurus quote. I think it's missing a thought that what about if we, as humankind, are evil? and God loves us so much that He gave His own Son to save us from the judgement to come where all evil will be judged. There is evil in us and God shows His mercy for us. If God were to eradicate all evil - He would have to rip off all greed, lust, proudness, selfishness etc. which is essentially a part of us.
This is the message of the Gospel; humankind is evil, it disobeys laws of God and that is why Jesus was nailed on a cross; He died for us so we can have eternal life and forgiveness of our sin.
Think about that, entertain your mind with it. I hope you will find the truth in it. 

"If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another. "
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  ..."to explore strange new worlds..."
  ..."to seek out new life, new civilizations"...

                 "to boldly go"...
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Hey yeah it does seem to resemble the star fleet logo!
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Dun-dun-dun- dun, dun, dun dundundun! Star Trek USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Flyby 
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That's what it reminded me of, only the symbol is swapped to the right. Wink/Razz 
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Please contact me regarding commission
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Now that should hang on the wall of AIMP developers! :D
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I think it's a perfect logo for Astronaut! (Musician) Ah ah!  ;D
But, above all : faboulous! :p
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I saw this and immediately thought: Avengers :D 
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ILLUMINATIIIII! (Amazing btw XD):illuminati: :omgomg: Llama Emoji 35 (Desire or Want Something) [V2] 
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Kind of Looks like the Vault Symbol from Borderlands.
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Everything looks like the vault symbol when you've killed handsome Jack 50+ times :D
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you are showing really great skill with this one, great technique, amazing details and colors... well done :)
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Thank you Gabriel!
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funny about that quote, although it is the origin of the epicurus paradox, epicurus never denied any notion that there is no god, but if there was one, it would not be bothered to use it's vast power on us humans.

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Agreed, which would make him a deist.
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that makes more sense. people (many religious skeptics) have always painted epicurus as an atheist figure, same for Carl Sagen but the reality, despite Sagen's criticism on religion, he also frowned on people being atheist as him believing "to be athiest is to know god is not real." and he said this in a negative light so some time before his death, he became a agnostic figure which makes more sense. thats how i many feel, i'm a huge skeptic, but i personally feel i can't say "there is/isn't a god." i haven't died or covered all of the vastness of space or time. 
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In his time a deist was like being an atheist, an infidel, or a heretic.  They were the extremists of their day.
Atheist does not mean "I know their is no god".  I'm not sure where that definition is coming from but it is not from 99% of atheists.   Atheist means "not a theist" or "someone who doesn't believe in god".  Its a statement of belief.  Agnostic is a statement of knowledge: literally "one who does not have knowledge".  The proper term, though it is a mouthful, is that I am an "agnostic atheist".  Someone who agrees there is uncertainty yet does not believe in that stuff.  In my opinion one should refrain from belief in anything, whether it be life on other planets, ghosts, or gods, until sufficient evidence is verified. 
Why would dying help you say there is or isn't a god?  That just sounds very odd.
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