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Post by RonCard » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 am

What you call God is, in actuality, the incomprehensible electromagnetic energy force field that holds everything in perfect order and symmetry. You could say that God is the energy force from which all existence springs. There is no sky God with a penis who punishes his subjects...ron, UFO/ET contactee from 1962.

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Re: god

Post by Io » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:01 am

What we call God? I'd call God a construct of early human mental development invented to provide a target for appeals to betterment of primitive person and clan; one that then developed alongside human societies and just got out of hand. Among other things.

You could say that God is the energy force from which all existence springs, but you could also say that God is a carrot with as much conviction, and be just as correct.

Also, why mention a penis? Does your God punish you with His penis..?

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Post by scrmbldggs » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:15 am

Oh my, Io. The carrot deva Shirley is gonna get you...
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:10 am

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incomprehensible: Incapable of being explained or accounted for

The word/concept should always come at the end of a sentence/thought. Otherwise, as when used as a lead in, everything that follows is gibberish.

Just Look.............I saw an example ...........somewhere.
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Re: god

Post by Monster » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:47 am

RonCard wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 am
What you call God is, in actuality, the incomprehensible electromagnetic energy force field that holds everything in perfect order and symmetry. You could say that God is the energy force from which all existence springs. There is no sky God with a penis who punishes his subjects...ron, UFO/ET contactee from 1962.
Oh, ok! Thanks for letting us know!

Regarding your UFO/ET experience, can you elaborate on that?
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Post by Lance Kennedy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:26 am

God, as described by the Abrahamic religions, is a fictional device invented by Bronze Age goat herders to explain stuff their little minds could not comprehend.

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Post by Poodle » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:00 pm

RonCard wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:54 am
... the incomprehensible electromagnetic energy force field that holds everything in perfect order and symmetry ...
Hang on, Ron ... is this non-penile thing really incomprehensible or do you really know what it's made of and what its job is?

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Re: god

Post by gorgeous » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:48 pm

god is real
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Post by OlegTheBatty » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm

god is imaginary.
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Post by Lance Kennedy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:20 pm

God may be real or imaginary. No one knows. If he or she is real, then he or she is careful to hide so that there is no direct perception of him or her. Certainly, at this point in time, there is no scientifically acceptable evidence for his or her existence. So the most sensible assumption is non existence.

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Post by Monster » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 pm

If a god is male or female, then that means it's a member of a species, and that means that there are or were more than one of them.
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Re: god

Post by Lance Kennedy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:01 pm

To Monster

Imagine an alien species, so advanced that their technology is God-like to limited human perception.

With a universe consisting of 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 star systems, the probability of such a species somewhere approaches unity. Of course, the probability of that species ever interacting with humans approaches zero.

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Post by Gord » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:12 am

Yes?
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Re: god

Post by gorgeous » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:12 am

in nde's people have met god and felt the power...how do you know you're not imaginary??
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Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:55 am

When it gets on YouTube: case closed.

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Re: god

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:24 am

ed is God.
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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 am

OlegTheBatty wrote:
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god is imaginary.
Gord is imaginary.
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Re: god

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:54 am

Pyrrho wrote:
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ed is God.
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Re: god

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:59 am

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: god

Post by Wordbird » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:50 pm

When you redefine things you can make anything anything, including making anything exist.

"No no no, what I mean by a unicorn is a goat, you see. Goats have horns, so unicorns clearly exist, because some goats have just one horn. That's a unicorn by definition."

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Re: god

Post by Pyrrho » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:15 am

So do rhinoceroses, but they don't fit the popular ideal.
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Re: god

Post by OlegTheBatty » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:58 pm

Narwhals have only one horn, but they fart under water, so no one sees the rainbow.

So they're out too.
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Re: god

Post by ElectricMonk » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:50 am

A little side-business that never truly goes out of fashion:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/998 ... g-unicorns