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Pick the one that is the closest to the meme that first comes into your mind when you think of the concept.  God is ...

Love
- 6 (10.7%)
Power
- 4 (7.1%)
Nature
- 14 (25%)
Safety
- 1 (1.8%)
Mystery
- 4 (7.1%)
Ancestry
- 0 (0%)
Civilization
- 0 (0%)
Superstition
- 15 (26.8%)
Josh's Dad
- 2 (3.6%)
/dev/null
- 10 (17.9%)

Total Members Voted: 32


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Taors

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Re: God is _____
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2008, 12:37:06 AM »

Josh's Dad. 

How the fuck did my dad get brought into this?

If he's God, does that make me the Son of God?
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2008, 12:42:07 AM »

I didn't know Josh was The Beast.


For the Record:  I am your god.  Kneel or face my pickly wrath.
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2008, 12:43:34 AM »

Josh's Dad. 

How the fuck did my dad get brought into this?

If he's God, does that make me the Son of God?

Don't be stupid. 

You're the postmans kid,  your mommas a slut.

No offense.

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Taors

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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2008, 01:27:20 AM »

Josh's Dad. 

How the fuck did my dad get brought into this?

If he's God, does that make me the Son of God?

Don't be stupid. 

You're the postmans kid,  your mommas a slut.

No offense.



Our postman is an old woman...
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Alex Libman

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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2008, 01:36:23 AM »

Um, Critical Thinking 101 - he doesn't mean your current post monopoly bureaucrat, he means the one from nine months before you were born.  And if it's the same one, you never know, maybe the experience with your mother inspired him to get a sex change...  :lol:

(This insult doesn't mean I dislike you.  I'm an equal opportunity insulter.)
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Taors

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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2008, 01:39:18 AM »

Um, Critical Thinking 101 - he doesn't mean your current post monopoly bureaucrat, he means the one from nine months before you were born.  And if it's the same one, you never know, maybe the experience with your mother inspired him to get a sex change...  :lol:

(This insult doesn't mean I dislike you.  I'm an equal opportunity insulter.)

We've had the same one for the past 20 years. I'm serious.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2008, 10:14:40 AM »

Does she have an Adam's apple?
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Taors

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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2008, 02:18:07 PM »

I've never seen one on her.
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« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2008, 05:56:13 PM »

when was the last time you looked at Nature and observed things found in the Bible?
Why on Earth do you think the poorly-written fiction in the Bible has anything to do with the infinite majesty that is God?

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« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2008, 10:45:09 PM »

Because that fiction (which was pretty well-written by the standards of its time, actually) sold over 5+ billion copies in 2,400+ languages, popularizing the idea of God over many centuries.  Some of its intended sequels and fan fiction (Koran, Book of Mormon, etc) also dominate the list of most influential books of all time.

If you want to create your own fictional character, your vision of God that doesn't want Israelites to stone each-other for eating pork or working on Sabbath, please give it a different name to avoid confusion.  Or, OK, fine, if you want to benefit from the popularity of the existing character to sell your own ideas, fine, whatever, but don't expect anyone but the fools to be fooled.
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« Reply #26 on: April 28, 2008, 11:55:35 PM »

when was the last time you looked at Nature and observed things found in the Bible?
Why on Earth do you think the poorly-written fiction in the Bible has anything to do with the infinite majesty that is God?


"the infinite majesty that is God" is just another bland way of saying "Creationism" or "Intelligent Design". It may sound more mysterious, but it's nothing more than the same old babble.
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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2008, 01:17:41 AM »

Yeah, well it was the first phrase I could think of.

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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2009, 04:01:33 AM »

In hindsight, I really don't like all this animosity toward God.  Having grown out of simplistic atheism, it now seems very shallow and juvenile.

God is an ancient personification of natural force, which in modern understanding can be can be broken down into universal, planetary, chemical, organic, biological, and cultural aspects of evolution, the latter of which can include theories on matters such as law, economics, and politics.

God is a cultural concept, not a modern scientific one, and cultural tendencies benefit from universality and accessibility - they are to be shared amongst the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the honest and the dishonest, the mentally retarded and the immeasurably brilliant, the healthy and those on their deathbeds, the historical and the contemporary and the future generations.
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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2009, 04:22:50 AM »

God is a gap concept. We do not know how something works or what it is so we assign god to it. Then, we do not know why some things happen to us so to hopefully enable emotional stability we invent a god.
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