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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 03:05PM

Because we're basically monkeys who learned how to talk and perceive. We figured out how the sun shines, but why would we know more about the eternities than a house cat or a house plant? There's really no reason.

Creation is a semantic game. We know nature "created" us. Some stoned guy talking to a bush in the desert extrapolated a bit, which was good for a while. Until we figured out genetics enough.

Religion isn't the foundation of culture. It's an artifact of culture. You can wear it like a hat, or not. To me, it's like Ren's "happy helmet" so I think not.

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Posted by: Chicken N. Backpacks ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 04:18PM

The reason we talk about "creation" and "true churches" is because we have a brain that allows us to.


Hell, maybe dolphins do, too, but they don't come knocking on my door asking if I'd like to hear a message about Jesus Christ.

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Posted by: badassadam ( )
Date: August 13, 2017 02:06PM

I envy those dolphins god i envy them

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Posted by: Tall Man, Short Hair ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 04:32PM

Sooo, you make an absolute truth claim based upon admitted incomplete knowledge claiming there can be no absolute truth claims due to incomplete knowledge?

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 04:56PM

Can there be one true flavor of ice cream?

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Posted by: Tall Man, Short Hair ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 04:59PM

Certainly. Chocolate.

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Posted by: shapeshifter ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 09:06PM

I know this 'ice cream' is TRUE! Beyond a shadow of a doubt and with all of the fiber of my being!

Actually I think it would be easier to prove an ice cream is true over a religion. At least we can be 100 percent sure of the 'creator' or rather 'creators' (The cow and the people who turned it to iced cream).. And we can trace the origins (Cow, people, machinery, etc).

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Posted by: Redneck Wonderland nli ( )
Date: August 14, 2017 10:03AM

shapeshifter Wrote:
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> I know this 'ice cream' is TRUE! Beyond a shadow
> of a doubt and with all of the fiber of my being!
>

What if your 'ice cream is infact 'ice milk' ?

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Posted by: severedpuppetstrings ( )
Date: August 13, 2017 06:39AM

Sorry folks. The only one true ice cream is vanilla.
Because, you know...it's "delightsome..."

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 13, 2017 07:25AM

look in the mirror

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Posted by: desertman ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 05:02PM

There IS one true flavor of ice cream. Spumoni! Everyone knows that! Unless of course you are not an everyone!I M H O

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Posted by: Tall Man, Short Hair ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 07:15PM


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Posted by: William Law ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 06:36PM

You're right. This line of thinking helped me accept my true beliefs, when I thought about all that humans have been wrong about, they were surely wrong about the eternities.

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Posted by: cutekitty ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 06:46PM

In our silly little human heads, we are insecure beings. We NEED a big daddy in the sky to help us in our time of need. Most all religions have a central being- gawd, that we try and appease for blessings.
Does it make us weak minded to believe in a gawd? Or, to need a gawd in our life for spiritual fulfillment?
There is no proof.
All I KNOW now is: I am alone in this world, no friends anymore, and I have been cut off (self-inflicted) from the life I was living for 4 decades! It is a gut wrenching feeling to be so wrong, for so long, believing in a 'true church'.

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Posted by: schweizerkind ( )
Date: August 13, 2017 02:31PM

Taoism and Zen Buddhism come to mind.

So-is-the-problem-a-true-definition-of-religion?-ly yrs,

S

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Posted by: Breeze ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 08:37PM

When I think about all the things we are RIGHT about, my brain is full beyond capacity. Sorry--no room for mumbo-jumbo.

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Posted by: SusieQ#1 ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 08:59PM

It's semantics. There are many "true" churches. They follow all the requirements that constitute the definition of a church.

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Posted by: dogblogger ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 09:45PM

Truth is undefinable in natural human language. Google Tarski, truth undefinability.

Anyone peddling language based truth such as religion has failed.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: August 12, 2017 11:29PM

of the 41,000 flavors of christinsantiy, which one is true ?

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Posted by: bradley ( )
Date: August 13, 2017 12:37AM

Just so you know, the Mormon brown one isn't chocolate.

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