Tales Of Mere Existence On God [Video]

Submitted by: Btrfly701 7 years ago Funny

Still unsure whether you believe in God or not? Well, this video is only going to complicate matters more.
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Male 4
you can still question the existance of a higher power without associating it with any religion
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Female 400
There are so many, many pieces and teachings of the bible I just find to be morally corrupt and relatively evil sounding.

If god was real, I don`t feel that I would like him or be happy to worship him.

Although of coarse there are some salvageable pieces of the bible. Not many, but some. A lot of these teachings are basic, though, and can be found in many aspects of different cultures and religion.

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Male 153
CapnAwesome,
Stfu, and quit telling people what they should do. I should do whatever the Hell I want to do... and so should you. Except that you should not tell people what they should do... ;-)
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Female 56
I want to meet this guy. He makes me happy.
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Female 381
CapnAwesome, You have discovered the true meaning and purpose of religion. It`s not really SUPPOSED to be taken literally, but to give you something you can take away from it.
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Male 236
The way I see it, you should be religious for it`s morals. You should believe in God to keep some bit of hope in your life. you shouldn`t take everything in the Bible literally, but maybe read the stories, and gain the insight or moral that each one has. Of course two people didn`t really populate the entire universe, but you shouldn`t read the story and take that away from it, you should read it and learn a lesson about life. I don`t like the extremes of both sides of this argument, because the atheists are saying, "HERP DERP SCIENCE SAYS GOD DOESN`T EXIST, SO I MUST BE SMARTER THAN YOU." And the Bible-thumpers are saying, "YOU DON`T BELIEVE IN GOD, SO I MSUT BE SMARTER THAN YOU." I wish we could learn to stay hopeful and happy with religion, instead of starting wars over which is right, and all of thos things.
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Male 103
@Sigon
1.No, if people still choose to believe in a magical sky being despite the overwhelming evidence that his supposedly infallbile holy doctrine has amounted againt it, then that`s their own fault.
2. No, I am not a member of that religion therefore I must not respect it`s silly beliefs. Which is exactly the reason I choose to ignore all commandments which aren`t actual law
3. F*** no, with some of these people you just have to continously hammer it in or they`ll never get it, and still continue to believe that evolution could never happen, or that the earth was literally created in 7 days.
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Male 423
I`ll let this speak for it self.
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Male 500
"Alright, but likewise the Non-religious folk must adhere to the following rules as well:
1) You must not Judge other people based on the fact that they have a religious preference regardless of what that preference is or how you feel about it.
2) You must respect all religious persons beliefs and not bash or degrade their veiws simply because you do not believe them yourself.
"3) You must keep your non-religious views seperate from all religious affairs and not seek to engage in conversations with religious persons for the sole purpose of "proving them wrong" or antagonizing them about their beliefs."
@Sigon
Whats this? The "Three commandments"? Why? you choose to believe in a load of made up crap that was indoctrinated into you head as a child by stupid people, we believe in the truth as far as all of the (huge body) of proof and evidence has it. Of course we will try to tell you what a dappy bunch on nutters you are.
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Male 500
Baalthazaq, you believe too much in your own propaganda. Many great civilisations had science, including Arabia (and This was a long time before Islam was even thought up!), and thousands of years before that the ancient Egyptians and Greeks really invented maths and science. Real modern scientific method happened in Europe and then America from the 18th century onwards, Before that it had been too heavily blighted by religions such as your own and others. The method and it`s application continues to change and evolve as we speak with new technologies and staistical methods, and luckily 99.999999% (+/- 0.0000003) of us scientists are hugely resistant to religious interference. Lets face it, as you say you have a "belief". Thats all it is. You have a belief, not proof, in fact something contrary to the proof we have. It`s a free world, but please keep it to yourself without getting so uptight. I truly pity your indoctrination, hopefully one day you will wake up and wise up.
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Male 25,416
Repost!
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Male 579
shou shalt not kill.. unless it`s thousands of people and it`s done in my name..
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Male 58
YYEEEAAAAHh rock on! and peace out!
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Male 97
Nice video!
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Male 1,043
This is the truth
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Male 2,402
Monday, February 01, 2010 2:08:16 PM
(R)eligious people and Athiest all think alike. Small minded!

handys003, you fail hard.
Pooptart 19 Learn to read the context of a sentence! E pili mau na pomaikai me oe lôlô!

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Female 471
I love this series!
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Male 352
The last thing he says is definitely true.
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Male 388
npdarren, I wholeheartedly agree.
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Male 820
Baalthazaq:

oh, yes yes, I haven`t earned your respect, still, on the matter you stated;
I still do not respect organized religions.

Those brilliant scientists, yes, I respect them and their additions to science; but I do not respect their religion.

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Male 601
I`m glad to see that Atheism is on the rise.
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Male 4,547
Mornaf:

What have you done to earn my respect?
Do you instantly deserve my scorn instead?

(And incidentally, as I`ve said earlier, the reason you have a scientific method is the progress made by Muslim scientists changing the status quo from rational inquiry to empirical methods.

This in turn is the result of the emphasis on both empiricism and literacy brought about back in the day by religious obligation and practice.

This in turn led to a hell of a lot, which in turn led to the Renaissance.

So there`s one thing.)

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Male 4,547
Incidentally, I don`t mean "More unacceptable than a Klan rally".

Just so we`re clear. Klan Rally > Stereotyping > Off the cuff ad hominems.

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Male 4,547
There is a difference between respecting someone despite differing opinions, (This is how society functions without killing each other over favourite place to buy apple pie), and agreeing with them.

One is: "I think there`s a God" "drat you because of that".
The other is: "I think there`s a God" "I disagree".

One is acceptable, the other is not. (Taking a pre-emptive strike here, yes, it is freedom of speech, but so is a Klan rally. I`d still call the rally "unacceptable".)

What is more unacceptable however, and what happens every time I post on these forums, is the stereotyping.

If I post a point about religion, in every other case I get attacked for not believing in Evolution.

*I DO BELIEVE IN IT, AS DO ~40-60% OF THEISTS, AS DOES THE FRIGGING POPE*

There is always, without fail, a tirade against "my beliefs", almost all of which turn out to be "the beliefs" of some stereotype in their head.

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Female 4,028
I completely agree with a lot of points in this video. I love Tales of A Mere Existence.

Just live life in the way that makes you happy, without harming others. That way, in the end, you`ll have no regrets.

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Male 208
Jumping in here...
I agree pretty much 100% with this video. However, I agree roughly 0% with people who say "you can`t bash on others because of their beliefs". Disagreeing with others is pretty much what humanity is all about. I think if an extreme atheist meets an extreme christian they should argue about it until they agree on how much they hate scientology. Go America.
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Male 820
just to make this clear, I hold nothing against those who are spiritual or deists.
I just despise organized religion; it`s just creepy and idiotic.
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Male 820
@JUGGALETTEx0

I`m an atheist, I just can`t get my damn profile to change.

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Male 62
"You must respect all religious persons beliefs and not bash or degrade their veiws simply because you do not believe them yourself."

I disagree. If a religious person believes that gays shouldn`t have the right to marry, or something along those lines, I refuse to simply let them believe in whatever they want. I mean, I won`t bash anyone for simply believing in God. But the minute they have some sort of discriminatory belief, I won`t just accept it.

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Female 1,380
mornaf....i`m not 100% sure on this, but isn`t deism like, believing that there is a supreme being that created the universe yet does not actively intervene in individual human affairs but rather through Divine Providence, and believes in an afterlife? I got that from wikipedia, so I may be mistaken. Which kinda sorta sounds like claiming to have a God, yet just calling it something else and rather than "it" interfering with human life, but gives people the ability to reason?

Constructive elements of deist thought included:
God exists, created and governs the universe.
God gave humans the ability to reason.
God wants human beings to behave morally.
Human beings have souls that survive death; That is, there is an afterlife.

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Male 4,807
After watching this video, then reading most comments afterward. I discovered something completely amazing... my inner voice (the one I hear when I read and think to myself, etc.) sounds exactly like this guy.
That`s sad.
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Female 36
wow. that was really good. it was well thought out, he made a valid argument from his point of view with out really offending anyone (and if anyone was offended then they really weren`t paying attention).
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Male 820
@Sigon
What has religion done to earn my respect?
I mean, we can debate politics, we can debate the quality of a company, we can debate nearly anything we want,
but if someone says "I cannot flip a light switch on saturday" and I`m supposed to say "I respect that."
Well I don`t.
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Female 1,380
Did anyone else see a commerical made by this guy? I saw something on television once...same type of animation and same exact voice...I tried finding it again but I can`t I don`t remember what it was for but yeah....anyone else see it?

oh and dousen....
http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...

there ya go....from 12/21/09 :)

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Male 533
Too true.
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Male 3,255
Not the funniest ToME but definitely the best.
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Male 143
Repost.. seen this somewhere on this site before.
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Male 227
bitchin` hair!!
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Male 7,585
oh yeah, definitely a repost. but, a good repost. i really like this short.
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Male 36,383
Not bad until 1:20 in, then it falls to crap. Except for 2:50, other than that - meh!
Not boring tho, and better than I`d feared... lolz!
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Male 129
@ Readme08

Alright, but likewise the Non-religious folk must adhere to the following rules as well:

1) You must not Judge other people based on the fact that they have a religious preference regardless of what that preference is or how you feel about it.

2) You must respect all religious persons beliefs and not bash or degrade their veiws simply because you do not believe them yourself.

3) You must keep your non-religious views seperate from all religious affairs and not seek to engage in conversations with religious persons for the sole purpose of "proving them wrong" or antagonizing them about their beliefs.

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Male 600
repost!!
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Female 92
Anyone know what he is drawing on? It it just paper and a marker or some sort of medium he is subtracting from?

It was really well done.

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Male 37
I don`t care religion you are. Just as long as you comply with the following:

1. You must not judge other people based on their religious preference unless they do not comply with this list. inb4 recursion.

2. You must keep your religion separate from your knowledge of science and mathematics unless (in rare cases) they both agree with each other.

3. You must not promote or influence any unusual moral judgement upon others in an uncomfortable setting. Ex: Don`t go wave a "God hates fags" sign. I know they do have a right by the first amendment, but they must practice decent human behavior.

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Male 4,746
Great points made.
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Male 2,592
re-po... eh i don`t care anymore
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Male 3,915
i always love Tales of Mere Existence...this was also a good one...
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Male 33
poostorm in 3... 2... 1...
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Male 2
I went to school with Lev from 3rd grade through high school. Incredibly talented artist with a great quirky way of looking at life. Tales of Mere Existence is to Lev like orange juice in a carton is to fresh squeezed: great to have, but not half as interesting as the real thing. Also, less pulpy.
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Male 2,440
[quote](R)eligious people and Athiest all think alike. Small minded![/quote]

handys003, you fail hard.

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Male 2,402
All religious and atheists people think so small in their confining little worlds.
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Female 895
yeeeeeep..
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Male 716
My perspective: There is a higher power. But... if you base your arguments against that on an organized religion, you`re stupid.

It`s like basing your knowledge of the USA`s secret technology off a tabloid magazine.

You don`t know the answer.

That`s the end of it.

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Male 7,378
This guy sounds like Mr. Rogers evil twin.
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Male 3,425
Wow, this was actually amazing. I absolutely love Tales of Mere Existence, and this one really stood out to me, everything it said was completely true and really made you think.
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Female 1,677
How about if `it` does. Why is it always a guy? If anything it should be genderless.
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Female 295
Link: Tales Of Mere Existence On God [Video] [Rate Link] - Still unsure whether you believe in God or not? Well, this video is only going to complicate matters more.
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