Thursday, August 18, 2011 5:27:17 AM
But then in what way is it a deity? It's a really crappy deity, that`s what! It`s a "god" by default. Not all Deist theory would agree with me, afaik most Deists are mon-theistic. It`s not like were organized or anything. If it were proven that God didn`t exists I guess we`d all be Atheists, eh? Of course it wouldn`t matter... I think we`ll all learn the truth about 10 minutes after we die.
Send me your e-mail plz and if I don`t hear from Fancylad in a couple days I`ll send my complaint your way. It`s on the "Obama and TEa PArty" thread, I honestly would not tolerate that much abuse from anyone, but for a Mod it`s doubly bad.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 3:36:02 AM
When we "Contact I Am Bored" on the link at the bottom of the page, who gets to read it? To the best of my knowledge it redirects those messages to fancylad. There's certainly nowhere on the backend that I can see where such messages appear to the moderating team.
If you want I can email you directly at the email address you signed up to IAB with and we can discuss any issues there.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 3:32:37 AM
I'm not an atheist - very different! Deists believe there is a Creator who made the whole universe. OK, that much I knew about deists. I`m just confused by this next part:
[quote]Now I personally allow that the BB might be the actual "creator" and therefor might be "God". Since we humans don`t know Who or What made this place, it`s ALL speculation. [/quote] So you allow that the Big Bang might have created the universe. But then in what way is it a deity? If that does turn out to be true (although at what point you`ll accept the evidence that shows the universe WAS created by a Big Bang event is another thing) and you then accept it was a Big Bang, in what way will you be a deist?
The Big Bang is not a conscious entity. It gives life no meaning. It`s not a higher power, it has no "plan". Therefore if you ever do decide to accept the evidence that supports it, surely you will then be reverting to atheism?
Thursday, August 18, 2011 3:28:43 AM
BB + evolution: it's all a big accident, life has no meaning, when you die that`s it! Game over. God + evolution: it`s part of a plan, your life (hopefully) has meaning, when you die your soul continues. Just because no higher power created us doesn`t mean life is empty or without meaning. But yes, when you die that`s it. Game over. So make this one count and enjoy it.
[quote]I`ll take... G+E for the win! [/quote] That`s fine. If you`re comfortable making the choice based on what you want to believe or what you want to be true, rather than what the evidence suggests, go for it. I want my beliefs to be based on truth as much as possible, and the most reliable way of finding truth that exists is the scientific process. And it tells me the universe was created by a Big Bang event 13.7 billion years ago.