Originally Posted by bigcountry75
I believe in God and besides being raised up in the church I heard this along time ago and still rings true to me today....
If I believe there is a God then when I die and there is a God I win.....If I believe there is a God and when I die there is no God then I still win.....End result I win
But if you believe there is no God and you die and there ends up being a God then you Lose......
I would rather be in the win-win then the win-lose category
That's terrible logic right there. Terrible. Heck, you don't even follow your statement all the way through. What if there is a god, but it isn't the one you are worshiping?
Anyways, would you really want to be with a God that would be such a prick as to condemn those who didn't worship him? Sounds like Stalin or Hitler to me.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) has one of my favorite quotes on religious "Faith":
"You seem to be accepting illusion as fact, propaganda as accurate reporting, and falsehoods as truths. Faith is not the beacon of hope and lollypops you describe by any stretch of the imagination.. That said, you are correct that faith is not equal to ignorance, though faith does necessitate ignorance. Faith is seeing truth and denying it because you donít like the truth. Faith is when one is faced with your beliefs conflicting with reality you pretend that reality must be in error.
Faith tells you that reason must be wrong, that critical thought is evil, that evil is good, and that anyone who believes differently is evil.. Faith tells you that you can never be free, that you are never actually responsible for your life, that you are merely a worthless flawed and evil creature not worthy of existence.
Faith is willful ignorance in the face of certain knowledge."