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Old 11-24-2012, 04:48 AM  
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Notice how many gods you reject.

Proof #28 - Notice how many gods you reject

There are literally thousands of religions being practiced today. Here are 20 of the most popular, along with an estimate of the number of followers:

Christianity: 2.1 billion
Islam: 1.3 billion
Hinduism: 900 million
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
Buddhism: 376 million
African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
Sikhism: 23 million
Juche: 19 million
Spiritism: 15 million
Judaism: 14 million
Baha'i: 7 million
Jainism: 4.2 million
Shinto: 4 million
Cao Dai: 4 million
Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
Tenrikyo: 2 million
Neo-Paganism: 1 million
Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
Scientology: 500 thousand

[Source: Encyclopedia Britannica]

If you believe in God, you have chosen to reject Allah, Vishnu, Budda, Waheguru and all of the thousands of other gods that other people worship today. It is quite likely that you rejected these other gods without ever looking into their religions or reading their books. You simply absorbed the dominant faith in your home or in the society you grew up in.

In the same way, the followers of all these other religions have chosen to reject God. You think their gods are imaginary, and they think your God is imaginary.

In other words, each religious person on earth today arbitrarily rejects thousands of gods as imaginary, many of which he/she has never even heard of, and arbitrarily chooses to "believe" in one of them.

The following quote from Stephen F. Roberts sums up the situation very nicely:

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"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours."

A rational person rejects all human gods equally, because all of them are equally imaginary.

How do we know that they are imaginary? Simply imagine that one of them is real.

If one of these thousands of gods were actually real, then his followers would be experiencing real, undeniable benefits. These benefits would be obvious to everyone. The followers of a true god would pray, and their prayers would be answered. The followers of a true god would therefore live longer, have fewer diseases, have lots more money, etc.

There would be thousands of statistical markers surrounding the followers of a true god.

Everyone would notice all of these benefits, and they would gravitate toward this true god. And thus, over the course of several centuries, everyone would be aligned on the one true god. All the other false gods would have fallen by the wayside long ago, and there would be only one religion under the one true god.

When we look at our world today, we see nothing like that. There are two billion Christians AND there are more than one billion Muslims, and their religions are mutually exclusive. There are thousands of other religions. When you analyze any of them, they all show a remarkable similarity -- there is zero evidence that any of these gods exist.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #61
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That's the same thread in each post.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:45 PM   #62
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It's not a sure-fire way, but you can click on the Religion icon (and then adjust the timeframe) to view many threads that have focused on religion. Compare the titles. In my brief review, there are a few hostile to religious beliefs, most about current events dealing with religion in the news, and some genuine religious questions. There are very few that could be described as religious evangelization.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:47 PM   #63
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Not worth the argument!! One here on earth can not argue with a true atheist, only one true man has ever argued and won, he ascended to heaven.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:51 PM   #64
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Not worth the argument!! One here on earth can not argue with a true atheist, only one true man has ever argued and won, he ascended to heaven.
Nope. I'm undefeated and I'm still here.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #66
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:58 PM   #68
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Christianity, Judaism and Islam have the same God. That makes up about half the people on the planet.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:09 PM   #71
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Christianity, Judaism and Islam have the same God. That makes up about half the people on the planet.
There is a lot of people who feel this way, they just have a different interpretation it.

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Allah means "the God"-- indicating the radical monotheism of Islam. "We shall not serve anyone but God, and we shall associate none with Him" (Koran 3.64). Any division of God is rejected, including the Christian doctrines of the Trinity and the divinity of Christ.

The majesty and might of Allah is often portrayed in the Koran, and it is emphasized that his purposes are always serious. Justice is Allah's most important feature for Muslims.

Allah is also merciful and compassionate, but that mercy is shown mainly in his sending messengers who proclaim the truth of man's responsibility to live according to Allah's dictates.
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The complete unity of God--both as a powerful, just ruler and as a merciful, loving deliverer--is central to Judaism. That means that Jews do not flinch from confronting the problem of the existence of pain and suffering, although they freely admit that it is a mystery. Somehow God is Lord even in the midst of a painful and evil world.

God is not merely some supreme force but is a person, one with emotions of anger, sadness, and joy. He is above all a person with whom one can have a relationship; He desires to share the full gamut of emotions with men.

At the same time God has a certain remoteness. He is above the world, and His ways are often inscrutable to man. The tension between God's nearness and farness is a recurring theme of Judaism, leading to passionate appeals by Jews for communication with Him.

God is seen as continually active in a creative way, constantly working in the world to offer men the opportunity to fulfill their obligations toward Him and toward fellow men.
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Christianity, Judaism and Islam have the same God. That makes up about half the people on the planet.
Jesus Christ is one person of my God. I think that I and more than a billion Muslims and Jews disagree with you.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:13 PM   #73
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Jesus Christ is one person of my God. I think that I and more than a billion Muslims and Jews disagree with you.
This I agree with and will live by.

To each their own.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:15 PM   #74
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Islam does not speak as Jesus as God's son.....
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:16 PM   #75
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Heres the last one. There's lots more too.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=262893
That thread doesn't seemed to be about convincing atheists that God exists. I read through the first several posts and I couldn't identify any call-outs or challenges coming from the believer side.
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