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Old 11-24-2012, 05:48 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, 02:21 PM   #76
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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.
Geology, theology. I think the rhyming tripped Dave Lane up.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #77
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Haha I guess. I use to talk to most of them but I have since stopped at they come at least once a weekend and I never have much to say. I suppose I could argue with them about shit but I don't feel the need, as I try not to put my opinion on them. I have no bad feelings for people who worship whatever God they want to. Would be nice if they respected me the same as I do them.

Again, I have no idea what they want to accomplish. If it is solely to talk about God, that is what church is for. If it is to persuade someone to join their religion, that is just plain stupid for thinking that will work. I think it might just be that it helps them sleep at night to know they spread God's word.
I have always responded the same here in North Carolina as I did in Kansas. I am friendly and cut the conversation very short by saying I am not interested, have a nice day goodbye. The only church I have been rude to was Jehovah Witnesses. That is because I told them I was not interested and the sneaky shitbags came back when I was not home. I guess the truck not parked in the driveway is an easy hint. This happened twice once in Wichita and once in Haysville. In Wichita the I found some of their propaganda on the kitchen table and asked the wife about it. She said they were nice guys and did not want to hurt their feelings. It worked out because a few weeks later I had my truck in the shop and was home when I normally would be at work. I heard a knock at the door and answered standing in front of me was the clowns I had run off, they were very surprised and clearly nervous. I walked out on the porch as they retreated off of it. I told them to get the **** off my property and if they returned they would catch a beating.

The 2nd time was the same deal only that time when I saw the same type propaganda I found out my daughter was their target as the wife and I both worked during the day at that point. She like her mother is too nice to tell them to **** off, although both should have mentioned I would become a problem if they did not go away. In this case I knew where their cult headquarters were located at. I lived on the very west side of Haysville and they have a cult compound just north of 71st and Meridian. I took the paperwork to their building and tried to walk in but the doors were locked, there were a half dozen or more cars in the parking so I knocked on the door several times with no answer. I took the leaflets and wrote them a note saying I lived at xxx Ranger st and if they returned my response would not be friendly so stay the **** away from my house and placed it in their mailbox. Both times after facing the idea of consequences for their stupidity they never returned. At this point It needs to be said that my daughter and her mom both still believe, the daughter was close to my mother and holds the Irish catholic line while her mom chooses the nondenominational path. I have had the same conversation with them I am not interested~
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:41 PM   #78
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Christianity, Judaism and Islam have the same God. That makes up about half the people on the planet.
nope, but that agenda will soon be front and center...look for the catholics and muslims to unite under that banner.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #79
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nope, but that agenda will soon be front and center...look for the catholics and muslims to unite under that banner.
Why do you say that?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #80
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nope, but that agenda will soon be front and center...look for the catholics and muslims to unite under that banner.
How much are the tickets for this? Can I attend with a Jewish friend?
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:52 PM   #81
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Islam, Judaism, and Christianity all acknowledge Abraham as the earthly father of thier respective faiths.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #82
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Islam, Judaism, and Christianity all acknowledge Abraham as the earthly father of thier respective faiths.
...and yet, only one recognizes Jesus as the the Son of God.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #83
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...and yet, only one recognizes Jesus as the the Son of God.
True.
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nope, but that agenda will soon be front and center...look for the catholics and muslims to unite under that banner.
Um. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all have the same God.
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Um. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all have the same God.
you always late to the party?
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Yes.

Too busy reading my Hebrew text.
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I have had a half dozen knocks on my door here in NC only to answer it and find an unwanted solicitation from one church or another. I can not count the times I have come home to find a leaflet from some church. I have never heard of atheists or agnostics doing this.
It's the area you live in. I rarely get anything.
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