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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, 04:31 PM   #136
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:34 PM   #137
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wow, quite the conundrum...don't be offended when it's not taken seriously vs. don't offer it up as something to be taken seriously.

it really is amazing how much some people can't get past it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #138
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #139
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Steve you are my friend and I would rather not go to battle with you on this. I will but not by choice~
and you are my friend....


just so you know, you don't find peace and comfort, peace and comfort finds you.

I think this is why it's so hard for some to grasp....it isn't about us....it's about Him.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:42 PM   #140
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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.
They can disagree all they like. Islam and Christianity are all off shoots of Judaism. Just because they don't agree doesn't change facts.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #141
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They can disagree all they like. Islam and Christianity are all off shoots of Judaism. Just because they don't agree doesn't change facts.
It's all the same shit.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:50 PM   #142
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They can disagree all they like. Islam and Christianity are all off shoots of Judaism. Just because they don't agree doesn't change facts.
that's not what you said...you said they ALL believe in the same God.

....and they don't. The Jews ignored the prophets and the prophecy of the OT being fulfilled through Christ....hence their temple being destroyed in 70 AD..... the Muslims, like the Jews, don't believe Christ is the Son of God.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #143
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just so you know, you don't find peace and comfort, peace and comfort finds you.

I think this is why it's so hard for some to grasp....it isn't about us....it's about Him.
Live well my friend~
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #144
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you too my brother..tell your son I said hey!
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:59 PM   #145
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:01 PM   #146
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that's not what you said...you said they ALL believe in the same God.

....and they don't. The Jews ignored the prophets and the prophecy of the OT being fulfilled through Christ....hence their temple being destroyed in 70 AD..... the Muslims, like the Jews, don't believe Christ is the Son of God.
Nah, it's the same god. The jews didn't ignore the prophets, they were the prophets. They just don't think Jesus was the messiah. Their temple being destroyed in 70 had nothing to do with anything. Whether the Muslims believe in Jesus or not, they're all worshipping the same god.
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Nah, it's the same god. The jews didn't ignore the prophets, they were the prophets. They just don't think Jesus was the messiah. Their temple being destroyed in 70 had nothing to do with anything. Whether the Muslims believe in Jesus or not, they're all worshipping the same god.
Those Muslim are going to be so pissed when they find out.
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Those Muslim are going to be so pissed when they find out.
They appear to be pissed off either way.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #149
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ALL WORSHIP SAME GOD

BUT WANT TO KILL EACH OTHER

HOW POSSIBLE?

MAYBE RELIGION WRONG?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #150
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ALL WORSHIP SAME GOD

BUT WANT TO KILL EACH OTHER

HOW POSSIBLE?

MAYBE RELIGION WRONG?
Maybe people idiots. Make religions that are certainly wrong.
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