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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, 03:25 PM   #106
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as do I, it just tells me that they are susceptible to having their minds controlled easily, which makes them less intelligent than they could be.
Are you actually going to leave the country or are you just a big talker?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:25 PM   #107
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whenever someone says theory of gravity, I immediately think of them as less intelligent.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:26 PM   #108
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It not only defies logic. It supercedes logic. It dwarfs logic. It reveals logic to be an inferior tool that is, unfortunately, widely used for tasks it was not designed to handle.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:26 PM   #109
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Hit the bong again. Everything will seem to make sense temporarily.
in the whole of human history, there has never been a single case when the supernatural explanation turned out to be the right one. Betting on science, when it conflicts with religious belief, is a pretty sure bet.
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in the whole of human history, there has never been a single case when the supernatural explanation turned out to be the right one. Betting on science, when it conflicts with religious belief, is a pretty sure bet.
I'm not religious, so you'd probably be better off having that conversation with someone who is.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:30 PM   #111
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That's a pretty twisted take on it. Not unpopular necessarily, but pretty twisted.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #112
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That's a pretty twisted take on it. Not unpopular necessarily, but pretty twisted.
Pretty accurate however~
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #113
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It not only defies logic. It supercedes logic. It dwarfs logic. It reveals logic to be an inferior tool that is, unfortunately, widely used for tasks it was not designed to handle.
What tasks do you feel logic is not designed to handle?
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What tasks do you feel logic is not designed to handle?
Defense of religious belief, for one.

Religion appeals to different centers of the brain. It satisfies a need in some people, much like lust or hunger. It's almost primal.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:43 PM   #115
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I lost religion in 1972. I was nine years old and my parents made me go to church, and I had to ride home on the church bus. I would never get home until the first quarter of the Chiefs game was over, and sometimes even missed an entire half. I decided that I could not worship a god who would let that happen.

These days, I'm starting to rethink it, though.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #116
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I lost religion in 1972. I was nine years old and my parents made me go to church, and I had to ride home on the church bus. I would never get home until the first quarter of the Chiefs game was over, and sometimes even missed an entire half. I decided that I could not worship a god who would let that happen.
The Chiefs always provided me with a more rewarding emotional outlet than anything else, hence they superseded any religious (and sexual) needs.

Makes a lot of sense looking back.
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What tasks do you feel logic is not designed to handle?
Most that regard faith, most emotional responses, many aspects of creativity, very often humor, certainly selflessness. Do you have something specific in mind?
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It not only defies logic. It supercedes logic. It dwarfs logic. It reveals logic to be an inferior tool that is, unfortunately, widely used for tasks it was not designed to handle.
Logic is an inferior tool? I assume you aren't being serious.
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Most that regard faith, most emotional responses, many aspects of creativity, very often humor, certainly selflessness. Do you have something specific in mind?
No, I was simply curious.

A logical person would probably reply that faith and emotion aren't really necessary, and are usually more trouble than they're worth. I don't really understand how logic would not apply to creativity or selflessness though.
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The Chiefs always provided me with a more rewarding emotional outlet than anything else, hence they superseded any religious (and sexual) needs.

Makes a lot of sense looking back.

It's all about what brings us comfort and helps us through life's travails.

In my theofootbology, it's as if God has become Satan.
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