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Christianity Thomas on 23 Feb 2013 12:32 am

Dan Fink states that God is imaginary

Great editorial by Dan Fink in which he admits that God is imaginary:

Fink: God is not so easily explained

How does he admit that God is imaginary? By admitting that the Bible is a book of myth:

The philosopher Paul Ricoeur suggests that there are three stages in a progressive approach to faith and holy texts. First we believe on a literal level. Then, as we learn more about science and history, our sacred “myths” are broken. But later still, as we reach maturity, we can once again embrace our traditions’ stories – precisely as myths, which define and bring beauty to our world. As Ricoeur puts it, “Beyond the desert of criticism, we wish to be called again.”

If the Bible is myth then God is imaginary. Then Fink goes one step further and invents his own god:

Neither the fire and brimstone fundamentalists nor the strident atheists believe in my God, who is the source of both science and the spirit. She is a lot more complicated and ambiguous than many would like. She does not speak in one voice or language. What she asks of me is not always clear. My calling, as a person of progressive faith, is to learn and live this.

What form of insanity is this? The reason why “what she asks of me is not always clear” is because it is the sound of insanity.

205 Responses to “Dan Fink states that God is imaginary”

  1. on 16 Mar 2013 at 2:09 am 1.s0l0m0n said …

    “Is Jesus the one true god?
    Will Christians go to paradise when they die?
    Is Christianity a true religion?”

    That’s purely simple….

    Is Jesus the one true god?-Nope
    Will Christians go to paradise when they die?-Nope
    Is Christianity a true religion?-Nope,it’s the twisted version of the true religion.

    Now what’s the fuss?
    I think messenger would understand that coz I’am delivering the truth.

  2. on 16 Mar 2013 at 8:59 am 2.alex said …

    ha ha. s0l just fucked messenger and messenger likes it. messenger is one of s0l’s sheep. now it’s confirmed that s0l is not xtian.

    with countless xtians sites out there, s0l continues to try fuck with atheists but fails. with messenger, ole s0l has found his true love. wa, ka, ka.

  3. on 16 Mar 2013 at 10:48 am 3.Anonymous said …

    You guys are doing a great job at showing the nonsensical nature of the arguments of folks such as Solomon and how Messenger just goes round in circles. That’s great.

    It’s sad though, that in terms of the trolls shutting down actual conversation with actual theists, there they are doing a grand job.

    Likewise. We are at Post 200 and all we are doing is going round the same diversionary arguments the trolls and sock-puppets advance on each and every post. They do it to derail the conversation and they are very good at what they do.

    I’m not sure of the answer, but I hope you guys can find one.

  4. on 16 Mar 2013 at 2:38 pm 4.alex said …

    “I’m not sure of the answer, but I hope you guys can find one.”

    not sure, either, but turn the other cheeck i will not. seen the recent crap posted lately? it’s classic xtian penitence shit. the motherfucker done something horribly wrong, that praying for forgiveness is not enough. he’s compelled to come in here and shit all over the place.

    xtians and/or atheists can discuss all they want, but most people can smell bullshit right away. like somebody said before, it’s ok to feel a certain, delusional way, but don’t try to make everybody else the same way.

    now, get that bullshit outta here.

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