When I say we control our own destiny I mean mankind as a whole. Mankind can chose to eliminate nuclear weapons, we can chose to use less fossil fuels, we can also chose not to build homes next to the river/build them to withstand floods and winds. We can chose to stop arguing over beliefs.
If you mean to say humans can choose to do smarter things rather than dumber ones
, then good luck with that happening.
The very essence of discussing whether a god exists, a god that you have no way to prove, is a rather dumb thing to do. It's a waste of time. If you had proof that a god exists and you wanted to discuss your proof, that would not be a waste of time. The problem is that you just want
a god to exist and therefore it does. No proof. Any contradiction to your assertion is met by an impenetrable surface.
Let's discuss the existence of leprechauns and fairies. How about the Loch Ness Monster? The Bermuda Triangle? I cannot prove any of them, and to try to say they exist is a complete waste of time. I do not have to disprove them, either.
You can not prove your reality either.
I can prove what I see or touch. I can prove mathematical equations. I can prove distance between two places. I can prove what happens when you combine two chemicals. Etc, etc, etc. I do not posit that a god exists, therefore I am not required to prove that a god exists.
Since you posit that a god exists, you are the one who is required to prove that a god is reality. You cannot do so, but you persist in perpetuating a notion that your god exists regardless of your lack of proof. While your position that there is a god is hardly unique, it's still stunning in its vacuousness. You might as well say you believe in little people living inside the walls of your home that come out and steal bites of food in the middle of the night.
If the delusion of a god were not shared by so many people, it would warrant a stay in a mental institution.
The Big Bang is a theory, evolution "theory" and neither explain the complexity of the planet or the human body.
Your lack of understanding of the big bang theory, the theory of evolution or the word "theory" leaves a lot to be desired. Apparently you like to remain ignorant of these things -- Wikipedia is a click away. The big bang theory is not a theory that has been used or will be used to explain the complexity of one ecosystem (the planet earth) or the human body or any other animal or plant. The theory of evolution explains and demonstrates the changes that have occurred over time in many animals and plants.
None of us can travel back through time and bring back evidence of our origins. All any of us can do is speculate. What I don't find necessary is to use God's name to control mankind or to criticize/hurt others.
Einstein proved that we cannot travel backward in time, so you are correct. However, just because I cannot travel backward in time does not mean that I cannot prove that you were born, to whom, on which date and where. There are records of your existence just like there are records of the existence of many animals and plants both living and extinct. If knowledge were limited to things that were only forward-looking, mankind would not have learned anything at all.
Why dream? That's a very strange question. Do you think there is a "reason" behind ideas? Einstein? I'll tell you a lot of that reply flabbergasted me. I can't understand why you're here if not to change the world as we know it. If you think it can't change why bother trying to believe anything because what difference would it make?
You can dream all you want, but if you can't back up your dreams with some reality then you will never be able to accomplish your dreams. If your dreams have no basis in reality, then why have them? JK Rowling certainly daydreamed a lot about a character named Harry Potter, but she was writing a book of fiction so that she could sell it, entertain others and earn money on which to live. Rick Warren daydreamed about a character named "God" and/or "Jesus Christ" and wrote A Purpose Driven Life to sell to others as fact
, not fiction. Rowling clearly identifies what she is selling; Warren does not. The average delusional Christian always expects to get a bye on reality so that their works are non-fiction
If not for dreams/ideas we would all still be living in caves hunting and gathering!
Fire is not a dream, it is a discovery. However, cooking food is an idea. A dream is living somewhere warm and dry: a home
. Each of those is based on reality, not unreality.
In my forty years on this planet I have seen things change for the better and I have some confidence the trend will continue after my demise. I believe it is our duty as human beings to leave the world better than we found it. In my world that means no more bible, no more religion!!!
In my 47 years on the planet, some things are better, some are worse, some never changed. I'm not sure what your point is.
I thought you misused the word reality so I used it so you could comprehend what I was saying.
That's your perception, I suppose.
Perception can be proven by logic. My logic is sound.
Your logic is not logic. I am not sure you are capable of discussing things in a logical way, at least with regard to your worldview. You are using emotions as the structures for your thoughts. Emotion inhibits logic. You want there to be a god, just not an organized religion, but you have no logical basis for proving that a god exists other than I just want it to be that way
. That is not logic.
Physical perspective can be proven by logic, just ask any crime scene reconstructor. Perception is merely how you interpret what you see, hear or touch. I cannot prove that your visualization of the color red is just like my visualization of the color red. However, I can prove that the color we both see is a reflection of light of a specific wavelength equating to an international standard for "red".
You have to prove that God doesn't exist because it has been the most accepted version of our beginning not the other way around.
By your own word ^ you have proven that you are not able to engage in logical thoughts.
Anyone who is capable of logical thinking knows that the person who posits something must be the one to prove it, not the other way around.
We both have the burden of proof!!!
Again, by your own word ^ you have proven that you are not able to engage in logical thoughts. You would fail any introductory course of philosophy.
Really think about what you're saying!
Your reply is an example of projection
: a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously rejects his or her own unacceptable attributes by ascribing them to objects or persons in the outside world.
If that were true then why have this web site?
The owner of this website created it in order to express his dismay at wide-scale delusional thinking.
When people thought the world was round it had to be proven false before people would believe it!!! On top of all that it's a cop out.
I think the most important thing either one of us can do is convince people that ancient beliefs do not fit in our modern society and go from there.
And an ancient belief is that there have been gods.
Jeez. Do you ever say out loud the words you type?
Disprove that old bible all you want to. I'll help you do it. What I can not do is support the "idea" that there is no "Force".
May The Force be with you,
And that's all she wrote!