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Explain please [#1511]
« on: June 20, 2009, 01:21:54 PM »
If God is imaginary, how do you explain this?

http://www.reddit.com/r/Christianity/comments/8tqzf/dear_reddit_i_have_found_god_again_after/

Here is the explanation: God is real!

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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 01:30:49 PM »
This is your evidence that god exists? Do I laugh now, or later?

That's a short quip about a person who states they were an Atheist for 20 years and then one day felt guilty, and prayed to God for forgiveness. That's not evidence that god exists. That's evidence of a person saying they are one thing but not really being that one thing 'cause they felt guilt for being it. They were never an Atheist. Why would an Atheist feel guilt for being an Atheist unless someone opposite to their non-belief was making them feel that way? So, either they were forced by the opposition, and caved in, or they never were an Atheist to begin with.

Either way: it's still not evidence.

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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 01:33:59 PM »
What is there to explain. An atheist became a christian. Big deal, it happens all the time. I can only assume that you are the OP, but even if you aren't, I don't care. It's really no big surprise that someone became a christian.

What I want to know is what made this person feel lost. Where they home alone? I mean, I'm home alone right now and I don't feel like praying to god. Were they depressed about something? I don't know, but that OP is very vague.

Yeah, there is no evidence for God in your post.
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2009, 02:26:15 PM »
Big woo.  Christians convert to Islam, Muslims convert to Christian, Mormons become atheist, and on and on. 

What's would be your point then?  That ALL gods are real?
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2009, 02:34:43 PM »
I abandoned cheese in my late teens and have been cheese-free for over 20 years. Three days ago, alone, I suddenly started praying to the Laughing Cow for forgiveness. I don't know why, but I suddenly realized I had been lost for all those long years. I can't make any sense of it and I was feeling horrible hunger for a couple of days afterward. I just wanted to say that amazing things happen. It just happened to me.

Proof that cheese exists!
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2009, 05:02:10 PM »
If God is imaginary, how do you explain this?

http://www.reddit.com/r/Christianity/comments/8tqzf/dear_reddit_i_have_found_god_again_after/

Here is the explanation: God is real!

If you can use your own words, I'd be glad to reply to those comments.
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 05:05:24 PM »
I abandoned cheese in my late teens and have been cheese-free for over 20 years. Three days ago, alone, I suddenly started praying to the Laughing Cow for forgiveness. I don't know why, but I suddenly realized I had been lost for all those long years. I can't make any sense of it and I was feeling horrible hunger for a couple of days afterward. I just wanted to say that amazing things happen. It just happened to me.

Proof that cheese exists!

Praise Cheesus!

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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 05:29:24 PM »
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2009, 05:56:06 PM »
Praise Cheesus!



Hermes, that first cheesus looks suspiciously like an Amputee.  Are you sure someone didn't do a bit of nibbling on the Body of Christ before taking that pic?
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 06:06:40 PM »
If you can use your own words, I'd be glad to reply to those comments.

I've seen you make that comment in a few threads, and it's a pretty decent idea. Probably makes more sense than trying to have a discussion by proxy.

Cheesus Christ, those pictures were amazing. It's true that the only way to God is through the udder.
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2009, 07:39:07 PM »
All this mention of cheese is reminding me of this "Cheese War" I participated in at another website. I was both on the for cheese and against cheese side (under two separate accounts). Good times. The war lasted over a year. Late 2001 to early 2003. RIP Cheese War. Many fell in your name, and against your name. All hail Cheese!!!

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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2009, 07:49:07 PM »
If God is imaginary, how do you explain this?

http://www.reddit.com/r/Christianity/comments/8tqzf/dear_reddit_i_have_found_god_again_after/

Here is the explanation: God is real!
Another explanation is that this person never really gave up his belief in Jesus but was going through a rebellious phase and his indoctrination just now kicked in with overwhelming guilt. That happens a lot. As a minister I saw it more times than I can count.

One of the commenters said, "Faith comprises intellectual, emotional, and volitional components. Although the intellectual component pertains to propositional truth, much of which is directly susceptible to some kind of logical or scientific testing, faith taken as a whole is much more like trust in another person than belief in an idea."

If there is an intellectual component to faith that is directly susceptible to logical or scientific testing, where are the results of that testing? As far as I can see, any time faith is put to the test, it fails. Trust in another person is based on past experience. Past experience with God seems to show that he is not worthy of trust.
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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2009, 04:46:46 AM »
   There is only one cheese....................... The Big Cheese   ...............and he is blue.

Behold the names of god.
Adelost
Amablu
Asturian blue La Peral
Aura
Australian Blue Vein
Bavaria blu
Beenleigh Blue
Bergader
Bergere Bleue
Bleu Bénédictin
Bleu d'Auvergne
Bleu de Basque
Bleu de Bresse
Bleu de Bryn
Bleu de Gex
Bleu de Laqueuille
Bleu des Causses
Bleu de Septmoncel
Bleu du Haut-Jura
Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage
Blue Castello
Blue Cheshire (see Cheshire)
Blue Rathgore
Blue Wensleydale
Buttermilk Blue
Buxton Blue cheese
Cabrales cheese
Cambozola/Blue Brie
Cambridge Blue cheese
Cashel Blue cheese
Cheshire cheese (blue variety)
Ciel de Charlevoix
Clemson Blue
Danablu (Danish Blue)
Devon Blue
Dolcelatte
Dorset Blue Vinney cheese
Dovedale
Dunsyre Blue
Edelpilz
Exmoor Blue cheese
Fourme d'Ambert
Fourme de Haute Loire
Fourme de Montbrison
Gammelost
Garstang Blue Lancashire
Gippsland Blue
Gorgonzola
Harbourne Blue
Jubilee Blue
Lanark Blue
Lymeswold cheese
Maytag Blue cheese
Meredith Blue
Mindoru Blue
Monje Picón
Montagnolo
Mycella
Norbury blue
Olivet Bleu
Oxford Blue
Oxley Traditional Blue
Picón Bejes-Tresviso
Point Reyes
Roaring Forties Blue
Rochebaron
Roquefort
Saga cheese
Shropshire Blue cheese
Saint Agur Blue
Saint Sherratt Blue
Selbu blå
St. Pete's Select
Stilton
Valdeón cheese
Waimata Farmhouse Blue
Westminster Blue
Yorkshire Blue



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Re: Explain please [#1511]
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2009, 05:08:14 AM »
I fear the Danish Blue.

I think that MrFriday may be right. It doesn't appear that the person in question really lost their faith. Personally I'd question their emotional health.
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