Last edited by OCCH; 10-12-2012 at 03:51 PM.
We (the people) DO posess the right of free speech, allowing us (in general) to say anything we wish about those who believe this, that or the other thing, as choose to say it.
So no, I don't see any chance that those you disagree with on issues of faith will "cut it" with what you take seriously, but they do not (or take seriously in perhaps a very different and opposite way from yourself).
Some people here take their collectivist psudo-socialism rather seriously as well.....easily as seriously as the religious take their God of choice. Would you expect them to be free from criticism or the comment of others simply because they take their beleifs seriously? I'd think not.
That the danger of free speech....you're simply not going to like 100% of it, and you ahve no right nor power to stop them from saying it.
Maybe god exists, maybe he doesn't, I honestly have no idea. There is no way however that I believe in religion and there is nothing anyone can tell me that would make me think that we as a people wouldn't be better off without it.
Last edited by Ruby2; 10-12-2012 at 04:11 PM.
This topic always brings the lulz...
God, is or isn't...
If he is, he's a giant hypocrite and we are all hypocrites, making him less omnipotent than he should be... For such an infallible supreme being, he's highly flawed...
But I guess I just don't see the big picture like he does... (Sarcasm)
If he isn't, and your belief in him helped fulfill your life, good for you...
But remember, if he is, you're a failure in his eyes... You clasp to the hope that you'll be absolved... That addition to Gods plan is the only reason you think you're getting off scot-free... Otherwise, he'd look at you with utter disgust, the likes of which you'd never come close to experiencing in this world...
If he has such a Plan, then we do not in fact have free will at all. What we would percieve as free will is an illusion, as we're simply following God's Plan.That addition to Gods plan is the only reason you think you're getting off scot-free.
And in that case, again, if we fall or fail, He failed. Not us, the flawed, plan-following creation.
"we have the right to say stupid things, but we're gonna get mad when you call us out on them. But when you get mad at us getting mad you have to understand we have the right to say whatever we want, even if it gets you mad"
People can believe whatever they want -- one day we'll see who's right. But this idea that some have the right to offend, but others don't have the right to be offended -- yeah, we're getting smarter by the day . . .
I just didn't like the idea that an "enlightened" society would move further from God. If anything, the more we see how unexplainable the universe is, the more likely it NEEDED something supernatural to get it started (and keep it moving). But it appears I may have been misinterpreting what many (except PK) were saying, so I'll let this die a natural death . . .