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Question: Do you believe in God?
Yes, there is a God - 35 (46.7%)
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #60 on: August 07, 2007, 09:08 PM »
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It's part of the comfort function of religion. What can humans not explain - death.

And the most learned biologists on the planet have no idea why we die either.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #61 on: August 07, 2007, 09:11 PM »
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We die because our imperfect bodies have faults with them, which means kidneys collapse, cancerous cells are formed, or in some cases we are ran over by a car.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #62 on: August 07, 2007, 09:12 PM »
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What did he intend to do when earth became overpopulated? Would he then kill? Or would he snap up another planet.

Snap up? Before the Earth became over populated God could do one of two things. Either lock up all human reproductive functions, or, open up another planet for us to live on...
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #63 on: August 07, 2007, 09:12 PM »
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So stop humans reproducing all together? Yes, that would work very well...
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #64 on: August 07, 2007, 09:13 PM »
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Snap up? Before the Earth became over populated God could do one of two things. Either lock up all human reproductive functions, or, open up another planet for us to live on...

Lock up human reproductive organs? Would then the earth be populated by only old people? Can't particularly see the sense in that.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #65 on: August 07, 2007, 09:14 PM »
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So stop humans reproducing all together? Yes, that would work very well...

Mmm, undercurrent of sarcasm... I don't see where the problem lies... No one said, "Humans would stop having sex." on the contrary, they would do what they want, but not having anymore children, I don't see the problem?
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #66 on: August 07, 2007, 09:15 PM »
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Oh because there's no original sin, they wouldn't get old? I honestly don't see how any of this could happen.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #67 on: August 07, 2007, 09:16 PM »
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Lock up human reproductive organs? Would then the earth be populated by only old people? Can't particularly see the sense in that.

Biologists can tell that the way human cells reproduce, people should never FEEL old or look old, and yet for some reason, the process starts to break down. What's the reason? Imperfection.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #68 on: August 07, 2007, 09:18 PM »
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Oh because there's no original sin, they wouldn't get old? I honestly don't see how any of this could happen.

I'm sure you know some biology majors... Ask them, "Why does the human body break down over time. What is "feeling old" a function of?" There is no trigger that human scientists have found that says: "Start being wrnkly and slow." there isn't one, and yet it happens.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #69 on: August 07, 2007, 09:20 PM »
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I don't know any biology majors and we don't have 'majors' over here anyway Wink But, that doesn't mean that God has to be the answer.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #70 on: August 07, 2007, 09:26 PM »
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But, that doesn't mean that God has to be the answer.

Oh sure, but it's pretty likely in my book.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #71 on: August 07, 2007, 09:27 PM »
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

I have to keep reasurring myself with this statement before breaking into hysterics.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #72 on: August 07, 2007, 09:32 PM »
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Why does belief in the Bible irk you so much Sarah?
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #73 on: August 07, 2007, 09:36 PM »
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I went to church for 10 years of my life, and I merely went because I made friends there. Never for the belief in god. It "irks" me so much not entirely the concept of God and Religion, I understand that religion is a comfort to many, like when people are in life or death situations I think it's reasonable that they have the idea of Heaven to comfort them. I guess it Irks me so much because of the traditions behind it all, the stereotypes, the beliefs masked inside of it, women inferiority anti homosexuality etc.
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Re: Religious Discussions « Reply #74 on: August 07, 2007, 09:37 PM »
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Oh okay... Fair enough... Do you believe in God?
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