Is it that all of you theists coming here asking for scientific answers can't figure out how to find them on your own and learn something new without having to be prompted to do so?
Step 1: Type into your browser bar the following web address... www.google.com
Step 2: In the text box under the word "Google" type something like... let's just go with "scientific origin of life"
Step 3: Click on the little button that says Google Search.
Step 4: wait for next page to load.
Step 5: Start clicking on links and learning.
Step 6: Take key words and phrases like "Abiogenesis," "Miller-Urey Experiment," and "RNA World Hypothesis," and then repeat steps 1-5 until your thirst for knowledge is sated. Or search on Amazon.com for books!
Now, if there is a reason that you simply cannot enact these steps, then I suppose a crash course in biology is in order.
1. - Trick question. There were no first male and female human beings. They evolved, so the change would be too gradual and spread out over too many individuals to actually pick some arbitrary point where the next generation became "human beings".
Moses - possibly based on a real person, possibly based on an Egyptian, almost certainly didn't live at the time depicted in the scriptures and almost certainly the man depicted in the scriptures was nothing like the original "Moses"..
Jesus - Possibly based on a real person but no concrete evidence. May have been based on a person who lived long before the New Testament claims or could be the adaptation of an older myth.
Mohammed - A real historical Fihr or Quarish tribesman, with a penchant for very young girls and a 9 yr old "wife", who started a very successful religion of his own.
3. There is no purpose, you exist for a short while so make the most of it.
by the same logic u used i can ask u: "how did "God" appear?"
i don't know why u r asking the second question as their existence or not doesn't mean that "God" exist.
about the purpose of life, i find any answer to be logic and makes more sense to me than the phrase (we were created to worship "God") .. u can say the same to the universe .. what's the purpose of the millions of stars and galaxies out there? what is the answer to life, universe and everything?
such questions are not answered in the Quran only adressing them in a very childish way .
i guess ur argument here is invalid
such questions are very answered in the Quran . the whole universe is done to demonstrate the skill and capabilities /power/greatness .etc of the GOD you should worship.
how come you worship or enjoy worshiping a GOD you dont know how great he is , by demonstrating how great he is you are more likely to like to worship/obey/love him
the answer to the universe and everything : is for GOD to show you how he can reward you if you obey him OR punish you if you disobey him, you are in a test until you die and your life is essential for you to complete your test, you have no other choice but to be born,live,die and be judged , its GODs will.
the question of how did god appear doesnt make sense because he is not created , the human mind is simply not equipped to understand this . GOD is beyond our human brains and eyes this is why he is GOD and we are his, and so is all the universe
Careful, no proselytizing. Consider yourself officially warned, KM. You're right on the line. Your name alone says you're not here for discussion but to convert people to your way of thinking. This isn't tolerated.
No worries, I seriously doubt anyone here is weak minded enough to fall for any of that nonsense BS.
Oh, we're not worried about people "falling for" anything. It's just annoying as hell and we like to ensure Think Atheist is a place people should feel safe and not be harassed by religious minions. Yes, and as Kris said, it's too much like spam... totally one-sided and obviously not interested in real debate or inquiry.
Precisely; this place is where I can let my hair down without fear somebody will suddenly shriek at me (like the pod people when they realize there is a non-pod person among them) for being an atheist.
Part of letting our hair down, of course is that we vent about theists here and talk about them and their delusions a lot. But that doesn't indicate that we really believe in god but just hate him (as has been alleged many a time), it just shows how fucking obnoxious they are en masse, that we have to come here and gripe about them to relieve the stress.
KM - Why is your god so needy that he requires people to worship him? I am loved by a few people and liked by a few more, and that's enough for me - I am secure enough in myself that I don't need a world of people to worship me. Why is your god less secure than I am?
so u r worshiping a "God" u don't know because ur mind is not capable of understanding him.
i guess there is a problem with his design creating a mind that can't recognize him.. very skillful indeed.
you have to make a big effort to know him, this is part of being a god , i think the problem lies in the definition of GOD , some expect him to be an equal friend , but if he created the universe he is NOR equal at all, he owns every atom of yours and of the everything . for me and many believers he is too glorious to be seen (in this life) the attributes of my GOD are different than yours so there will be always a misunderstanding on this point the only attribute that i hope we can share is that he is the "creator" of the universe , so who ever created is the sole GOD and even if his attributes are not accepted by you, this doesnt change him being your GOD,and you his slave without being ashamed of the word slave because ALL others are also his "slaves" so you are equal to all other people on this . the point is that some are to proud to be called slaves but with GOD its not a big deal, since he is the almighty