'God', a vaporous emmanation from a theist mouth piece, spoken loudly, with great fan fair, and excess emphatic intonations. If it was not for the noise, we could safely ignore the output.
The ultimate delusion.
Only slightly off-topic, but below are listed three crimes, along with their relevant statutes, that are against the law in Egypt:
According to the Penal Code, there are three articles criminalizing such affronts.
Article 98(e) stipulates that “the contempt of heavenly religions” by written, oral or any other means is punishable by six months to five years in prison, and/or fines of LE500 to LE1,000.
According to Article 160, the desecration of religious symbols is punishable by imprisonment of up to five years, and/or fines of LE100 to LE500.
Article 161 stipulates that mocking a religion or religious rite in public is a crime carrying the same penalties as Article 160.
Members of TA violate these on a daily basis!
A remedy for ignorance
god: a being who can decide to suspend or override the laws of nature
My best definition is one word, con. Delusion would also work.
either the worlds worst attempt at an educational fable, or the worlds greatest practical joke.
Righteous Judge, and Perfect Love. I see the topic as undiscovered...
Interesting, Jonathan. Assuming that you are talking about the Christian gods, I find it fascinating that you consider them a 'righteous judge' and 'perfect love'. Have you ever considered that judging any creature based on a very limited sampling of behavior and passing a sentence that is eternal, as well as (so I've been told) infinitely painful - well that that just isn't very righteous at all. That kind of follows with the 'Perfect Love' issue as well.
Can you imagine judging a newborn, within hours of it's birth, and deciding to pass a judgement of tossing it on a bbq to make it scream, then pulling it out and nursing it back to health just so you could toss it on again - and ensuring that would be the only life experience it would ever remember?
Could a parent who felt 'perfect love' for their child do that? Would you consider them a 'righteous judge'?
Sorry if you are talking about other gods - but I've generally found that most of them are rather maladjusted for modern times as well.
An idea to keep people calm about their short life, about the vastness of the universe, and about their own unimportance in the big picture of everything. The reoccurring response I hear when someone is asked why they believe is "He makes me feel good.", so I believe the word god is the mental drug addiction keeping people sane less they start asking questions and getting pissed off at being tricked.