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God needn't be a man-made construct

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strega Jun 28, 2013. 67 Replies

As a species, when we were younger we anthropomorphised everything. In other words, we translated externalities through our own experience. Hence God in our image etc.Anthropomorhising is the only…Continue

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Terms of exclamation

Started this discussion. Last reply by archaeopteryx Nov 8, 2012. 91 Replies

Have you ever wondered how religion has influenced our language just try exclaiming!!!!OMG!Good God!Oh God!Jesus Christ!Gor blimey! (God blind me)Crikey! (Christ's keys) etc etcDoes anyone have any…Continue

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"1 Community: I agree, atheism is not conducive to a tight community. 2 Other gods: Bollocks 3 Self-centered: Sort of but it needn't be that way 4 No moral compass: that is just stupid. 5 If we tried: More stupid 6 Impoverished lives: Maybe,…"
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"Stoopid hyperbole that backfired and now has connotations to bullshit. Besides, the left is in power and it is the right that creates all the stupid nicknames and buzz phrases."
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Strega replied to diggerbanks's discussion 'God needn't be a man-made construct'
"Yes, I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy now, thank you."
Jun 28, 2013
Unseen replied to diggerbanks's discussion 'God needn't be a man-made construct'
"I think having a deity is important, a higher source to inspire, comfort and offset ego. Hmm. What's inspirational about God? He's mean, jealous, immature, and certainly doesn't care much about us humans. He lets children be abused…"
Jun 28, 2013
Unseen replied to diggerbanks's discussion 'God needn't be a man-made construct'
"I apologize, Dave.. I didn't see those links. I think when I first saw your reply, I only saw the first paragraph. Perhaps the rest was below the bottom of my window. As Mr. T used to say, "I pity the foo." I guess I'm the foo…"
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"I see you, and raise you... plagues and floods. (While staying on topic, I think.)"
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Reg The Fronkey Farmer replied to diggerbanks's discussion 'God needn't be a man-made construct'
"I suppose if someone is unable to get comfort or solace from whatever god they believe in they can always press this Magic Button."
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Strega replied to diggerbanks's discussion 'God needn't be a man-made construct'
"Nicely said, Martin, and welcome to TA :)"
Jun 28, 2013
Martin Navnihal replied to diggerbanks's discussion 'God needn't be a man-made construct'
"Is this insistence to have a deity not a sort of brief escapism from self? The self that is fundamentally accountable for his or her life. A hope that somebody or something will carry the psychological weight of our existence for a little while. A…"
Jun 28, 2013

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