imaginary friends won’t fix real problems. stop praying and take responsibility for your life.
I admit some of the questions raised in your posts are worth thinking over, both for Christians and atheists. But most of them are just provocations that could be easily refuted, like all the ones suggesting that science and God exclude each other. I love how atheists think they can "enlighten" those poor people who still believe.
well, science and god do not exclude each other only in the sense that no one can disprove a non-testable “god” hypothesis. but there is also no need to disprove something that has never been proven (”i feel god in my heart” is not a valid proof)
on another page: science and the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel also do not exclude each other. what you probably don’t know is that the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel has already killed all gods, including yours. so unless you can disprove the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel, your god does not exist. even if you can prove it does not exist, the same proof will be applicable to your god.
yes, logic can be a bitch, it even kills gods, sorry
that aside, let’s look at the options for a believer:
geology, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. have disproven scripture numerous times. trying to stick to both, science and religion, will leave you with a huge amount of cognitive dissonance. therefore mostly fundamental believers then just go into ignorance mode and state that science is wrong.
usually the choice of moderate believers is to flee in the god-of-the-gaps mode. they accept that there are scientific facts and ignore their “holy” scripture for that part. so they shift what they call god in the gaps where science has not yet disproven their belief.
scientific evidence contradicts religious claims. reality can be harsh but will not rearrange itself for the believer. you can choose between fairy tales and reality, but you can’t have both.
Hey for the post about Lono, how low do you have to be to use other religions to shit on people? It's fucked up that you think using other people's gods to attack other people is so shallow. "But Christians do it", yeah and? Just because one group does it doesn't mean you can start attacking people for having the "wrong" beliefs.
i guess you refer to the post where it says: “how do you feel about the polynesian god lono? – that’s how i feel about your god”
read it again and maybe then you realise that all there is in this post is a neutral question with a neutral answer.
so why did you loose your shit about it?
maybe because you do not believe that lono is real. and if lono is not real, someone is questioning your god with this post.
so without knowing you have actually shown the exact reaction the post is intended to provoke, only that your brain went into outrage-mode instead of thinking it through to what it implies.
what makes your god different from any other god? in how many gods do you not believe in? never wondered why you do not believe in them? if you are able to give yourself the answers to why the other gods aren’t real, maybe you will understand why your answers will apply to your god, too.
so go on, think it through to the end, it might enlighten your world.