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#1    Jor-el

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

Imagine if you will a hypothetical situation, (please don't argue the possibility or impossibility of such an encounter)....

After having lived a full and plentiful life as an atheist, you die, and much to your surprise, there is God waiting to for you... :santa:

He looks at you and asks.... What have you got to say for yourself?

How would you answer?

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:32 PM

Did you have nice holiday?


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

"Where the hell have you been hiding?"


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

View PostArbenol68, on 01 July 2013 - 10:32 PM, said:

Did you have nice holiday?

Seriously, that is what you would say?

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

View Postscowl, on 01 July 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

"Where the hell have you been hiding?"

Maybe his response would be, I've been here all along but you didn't want to see me...

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

View PostJor-el, on 01 July 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

Seriously, that is what you would say?

What's wrong with being polite? When someone's been away for a while, it's only good manners to ask if they had a good time.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:44 PM

View PostJor-el, on 01 July 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:

Maybe his response would be, I've been here all along but you didn't want to see me...

God wouldn't ask that because He would know that's not true.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:46 PM

View Postscowl, on 01 July 2013 - 10:44 PM, said:

God wouldn't ask that because He would know that's not true.

ok.... I'll leave it at that... ;)

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:52 PM

One thing I find funny about most Atheists is that when comes the time in moments of distress the first thing they do reach for is 'God'

Oh God ... Let me get through this , I promise this, I promise that , I swear I won't this , I swear I'll be that ....

but when the critical moments pass they go back to their normal Atheistic selves as if nothing ever happened ... :lol:

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:00 PM

I would remain silent.  I lived my whole life in his/her/its silence.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:04 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 01 July 2013 - 10:52 PM, said:

One thing I find funny about most Atheists is that when comes the time in moments of distress the first thing they do reach for is 'God'

Oh God ... Let me get through this , I promise this, I promise that , I swear I won't this , I swear I'll be that ....

but when the critical moments pass they go back to their normal Atheistic selves as if nothing ever happened ... :lol:

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That's the whole "No atheists in foxholes" argument. It's been shown not to be universal.

But, it's not really surprising. When faced with desperate situations people will often go through similar stages of thought to the grief process. Disbelief, anger, bargaining and finally acceptance. This is part of the bargaining stage. It's not really that surprising.

But the only thing it tells me, is that when faced with a desperate or life threatening situation, we're more likely to grasp at irrational straws in a last ditch attempt to save ourselves.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:09 PM

I'd say "What now, will you be the god so many people say you are, and send me to hell for simply having a mind of my own.  Or will you be the god people hoped you are, enlightened to the fact that just because people do not bow to you, does not mean they are bad people."


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:15 PM

View PostJor-el, on 01 July 2013 - 10:46 PM, said:

ok.... I'll leave it at that... ;)

And if God told me "I've been here all along", I'd say "Well that explains it! Why didn't You visit Earth? There's a lot of people down there who desperately need Your help."


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:15 PM

I just realised this guy twisted the Green Lantern oath to fit religion.  Blasphemy.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:19 PM

View PostArbenol68, on 01 July 2013 - 11:04 PM, said:

That's the whole "No atheists in foxholes" argument. It's been shown not to be universal.

It isn't even true during World War 2 as Stephen Ambrose explained in his book "Citizen Soldiers". Atheists were rare but they were there in the foxholes with the praying guys who got killed regardless.





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