Religion for modern astronomy

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by mathman, May 14, 2022.

  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Rhetorical. God is not a fan of misspelling.
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    It is called "branding" and "marketing"

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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    But this loving god apparently has no problem letting dyslexic me send misspelt post

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    Comes with the territory of not believing in god

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  7. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Well, I'm of the opinion that thinking God cares about a home run, or even winning the World Series, is a waste of faith.

    But dyslexic you? He made you dyslexic. He doesn't just have no problem with it, but rejoices in each typo and tribulation.

    This is the day the Lord hath made; rejoice and be glad in it.
     
  8. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    So it would seem

    Spell checker in mobile phone helps cut down many spelling bo bo's

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  9. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    True, but it doesn't help with the rest.

    Then again, maybe you can find comfort by by justifying yourself as His will, and feel good about yourself in giving Him praise.
     
  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    True, but it doesn't help with the rest.

    No help needed with reality. It is what it is and delt with using reality

    maybe you can find comfort

    Found it numerous times but can't remember all their names

    Also found comfort in other activities. Just being a nice person is a great activity to feel comfortable about, which feed into my work as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. Great times

    As for the crap about Give praise

    Give praise to a mass delusion over a fictional character? in a plagiarised fairy tale (from numerous other fairy tales)?

    I will pass

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  11. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    I'm aware that I pushed far too hard on sarcasm.
     
  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    With religion my spring is almost over wound

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  13. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    If it was between Religionists and Intelligent Design vs Scientists, the Standard model and Numerology the Religionists would have the advantage atm.

    I actually prefer the third option, namely that there is something wrong with the Standard model, especially its 'dark' side.

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  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    God doesn't reproduce, does he/she? Why does he/she need a specific gender, then?

    Here's what I think. I think that the patriarchs (literally!) of the Abrahamic faiths assumed that God would be male. They couldn't or didn't want to imagine a mere woman playing the God role. So, thousands of years later, we're stuck with the mythical imagery of "God the Father" and so on.

    Of course there are some more sophisticated religious types who might say they refer to God as a "he" merely as a matter of convenience or convention, while recognising that the Supreme Supernatural Being should not really be conceptualised in terms of human biological sexes.

    On the other hand, it's hard to escape the bounds of the authoritative religious texts, if one likes to be bound by such things. The Abrahamic God is supposed to have created Man in His image and woman as a sort of afterthought or adjunct. Which would make God male, if we are to believe the Torah/Bible/Qur'an. Why God needs a gender remains a mystery, though. Is there a Mrs God they're not telling us about?
     
  15. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    The advantage at what, exactly?

    It's not like "religionists" or intelligent design proponents have some kind of workable scientific theory of their own. Numerology is a pseudoscience. The Standard Model of particle physics is at least consistent with evidence - something that the Intelligent Design crowd has never quite got to grips with.
     
  16. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Ironically, the so-called "patriarchs" weren't even in charge of their own families. Abraham's heir was not his first-born son, Ishmael; it was Sarah's first-born son, Isaac. And Isaac's heir wasn't his first-born and favorite, Esau; it was Rebekah's favorite, Jacob.
    In Genesis 1:27, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them," suggests that both male and female were created in His image.

    In Genesis 2:21-22, where the woman was made from the man's rib, it seems like the woman was a new, improved version of the man.
     
  17. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    I know there is a Mrs. Santa but God is a dude (spoiler alert...there is no God or Santa). I have to give credit where credit is due however and admit it is remarkable that such a story/concept has gone on for this long.

    Kids learn that there is no Santa by age 5 or 6 and have no problems easily accepting that. To have so many people continue to believe in this "God" for so long is amazing...bordering on psychotic.

    I can see how it got started just like I can see how Santa works for young kids but God in modern times is almost inexcusable IMO.
     
  18. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    There is a very fine line between an omnipotent 'god' and infallible 'science'. They both attract people who won't question the status quo whether it be deliberate, coincidental or accidental.
     
  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Ummmm probably because he couldn't have had it off with Mary as a female

    Seems like god run out of dust or mud

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    infallible 'science'. No such animal. Look at all the science which has failed.

    both attract people who won't question the status quo

    Not so. Science is ALWAYS under question and if shown incorrect because a new explanation shown to explain OBSERVATIONS better then the NEW explanation will take over

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  20. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This is a term you made up. It is an oxymoron.

    Science is defined by the fact that it self-corrects as knowledge is gained.
     
  21. LaurieAG Registered Senior Member

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    And when it doesn't it is just as bad as a religion.
     
  22. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Please give an example

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  23. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    LaurieAG speaks from personal experience. S/he had some ideas, but they were rejected by the science community, so s/he blames the community.

    Right LaurieAG?
     

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