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Like it or not, God is immoral.

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    Greatest I amposted 4 years ago

    Like it or not, God is immoral.

    This clip shows how man has defined morality. I generally agree with it as it closely resembles the morality shown in all the holy books. I see them as closely resembling the golden rule.

    http://blog.ted.com/2008/09/17/the_real_differ/

    This clip show how what I see as a good representation of moral men judging God’s morality. I agree with their verdict and judge God to be immoral.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx7irFN2gdI

    From the above and from all that we know of God as depicted in the Bible, one can only conclude that God is immoral.

    All those with intelligence who can discern moral actions from immoral actions will agree.

    Moral actions for this exercise will be those issues where God interacts with humans.

    If you do not agree that God is immoral from what you have heard above, then give your reason and I will show that God chose the immoral path in whatever action you choose to use as your example of his moral action. That or I will show that any of his altruistic acts are self-serving.

    Regards
    DL

    1. Don W profile image82
      Don Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Did you understand nothing from that TED presentation you linked to? You contradict the whole point of it: step outside being "for" or "against" and understand that opposing beliefs and views are interdependent. Like yin-yang, contrary positions are interconnected and give rise to each other. Your pronouncement that the Bible-god is immoral (implying that your personal god is better) is exactly the lack of moral humility the speaker was talking about. You are a hypocrite of the highest order.

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        Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Sure some issues are interconnected and some forgiveness should be given to move issues more towards the middle of them but that does not mean that we cannot place the issues somewhere on the scale of good and evil or moral and immoral.

        I say God is more to the immoral side and look for someone to say he is more on the moral side.
        No one has had the guts to even stick up for God as yet so why should I move the yardstick if no one objects.

        I win by default.
        Not that I want to. I prefer to argue to a win.
        Don't just bitch.
        Argue for your God if you happen to be a theist. 

        Regards
        DL

        1. Don W profile image82
          Don Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not a Christian, but I know Christianity will assimilate any argument you care to throw at it. It's been doing so for two thousand years because it has the ultimate premise. An omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, eternal being. You are not the first to argue god depicted in the Bible doesn't live up to that premise, but trust me it's a dead end. Five words: "god works in mysterious ways". That's checkmate for that line of reasoning. Why? Because given the basic premise of Christianity, questioning the morality of god depicted in the Bible is the equivalent of suggesting you know more than an omniscient being. Can you see the flaw? The entire premise of Christianity means that the perceived morality/immorality of events in the Bible are irrelevant for those who believe god is omnimax. In other words, there's no point suggesting the Bible shows god is immoral. God is perfectly moral, you just can't see it from the information available to your finite little mind (that's me imitating a Christian by the way). This line of reasoning is a logical cul-de-sac but you'll discover that soon enough.

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            Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yes and you are right. Christians keep their head in the sand and think they win. That is why their sheep are leaving in droves.

            Regards
            DL

            1. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              My sheep are leaving in droves?

            2. Don W profile image82
              Don Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Then I wonder, if you know this line of reasoning is a dead end, why do you pursue it? Sport?

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                Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                It is good for those at a dead end to know or be shown that they are at a dead end.

                So called believers do too much harm to allow them their delusions.

                It is my view that all literalists and fundamentals hurt all of us who are moral religionists as well as those who do not believe. They all hurt their parent religions and everyone else who has a belief or not. They make us all into laughing stocks and should rethink their position. There is a Godhead but not the God of talking animals, genocidal floods and retribution. Beliefs in fantasy, miracles and magic are evil.

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HKHaClU … playnext=1

                They also do much harm to their own.

                African witches and Jesus
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlRG9gXr … re=related

                Jesus Camp 1of 9
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBv8tv62yGM

                Promoting death to Gays.
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMw2Zg_B … re=related

                For evil to grow my friends, all good people need do is nothing.
                Fight them when you can. It is your duty to our fellow man.

                Regards
                DL

          2. A Troubled Man profile image61
            A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Not a chance, because "god works in mysterious ways" will not make it to any line of reasoning because it is part and parcel to and endless parade of logical fallacies.

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              Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Those are a Christian staple.

              Regards
              DL

            2. Don W profile image82
              Don Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Only to anyone who does not believe that the Christian omnimax deity exists. To those who do, the argument makes sense. In other words if you assume the Christian god exists, then the rest follows. It's subjective which is the nature of religious belief. No bones about it, the Christian god is one of the best concepts ever in terms of assimilating objections. The ability to assimilate objections is built into the very premise.

              1. A Troubled Man profile image61
                A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                But, it doesn't follow, that's why there are tens of thousands of Christian denominations who argue and disagree on just about everything Christianity. We read their tirades at each other here every day.



                Wood chippers don't really care what goes in them, it's gets chopped up into tiny little pieces as they "assimilate". Christianity is the same way, it doesn't care what goes in, whether it be fact or fiction, the results are still tiny chopped up pieces.

    2. Jerami profile image76
      Jeramiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Imorality is a concept created my mankind of which is exclusive to mankind.

      Should/can any other species measure up to our expectations of morality ??
      Heck ; ...   we as a whole can't even do it.

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        Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        We know what it is and should be. I agree that the whole world is not there but there is a lot more good than evil around and in that sense, we are a moral people and do walk our talk.

        But you are correct that morals develop within a species and perhaps, since God is not part of one, that is why his are so poor.

        Regards
        DL

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      Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How can something that doesn't exist be immoral? I would agree that the bible is immoral, but the big head in space that does not exist can't be moral or immoral.

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        Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I agree. Christians still need to know they follow an immoral doctrine.

        Regards
        DL

    4. taburkett profile image60
      taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      you cannot show immoral action by an individual unless the individual is immoral.
      I choose to be a moral person therefore, my God is moral.
      books depict the situation of history, not the actinos of me today.
      you assumption that someone who reads the Bible is immoral is illogically based on your bias, not reality.

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        Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You find the laws in scriptures moral do you?
        All the babies were killed in a moral way were they?

        Regards
        DL

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    Of course the God of the Christian bible is immoral.  The bible was written in times when women and children were lower class people, little better than animals, and were often used in the same way - creatures to be used for whatever tasks their "owners" wanted done.  Murder (outside your own social group) was common and accepted, as was slavery.  People were extremely cruel compared to today, and the thought of helping outsiders in their struggle to live unheard of. 

    Mankind has grown and changed it's idea of what is moral or immoral, and many of the actions condoned in the bible and performed by God are no longer accepted.  God is thus quite immoral by standards used today, but only because the bible cannot grow as man has done.  Organized religion has grown along with society in general (though generally at a pace some decades behind), but the tenets they base their ideas of God has not.  The obvious and easy solution is to ignore Gods immoral actions or to "interpret" them into something they weren't, and that is exactly what is done.  God becomes "moral" again; you just have to forget about the things He did that seriously violate morality standards today and pretend they didn't happen.  Or conclude that God's ways are not meant for man to understand and man cannot judge them.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well put.

      If man cannot judge God then the believers who judge him as good must tolerate those who are brighter and judge him as evil.

      If they do not judge him as good the only an idiot would follow a God that may not be.

      Regards
      DL

  3. A Troubled Man profile image61
    A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago

    Is God really immoral... or just misunderstood?

    Aren't we just shoving our own human morals into Gods face, rubbing it in, showing off and just being plain arrogant about it all?

    Who the heck do we puny mortals think we are deciding we should all have equal rights, free speech and the freedom to live our lives as we choose?

    Oh, the hypocrisy of it all.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ya.
      Who are we to complain or question the potter who hates us because he made us with holes that leak?

      Oops. I leaked all over me again.

      Regards
      DL

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    So, like it or not, God is immoral? Are we all supposed to feel enlightened?  I hope not, because I'm not feeling anything other than an impending eye roll on this one. I suppose, if I were to assume that your interpretation of all religious texts was the definitive, end all statement; you might have a point. But just with me. You'd still have to impress another 7 billion with your mystic wisdom....minus the two in this thread who appear to agree.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yet no one has accepted my little challenge.
      Care to try or are you just peeing in the wind?

      All you have shown so far is hot air.

      Regards
      DL

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        Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's a bogus challenge, rigged by your dogma. I'm not certain you are capable of thinking outside of your rigid box.

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          Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Try me. Don't just throw stones and run away.

          Regards
          DL

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            Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I need to know the starting point for the discussion. Are we assuming the Old Testament is an historical document? If so, are we assuming it was written first by Moses and then all during the history of Israel; or are we assuming it was written during the Babylonian captivity? Does it go back as far as David or Solomon's reign?

            Is God real, for purposes of this discussion? I just want to know  because I don't want us to be approaching the question from two different angles.

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              Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              "From the above and from all that we know of God as depicted in the Bible, one can only conclude that God is immoral."

              If as stated in the O P,---as depicted in the bible, then my beliefs and when and by whom the bible was written is irrelevant.

              But just for you, I agree with most Jews that the O T is fiction and I do not believe that God to be real. It is said that the O T although attributed to Moses has three authors and it would be quite difficult for Moses to have written of his own death.

              Regards
              DL

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                Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I'm not sure I see how it can be irrelevant. Simply because everyone has a different take on the Bible and what any of it ultimately means would be determined by that take.

                But, here is the way I see it. If we assume there is a consciousness and that consciousness we recogonize was  identified as 'God' by the Israelites; I look to find the attributes that have been assigned to that I AM that I believe would be correct. I would think the primary attribute is that God is unchanging.  An entity that doesn't exist within our parameters of time would, in my opinion, most probably fit this attribute.

                Taking that attribute, I am left to assume that the consciousness I believe exists was as it is. How is it in our world? However it interacts with our world is the way that it always has interacted. If it is unchanging.

                A lot of people say a lot of things about 'God' that are obviously false. They claim 'God' has done myriad things on their behalf that are not only unprovable; but absurd. A lot of preachers make claims of what 'God' has told them. Usually ignorant and biased statements that no caring person could accept without being first convinced that 'God' is ignorant and biased. But, anyone that glances about and accepts reality for what it is knows these are lies. I am left to assume that this is as it has always been. If 'God' is unchanging.

                So, even if the Bible were an historical document, it doesn't prove that God is immoral. Since, it doesn't document anything other than how a group of people viewed the events of their lives. Just as people do today. The events they attributed to 'God' are more fantastical than they are today, since that was the way of the world they existed in .

                Even if this consciousness did interact on their behalf we don't have any more of an explanation of how, or why, than the words of an ancient people as to what they understood it to mean. And their understanding was mired in a world that, by our standards, was immoral. Their explanations made perfect sense to them, I'm sure; because in that world even catching a fish was the will of one god or another. To an evolved society it is naturally ignorant.

                Their understanding and their explanations of what they think this consciousness did for them doesn't imply, to me, that this consciousness approved of what they wrote, agreed with any of it or rubber stamped their existence in any manner. Because the words of the religious don't appear to be rubber stamped by a god today.  Any more than any other religious text is the word of this consciousness. It doesn't happen today, so it couldn't have happened then. If this consciousness is unchanging.

                My point is, that 'God' is not immoral simply because you don't like what you've read. It means that the society that wrote this text was immoral by your standards. To claim that a universal consciousness is immoral on those grounds is an injustice and you are assuming guilt by assumed association.

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                  Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks for the laugh.

                  Is God as depicted in the bible moral in your view or not?

                  Regards
                  DL

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                    Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I would be glad you find humor in things you can't fathom; but I doubt you laugh from merriment. To answer your question more simply (since you obviously didn't follow my previous post)....no.

                    I think people who rationalize the accounts of the Bible and attempt to pass off the OT beliefs as moral are misguided. And I think people who use the accounts of the OT to belittle believers are immoral.  God, not having put in his two cents worth on the subject, is innocent until proven guilty.  I'm not going to be swayed by childish parlor games and gossip. If anyone ever presents an intelligent,  well informed, and grown up argument for consideration (void of emotion and not driven by ego) I'll listen with rapt attention. In the interim.....thanks for the laughs.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    If scientists are immoral/unethical towards their lab rats, then it follows that God is indeed  immoral/unethical towards us humans.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You say "if".
      Are scientists immoral or unethical towards their lab rats?
      No fence sitting friend as your comment can go either way.

      Regards
      DL

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I talked to the rats. They said the conduct is indeed unethical.

        I talked to God. He said the conduct is ethical.

        I believe the rats.

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          Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          They make more sence and I want a tape of that conversation.

          Regards
          DL

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            God took it away. And the rats. And paradigmsearch.

  6. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    For those who consider God the source of morality, what he does is by definition moral.  For those who don't, what he does is irrelevant.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sure but what is your position?

      Regards
      DL

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        My position is what I said. Thus for me god is irrelevant. 

        To consider God immoral you would have to both believe in him (he exists and is God) and not think he is actual God (i.e. infallible).  I am not quite sure how that could be done.

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          Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I did say as described in the bible but thanks.

          Regards
          DL

    2. web-marketers profile image61
      web-marketersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "For those who consider God the source of morality, what he does is by definition moral.  For those who don't, what he does is irrelevant."

      You were so right there.

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        Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If he is the source of morality and gives his commandments to show his morality and yet breaks his own commands, are we to think that the commands are not moral since God does not follow them himself?

        Regards
        DL

  7. WriteAngled profile image93
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    I got the impression from the lecture that morality is defined by a series of definitions made by human beings and contracts made between human beings, which shift one way or another to some extent depending on social, religious and political factors.

    The clips shows human beings trying to judge whether deity is moral or immoral on the basis of stories found in text written by other human beings.

    As far as I understand, deity is defined, among other things, as a state of being that cannot be fully comprehended by the human mind.

    In view of all the above, I consider that the only appropriate answer to the OP's question is "amoral" in the sense of being outside the state of morality, neither moral nor immoral, not with the concept of morality.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And since we know that humans are moral creatures, does it make sense for us to follow the dictates of an amoral God?

      From what you say, would such a God have the capability of writing the tree of knowledge of good and evil?
      Would one not need morals to evaluate the various issues  and decide if they belong on the good side of the tree or the evil side of the tree?

      Regards
      DL

      1. WriteAngled profile image93
        WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Humanity chooses to follow or not follow the dictates of what it defines as deity. The definition and the resulting codes of conduct differ massively between different paths.

        The Sephirotic Tree is a tree of balance. The white and black pillars each have aspects that limited human vision would label as good or evil. Nevertheless, each Sephirah, regardless of its placement, left, right or centre, is allocated a divine name, an archangel and an angelic host, even in the strictly Jewish version.

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          Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          How can an amoral God decide which color is which if he is color blind.

          DL

          1. WriteAngled profile image93
            WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            1. What do colours have to do with morals?

            2. Colours are a human construct anyway, They are an agreement between humans to call a certain ranges of wavelengths within the spectrum perceived by human visual organs by certain names. What does such a construct have to do with how deity perceives wavelengths?

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              Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You changed the tee of knowledge to two colored pillars, black and white so I was going with your colored yin yang scenario.

              I guess that is what happens when you change the focus or symbology of the discussion dear.

              Care to start over or are you going to let me know which forms I am to speak to? Yours is not in the bible.

              I prefer to stay away from all the symboligy and just stick to words.

              Is God moral or not as depicted in scriptures?

              Regards
              DL

              1. WriteAngled profile image93
                WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                The Sephirotic Tree. aka Tree of Life, is commonly depicted, by humans for humans, as 10 sephiroth (also an 11th in some interpretations) placed on three pillars, of which the one on the right is commonly depicted as white and the one on the left as black. The central pillar is not assigned a colour.

                What are words if not a system of symbology used to depict objects or concepts?

                Bhagavad Gita, Vedas, Upanishads, Koran, Avesta, Dhammapada , Adi Granth, Sutras, Tao Te Ching, Pert Em Hru, Writings of Baha'u'llah and other scriptures of various ancient and newer traditions, including the Judaistic Tanakh and Torah and Christian Old and New Testaments (sometimes with the addition of the Apocrypha) contain vastly different and sometimes contradictory descriptions of deity as perceived through the human mind in different times, places and cultures.

                And I am not your "dear" so kindly desist from being patronising.

  8. Paul Wingert profile image78
    Paul Wingertposted 4 years ago

    Like it or not, God is also man-made.

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That truth suits me fine.
      They could have created a moral one though.

      Regards
      DL

  9. Jerami profile image76
    Jeramiposted 4 years ago

    Greatest I am
    We know what it is and should be. I agree that the whole world is not there but there is a lot more good than evil around and in that sense, we are a moral people and do walk our talk.
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    ME
    We are NOT a moral species according to most  other species' of life here on earth.
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    Greatest I am
    But you are correct that morals develop within a species and perhaps, since God is not part of one, that is why his are so poor.

    Regards
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    ME
    The morals of any species/entity  which seem to be dertimental to another species will be judged with bias by that other species.
    For us to judge a "God" for his morals makes about as much sense as a chicken judging us for ours..

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      Greatest I amposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Do we tell chicken what their morals should be and threaten then with hell if they do not do as told?

      To not judge God says you are more of a chicken than a thinking man.

      Regards
      DL

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      Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Your answer is a copout. This is what Christians say when they are confronted with how immoral their God is "We are but mere human, how can we judge God". You say this because that is what you were taught to say. Our morals should be and are judged by our young and by our pets. From time to time my dog doesn't like someone. He has judged his character and made a decision regarding to trust that person. Most of the time my dog and I are on the same page. We humans certainly judge the morals of other animals and other nations. That is simply what we do. Now to say a God is perfect without judging his or her character is dishonest and deceitful.

      1. Jerami profile image76
        Jeramiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        And when your dog judges you when you eat all of the chocholote icecream in your bowl and he didn't get any?     
           Yes he may judge you  ...   but it will be bias ...   and uninformed as to why you were so stingy.

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          Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It matters not why I was stingy. It matters that I didn't share or didn't get him something he could eat or let my kids hurt him.

          1. Jerami profile image76
            Jeramiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You are right .. it matters not why you do a thing which a lower life form may judge you by.             And it matters not that you are being judged.
            You have your reasons  ...   and you are going to keep doing it.
            ( by the way ..  I used chocholote as an example because it can be like poison for some dogs; but the dog doesn't know it)

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              Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I'm aware why my dog can't have chocolate. What is it you think God is keeping from us? We would clearly understand because because we have an understanding of language and given enough time I'm sure God could find the right words.

              1. Jerami profile image76
                Jeramiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Humanity as a whole doesn't seem to understand ten simple commandments;   Until we can master understanding of these ....   I see little reason to advance to more complicated things

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                  Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Lol. We can't master 10. I owned a dog once who could follow about 50 different commands. I wonder what that means in the grand scheme of things.

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                  Rad Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  of course we can understand the commandments, they are just not followed because most people deep down know there is no God. That's way jails are full of Christians and not Atheists.

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                    Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Jails are filled with Christians because people convert to Christianity while behind bars. In hopes that it will look good to the parole board.

                    But, you already knew that. I wonder why atheists insist on misrepresenting facts.

  10. Jerami profile image76
    Jeramiposted 4 years ago

    It exists to thous who will except any evidence as valid. I don't, I look critically at all information given to me.
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    me
       And if we look critically enough we won't believe anything unless it is said to be hot and simultaniously raises blisters our butts.  And that isn't always found to be true.

  11. Jerami profile image76
    Jeramiposted 4 years ago

    There are many things that can be said as to what a Christian IS.
    Does one have to fulfill every characteristic which a Christian is said to have, in order to be one?
    If they do?   Then there aren't any ....  OR there are  very few.

    If I say that I am a Christian, I am not saying that I believe everything all other self proclaiming Christian say they believe.    Cause I don't.

    Some Atheist in these forums seem to forget that.

  12. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 4 years ago

    My God is not immoral because I am not immoral.

    Your God may be immoral because You are immoral......

    the only way God is immoral is if the human is immoral
    because God made man and woman in his own image.

    Atheists glorify the human by respecting the natural human body and its restrictions.

    God is everywhere because humans are everywhere.

    Therefore, like it or not, some people who claim to be of God are immoral.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is a logical fallacy.



      Even though the very same God is in question.....



      Or, if God never taught morals.



      That is a false statement. Atheists don't glorify anything when it comes to religions.



      Yet, you can't show that in any way hence it is an irrelevant statement.



      Many who claim to have no gods are moral and often more so than believers.

  13. taburkett profile image60
    taburkettposted 4 years ago

    God made man in his own image.
    Therefore, God is me.
    Therefore, I am of God.
    I am moral.
    Therefore, God is moral.
    Hence - My God is not immoral.

    God made man in his own image.
    Therefore, God is you.
    Therefore, You are God.
    If you are immoral, God is immoral.
    Hence - immoral is based on the individual.

    If the individual believes God to be immoral, it is because they themselves are immoral.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You do realize those are logical fallacies?

      1. taburkett profile image60
        taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        only in the minds of those who do not believe that God is man and man is God.

        Evil is evil - and - Good is good
        man is either good or evil
        therefore, immoral is an evil man

        1. A Troubled Man profile image61
          A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Beliefs like that are sure to spring forth logical fallacies.



          That makes no sense.

          1. taburkett profile image60
            taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            a fallacy is usually an error in reasoning often due to a misconception or a presumption.

            I neither presume or misconstrue my God nor myself.
            I am what I am because I choose to be what I am  - not what others want me to be.
            Individuals are what they are because they choose to be what they are.
            If they choose to be immoral, they are immoral.
            If they choose to be moral, they are moral.

            I am moral and my God is moral.

            1. A Troubled Man profile image61
              A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, you do.



              The morality of your God is highly questionable, many verses in the Bible will show that.

              1. taburkett profile image60
                taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                sorry.... you are totally wrong
                my God does not live within a book, He lives within me.
                no book is going to make me immoral, just like no person is going to make me immoral.
                you should understand that your illogical thinking is one based on written words, not an individuals actions.
                my God is not immoral because I do not allow my God to be immoral.

                1. A Troubled Man profile image61
                  A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  That's merely an irrational belief not founded in reality. Sorry.



                  LOL! YOU don't allow your God to be immoral? lol

                  1. taburkett profile image60
                    taburkettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    It is very obvious to me that you cannot grasp reality because you live in a fantasy world of words rather than the real world of actions.
                    My God is not of a book, but of me and my control.
                    I cannot control what you think, so that is your loss.
                    But if I do not control what I think, then it is my loss.
                    I choose to control myself.
                    It is obvious that you wish to either be controlled or control someone else.
                    in either case, you do not live in the real world, because the only one you can really control is yourself.
                    My God is me and I am my God becasue I choose to be.
                    If I read a book, I do not become the character of the book but may be  influenced by the book.
                    Since I choose only the moral parts to be part of my life, My God and I are moral.
                    If you cannot recognize that, then that is your loss - and you will be destined to repeat the immoral ways of the past.
                    Those who truly find themselves, find the real God.
                    Luckily, I have done just that.
                    Maybe someday you will reach this level of peace, harmony, and temperance with all mankind and your chosen God.

 
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