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Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked."Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat."I don't know," Alice answered."Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."

"So long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation. "Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."

"All right," said the Cat; and this time it vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin, which remained some time after the rest of it had gone. "Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin," thought Alice; "but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever saw in my life!"

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Is Christianity Absurd?

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  1. How can you enjoy your afterlife while millions suffer eternal torment in hell?
  2. Will you be able to sing loud enough to drown out their screams, and pretend everything is perfect the way it is?
  3. If you sit outside of a torture chamber while someone's fingernails are being peeled off, will you be perfectly blissful as long as you've got yours?
  4. Please justify the morality of eternal suffering for nonbelief. After all, if God made it so, it must be moral, and it must be really easy to figure out why eternal suffering after death is morally justified.




Blogger SINCRONIA said...

Well, Beep, let me say something.

(Thanks to Italy victory, I'm emotionaly touched. If it is not LatinAmerican, maybe just Latin)

I just want to know . . . Could you have a spiritual life?

I guess yes, but How do you call it? Or explain it?

In the experiences I had have in my life, . . . this spirituality is involved someway . . . Am I just ridiculous? or there is a way for spirituality sense?

Be my guest, I have linked you in my first (only) blog.

5/7/06 11:31 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re sincronia:

Welcome to my blogroll also.

Firstly, I do not make the claim that gods do not exist. Though some gods could be logically said to not exist because they have inconsistencies.

I just don't believe that they exist.

On the subject of "spirit". I would need to have that defined before I could answer well.

If, by "spirit", you mean some sort of "individual life force" which exists after death, I am not convinced that such a thing exists.

I am more of the opinion that when "the lights go out", that is, when the brain is no longer functioning, all that was self, is extinguished.

I know that sounds depressing for many people, but it is one of the reasons why I consider my life and the life of others to be special; as I think that the life we have now, is all the life we have.

5/7/06 1:00 pm  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

RAmen Beep!

As far as I'm concerned, a person's "spirit" is their personality, the quality of their life with which they approach life.

It's so amazing that we who are as individuals is a direct result initially and primarily (though with SO MANY secondary factors!!!) a product of one microscopic mammalian ova having its cell wall "compromised" by one microscopic mammalian sperm! Wow!!!1! lol! There never has been, and there never will be another individual exactly like any of us.

For every individual, there are necessarily two creators. {-;

And I like how you explain why you "just don't believe that they exist." Dig it.


5/7/06 10:17 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

"It is unthinkable that personality and consciousness continuing personal identity should exist, and have being, and yet not occupy space. It is impossible to represent in thought that which is not space-occupying, as having personality; for that would be equivalent to thinking that nothing had become or was something, that emptiness had personality, that space itself was more than space, all of which are contradictions and absurd.

Since therefore it is necessary to the continuance of conscious life and personal identity after death, that they must have for a basis that which is space-occupying, or substance, the question arises has this substance weight, is it ponderable?

The essential thing is that there must be a substance as the basis of continuing personal identity and consciousness, for without space-occupying substance, personality or a continuing conscious ego after bodily death is unthinkable."

****At the end of three hours and forty minutes he expired and suddenly coincident with death the beam end dropped with an audible stroke hitting against the lower limiting bar and remaining there with no rebound. The loss was ascertained to be three-fourths of an ounce.****
***In this case we certainly have an inexplicable loss of weight of three-fourths of an ounce. Is it the soul substance? How other shall we explain it?***

6/7/06 12:03 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Concerning Christianity and hell, the bible states that there are varying 'degrees' of hell depending on the sins of the individual. It's not a one size fits all scenario....

6/7/06 12:05 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

RE jeffie the troll:

"How other shall we explain it?"

He farted.

6/7/06 12:22 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Hell is for believers. The rest of us go to Florida.

6/7/06 12:24 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

No, they accounted for wind. It was definitely his soul that had left his body. Amazing huh?

6/7/06 12:32 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

"MacDougall's results were flawed because the methodology used to harvest them was suspect, the sample size far too small, and the ability to measure changes in weight imprecise.

For this reason, credence should not be given to the idea his experiments proved something, let alone that they measured the weight of the soul as 21 grams.

His postulations on this topic are a curiousity, but nothing more."

6/7/06 1:34 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Everyone's a critic.

6/7/06 11:38 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
C. S. Lewis

9/7/06 2:39 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

How very antropocentric of you.

9/7/06 3:53 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

anthropocentric.. look it up.. learn something...

9/7/06 3:58 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

which one is it: (a)thropocentric or (an)thropocentric? I'm not a mind reader, you know...

10/7/06 12:28 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

1.Regarding humans as the central element of the universe.
2.Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

Also ~
Attribution of human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.

10/7/06 11:38 am  
Anonymous Jeff said...

I'm not anthropocentric; I regard God as the central element of the universe.

I am however anthropomorphic. I talk to my dog like he was my child....Perhaps I'm just very nurturing by nature. :)

10/7/06 10:57 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

You talk to your dog as if it was a human because you wish to imagine that it thinks and feels like a human. It doesn't.

It "thinks" and "feels" like a dog. No matter how much you project your human desires upon the dog, no matter how you interpret its reactions to you, it does not have "human characteristics / attributes".

It only appears to have the ones which you project onto it.

This process is similar to that which god believers do when they create their gods.

They project human characteristics and attributes into an abstraction and pretend that it exists. The abstraction being "god."

Not only is this a classic case of anthropomorphism, it is also the pinnacle of antropocentricism, as the "human -like god" which we create and project our personality into, then makes itself and consequently, us, the centre of the universe.

Which explains why everything's worth is judged according to its value to the anthropocentric god; and the anthropomorphic humans who created it.

10/7/06 11:33 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Actually the bible states that God made us in His image.....

11/7/06 11:09 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

The bible (written by man) says we are made in his image :) lol

Oh, and inspired by the creative notion that it was inspired by the god. What great circular logic.

11/7/06 11:32 pm  
Anonymous Jeff said...

So you're basically writing off everything the bible says because it was written by man? Why don't you just admit THAT, instead of arguing against something that is said within it's pages.

12/7/06 3:25 am  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

Re : the troll

It means it has NO more authority than any other book.

12/7/06 12:18 pm  
Blogger jeff said...

The Holy Spirit has convinced me and many others, otherwise....

12/7/06 12:34 pm  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

You have a belief that ghosts, spirits communicate with you.

That makes your opinion worthless.

12/7/06 2:06 pm  

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