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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    My reason for choosing atheism is agnostic. We can't know God, whether He exists or not, what He is, etc. Not knowing, I have nothing to put faith in, and so I choose atheism. The a- in atheism means without, not against.
    I certainly don't believe in the "old white guy in robes" God of my catholic youth or smoteing types . Yet I often can't help but feel a connectedness, a "Spirit of the Universe" "Deist" or even "Force be with you" out there. I am closest to this force in nature.

    BTW, thanks Polly, this turned out to be a pretty cool topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    I certainly don't believe in the "old white guy in robes" God of my catholic youth or smoteing types . Yet I often can't help but feel a connectedness, a "Spirit of the Universe" "Deist" or even "Force be with you" out there. I am closest to this force in nature.

    BTW, thanks Polly, this turned out to be a pretty cool topic.

    I'm this morning reading Is There a Physical Reality to God? and how God revealed Himself to Moses, Exodus 33. But He hasn't revealed Himself to me. Perhaps reason gets in the way.

    Read Stewart's Nature's God about some of the founders and the roots of their beliefs in Epicureanism.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I'm this morning reading Is There a Physical Reality to God? and how God revealed Himself to Moses, Exodus 33. But He hasn't revealed Himself to me. Perhaps reason gets in the way.

    Read Stewart's Nature's God about some of the founders and the roots of their beliefs in Epicureanism.
    We essentially exist via magic. Either the magic of a being who can create out of nothing. Or the magic of matter that existed outside of time and just blew up one day. Or some other equally unlikely explanation . Yet here we are. Or are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    We essentially exist via magic. Either the magic of a being who can create out of nothing. Or the magic of matter that existed outside of time and just blew up one day. Or some other equally unlikely explanation . Yet here we are. Or are we?

    History: I am...

    Last edited by Chris; 06-10-2018 at 11:25 AM.
    Edmund Burke: "In vain you tell me that Artificial Government is good, but that I fall out only with the Abuse. The Thing! the Thing itself is the Abuse!"

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    Hard right Christian independent. I think most republicans are weak minded or double minded and can't stand the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
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    LOL. But that was before the Matrix!

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