Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Tank, September 04, 2011, 10:37:08 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on December 12, 2021, 08:55:06 PMim not much of a video person, gnostic.can you summarize your thoughts?
Quote from: Gnostic Christian Bishop on December 17, 2021, 09:07:45 PMQuote from: billy rubin on December 12, 2021, 08:55:06 PMim not much of a video person, gnostic.can you summarize your thoughts?Material man wants to be King.Our spiritual side wants to be God.RegardsDL
Quote from: billyportne on February 12, 2022, 10:41:15 PMAccording to C. S. Lewis, author of "Mere Christianity", primitive humans created Sky Gods as a result of numinous awe, the superstitious idea that powerful beings were the cause of thunder, lightning and other natural phenomena they couldn't explain. According to the Apostle Paul, we have no excuse for not believing that God exists. We can see the world he created, and that should cause us to take a leap of faith. Then he contradicts himself by claiming that faith must be based on what we cannot see.Despite the fact that Paul's brain was more evolved than the brains of our primitive ancestors, his operated in the same superstitious way. Despite the fact that we now have a rational, scientific way to investigate and understand natural phenomena, the brains of millions of people still operate in a primitive, superstitious way.We don't need a Sky God to explain gaps in our knowledge of the natural world. And there's nothing up there in the sky or down here on the ground that compels us to worship a god in fear and awe. A beautiful sunrise, stars twinkling in the night sky, a majestic mountain, a frozen waterfall, colorful birds tending their nest, thunder, lightning, cheese cake, great sex... those are some of the things that trigger awe in my brain.Here's a story that demonstrates, at least to my satisfaction, that humans can leap to a superstitious conclusion whether they have a big brain or not. I call it... Reality—What a Concept!The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. They set up their tent and fell asleep. Several hours later, Tonto woke the Lone Ranger."Kemo Sabe, look up. What you see?""Uh, millions of stars.""What that tell you, Kemo Sabe?"Well, astronomically it tells me there are millions of galaxies in the universe. Astronomically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it tells me it's about a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, it tells me that God is awesome and that we are small and insignificant. And meteorologically it tells me that tomorrow will be a bright sunny day. What does it tell you, Tonto?""Kemo Sabe! You dumber than buffalo. It means someone stole our tent!"
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 25, 2022, 07:42:23 PMI was having lunch today, and I asked "shall I have an extra vegan meatball?" Then I looked randomly at my bowl of pasta. The fettuccine was in the shape of a smile A sure sign from the great FSM that they approved of more meatballs. Ramen
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 27, 2022, 12:59:19 AMHoly FridayO Lord of Noodliest Noodles,Please bless us on this holiest of holy days; Friday.On this day, which we devote to You,
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 27, 2022, 12:59:19 AMMay our noodles never go soft. (Looking at you Bad Penny II)
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 27, 2022, 12:59:19 AMMy all of your loyal followers be touched by Your noodly appendage,
Quote from: Papasito Bruno on February 27, 2022, 12:59:19 AMAnd may our grog ever be cool and drinkable in Thy name.RAmen.