View Poll Results: Is there a higher being(s)?

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  • Yes, I believe in all sorts of super-natural entities.

    7 15.56%
  • Yes, I believe in God.

    15 33.33%
  • Yes, I believe in powers unseen or unkown to us.

    7 15.56%
  • No, I don't believe in God(s).

    12 26.67%
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    2 4.44%
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Thread: Is There a Higher Being?

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    I pray to Crom! Crom laughs at your wimpy little God/Gods! Crom is strong! One day Crom will ask me the riddle of steel, and if I do not know it he will laugh at me and cast me out of Valhalla!
    I envision a world where people dawning long white robes and elaborate headdresses run rampant down the streets, waving their arms in the air while screaming "we've gone mad, we've gone mad", like defrocked monks breaking the silence of ages past.

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    *stares at Vanessa*

    Um... yeah.

    Anyway, I'm fairly similar to Azdaja, except I say the 'Self' is independent of existance - it's effectively outside the universe, and it is this that gives all beings consciousness. Sort of like Plato's realm of the Forms.
    All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream at night, in the dusky recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams, with open eyes, to make it possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milesian
    Believe in God, but not aliens
    I believe in aliens, but not God.

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    My brief opinion:

    If there is a deity, it does not seem to be particularly benevolent, if one considers the suffering of nature and humanity. Otherwise, this deity is not very powerful, or has lost control over its creation (if it did in fact create it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    My brief opinion:

    If there is a deity, it does not seem to be particularly benevolent, if one considers the suffering of nature and humanity. Otherwise, this deity is not very powerful, or has lost control over its creation (if it did in fact create it).

    That's your human perspective. Benevolence and compassion are human traits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmocreator
    That's your human perspective. Benevolence and compassion are human traits.
    Indeed, but is cruelty then a godly trait? I am not looking here from an emotional perspective, but a realistic and sober one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    Indeed, but is cruelty then a godly trait? I am not looking here from an emotional perspective, but a realistic and sober one.

    Humans can be cruel and I don't think that's a trait of the Creator. Humans are just sick mentally. A wolf killing a rabbit to eat isn't cruel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmocreator
    Humans can be cruel and I don't think that's a trait of the Creator. Humans are just sick mentally. A wolf killing a rabbit to eat isn't cruel.
    Haha

    I love the versatility of these smilies...

    Indeed, humans are a sick and disgusting species on the whole. If we are made "in the image of God", as the Bible claims, then God must be a terrible bloke

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    I was reading the chapter on the early humans that appeared around Java in The Origin of Races. Seems Homo Erectus and early Sapiens were cruel as well. They'd break the face off their opponent to eat the brain.

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    Now if man is slave to emotions such as sympathy and compassion, and if this was the flaw hindering man from having totally mastery of his world...wouldn't cruelty in some form then be a godly trait? Or at least a demi-godly trait?
    I envision a world where people dawning long white robes and elaborate headdresses run rampant down the streets, waving their arms in the air while screaming "we've gone mad, we've gone mad", like defrocked monks breaking the silence of ages past.

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