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Posted by Aurino Souza on November 21, 2003 16:48:18 UTC

When one represents that the deity that mankind calls by several names exists in a spiritual realm and never has and never will interfere with anything on earth or in the universe, this is verifiable scientific truth

I'm intrigued by that assertion. If an entity does not interfere with anything on earth or in the universe, how can the existence of such an entity be verifiable by scientific means? Since scientific facts are established by interaction with the universe, how can we establish any fact about a supposed deity which, by definition, does not interact with the universe?

That sounds intellectually dishonest to me. Besides, isn't arguing for the existence of such an imaginary being just another form of religious belief itself?

... religious beliefs that are the contributing cause toward terrorism, killings and wars between nations, it is due to disinformation about God

That argument does not hold water. How do you explain the carnage that goes in nature? Why does the lion eat the lamb alive rather than lie down together in peace and harmony? Is it because the lion doesn't know enough about God?

Being part of the natural world as much as any other animal, what reasons do we have to believe that we have different reasons to behave in similarly violent ways? Isn't the law of the jungle one of the most obvious laws of nature?

To the victim, a terrorist attack looks like the actions of an evil creature. The terrorist himself does not agree with that view, he's fully convinced he's justified in doing what he does. Both are too close to the issue to see it clearly. It's only the rational man who can understand that "terrorism" is just another aspect of the struggle for survival, which is the most basic rule in nature.

Explain that, and then you will understand God. Otherwise, all you have is a fairy-tale in your head.

Sorry for being so harsh, but when it comes to God I think one must have true answers rather than fairy-tales that lack evidence.

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