What if God died?

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Re: What if God died?

#21  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Oct 19, 2016 1:05 pm

Wortfish wrote:
Arnold Layne wrote:
Wortfish wrote:Theists believe that God not only creates but also sustains the universe. Therefore, if God died, creation would end too.

They all believe that, do they? :scratch:


No. Theists believe that God is immortal. But they do believe that God sustains his creation. Deists think he doesn't need to.

You really need to stop mindlessly regurgitating claims that have already been refuted.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: What if God died?

#22  Postby dannerz » Jan 17, 2017 2:10 am

In polytheism gods can be killed.
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Re: What if God died?

#23  Postby Thomas Eshuis » Jan 18, 2017 12:25 am

dannerz wrote:In some polytheismtic religions, gods can be killed.

FIFY.
The only thing that's true for polytheism in general, is the existence of/believe in multiple gods.
"Respect for personal beliefs = "I am going to tell you all what I think of YOU, but don't dare retort and tell what you think of ME because...it's my personal belief". Hmm. A bully's charter and no mistake."
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Re: What if God died?

#24  Postby Hamster » Jan 24, 2017 3:23 am

Died!? I didn't even know he was sick.
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Re: What if God died?

#25  Postby romansh » Jan 24, 2017 4:27 am

Hamster wrote:Died!? I didn't even know he was sick.

Possibly it was of neglect?
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Re: What if God died?

#26  Postby The_Piper » Jan 24, 2017 4:52 am

3 days later he'd float up to heaven, in front of some witnesses.
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Re: What if God died?

#27  Postby Fenrir » Jan 24, 2017 7:57 am

His bloated putrescent cadaver would be kept around and venerated by theisms for millenia and presented as unimpeachable evidence they were right the whole time.

" He died for us"

"He's not dead, he's just restin"

"See, he moved, just now"


*course his corpse wouldn't all be in one place. After the holy shitfight the catholics would have his nose, the anglicans would have his left foot, and seventeen different evangelical sects would have his penis. The jw's would be pisses off that all they managed to grab was his appendix.
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Re: What if God died?

#28  Postby juju7 » Jan 24, 2017 8:50 am

zulumoose wrote:Or if god is eternal and he died then he would always have been dead


Tell that to my bowl of spaghetti.
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Re: What if God died?

#29  Postby Agrippina » Jan 25, 2017 9:48 am

Nothing would happen because he didn't exist in the first place.
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Re: What if God died?

#30  Postby Thommo » Jan 25, 2017 10:04 am

I think his family and loved ones would be very sad, a sadness reinforced by the necessary chore of going through his possessions and dividing them up to his heirs, disposing of his property according to his wishes and probably putting his house on the market.

I guess there'd have to be a funeral, perhaps a tasteful ceremony at a crematorium. It would only make sense to have a humanist service, in the circumstances (no point praying to God at this point after all). After that his ashes should probably be scattered somewhere he loved. Perhaps the floor of the Sistine Chapel?
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Re: What if God died?

#31  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 25, 2017 11:16 am

ScholasticSpastic wrote:
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Who would notice if God died? How?

I would. Because I'd be dead. ;)

I wouldn't, because I'd be dead. :angel:
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Re: What if God died?

#32  Postby aban57 » Jan 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Thommo wrote:After that his ashes should probably be scattered somewhere he loved.


How do you produce ashes from an immaterial being ?
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Re: What if God died?

#33  Postby Thommo » Jan 25, 2017 12:36 pm

aban57 wrote:
Thommo wrote:After that his ashes should probably be scattered somewhere he loved.


How do you produce ashes from an immaterial being ?


Burn it in an immaterial fire.
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Re: What if God died?

#34  Postby VazScep » Jan 25, 2017 3:36 pm

There was this guy called Philipp Mainlander whose theology went something like this: God is perfect, all encompassing unity. But looking around, we see the world is not all-encompassing unity. What must have happened is that God looked at existence, saw it was horror, and so blew himself up. We are the resulting detritus.

Mainlander ended up hanging himself, possibly thinking that this was helping to fulfill God's original impossible suicide.
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Re: What if God died?

#35  Postby Agrippina » Jan 25, 2017 5:23 pm

aban57 wrote:
Thommo wrote:After that his ashes should probably be scattered somewhere he loved.


How do you produce ashes from an immaterial being ?


Good question. :thumbup:
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Re: What if God died?

#36  Postby Hamster » Jan 27, 2017 1:42 am

romansh wrote:
Hamster wrote:Died!? I didn't even know he was sick.

Possibly it was of neglect?

Well he had a pretty good innings.

And it does explain the smell.
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Re: What if God died?

#37  Postby The_Piper » Jan 27, 2017 2:31 am

Innings? God was a professional baseball pitcher. I always figured Pedro was immortal. He'd have to be, to be able strike out all of those steroid freaks. If Pedro-God died, I might cry.
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Re: What if God died?

#38  Postby LucidFlight » Jan 27, 2017 2:33 am

What if God was just a slob like one of us?
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Re: What if God died?

#39  Postby The_Piper » Jan 27, 2017 2:48 am

Hit the bong like some of us? Drove a tie-dyed microbus?
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Re: What if God died?

#40  Postby Hamster » Jan 27, 2017 5:32 am

The_Piper wrote:Innings? God was a professional baseball pitcher. I always figured Pedro was immortal. He'd have to be, to be able strike out all of those steroid freaks. If Pedro-God died, I might cry.

Well you see this is where it all falls apart. With all due respect - Your revealed truth aint worth diddly.
He definitely played cricket... (or maybe it was rugby union [or even soccer]).
Baseball? Not according to my gut-feeling; no way. Refer to the scripture.
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