What if God died?

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Re: What if God died?

#41  Postby The_Piper » Jan 27, 2017 5:52 am

My bible says that In the beginning, Pedro-God created baseball.
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Re: What if God died?

#42  Postby Hamster » Jan 27, 2017 6:09 am

Just as well he's dead or you'd get some heavy duty divine retribution on your sorry :whatever:.
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Re: What if God died?

#43  Postby zulumoose » Jan 27, 2017 9:25 am

He only plays baseball if the Mormons are right and he is an American.
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Re: What if God died?

#44  Postby Agrippina » Jan 27, 2017 9:26 am

He has to be dead. We just missed the funeral notice.
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Re: What if God died?

#45  Postby DavidMcC » Jan 27, 2017 1:54 pm

Agrippina wrote:He has to be dead. We just missed the funeral notice.

Probably, but it was likely due to the over-stretched NHS. God was left on a trolly for too long.
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Re: What if God died?

#46  Postby Sendraks » Jan 27, 2017 3:35 pm

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Probably, but it was likely due to the over-stretched NHS. God was left on a trolly for too long.


The 1990s called, they want their jibes about the NHS back.
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Re: What if God died?

#47  Postby Agrippina » Jan 27, 2017 4:42 pm

At least the UK has the NHS.
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Re: What if God died?

#48  Postby scott1328 » Jan 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Agrippina wrote:At least the UK has the NHS.

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Re: What if God died?

#49  Postby THWOTH » Jan 28, 2017 4:58 pm

If God died did he go to heaven or down the other way?
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Re: What if God died?

#50  Postby LucidFlight » Jan 28, 2017 5:03 pm

Sendraks wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:
Probably, but it was likely due to the over-stretched NHS. God was left on a trolly for too long.


The 1990s called, they want their jibes about the NHS back.


This better not be a joke about time travel.
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Re: What if God died?

#51  Postby aban57 » Jan 29, 2017 12:10 am

THWOTH wrote:If God died did he go to heaven or down the other way?


Well, considering the state of humanity right now, he can't possibly have been to heaven.
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Re: What if God died?

#52  Postby Arcanyn » Jan 29, 2017 1:01 am

Sendraks wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:
Probably, but it was likely due to the over-stretched NHS. God was left on a trolly for too long.


The 1990s called, they want their jibes about the NHS back.


Did you warn them about September 11 when they called?
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Re: What if God died?

#53  Postby Hamster » Jan 29, 2017 2:48 am

THWOTH wrote:If God died did he go to heaven or down the other way?

Hmmmm... I imagine his death would've shook up the whole organisation pretty badly. Managing heaven/hell would be tricky enough without having to figure out who's going to taunt the Haitians from now on.
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Re: What if God died?

#54  Postby Alan B » Apr 27, 2019 3:35 pm

Well, that would be one way to reduce the planets human burden. There would loads of religious nutters eager to join this 'god' thingy in heaven or wherever.
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Re: What if God died?

#55  Postby Pridefel Knowitelz » Apr 27, 2019 3:41 pm

zulumoose wrote:I am curious as to what answers theists might give to the question.

Atheists obviously believe the world is entirely consistent with there being no gods, that no miracle claims are true, and a god is unnecessary for everyday reality to continue as is. What do theists think a god is necessary for though?

The question is this. Given that God is real, but he dies at midnight tonight, what will be different tomorrow?

Would theists admit that the frequency of miracle claims will remain the same, and that religious leaders and ordinary believers will continue to claim that they have a connection to or relationship with God/gods/Jesus? Would they claim to be surprised that natural disasters ("acts of God") would continue as before? What changes would they really expect?

Who would notice if God died? How?


Hi, I'm a theist, let me give my two cents. This is all under the assumption that there's a God.

Among His attributes are omnipotence and being eternal. He can't die. It's difficult to answer a question like this. The only answer I can offer is that if God died, the universe would never have existed, in other words it's a situation that could never arise.
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Re: What if God died?

#56  Postby aban57 » Apr 27, 2019 6:39 pm

Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:
zulumoose wrote:I am curious as to what answers theists might give to the question.

Atheists obviously believe the world is entirely consistent with there being no gods, that no miracle claims are true, and a god is unnecessary for everyday reality to continue as is. What do theists think a god is necessary for though?

The question is this. Given that God is real, but he dies at midnight tonight, what will be different tomorrow?

Would theists admit that the frequency of miracle claims will remain the same, and that religious leaders and ordinary believers will continue to claim that they have a connection to or relationship with God/gods/Jesus? Would they claim to be surprised that natural disasters ("acts of God") would continue as before? What changes would they really expect?

Who would notice if God died? How?


Hi, I'm a theist, let me give my two cents. This is all under the assumption that there's a God.

Among His attributes are omnipotence and being eternal. He can't die. It's difficult to answer a question like this. The only answer I can offer is that if God died, the universe would never have existed, in other words it's a situation that could never arise.


I guess this is more evidence of how religion poisons minds, and make them unable to think clearly anymore. The bolded part is just stupid. What if your god died 1000 years ago, or yesterday, the universe already existed, so why would it never have existed ?
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Re: What if God died?

#57  Postby Spearthrower » Apr 27, 2019 7:30 pm

Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:
Among His attributes are omnipotence and being eternal.


And gonads, apparently.


Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:He can't die.


Oops. Surely, if 'he' is omnipotent then 'he' has the power to kill 'himself'?

Or is that not a power 'he' possesses?


Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:It's difficult to answer a question like this.


Of course it is - how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

The actual problem is that there's no tangible component, no real knowledge about the alleged entity. It's a belief that is fundamentally based on no knowledge at all. And superlatives are always self-refuting.


Pridefel Knowitelz wrote:The only answer I can offer is that if God died, the universe would never have existed, in other words it's a situation that could never arise.


So God can't create something that can outlast 'his' death? How does that tally with omnipotence? I'm not omnipotent but I can create something that will outlast me.
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Re: What if God died?

#58  Postby Svartalf » Apr 27, 2019 8:18 pm

God cannot die, by definition, God is immortal, if it dies, it was obviously mortal and obviously not God.
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Re: What if God died?

#59  Postby Pridefel Knowitelz » Apr 27, 2019 8:50 pm

Well it's not really a question that I've ever found myself thinking about. Sorry I can't give a better answer.
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Re: What if God died?

#60  Postby Ironclad » Apr 27, 2019 11:14 pm

God died on 24 Nov 1859. Anyone with a good bookshelf knows this.
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