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A Few Questions about God...

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 42yrs • M •
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A Few Questions about God...
Is there prayer for people who do not believe in God?
If Atheists hope or wish, who do they expect to act?
One answer... The other's who exist in the Universe...

When someone prays or communes with God, what is the system of communication?
For example, do believers expect God to be telepathic?
One answer... No, as God is everywhere, he understands you just as you do...

If God was the Universe, and the Universe expands and contracts (and other things)...
Does God expand and contract with it?
One answer, borrowed from another post... No, God is independent of the Universe in such things...

Ask yourself these questions... How would you answer them?

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"There is no negative one..."
 42yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that doom123 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
in my opinion, atheists cant pray or they aren't atheists. praying requires the belief in a higher power.

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"if life has no point whats the point in talking about it?"
 55yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that NATuralMan is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
First one would have to prove the existance of the Abrahamic God.

Then we can proceed with your questions.

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 69yrs • F •
Season Fair is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
Atheists I think have a handle on the reality of life. It is to be enjoyed and lived for today..because tomorrow you may die.

And that's not hedonistic...it's also being good and helping others in order to have a fulfilling life. I see more Chrsitians pray for money and wealth and new home and a bigger church....so what does that tell the rest of the world about their god? that he puts much more value on this earth than on his heaven.

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 55yrs • M •
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Many Christians, to be frank, come across as "death cultists", much to concerned about what happens after life is over, than on living itself.

Even their concept of "charity" is based solely on how much "credit" it will get them in their heaven.

Athiests, we non-Abrahamics, and the Abrahamics not fixated on the here after all tend to live life more fully, I've noticed, enjoying life in general and giving merely because there is a need.

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 82yrs • M •
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Post #1,
"If Atheists hope or wish, who do they expect to act?"
Such a strange question. Have you never relied on yourself to accomplish something? Apparently not often enough for it to be an automatic response to a challenge.
If you're an atheist/prime the experience has been exhillarating from the first time you succeed.
Do you ask because it's sinful to have pride in one's achievements?

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"The heart does the pumping, the brain does everything else"
 42yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Black Gold is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Nice that you join us Extropian...
I guess the answer to the first question is that I have relied on myself, although other people are often factored in, depending on the task...
The post did have little to do with pride, and any sin that may arise from such...
It was more about, if (to oneself) there is no God, who will answer the prayer (in the same way a God may)...
I do understand that you can ask it of the Universe, and someone (including yourself) could act upon it...
I think reactions to challenges to vary person to person, and task to task...
I guess the post was more about who answers prayers, and whether atheists believe in such an entity...
See you 'round!

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"There is no negative one..."
 82yrs • M •
Extropian1 is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
Black Gold,
Thankyou for the welcome.
I arrived here by accident seeking an MSN Discussion Group and was favourably impressed by the quality of many of the messages.

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"The heart does the pumping, the brain does everything else"
 24yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that xdanishx is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
im not saying anybody is wrong or right about all of this being said here but if you want to see alot of things people wrote that make alot of sense then go to [url]www.evilbible.com

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 57yrs • M •
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naturalman
you asked, First one would have to prove the existance of the Abrahamic God.
I would ask you, can you disprove him?

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 42yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that Ironwood is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
quote:
I would ask you, can you disprove him?


Could disprove that naturalman is the abrahamic god?

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
 57yrs • M •
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Ironwood, my point exactly.

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 42yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that Ironwood is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
I forgot the word you.

Can you disprove that Naturalman is the Abrahamic god?

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
 57yrs • M •
A CTL of 1 means that Tracer165 is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
What or who do you concider naturalman to be? I've not heard that term before.

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 42yrs • M
A CTL of 1 means that Ironwood is a contributing member of Captain Cynic.
Really? Again?

Do you recognize this at all?

quote:
naturalman
you asked, First one would have to prove the existance of the Abrahamic God.
I would ask you, can you disprove him?

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"The Greatest Enemy of Knowledge is Not Ignorance, It is the ILLUSION of Knowledge. Stephen Hawking"
A Few Questions about God...
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