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      If God Were To Be Proved

      Simple concept: What if it was scientifically proven, beyond a doubt, that God, or a god, really does exist. What would you do? Would you worship him, or would you continue on with your life as if nothing had ever happened? Would you convert to whichever religion god says is true, or would you ignore it as some mumbo-jumbo that, even though it's proven, you don't care about.

      Proven meaning that it is impossible for God to not exist. He is 100% real and proven by science or whatever mode you feel is the most reliable.
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      Ask him what his role in the creation and day-to-day operations of the universe are, especially Earth.
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      Would you worship him
      No. And any god that would care if I did is rather pathetic really.

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      I'd wear a mask.

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      It would entirely depend on what the nature of the god was, and others specifics concerning his existence and ours.
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      I would ask

      if it would like to go out for coffee.
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      I'd lead a rebellion against him and take his place.
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      If it was a choice between oblivion versus an eternal party in the sky, hell yes, of course I'd worship whoever was the bouncer at that door. It's a kinda strange turn on, but hey, whatever. If you don't make the same call you are simply one of life's losers, get a grip.
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      i wouldn't worship him because i think a ''good'' god shouldn't ask us wasting time on prayers, so i would just go on and pretend nothing happend.
      also why should we worship him? and if god is scientifically proven it wouldn't mean that hell or heaven is scientifically proven so why does god need prayers?
      because we are being punished otherwise? i think we would already have noticed that god doesn't exist if he would punish all of us for every ''bad'' thing we do/did.

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      it's god, so what we think about good and bad is irrelevant. this thread is revealing

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      It doesn't matter because I already believe in God; and I pray and talk to him/her everyday.

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      ^ But what if it tuns out not to be *that* god? What if it's Shiva the Destroyer? Or some god the likes of which we've never imagined? Then you're as screwed as any atheist. Maybe worse, if it's a jealous god..

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      it's god, so what we think about good and bad is irrelevant. this thread is revealing
      What I think of morality is far more important. Should I admit to being a witch because it's the only way to avoid the stake? Should I admit to being a heretic because it's the only way to avoid the Iron Maiden? Only a weak mind allows morality to be dictated to him from an "authority figure"

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      Define "God" - Based on most people's definition of god, it's basically impossible to prove or disprove either way. Timeless, spaceless, omniscient, omnipotent (and somehow omnibenevolent, which is a non-sequitur).

      But if there were some kind of undeniable proof that there is a god that set things into motion, then that is a deist god. It's an interesting thought, and it would revolutionize science (because then god becomes a proven, observable fact). But our lifestyle wouldn't change. I mean, god set things into motion, and then went away. Who cares? It's just a deist god.

      Now, if, on the other hand, it were proven that the christian god of the bible is true... well, that would be very, very bad news for EVERYONE (christians and otherwise alike). I'm GLAD to live in a world where there's no reason to believe in that tyrant.

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      I would ask

      how I could convince Abra to ask me instead.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      Only a weak mind allows morality to be dictated to him from an "authority figure"
      and only a fool believes his understanding of morality matters in the presence of god

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      I would have a serious conversation with God about what happens after death, and whether or not we have a say in the direction we go thereafter (or if everyone ends up in the same place regardless of what occurs in life... that place may even be non-existence.)

      Might as well find out if it's all worth it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      and only a fool believes his understanding of morality matters in the presence of god
      God, King, whatever it doesn't make a difference to me who's trying to intimidate me. I'd rather die standing than live on my knees.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      God, King, whatever it doesn't make a difference to me who's trying to intimidate me. I'd rather die standing than live on my knees.
      that's easy for you to say because this thread isn't real

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      Quote Originally Posted by greenhavoc View Post
      that's easy for you to say because this thread isn't real
      I'm talking about Absolute Authority, here. That's what God is, right? Absolute Authority? Throughout history people has been forced to choose between torturous death and bowing down to an absolute authority figure. Change occurs when enough people choose the former.

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      you're a badass
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      I must humbly praise my own God, and my God is Truth and Justice, not authority for the sake of it. Show me a god that does not require I pledge to him for the sake of it but rather stands for honor and compassion and I'll show you a god worthy of my pledge.
      Last edited by Omnis Dei; 01-22-2012 at 07:13 AM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ThePreserver View Post
      I would have a serious conversation with God about what happens after death, and whether or not we have a say in the direction we go thereafter (or if everyone ends up in the same place regardless of what occurs in life... that place may even be non-existence.)

      Might as well find out if it's all worth it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Omnis Dei View Post
      I'm talking about Absolute Authority, here. That's what God is, right? Absolute Authority? Throughout history people has been forced to choose between torturous death and bowing down to an absolute authority figure. Change occurs when enough people choose the former.
      Then again, there is a particular, infallible, personified affair in which one and two are the same... It brings about a bit of change, as well...
      Last edited by Izrail; 01-22-2012 at 08:51 AM. Reason: articulated spoon-feeding
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      Like a House of Leaves. I suppose there is one authority figure I'll have to bow down to eventually. But he'll take me fighting.

      Everything works out in the end, sometimes even badly.


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      If the existence of a god implies the existence of heaven, then yes. But if it was a just a god and no heaven, then I'd have to think about it.

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