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Is there anyone who believes that a particular religion is correct and true, but who doesn't worship the god of that religion on moral grounds? For example, refusing to worship Yahweh for all the murdering he did in his early years.
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"Where the teachings of Jesus is followed without the belief of a God."
"I don't worship the god of my religion because that god was always a literary device."

I'm kind of interested in the opposite of these. Is there anyone who believes in the literal truth of a religion, eg that the god of the bible literally exists as described, created the world in seven days etc, but who refuses to worship it for being such a murderous, egotistical prick?
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Mr. Prosser said, "You were quite entitled to make any suggestions or protests at the appropriate time, you know."
"Appropriate time?" hooted Arthur. "Appropriate time? The first I knew about it was when a workman arrived at my home yesterday. I asked him if he'd come to clean the windows and he said no, he'd come to demolish the house. He didn't tell me straight away of course. Oh no. First he wiped a couple of windows and charged me a fiver. Then he told me."
"But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well, as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display on the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard.'"


This little exerpt from the wonderful Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the late Douglas Adams is what I always think of when certain religious types suggest that I have to seek out God before I can find evidence for him.
For an all powerful, all loving being, he doesn't exactly go out of his way to call attention to himself does he?
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Mr. Prosser said, "You were quite entitled to make any suggestions or protests at the appropriate time, you know."
"Appropriate time?" hooted Arthur. "Appropriate time? The first I knew about it was when a workman arrived at my home yesterday. I asked him if he'd come to clean the windows and he said no, he'd come to demolish the house. He didn't tell me straight away of course. Oh no. First he wiped a couple of windows and charged me a fiver. Then he told me."
"But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well, as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display on the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard.'"


This little exerpt from the wonderful Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the late Douglas Adams is what I always think of when certain religious types suggest that I have to seek out God before I can find evidence for him.
For an all powerful, all loving being, he doesn't exactly go out of his way to call attention to himself does he?
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Excellent analogy, Jimmy!

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+Amber Petchey's post regarding life before death reminded me of a question I've long wondered about. 
If you believe in an afterlife, and someone close to you who is also a believer dies, why grieve? Shouldn't you be happy for them, for they have gone to paradise? 
I mean, sure, you'll miss their company, I've no doubt. But it seems to me that grieving relatives/friends usually display far more outpouring of emotion than I would have thought warranted a situation where you're going to be apart for a little while (comparatively speaking), and then reunited for eternity.
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It was me, +Norm Englund, regarding the way some people think - the way you've put it, I like your version. There's more than a pinch of truth to it too - we are more likely to mourn people who were kind to us than those who didn't make an effort.
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A new island rises out of the ocean the day of Sir pTerry's passing? Coincidence? I think not! Should definitely be named Leshp in his honour. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingo_%28novel%29)
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Bahahahahaha!
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Mr. Prosser said, "You were quite entitled to make any suggestions or protests at the appropriate time, you know."
"Appropriate time?" hooted Arthur. "Appropriate time? The first I knew about it was when a workman arrived at my home yesterday. I asked him if he'd come to clean the windows and he said no, he'd come to demolish the house. He didn't tell me straight away of course. Oh no. First he wiped a couple of windows and charged me a fiver. Then he told me."
"But Mr. Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months."
"Oh yes, well, as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them, had you? I mean, like actually telling anybody or anything."
"But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a flashlight."
"Ah, well, the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look, you found the notice, didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display on the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard.'"


This little exerpt from the wonderful Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by the late Douglas Adams is what I always think of when certain religious types suggest that I have to seek out God before I can find evidence for him.
For an all powerful, all loving being, he doesn't exactly go out of his way to call attention to himself does he?
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+TrustInJesus111 I did not say the data entered my mind...The pink elephant exists without my confirming it!..The pink elephant made us...and let us think he does not exist!
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So, I just watched William Shatner's documentary 'The Captains' on Netflix. Is it just me, or is Avery Brooks a little....out there?
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This was a good episode
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Here it is, the definitive answers to all your questions about God.
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mercedes Benz  UK.....wow....interesting
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Seen a few posts on here about the Eaglemoss model collection. Does anyone know if they're limited edition or not? Several of them I was hoping to get have gone out of stock. Just wondering if they're likely to reappear at some point.
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+Jimmy B hope you enjoyed them. You won't be disappointed and the quality does get better. 
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Each Iraq War is special in its own way, with its own unique flavor and distinct personality. Which one are you? Take this quiz to find out!
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Damn, I must have a lot of enemies... :/
Or maybe just one, who follows me everywhere.

Not sure which would be worse... 
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