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    Religion on a video game forum is a bad idea. But whatever, I'll throw my two cents in... and remember, these are MY OPINIONS.

    I'm an Atheist. In my opinion, the world would be a much better place without religion blinding everyone. Now if you believe in god or any other higher power, then thats your choice.

    But you can't tell me that believing in talking snakes and talking burning bushes is a sane thing to do?

    I read the perfect example of what religion is in this thread. It's just a way for people to put meaning behind there life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squall7 View Post
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    What I don't like are literalist believers. Oh yes, I'm sure Noah took a big ship and placed every animal, a male and female of each kind at that, on the boat and fit anyone who believed on as well. Everyone else was killed in a huge flood that destroyed the rest of the planet. surely.

    My uncle is one of these people, He's such a literalist that anything the bible says he takes as 100% fact. Quoting him, "Everything in the bible is historically true. These facts have contextual meaning behind them." "How do you know that, uncle?" "Because the bible says it."
    Ask him about Marsupials. Did Noah really go to Australia, a place I wouldn't have thought known, loaded up the Kangaroos and Koala bears and placed them back after the flood? I mean I may be wrong, but those animals are very specific to Australia (not sure about Tazmania and New Zealand), aren't they?
    I think they're also native to Tasmania, but there aren't any land mammals native to New Zealand (apart from bats).

    @ARav: You should also ask him how Noah could have fit the thousands of different animal species on the Ark, how Noah stopped them from eating each other, and how the Ark managed to not sink.



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    Yeah Napalm, squall, I understand all that and I have tried. But I have to take into consideration that my uncle is a 73 year old man who has very religious roots, it's what he grew up with. So at this point, if he wants to live what's left of his life happy like that, I have no part in trying to convince him otherwise. Agreed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ARav989 View Post
    Yeah Napalm, squall, I understand all that and I have tried. But I have to take into consideration that my uncle is a 73 year old man who has very religious roots, it's what he grew up with. So at this point, if he wants to live what's left of his life happy like that, I have no part in trying to convince him otherwise. Agreed?
    Fair enough.


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    Keep in mind that the Noah story involved divine intervention. So getting the animals back and forth to where the need to be, keep them fed, safe, etc. would be a trivial matter for a God who created the entire universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    Keep in mind that the Noah story involved divine intervention. So getting the animals back and forth to where the need to be, keep them fed, safe, etc. would be a trivial matter for a God who created the entire universe.
    But then that raises the question, if God can bend the laws of physics to fit all the animals on the Ark and keep them fed, why bother with an ark in the first place? Why not teleport them to the future when the flood was over or something?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalmbrain View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    Keep in mind that the Noah story involved divine intervention. So getting the animals back and forth to where the need to be, keep them fed, safe, etc. would be a trivial matter for a God who created the entire universe.
    But then that raises the question, if God can bend the laws of physics to fit all the animals on the Ark and keep them fed, why bother with an ark in the first place? Why not teleport them to the future when the flood was over or something?

    Part of the Noah story was God giving Noah the task to preach the word and build the ark. Construction was a long on-going process. Noah tried to preach to the people but they were unresponsive. The construction of the ark also served as a way of preaching, people would see what's going on for all that time and know why Noah was doing it and know what choice they had. They still didn't believe him though. That was the point of God's assignment to Noah. The flood was just the end result of his main task.

    It's essentially a preview of what was to happen when Jesus arrived. Preaching would occur, people would have the opportunity to repent and follow God, and eventually the wicked would be destroyed leaving only the righteous behind.

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    So I must ask, do you believe in talking snakes?

    A simple yes or no will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romer318 View Post
    So I must ask, do you believe in talking snakes?

    A simple yes or no will do.
    I'm Indian and I can charm snakes. Does that count? lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Romer318 View Post
    So I must ask, do you believe in talking snakes?

    A simple yes or no will do.
    Name me one rational thinker who doesn't think snakes can talk.

    Simon Cowell, what a dick.

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