I just wanted to point out this post. This has got to be one of the best thought out posts I've seen from you. Who knows if we will one day be able to explore the universe or not but it sure makes you think.
Just something to think about.
If we ever do discover another habital planet in another solar system light years away and it takes a couple hundred thousand years for the light of that planet to reach us, then we would be looking at that planet as it existed a couple hundred thousand years ago. Not as it exists today. The same works the other way if there was life on another planet and they discovered earth.
If we ever do reach the speed of light to explore the universe, that will not cut it for obvious reasons.
Just gives one an idea of the immense challenges in exploring the universe.
Well, I see we've got our work cut out for us then. The search for meaning within our world (not "FROM" the universe) has been a driving question among thinking people, philosophers, scientists, social scientists, humanists, and yes theologians for all of recorded history.
So when did it become irrevelent or moot?
This is the tricky bit I'd ask you to think about it. Sadly you'd think or say because God yadda yadda. So science can tell us how things happened and why things happened the way they did. It's a bit like this I ask why is the sky blue? science can answer the question of why it is blue. So I than ask what is the meaning of the sky being blue it's an absurd question. So if asking what is the meaning of life or why are we here it's an absurd question it has no answer does it have to have a meaning?.... I know your going to say God etc.
The correct correlation- the common thread- is that MAN has caused more death and suffering and segregation than any "other" evil our world has had to suffer. We are to blame. Just look at the way people on any side of any argument act on these threads.
That's nice but so often the man giving the orders is holding the book bible/Koran I don't care which and using it to justify those orders and then the followers because it is the truth will carry out the orders in the name of. Religion causes this problem because people who have been indoctrinated won't think for themselves.
Where do you get that information? Why do you think someone named Jesus, the one we mean as his followers claim to be the Christ, lived, died on a cross (tree?), or anything else at all about him? Was he a Jew? Where did he live, move? Did he teach?
I don't really have that information as fact the reason I am willing to accept a man named JC lived was because it's plausible now everybody dies so that bit if the person was real is fact because we all die. And of course people of that time did nail bad folks to a big cross (Tree) and we know that because of archaeological digs. I guess we don't know they were bad. If you hadn't guessed I'm a fan of Douglas Adams if you read the Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy you'll find my reference to Tree instead of Cross. Now of course he was probably a Jew that's plausible in regards to the other bits I don't know and don't care. I am going to bring up a couple of things though 1st if he was the son of God or God as they are one in the same right then why didn't he write the NT himself while he was alive? next Science has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the story of Adam and Eve is pure myth with DNA so if they did not exist than there can be no original sin. So why did Jesus have himself killed to impress himself? This concept that God had to send his son who was himself to die so he could forgive everyone is totally illogical and completely stupid. Without using all of the omi words again why could God just not forgive? I mean he's God right. I'm sorry but if you buy that as even being remotely reasonable your insane.
What about all the Christians and Deists who have and do contribute immensely to science throughout history?
Totally disingenuous if you deny that. Religion and science are completely compatible.
Deists don't have a book or set beliefs so there can be no conflict with them so long as they follow and believe the evidence. Yes some Christians and probably Muslims have done some good work. It depends on the field a lot I guess the problem is when you have a religious person who knows the facts but believes something else that has no evidence. I remember an interview with Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins, Krauss was talking about a fellow physicist who also teaches and could understand and show evidence of how old the universe was as you know is many billions of years but this physicist has a personal belief based on his religion that the universe is only 6000years old please let me know if you don't see a problem with that.
I've got a short video here for you just in regards to the absolute morality part of the post.
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What is more, it is predominantly accepted that Jesus' followers and many others (hundreds) believed and reported that they saw him alive again after his crucifiction and death.
According to what the one or two people that wrote that part of the NT? or do you have affidavits from all of those many people that saw him? Of course he could have been a twin. Problem is Helimatt there is so much inaccurate stuff in that book it's not funny to say it's proof of anything other than some people wrote is just a joke and I'm still yet to see anything that calls for this book to be considered historical evidence.Nitro Fun
Science has no proof of the origins of life, Science has no proof of the atomic structure creating life or designing life,
Well not yet and I concede we may never know. However when ever a question can't be answered that doesn't mean that God did it. People once thought that lightning a thunder were caused by Gods. It is simply intelligently lazy to say God did it whenever there is no answer.