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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    How can God be a threat if He doesn't exist?
    NO atheist thinks your imaginary god is a threat. It's the ideological identity based in a god-concept in the heads of millions of people that are a threat to human well being, to peace, and possibly to all of humankind itself.
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    GOP and Trump supporters will not be able to say they didn't know. Vote in numbers too big to manipulate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
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    ...There's a pretty well demonstrated correlation between high IQ and atheism.
    It's important that those who reject God, do so with confidence, arrogance and conceit thereby leaving no doubt as to their position and no wiggle room when they find themselves standing at the Pearly Gates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    How can God be a threat if He doesn't exist?
    NO atheist thinks your imaginary god is a threat.
    No, no, it's a threat.
    A Bad End awaits those who displease the being described as infinitely merciful, thus a threat. A weird, sadistic, self-contradicting threat.

    But simply uttering the threat does not make it a credible threat.

    Like those movies where the guy puts his hand in his pocket and pretends he's pointing a gun at someone? It's an empty threat, but it remains a threat being offered.


    Atheists just find no reason to accept the possibility of the gun.
    Or the pocket.
    And we want to see the bullets. Or at least a box the bullets miggt have come out of....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rousseau View Post
    ...There's a pretty well demonstrated correlation between high IQ and atheism.
    It's important that those who reject God, do so with confidence, arrogance and conceit thereby leaving no doubt as to their position and no wiggle room when they find themselves standing at the Pearly Gates.
    Trigger warning - post contains discussion of hypothetical Pearly Gates and Higher Being.
    May provoke irrational fear.


    What is Zeus' criticism of these three people who - unlike uber intelligent atheists - can rightfully appeal to Zeus that despite getting the name wrong, they at least reverently understood the concept of afterlife, divinity and that humans are not the Highest beings in the uni/multi/megaverse.

    That's vastly different to the person who says Zeus (God) is an irrational unscientific lie and/or a delusion and that people who worship a psychopath like Zeus (God) are uneducated, boot-licking, ass-kissing, morons with a slave mentality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    What is Zeus' criticism of these three people who - unlike uber intelligent atheists - can rightfully appeal to Zeus that despite getting the name wrong, they at least reverently understood the concept of afterlife, divinity and that humans are not the Highest beings in the uni/multi/megaverse.

    That's vastly different to the person who says Zeus (God) is an irrational unscientific lie and/or a delusion and that people who worship a psychopath like Zeus (God) are uneducated, boot-licking, ass-kissing, morons with a slave mentality
    Zeus doesn't like uneducated, boot-licking, ass-kissing, morons with a slave mentality. Lucky for you he's not in charge of who gets to go to the Elysian Fields--he's got better things to do.

    Mind you, if theists worshipped Zeus instead of Jehovah and Jesus, we atheists would probably think differently of you. In fact I'd like to see the cult of Dionysus make a comeback.

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    Isn't Dionysus a copy-cat of Jesus (Melchizedek)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    Isn't Dionysus a copy-cat of Jesus (Melchizedek)?
    Nope. That's a pretty desperate stretch.

    As an aside, this business of comparing religions is actually what led to my pre-teen epiphany that it's all the same kind of make-believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lion IRC View Post
    What is Zeus' criticism of these three people who - unlike uber intelligent atheists - can rightfully appeal to Zeus that despite getting the name wrong, they at least reverently understood the concept of afterlife, divinity and that humans are not the Highest beings in the uni/multi/megaverse.
    Yep, thst is surely how it works. Three people whose favorite books say you should kill Zeus' worshippers exactly BECAUSE they worship Zeus, they get the good seats in the afterlife, because at least they were theists... Unlike an atheist who doesn't think religion is a good reason to take any life.

    Yep. Yep. Yepper. We would be the ones screwed, you'd be welcome. Sure thing.

    Zeus is such a forgiving character in all his stories, not one to hold a grudge or hate someone by association with, say, Numbers 33:51.

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    Well, technically (the bible says) people who (hypothetically) find themselves at the
    (totally unthreatening and allegorical) Pearly Gates, are judged (ostensibly) according
    to their SIN not their honestly mistaken doctrines and dogma.

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    Oh, right, that's why my Mormon, Baptist, and Catholic relatives have all always maintained that no one is going to be punished for worshiping tghe wrong god, or the right god in the wrong way.

    But, Lion, i WAS talking about how scripture tells the reader to treat the followers of other traditions, not how you think god should treat them at judgment.

    After all, the cartoon is not about Jehovah, or Allah, being received by Zeus. Try not to derail too much.

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