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Stewart Gault


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What is the most awe inspiring fact you know?

Quite self explanatory really, To say one I love the idea that the carbon atoms in my fingers could have been part of a T-Rex at some point :)


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    Jun 5 2012: Creation of “GOD” by human race and forcing ourselves to believe we are the one who has been created.
    • Jun 5 2012: Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect. In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE. The first action of beingness is to assume a viewpoint. The second action of beingness is to extend from the viewpoint, points to view, which are dimension points. Thus there is space created, for the definition of space is: viewpoint of dimension. And the purpose of a dimension point is space and a point of view.
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        Jun 6 2012: Can you please help resolve my confusion.

        What about unintended consequences. In which case the entire purpose of the cause would become creation of effect A, while there has also been an effect B. In which case it will become impossible for the cause to be the "entire purpose" of cause A.

        Would love to discuss effect, decision, being, viewpoint once we resolve cause. Thanks.
        • Jun 7 2012: you have introduced the concept of TIME, which is a part of the space-time belief, In timelessness we coexist with God. We are changeless and eternal, to BE in or experience that state of being shows you time is an illusion.
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        Jun 9 2012: Before the beginning of what was a cause?

        Are you referring to the cause of the universe around us.

        You are probably misled if you think you know much about the specifics in regards about the cause of this universe. It is still being worked out.

        I guess you may be referring to the nonsense uncaused cause, i.e an argument from ignorance and fallacy of special pleading. I really don't get how people can't see the inherent weakness of this argument.
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      Jun 5 2012: Ah but logically is it not better to believe in God just in case he IS real? If God doesn't exist then your disbelief is founded but nothing happens. If God is real then your disbelief is very bad. Logically which is the better choice? Whether God exists or not?
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        Jun 5 2012: Well surely a god would know you only believed in him/her through fear of hell which surely is just as bad as disbelief and which is at the core of all belief, the fear of death. Though the disbelief of god is humanity's hope that there isn't a cosmological dickhead who created diseases etc etc, btw i think it's called Pascal's riddle, surely it's better to believe because of you're wrong nothing happens and vice versa, but I disbelieve because I live in this world and I see it impossible for there to be a god who can create the entire universe and everything in it and provide humans a planet to evolve on and still somehow make it possible for me to have hayfever which is the most pathetic of genetic allergies, like intelligent design really? when I'm allergic to the outside world during summer, I don't think so.
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        Jun 6 2012: I really wonder about our disbelief in death, while we all know for a fact that that is a reality. We also know that death is inevitable and uncertain.

        We know that it is also uncertain. Hence, it could happen anytime. Just as I type maybe.

        However, we hope that it does not. We grossly overestimate the chances that it would not.

        We grossly overestimate the chances that there is a god. Simply because we like to believe that. The privileged connection with a supreme being is one reason.

        Also, having all the answers, feeling certain, therefore also having access to the answer of death, all these make it a very likable proposition.

        I think this is what makes god such an important part of our consciousness, our being conscious human beings, who can think about themselves thinking.
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          Jun 7 2012: I'm quoting here but I found this to be perfectly stated "Money is valuable and so is time. We know how much money we have so we spend it accordingly. We don't know how much time we have so we must spend it wisely. This makes time much more valuable because you never know how much you have left or when you're going to run out."
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        Jun 9 2012: Adam - No

        Pascals wager has been debunked many times.

        Which god or goddess Adam, and which interpretation of it.

        There have been thousands of gods and goddesses created by humans and billions of different interpretations.

        If there were real gods or goddesses they probably wouldn't be like anything we imagined and probably not interventionist and probably don't think much about life on this speck of a planet.

        Besides how do you believe in something you don't think is real. I can't believe in Santa Claus even if I wanted to.
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          Jun 10 2012: But has God and Santa affected your life or your thoughts in any way?

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