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Faisal Habib

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What if, in a fine morning, you learn, "There's nothing called God"!

Gods exist from 'god knows how many millenniums'. And they come to mankind as virtual beings time to time: promising heaven and hell and with sets of instructions to be followed - differing according to the religions they propose. We all, except for a few, are so dependent on them for our everyday life - trying to find a purpose of our existence, some meaning of what we call life. History is full of wars to establish 'the true god'. And, as of today, there's no sign that this will come to an end any time soon. So, we are born with a specific religion as our birth right and we fight till death trying to do --- what....

What if, in a fine morning, you come to learn that there is actually no entity such as 'god'. That, the concept is no more necessary to live a nice life on this earth...

What might be the first thing in your mind...

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  • Aug 18 2012: Faisal, I want to thank you for your honesty. But I have objections.

    Firstly, it is obvious your knowledge of the Bible is limited since no educated Theologian actually believes humanity started from two people. Recall after Cain killed Able he ran away from Adam and Eve to another CITY! We're the couple running out at night and building civilizations and generations of people at night? Nope, they were already there...

    Creationism, if you'll notice comes mostly from extremists, not educated individuals. I implore you to speak with a Jesuit priest.

    In general, you are correct, but not really. Historically, Christianity came first, but Catholcism only became a sect once Protestestants needed to differentiate themselves after the revolution of the 16th century.. Recall "catholos" means "universal" in ancient Greek. Nothing mor

    Finally, the Bible is not like the Koran, (which I assume you might be more familiar with, please excuse me if I err), but God did not write it, He inspired it by allowing humans to experience His love and grace. Sadly, it can be subject to human influence.. Like, did you know the world ends twice in the Bible? (There's a reason for that...)

    Finally, please pardon error, I'm typing on a smart-phone. Tedious at best.
    • Aug 18 2012: thanks to you to for the recognition.
      yes, my knowledge is limited, not only about bible/christianity but i believe in all other sectors as well. cause 'Omniscience', as some one referred earlier in this debate, can be a manifestation of 'god' only, and i'm an average human.
      >> Historically, Christianity came first:: u r wrong about that, judaism came first, if we limit ourselves in those three religions only. considering, 'religion' as a whole, none can possibly confirm which religion came first. so, its better be no more on religions, if that means to you that only judaism, cristianity and islam are only religions that r being practiced around the world.
      u guessed right abt me, i have a muslim background, though i am an atheist now. so, koran, bible, gita or whatever is all the same for me, human inventions, as required.
      so, lets get to a broader arena, 'religion' as a whole. how many 'god's did greeks have! lets also consider that some people considered sun as 'god', some considered others... does that make sense that 'religion' as practiced (beginning possibly with the evolution of human intelligence till today) can really prove 'which' religion is right! it will never resolve the issue. not until (referring to your quote about the ending of world) the world really ends by some means, and at that very moment, only one religion may prove to be right about it, which will be of no use anymore anyway, cause the world is destroyed already and there'll be none left to follow the religion that proved to be right till end.
      well, back to your ref: if 'god' really inspired humans to write bible/koran/whatever, why did he keep changing them with time, inspiring different cultures to write different 'holy' books -- intentionally creating diversions! does that imply that he intended to keep busy humans fighting each other to a certain destruction! does that mean that 'god' by himself is 'benevolent'! i guess not. lot more can be discussed but TED space allows this much...

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