Etienne Vernier

Vancouver B.c, Canada

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English, French

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Etienne Vernier
Posted about 1 year ago
The Existence of God
Rereading my own post I saw I forgot to include something. I wasn't implying that it is a call for attention, but that's what it looks like. Besides, if a group of people would so happen to have unlocked this human potential (you're actually making me think of Shaolin Monks and the things they're able to do), I, for one, would think it's pretty darn awesome.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted about 1 year ago
The Existence of God
I should've been more specific. A firm believer of Christian mythology couldn't be a compelling archeologist, or astrophysicist, because these two fields completely destroy the legitimacy of his religion. Someone can, however, maintain a belief in a God or Gods, creators of the Universe, and maintain consistency with both his faith and his research, but it simply can't be done with Abrahamic religions because they utterly oppose eachother. One would have to twist and bend either his discoveries or his faith to fit the other. Although I have no problems with someone bending a faith to his own interpretation to fit his research, it also goes against the idea of faith in the first place. And no I haven't seen the video, but I will probably check it out soon.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted about 1 year ago
The Existence of God
Bigots are bigots, religious or skeptic. Opinions have to change and adapt to new information and evidence. The arguments that you presented make it seem like you're speaking of a cult like any other, pretending nobody would believe them to justify their own secrecy and beliefs, and that you would even mention it, if they're so important and bent on maintaining this secrecy, makes no sense at all. It looks like a call for attention, which you claim you desperately try to avoid. Now, with compelling evidence, this group you speak of would be accepted by a lot more people than you think. Ignorance is bliss, but so is lobotomy.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted about 1 year ago
The Existence of God
Not really. They're completely opposing ideas. The question science (I don't want to say science, but for lack of a better term...) tries to answer are the questions religion pretends to have all the answers to. Trying to do both of those things means that the person is on the fence about his religion, as faith alone is not enough for her. One will eventually take over the other.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted about 1 year ago
The Existence of God
There is one thing that can (and should) convince people, and that's arguments that hold themselves together. We can't understand the Universe yet, and I fear that we never will, because the concept of infinity is so abstract that it's freaky. However, any earthly religion is just a produce of our own fears, insecurities, arrogance and hypocrisy, all hidden behind faith. We came up with religions to feel safe, to pretend we understand life, to control the masses, to give a name to evil, but most importantly, to feel important. With our consciousness comes a need to understand why we're alive, some people turn to the simplicity of religion and content themselves with what they're being told, other people keep asking the right questions and by doing so push our understanding of our existence further and further.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted about 1 year ago
The Existence of God
God or not, everything did indeed just poof. From the science point of view, the Universe is the product of the Big Bang and is still, to this date, expanding as a result. In Christian mythology, it's not the Universe, but God that poofs out of nowhere. Now, is there really a God ? I'm a firm believer that no, there's not, unless the Universe itself can be considered a god-like organism. The one certain thing, however, is that the Christian God is, in fact, non-existent. Christianity is a religion born from other religions, borrowing heavily from Egyptian and Greek mythology and other pagan belief systems ,this is made more obvious once you look at religions that developed in other parts of the world, away from the Mediterranean sea. Not only that, but it also morphed heavily from what it used to be. This fact alone is just proof that it only exists out of a desperate need for spirituality, because today's Abrahamic religions are absolutely nothing like what they used to be. However, faith, by its very definition, blinds a lot of people to that fact and they stick to what they've been told, because it's safe and comfortable and the unknown is scary (the very reason religions were created to begin with, explain the unknown).
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Etienne Vernier
Posted over 1 year ago
How can we consider the bible credible?
There's no logic answer to that question. Faith disregards facts, and I'm not saying this to diss on religion, but that's the definition of faith. People used to burn at the stake for trying to acquire a version of the Bible that they could actually read. The Bible has been used to manipulate the citizens in the past into making the church the most powerful organization on Earth. The present Bible is nothing like the original version, even when you just compare it to the old books (Deuteronomy, for example). The word of God as is in the Bible is so far away from what it originally was that there's, again, no logical argument to believe in it. So the answer to your question would be: Blind faith.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted over 1 year ago
Can God be defined?
Western Centric ? Probably, but by definition Buddhism is a philosophy and not a religion. So, in itself, no it's not a religion, but different cultures have different ways of seeing it. For some people it's making the philosophy into a religion.
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Etienne Vernier
Posted over 1 year ago
What is it to be Fearless ?
Being fearless is being ignorant. However this doesn't mean to let yourself be controlled by your fears. Everyone has fears, everyone gets scared, the idea is to be able to think and act without being influenced by those fears.