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A mini-allegory understanding Christian vs Atheist worldviews

#11ElderMisanthropyPosted 4/23/2013 6:16:46 PM
In the next room there is a faint cry from a woman who fades rapidly.
For Amuro, this is the first time he's noticed the scent of a woman.
#12SilviiroPosted 4/23/2013 6:19:15 PM
Jimi Hendrix' ghost walks through and is the most normal thing in the room.
"I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind." -- Ecclesiastes 1:14
#13SpawnShadowPosted 4/23/2013 7:18:56 PM
Jim simply ignores everything going on around him and continues to surf the web on his smartphone.
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#14SirThinkALotPosted 4/23/2013 7:40:43 PM
James wants to know how many people are actually in the room. SO he can judge whats going on correctly.
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#15Polish_CrusaderPosted 4/23/2013 7:51:34 PM
Cletus walks in the room, pulls his pants down, makes a miserable fart, pulls them back up then leaves the room smelling like sour pickles and rotten eggs. Jane and joe cover their noses.
#16SuibomPosted 4/23/2013 8:35:48 PM


Way to be the turd in the punch bowl, PC...
"Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, and how small a whisper we hear of Him!
But the thunder of His power who can understand." - Job 24:14
#17OrangeWizardPosted 4/23/2013 8:38:01 PM
Yeah, this party was going great until Cletus showed up.
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#18FingerpuppetPosted 4/23/2013 8:45:51 PM
It was ending until Frankie brought more beer. The party continued.
The problem starts when we are having a discussion just fine and you come along and derail the topic because you can't stand us all having the same definition.
#19Faust_8Posted 4/23/2013 8:50:31 PM
I like this explanation about the differing thought processes that I came across:

When your car breaks down, do you pray for it to be fixed or do you call a mechanic? When your tooth hurts, do you blame demons? Atheists expect that kind of rational, no-nonsense, everyday troubleshooting to apply to the universe. If they're wrong, they're only guilty of taking that troubleshooting common sense one step too far.

Whereas a theist looks at humanity, and sees how everyone acts according to some invisible moral code that can't be proven. After all, an atheist doesn't view his spouse as just meat, right? He thinks of their bond as something...sacred. When they have sex, it's not just meat slapping against meat. And when you're swindled by a con man, do you simply reflect on his lack of genetic predisposition to social behavior, or do you think he's wrong and should have acted differently? Theists simply take this moral impulse and apply it to the god question. If they're wrong, it's just because they tried to put a face on the intangible but absolute morality that we all agree is there. Just one step too far.

I don't 100% agree with this but it does have a lot of truth to it.
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#20OrangeWizardPosted 4/23/2013 9:00:53 PM
From: Faust_8 | #018
and sees how everyone acts according to some invisible moral code that can't be proven.

Everyone acts according to multiple different moral codes. See: Nazis, cannibal tribes, Americans...
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