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StilettoMiss June 12th, 2014 6:05pm

"You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do"

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TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
06/13/14 1:18 pm

I chose to believe in an unemotional God.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/13/14 12:09 pm

I was raised to believe that God was a loving God and he loved everybody.

RINOTom Peoria, IL
06/12/14 4:03 pm

If there's a God or higher consciousness of some sort (which I'm pretty sure I believe there is), why would He/It hate anything He/It created?...

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suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
06/12/14 3:16 pm

Wasn't this the underlying premise of the Crusades?

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Maj Worth Economist
06/12/14 2:39 pm

There is actual science on this, and it's fascinating. :)

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Maj Worth Economist
06/12/14 2:48 pm

I even found a link! (Some days, it's the little things that make you feel fantastic.) www.pnas.org/content/106/51/21533.full

swervin Maryland
06/12/14 2:06 pm

Seems legit to me.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/12/14 12:54 pm

"God created man in His own image. Then Man, being a gentleman, returned the favor."

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/12/14 5:17 pm

Well rationalized!

Rosebud Ohio
06/12/14 12:53 pm

Isn't it crazy how it works out sometimes?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/12/14 12:53 pm

It kind of naturally follows. If you set out to make up a god who isn't accepting of everyone, the ones your god rejects are most likely the same ones you reject. The image thing is just an arrogant way of asserting we're special.

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austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/12/14 12:09 pm

That's completely lacking in justification. It's entirely possible that people "hate" certain groups because they believe God does.

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austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/12/14 12:09 pm

If you disagree with someone's beliefs, you should be trying to refute those beliefs, not psychoanalyzing the believers.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/12/14 12:11 pm

No, you should definitely be psychoanalyzing people. Always.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/12/14 12:12 pm

The takeaway here is that my idea of what "should" happen and your idea of what "should" happen are different. And that's okay.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/12/14 7:56 pm

Why psychoanalyze? So you can make irrelevant points and avoid issues? You give no reasoning, only saying that God's beliefs corresponding with a person's beliefs means that person should assume the belief in that God to be unjustified.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/12/14 8:00 pm

How does that follow at all? Is it somehow impossible to be right about God's attitudes? Please, explain your logic here, because from what I see, you have none to back up your claims.

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/12/14 8:05 pm

You can't just brush this off by saying you just have different beliefs. Unless you believe people should do illogical things when making assumptions, there is some real debate here. What is the logical thing to do?

austrian Valid Location, Virginia
06/12/14 8:15 pm

And your question claimed anyone who disagreed with you was rationalizing, so don't pretend to have no obligation to justify accusing others of using flawed reasoning when you make the it part of the question.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/12/14 11:48 am

Wait, my God and I don't hate anyone. Does this quote still apply?

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StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/12/14 11:52 am

I commend you, but sadly it seems you're in the minority

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
06/12/14 11:39 am

LOL I'm shooting for the lowest poll rating ever

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FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
06/12/14 11:44 am

I don't see why it's getting such a horrible rating. I guess we have a lot of people on SOH who have created their god in their own image.

Keldeo Laverre City
06/12/14 11:53 am

Pfft good luck, I have one at 12% ^_^

Rosebud Ohio
06/12/14 12:55 pm

I think I have one around 30%. You've had worse polls imo :)

jackietheman Just Stop...
06/12/14 11:17 am

He's all loving and caring. He made capital punishment into the laws, and then he undid it by makin it nearly impossible for one to receive it.

Diknak Ohio
06/12/14 11:16 am

That is why many people get offended by simply saying their god doesn't exist. He/she/it is a projection of self and rejecting their god is like rejecting them.

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