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Posted in Relationship with God on 2008-12-16 10:53:23

"If God doesn't exist, and you live as though He DOES, you have no losses but gain the advantages of a better life."

What makes you think that this statement would be true?

A doctor, for example, might misdiagnose an illness, and yet it might turn out that the treatment he prescribed happened, by sheer, dumb luck, to benefit the actual condition the patient had. But this is unlikely. It is far more likely that the treatment would have no effect or that the effect would be harmful.

In the same way, a person who based their life on a lie might luck out and end up living a long, happy, fulfilling life based on their false belief. But it is at least as likely that the actions they took based on this false belief would have, at best, no effect other than to waste their time and would, at worst, make their life shorter, less happy, and less fulfilling.

The goal of your "poll" seems to be to to convince people that it doesn't matter whether God exists or not - they should just believe in him. But I am aware of no religion that makes such a claim. The writers of the Bible, for example, clearly seemed to think it was important to provide their readers with convincing reasons to believe in God.

Posted in Do you want to be called if you miss? on 2008-12-16 09:50:50

If I am not in church, it's nearly always because I'm away, and I've let people know that in advance, so there's no reason to call. If I were unexpectedly not there, it might be appropriate to call.

Posted in Tickling Poll on 2008-12-16 04:41:02

http://www.misterpoll.com/polls/371703

Posted in Do These Exist?! on 2008-12-11 22:07:10

And almost as many people believe in God and aliens as believe in girls!

It's interesting that so few people believe that Santa Claus exists or used to exist. I thought that the existence of Saint Nicholaus (bishop of Myra) was reasonably well documented!

Posted in telemarketers on 2008-12-11 20:16:36

If, by telemarketer, you mean someone who is trying to sell something, the answer is that I rarely get such calls. But if, by telemarketer, you mean someone who is soliciting donations, the answer is that I usually get several a day.