Q&A: Theists and atheists, what do you think about these quotes? Do you agree or disagree? Like them or not?

Question by Goodness and Peace to all: Theists and atheists, what do you think about these quotes? Do you agree or disagree? Like them or not?
I read these quotes from a book called “The Paradox Of God” by clifford pickover. (great book by the way)

1. There’s no real difference in beliefs or expectations about the real world in the religious believer and in the disbeliever. There’s just a difference in how they feel about things. If so, then maybe there is no question about who is right and who is wrong. Perhaps religions don’t say things that should be judged as true or false. What they say is more like poetry: the expressions of feelings and attitudes.

Robert Martin

2. The perfect god understands that in order to be a good teacher, he must appear to humans to be an imperfect, learning, god, open to mistake, argument, persuasion, and repentance.

Alan Dershowitz

3. “God will provide for this kitten.”
“What makes you think so?”
“Because I know it! Not a sparrow falls to the ground without his seeing it.”
“But it falls, just the same. What good is seeing it fall?”

Mark twain, The Mysterious Stranger

Best answer:

Answer by Confederate Soilder
I like mine better…
“Just fuck it”

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5 Responses to “Q&A: Theists and atheists, what do you think about these quotes? Do you agree or disagree? Like them or not?”

  1. Roger says:

    Its all useless babble.

  2. DARKESTKNIGHT says:

    every one is entitle to his own opinion even these quotes is a good thing because now u can see how other people feel and think instead of keeping it bottle up.

  3. Pirate AM™ says:

    I disagree with #1, as there is a great deal of difference between believers beliefs and expectations and those of disbelievers. Further, religions often claim that that their claims are true or the truth.

    #2 is a baseless assertion and there is no reason why a teacher has to appear open to mistakes etc.

    #3 is a good observation.

  4. Satya says:

    God, as the creator of the Universe has manifested himself in everything in the Universe. Know O
    Valiant One, this is Gods inferior Nature. God looks impartially on all – lover, friend or foe; indifferent or hostile; alien or relative; virtuous or sinful. God’s Superior Nature is the very Life which sustains the universe. God created all beings by the sacrifice of Himself. The air we breathe, the water
    we drink and food we eat is all manifestation by God, created as a sacrifice by God to the beings.

    All creatures are the product of food, food is the product of rain, rain comes by sacrifice, and sacrifice is the noblest form of action. All action originates in the Supreme Spirit, which is Imperishable, and in sacrificial action the all-pervading Spirit is consciously present. Worship God, and let the Powers of Nature nourish you in return; thus supporting each other, you shall attain your highest welfare. For, fed, on sacrifice, nature will give you all the enjoyment you can desire. But he who enjoys what she gives without returning is, indeed, a robber.

    Thus he who does not help the revolving wheel of sacrifice, but instead leads a sinful life, rejoicing in the gratification of his senses, he breathes in vain. On the other hand, the person who meditates on the God is content to serve the God and rests satisfied with the God; there remains nothing more for him to accomplish.

  5. Asquared says:

    1. I don’t agree. Religions often behave as though their beliefs are absolutely, one hundred percent correct. It is nonsensical, and if they do not respect the beliefs of nonreligious people and people of other religions, why on earth should we respect theirs?

    2. I think this is just an excuse for why “God” has royally f*cked up so many times. He is supposedly perfect, yet he created an imperfect world. The solution? Pretend that he made it imperfect for a good reason. It’s just another justification for why the idea makes no sense.

    3. I just love Mark Twain. And I agree completely.


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