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Yea but which Bible? Protestant, Roman Catholic, King James, etc?
How am I supposed to believe that the Bible is the word of God, when even Christianity itself is so fragmented. Lets not even talk about the Muslims and their take on that the Qu`ran is the definitive word of God...
As I stated before, and I am going to reiterate my point earlier. Linux cannot be coupled with religion, especially the Abrahamic ones. I see the Abrahamic religions as closed, uncompromising, and you dare not question them, lest you be branded as a heretic, non-believer, etc.
Distribution: Dabble, but latest used are Fedora 13 and Ubuntu 10.4.1
The poll answers are flawed. THere is no space for Pastafarians, worshippers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The "other" category is biased towards ancient beliefs back from when man was benighted. I suggest changing the poll to have confucianism/taoism/other eastern religions as one choice, and then two "other" buttons: One for any form of paganism or depreciated ancient religion (Zorasterism here), and the second for the One Truth that will prevail: FSM.
Each of you is a single human out of a population of about 6.77 billion.
You live on the planet earth.
You are proficient in one language out of 10,000. Yes. Each person has a language of preference.
There are 186 major bodies in the solar system
The earth is only one of these.
The sun is one of nearly 400 billion stars in the milky way.
It's been estimated that there are 100 billion galaxies in the universe.
The universe is supposedly 13.5 billion years old.
String theory states at 11 dimensions, every possible reality exists.
This means a myriad of possible universes exists.
As humans, we are very limited in our perception of the known universe.
We are very limited in our perception of ourselves and others.
Our sensory organs can only interpret a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Most humans live an average of 60 years. I'm referring to all peoples of this earth.
Each of us on this forum range from 16? to 60? I'm guessing at this.
So, we are an average of 38 years old.
Okay. Let's get back to the discussion on hand.
In order to determine whether or not there is a god, you'd have to be older than the known universe; but, there's a slight problem....
Theory states that the universe is in a perpetual state and that this may not be the first or last universe.
Now, let's place ourselves on par with reality.
Take a grain of salt and place it in the middle of a pond in a field and then walk away.
Now look to find that grain of salt in two weeks following.
Our minute perceptions are watered down in our own deserted isolationist corner of the universe.
Did you find the grain of salt?
If you answered, 'Yes," then you are full of shit.
If you answered,"No," then I have a question for you.
How can you say that there is or isn't a god when you can't find a single grain of salt that you lost?
For me, God is the total sum of all things in all possible realities during every single moment in time.
Uh, and Christianity/Judaism isn't ancient? Deprecated as well. Islam is the youngest of the three, but still ancient too.
Also you might think paganism is deprecated because it is ancient, but hrmm I have a funny feeling there are still pagans today. (And I am sure you are probably thinking of Buddhists/etc, but don't forget Druids, there are still some left).
As for Linux and religion? I dunno, but since I use Slackware Linux, I guess that goes into the Church of The Subgenius, Praise Bob.
I am one, a Druid that is, been so since the age of 10, both my parents are pagan as well, dad is a Druid and my mom is into Wicca.
In most cases, think of Jesus' sacrifice for the world. Ultimately, what it comes down to is that Christianity is more about giving to the world than taking from it. Look at what Jesus did: He was so generous he gave his life, and teaches us to be the same way with our riches. He told a rich king to give up his riches in order to even be able to even have a seat in the kingdom of Heaven.
The poll is silly and definitely more than enough fuel for a flame war, so I'm staying out. Dinithion's post pretty much sums up my thoughts (in a nice and polite fashion).