Yes, but religions of the orient, do not actually punish you for not believing in God. There were atheists, agnostics, . There are, things like, the world being created 6k years back, or that there lived a Super monkey (Ramayana ?), which is plain silly. Superstitions like the Air Max 95 With Shorts
Nursie 85 days ago link
one Sanal Edamaruku, also fall into this latter category. This would have been true in Pascal time when everyone around you believed, and much of the knowledge we take for granted didn exist. If you don do what I say I will torture you for an infinite amount of time. I you don know about such god just make one up. Of course that does not guarantee you infinite expected utility of your choice because someone could make up infinite number of gods. I pretty sure at least one person already did. Thus driving probablility of your god existing to exact zero and making expected utility of your choice indeterminate.
those that use their critical thinking and form no belief? What if there a benevolent god that rewards everyone regardless? What if you picked the wrong god and the real one hates wrong believers more than atheists?So it really only works in a situation where you have a binary choice, and that doesn model the reality. So, we should all be atheists because once we die, if it turns out that there is god(s), atheists are the ones who will end up in heaven. Why? Because, they alone are following the will of a possible creator."Did I not give you a brain," such a deity would say to believers of various religions. "Did I not hide all indications of my existence, so that you try to make sense of the universe with the data available to you? Why, then, did you go and make up random fantastic beings to worship without a shred of evidence? You have ignored my will. How dare you presume that you are capable of knowing an almighty being that obviously doesn want to be known? Look at these atheists, this Nike Air Max 2013 Toronto small band of the faithful, who have stayed true to the faculties of reasoning I endowed them with and reached the logical conclusion that they could to the best of their ability. These alone have stayed true to their creator purpose, and these alone shall party with us in Valhalla."So there. : )
Crito 85 days ago link
Radhakrishnan, the head of ISRO (Indian space research org.) Before every rocket that ISRO launches, he visits Tirupati, a holy site in India to pray for its success. Now, I realize this is far cry from people drinking sewage water, but if the head of the Indian space program is this superstitious, what can you say about the rest of the country?
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Superstitions which do no harm anyone are not something to be looked down upon (as silly as they may be). Niels Bohr had a Horseshoe on his door. Now I Nike Air Max 95 Ultra Jacquard Blue
Gods are all about the past; I more interested in the gods that are yet to be. It would be a shame if I were to piss off Roko Basilisk!
do completely agree with you that India has a great deal many loonies (like every other country); the trouble with India though is that the Police and the Judiciary (to a lesser extent, perhaps) are completely ineffective and are more or less beholden to fetid politcs.
Pascals wager is an extremely flawed argument. It boils down to the idea that whether there is a god or not, you may as well believe because if it turns out that if there is a god you win infinite reward, and if there not then what the loss?However it presupposes that the Christian ideal of a god holds true, one that will reward you for belief and not reward you (or punish you for disbelief). There is a multidimensional spectrum of other options available. What if there is a god but (s)he created a mechanistic universe deliberately left behind no evidence, and so rewards Air Max For Boys
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