One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

12/16/09

On God

Can any good person get to heaven,


or do you have to believe certain thoughts?


 


Do suicide bombers act in ways they think God wants them to?


 


If God were a defined certainty,


would the number of people following different religions increase or decline?


 


If a fire breaks out in a fertility clinic,


and you can only save a canister with five inseminated eggs,


or one 4-year old child,


which do you save?


 


Is life support God’s will


if $100,000 keeping one patient on life support


could provide seeds to grow food for 10,000 starving others?


 


Could this be heaven,


or hell?


 


If something started everything,


is everything else supposition?


 


Would the God of rectangles have four sides?


 


Can an atheist be superstitious?


 


What do you believe that you can’t prove?


 


No man shall be compelled to frequent or support


  religious worship, place, or ministry...,


nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief,


 but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain


 their opinion on matters of religion.


 


Thomas Jefferson


Virginia Bill on Religious Freedom

2 comments:

Brenda Bowers said...

"No man shall be compelled to frequent or support

religious worship, place, or ministry…,

nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief,

but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain

their opinion on matters of religion."



Thomas Jefferson

Virginia Bill on Religious Freedom


This I certainly believe. But it must be taken literally to mean ALL people have a right to their beliefs and to practice those beliefs as long as they do not impose their beliefs on other by force. This is where our problems are coming from today in that some are trying to force their beliefs and their desires on others. Your beliefs, wants, desires and needs stop within an arms length of my nose! BB

george said...

Hi Brenda,

I believe "Don't tread on me" does not mean I can't tread on myself, especially if I don't think I am.

What some do in private on thier own property is thier business, unless I am directly affected by thier actions.

g