Posted by Kelt, a member of the Juana Briones School community, on Apr 6, 2012 at 7:01 pm
"88% of Americans define themselves as Christian"
Geez, Sharon, ya think you'd learn. Once you make an absolute statement that's obviously false to most folks, it belittles everything else you say... though history shows you don't need a lot of help in that area.
Around 80% of Americans identify as religious, with Christians being in the >70% range.
Posted by Gary, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Apr 6, 2012 at 8:20 pm
My question is more fundamental than earthly religions and passions. If we cannot know what was before the big bang, if it happened, then how can we deduce the 'Why'? Is it all an illusion or delusion? A cosmic joke played by the godhead(s)? Does it matter at all, except as a human construct? The assumption, among physicists is that it just is, and that it, somehow, came from nothing. Doesn't make any sense to me, no matter how dimensions are employed.
Posted by Anon., a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Apr 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm
Something cannot come out of nothing …
Therefore there must have been something before there was the universe, and that was probably the universe asleep, or unaware, or latent, for the shortest amount of time possible there was nothing only because there was nothing to perceive it, the unverse has a blind spot, a blind time
Posted by For Gary, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm
Perhaps you should stop bugging yourself because you can't understand something. Just accept the fact that there are millions of things you don't understand and this is one of them. Big deal. Our little human brains can't figure out much of our world. Or, you could lie to yourself as Resident suggests, to ease your mind, and say god did it.
Posted by For Gary, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Apr 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm
You claim you believe in the "laws" of physics, that "something" cannot come from nothing. But you seem to want to believe in a God that came from nowhere, for whom there is no evidence of its existence and who came from nowhere. Except that someone said so.
And tons of evidence that he does not exist, like tsunamis and wars and starvation and drought and plagues and infants with terrible illnesses and killing people only because they don't conform.
The imaginary god is supposed to be just and loving and merciful. Can you reconcile these repeated events with a notion of justice? or mercy? or any human value at all?
Yes, I think it is a terrible lie and millions of people have died for no reason at all, in the name of this lie.