Eeternal flame Wrote:
Hello Dutch: Here we go again. (ha) I said that it says IN GOD WE TRUST on ALL our currency, and this began a long time ago, supposedly by our Founders. And since 70% or more of our U.S. population are Christians, they use this currency every day, and basically believe in the Christian faith, that there is a God who rules this planet and cares for its people. And there are a few million that do not care if there is a God or not. And that is their choice. I feel sorry for them, since faith is a very powerful thing. If you believe you will be rewarded (by going to heaven, if you are good) or that you will be punished (by going to Hell if you are bad) -- then your behavior will be greatly improved, since nobody prefers Hell instead of Heaven.
In that case, most of the time people will be trying to do "the right thing" and help their fellow man, and not kill or steal, or kidnap children, or start unnecessary wars, or pollute the planet. In a Christian nation, most people will try to be kind to strangers, and feed the poor, and avoid stupid wars for Oil. But in a world devoid of religious belief, Anything Goes, & you find selfish greedy people, who do NOT CARE about anybody else, or about their health, or their ability to get an education, or about having polluted water, or polluted air, & the destruction of the environment. THOSE with no religious belief have no conscience, & many can freely commit all kinds of atrocious crimes, & never feel remorse.
NOTE: the odd similarity between these 2 words: God and Good. Devil and Evil. (Is it just a coincidence?) -- Maybe all along, that is what we're choosing between: "God vs Devil". -- OR -- "Good vs Evil". (It's basically the same thing).
I see Intelligent Design behind the Universe. It can't all be "random accident" how the solar system and swirling orbs in the heavens look like the "microscopic" orbits of the Atom. The nucleus is the Sun. And the atomic particles are the planets.
Eternal: I guess you refuse to accept FACTS. Nothing from outside this planet is controlling us; come with proof.
How in "god's"? name (which you use) does anything outside this planet know the definition of "good" or "bad", due to the fact that these "human created" words are not known outside this planet. "Devils" nor "god's speak your language (if they would exist) nor ever wrote books or made laws. Both entities are "human" inventions; the "sun" used to be a "god" as well as Wodan and Zeus. So we created (via human writings) a more convenient one which suits us better right now. Sorry all living things die; all species can become extinct, including humans; ask the dinosaurs. Dead things don't go anywhere and stay on this planet. The universe does not care, neither human invented "god's. Those are the facts; playing naïve that is also a "human" quality.
Don't get me going about our (holy) Christian Nation: That's why we kill woman and children in foreign countries which are not Christian; bomb the hell out of them, invade countries who never did us harm, bribe them out of their resources, bribe their leaders, rape their woman, steal their gold, murdered the Inca's, Maya's and the Templars, as well Joan of Arc and had slaves built their Cathedrals and keep on lying and cheating; but the church forgives you, ask the Pope and of course something up there "approves" all of this and is "good" . ONE "human" word" says it all "HYPOCRITES" who refuse to accept FACTS. People themselves are responsible for all their own actions and can't blame fabricated devils or fake "god's"
FACTS DON"T LIE: RELIGION DOES