Originally Posted by Highlander
ITT: Butthurt cleaners and petrol station workers who think they're intelligent because they "like science" and are anti-theists.
You know you're suffering critical mass levels of butthurt when you dismiss the most important question man has ever asked as child's play. Look up any intelligent person and add religion or God after their name. Each of them will have very complex, well-formed ideas on religion and God, regardless of if they're theists or not.
It's the pseudo-intellectual new atheists that try to dismiss it entirely as if the question is not one worth asking. I find that pathetic and intellectually dishonest.
You're not as smart as you think you are, I assure you. What a sad world we would live in if we all thought like you.
I wasn't offended. I didn't see the use in treating a self-contradictory idea as if we didn't make it from our imaginations. If I told you unicorns were real, would you want to debate with me on BTT about what properties they would have, or whether they would be jerks?
I don't find myself or anyone "intelligent," "smart" or "intellectual." These strike me as adjectives we apply when trying to convince ourselves/others that a person or idea has validity, or lacks it.
I don't clean or work at a gas station, but I don't look down on those who do.
The most important questions ever asked have nothing to do with mythical beings like God or unicorns. They have to do with real things.
This would go down smoother if you didn't pretend to think that one of many old tales handed down through generations was a "real thing." You don't believe in Madusa or leprechauns because you have no reason to. Just apply the same reasoning to this thing "god" we conjured up. I'm not saying it definitely doesn't exist, just that there is no reason to think it does, any more than the many other ideas we or our ancestors imagined.
You probably don't like me, but for what it's worth, I appreciate your avatar.