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Message 293083 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 7:54:41 UTC

Hmm... Any thoughts?

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Message 293090 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 8:06:12 UTC - in response to Message 293083.

Hmm... Any thoughts?


Yes, we have those. When are you going to start?

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Message 293093 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 8:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 293083.
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Hmm... Any thoughts?


If ETs believe in God, they would use other names. It's a little egocentric to think they'd use one particular terran name when referring to a supreme being. There are many names used here on earth, and unfortunately each group seems to think THEIR name for God is the only true name. If people can't accept individuals from another nation referring to God by a different name, why assume it would be any different for individuals from another world?

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Message 293244 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 12:48:55 UTC

What if they dont....? (-:<


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Message 293248 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 12:54:10 UTC

What if E.T. Is God Hummmm?


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Message 293263 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 13:04:03 UTC - in response to Message 293248.

What if E.T. Is God Hummmm?

What if God is me? ... hmmmmm!!!!

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Message 293265 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 13:04:13 UTC - in response to Message 293093.

Hmm... Any thoughts?


If ETs believe in God, they would use other names. It's a little egocentric to think they'd use one particular terran name when referring to a supreme being. There are many names used here on earth, and unfortunately each group seems to think THEIR name for God is the only true name. If people can't accept individuals from another nation referring to God by a different name, why assume it would be any different for individuals from another world?

For most, the NAME isn't the hang-up, it's the religious connotations that we attach to the name. English-speaking Christians don't begrudge Spanish-speaking Christians who refer to "God" with the Spanish word for "God".
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Message 293273 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 13:09:01 UTC
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And what if ET's god is a hard drinking, fornicating, and violent warmonger (oops, sounds like Irish Catholics), what then? All that Jeffery would see is another potential convert because he can't abide by anyone else's beliefs that diverge from his own. Actually, ET would be too intelligent to believe in clap trap.


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Message 293281 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 13:13:45 UTC

hmmm
ET would be to smart to believe in god...


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Message 293282 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 13:16:00 UTC

Does God believe in ET? Let's Seti hope so!




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Message 293287 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 13:19:54 UTC - in response to Message 293282.

Does God believe in ET? Let's Seti hope so!


What if E.T. comes from another universe and God reports to E.T?
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Message 293634 - Posted: 2 May 2006, 23:55:56 UTC - in response to Message 293083.
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Hmm... Any thoughts?
Yeah: It's your problem to figure out why they exist.

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Message 293771 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 4:21:31 UTC
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A common belief is God created the earth.
That means God had to come from somewhere else.
If an ET is a being from somewhere other than earth, God must be an ET.




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Message 293854 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 6:19:50 UTC

What if you were a babbling airhead, Jeffrey? Oh, that'd be horrible!


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Message 293860 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 6:40:20 UTC
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If GOD is a supreme being, why should there be only one? It would be awfully lonely. Maybe each GOD created their own Galaxy to experiment in. Maybe each super nova is the GOD that created that galaxy destroying an experiment that didn't work out. Go on, disprove it.

If there is only one GOD and it is lonely, wouldn't it have gone mad after all this time alone and is taking pleasure by creating disease, poverty, war...etc.

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Message 293933 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 9:47:31 UTC

GOD IS DEAD! (Proust)

PROUST IS DEAD! (God)

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Message 293992 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 11:42:51 UTC - in response to Message 293933.

If ET believes in god, I will steal their technology and wipe them out in spirit of christianity as their god could not POSSIBLY be Jahova.

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Message 294024 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 12:20:10 UTC - in response to Message 293860.

If GOD is a supreme being, why should there be only one? It would be awfully lonely. Maybe each GOD created their own Galaxy to experiment in. Maybe each super nova is the GOD that created that galaxy destroying an experiment that didn't work out. Go on, disprove it.

If there is only one GOD and it is lonely, wouldn't it have gone mad after all this time alone and is taking pleasure by creating disease, poverty, war...etc.

Maybe they hold a convention somewheres every billion years or so ...

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Message 294053 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 12:50:26 UTC - in response to Message 294024.

If GOD is a supreme being, why should there be only one? It would be awfully lonely. Maybe each GOD created their own Galaxy to experiment in. Maybe each super nova is the GOD that created that galaxy destroying an experiment that didn't work out. Go on, disprove it.

If there is only one GOD and it is lonely, wouldn't it have gone mad after all this time alone and is taking pleasure by creating disease, poverty, war...etc.

Maybe they hold a convention somewheres every billion years or so ...

With little party hats :)
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Message 294064 - Posted: 3 May 2006, 13:09:00 UTC - in response to Message 294053.

If GOD is a supreme being, why should there be only one? It would be awfully lonely. Maybe each GOD created their own Galaxy to experiment in. Maybe each super nova is the GOD that created that galaxy destroying an experiment that didn't work out. Go on, disprove it.

If there is only one GOD and it is lonely, wouldn't it have gone mad after all this time alone and is taking pleasure by creating disease, poverty, war...etc.

Maybe they hold a convention somewheres every billion years or so ...

With little party hats :)

[Mrs God speaking] ..." What a silly God you look in that hat!!! I'm NOT going to the party with you wearing that ... you will make an unGodly fool of us both !!!!!"
;-)))))

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