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Initial post: May 1, 2012 5:14:22 PM PDT
Argument: In nature, cute widdle puppy dogs are eaten by predators. Cute widdle puppies are adorable and should be immune to predators, therefore, God does not exist, or if He does, He's cruel (and therefore why would we want to believe he exists?)

In your opinion, the above argument is:

a) a good argument
b) a lame argument
c) what are you smoking this time?
d) did you bring enough for everyone?
e) other

Defend your answer!

Option: if you're not a dog person, substitute your favorite mammal.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 5:32:37 PM PDT
Eric Pyle says:
Last week my cat had a miscarriage while she was sitting in my lap.

That was the grossest thing that has ever happened to me.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 5:38:21 PM PDT
John M. Lane says:
Is this another thread about Obama eating dogs?

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 5:44:29 PM PDT
'probabilist says:
It's round, I tell ye.

,.-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 5:46:09 PM PDT
John M. Lane says:
It's still flat and so are those puppies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 5:50:02 PM PDT
nameinuse says:
I need to know if they ate the dog with dijon mustard before I answer.

Posted on May 1, 2012 6:09:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2012 10:12:36 PM PDT
I don't think it means that a god doesn't exist, but I think at a minimum it means the god is very, very cruel if creating a world based on murder is the best the god could do. The poor widdle puppy dogs get eaten alive by having their flesh torn from their little bodies one mouth full at a time while death eludes them. It's hard to imagine a more horrific death, but if the Bible god exists, a murder-based world sure fits His profile. Burn forever and ever for simply not believing? Think about it. Even Hitler allowed his victims the mercy for death, i.e. a state without obvious pain.

I pick "a)." I think your points go the heart of the idea of a "god of mercy and love."

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 6:12:56 PM PDT
For the purposes of this discussion, assume the predators to be non-human.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 6:59:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 1, 2012 7:03:55 PM PDT
So, in a good universe, created by a good god, pain would not exist;
or
in a good universe, created by a good god, killing would not exist,
or both?

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 8:21:56 PM PDT
A "good god," i.e. not sadistic, pain would only exist as a contrast to bliss, and killing would definitely NOT exist, even by the god. Why would a god create something it has to kill unless the god likes to kill?

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 9:23:29 PM PDT
Katydid says:
Oh my goodness, that made me laugh!

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 6:02:40 AM PDT
Somebody: God, you're so mean!
God (Pretending not to be omniscient): What?
Sombody: This baby died! Babies shouldn't die!
God: You think they should be indestructible?
Somebody: Yes!
God: Okay, define "baby."
Somebody: Anyone under the age of 1 year old. No, 2. Better make it 3.
God: Okie Doke.

ZAP! All babies under the age of 3 are now indestructible.
Later...
Somebody (same dude): God, you're so mean!
God: What now?
Somebody: This child died! Children shouldn't die.
God: I suppose they should be indestructible?
Somebody: Um, yeah.
God: Sigh. Define "child."
Somebody (thinks for a bit): Anyone unber 18.
God: Okie Doke.

ZAP! All children under the age of 18 are now indestructible.
Later...
Somebody (still the same dude): God, you're so mean!
God: I knew this was coming. What? As if I didn't know.
Somebody: People are dying, people shouldn't die!
God: I suppose you should all be indestructible?
Somebody: Um...yes?
God: No, now you're just being silly. I revoke my previous ZAPs.

PAZ! PAZ!

So, here we are.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:42:25 AM PDT
< Why would a god create something it has to kill unless the god likes to kill? >

Why? Because without death there would not be evolution, and God created evolution.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:50:36 AM PDT
Angelus1967 says:
That is the very best answer to this question I have ever seen! Kudos!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 7:54:42 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 8:09:43 AM PDT
Why thank you, Angelus. <bows, waves at crowd>

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 9:31:44 AM PDT
Brian Curtis says:
It's actually a very powerful argument, albeit phrased in a simple way. What you're describing touches on theodicy, aka "the problem of evil." If God is both all-knowing and all-powerful, and his nature is one of infinite compassion, how can suffering exist?

Theologians have been struggling with that one for centuries. Their various excuses--err, I mean, "theories"--are collectively known as theodicies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodicies

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 5:07:35 PM PDT
tokolosi says:
Have you seen "2 Girls 1 Cup"? (I won't even stoop to provide a link...)

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 7:28:43 PM PDT
blueskies says:
What has this got to with this topic? 2Girls is disgusting porn.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 5:19:45 PM PDT
One of the ways often used to answer the "Why does God let bad things happen to good people?" is "This is the best of all possible worlds." But what if it isn't? What if we are in fact 68th (out of 72) down the list, as per the Cao Dai religion? Looking at Ponger's recent list "The top 10 reasons God cannot be all loving and good":

Would an all loving God:
1. Knowingly sent his son to be tortured and killed by us.
2. Sends the majority of people to Hell to be tortured forever
3. Designed people to get old and sickly and slowy wither away and die while their loved ones watch
4. Created quadrillions of germs to kill us and zillions of insects to carry those germs and hunt us down to infect us
5. Makes life kill and eat other life to survive - and deems life precious
6. Designed us to be susceptable to thousands of diseases, mental disorders and birth defects like two headed babies
7. Makes most people average or below average in a word that judges everything in a relative sense.
8. Tells us to kill nonbelievers, gays and children who strike or curse their parents (Leviticus)
9. Floods the earth and kills all but one family
10. Creates nature disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes that kill us .

1, 2, 8, and 9 only apply if the standard versions of Christianity match reality. For the rest, well, what do you expect on planet 68?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 4:29:10 AM PDT
Brian Curtis says:
On the other hand, cute widdle puppies are awesome.

http://www.dailypuppy.com/

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 5:27:46 AM PDT
Cute dogs are just life forms. Life forms exist because they eat other life forms, at least dogs do. So, life exists, but there is no reason to think the existence has anything to do with a God. We are also going to be eaten by other life forms, but it has nothing to do with a God.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 11:11:55 AM PDT
"... nothing to do with a God" you say, Lawrence. But you don't know that. Surmising is not knowledge.

Posted on Sep 13, 2012 11:26:58 AM PDT
Brian Curtis says:
And faith is nothing but surmise.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2012 11:32:01 AM PDT
Rev. Otter says:
<<Argument: In nature, cute widdle puppy dogs are eaten by predators. Cute widdle puppies are adorable and should be immune to predators, therefore, God does not exist, or if He does, He's cruel (and therefore why would we want to believe he exists?)>>

Occam's Razor: God is a cat.
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