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Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?

All believers in God are following an entity that they only know by what other people have said about that God. Few, if any, know their God from apotheosis or first-hand information.

That fact makes whoever that God is, an idol.

It must be so, as what is believed is not a known or real entity. Believers have no real or personal knowledge or experience of their God. All a believer can have is faith in whichever God they are idolizing based on what others have said.

Do you, as a believer, recognize that you are an idol worshiper?

Regards
DL

  • osmanthus
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #1
Oh FFS. ::)
Truth is out of style

  • borealis
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #2
GIA hasn't figured out there are maybe 2 theists on this board at all - one of them thinks he's the second coming of Jesus and the other is Dave Hawkins.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #3
Followers of God are just followers creating a place for leaders.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #4
Even atheists do not always realize that believers are idol worshipers.

Regards
DL
 

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #5
Many atheists realize that it doesn't matter though.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #6
Many atheists realize that it doesn't matter though.

I think it should matter to everyone, given the damage that the religious has brought to and continues to bring mankind.

Think jihadist.

Regards
DL

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #7
Many atheists realize that it doesn't matter though.

I think it should matter to everyone, given the damage that the religious has brought to and continues to bring mankind.

Think jihadist.

Regards
DL
enjoy all that war you're waging against religion.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • MikeS
Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #8
I idolize beer.  Therefore bad.

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #9
putting aside the fact that there are few theists on this board anyway,
putting aside the question of whether it matters,
putting aside the fact that I shouldn't be encouraging GIA,

...he's basically right.

Even under the assumption that some sort of God exists, it's bizarre to make an identification between the God Who Is and the God of the believers.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #10
putting aside the fact that there are few theists on this board anyway,
putting aside the question of whether it matters,
putting aside the fact that I shouldn't be encouraging GIA,

...he's basically right.

Even under the assumption that some sort of God exists, it's bizarre to make an identification between the God Who Is and the God of the believers.

The God who is?

Who is that?

Regards
DL

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #11
Did you miss the first part of the sentence?

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #12
The forum seems to be hiding GIA's other thread on why hate is a good thing from me.
Love is like a magic penny
 if you hold it tight you won't have any
if you give it away you'll have so many
they'll be rolling all over the floor

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #13
This one?  It's in Politics.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #14
Did you miss the first part of the sentence?

I was wondering which God you were assuming existed as the God who is but re-reading I see your generalization.

Regards
DL

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #15
The forum seems to be hiding GIA's other thread on why hate is a good thing from me.

If you know what to love, it's opposite you should hate. No?

If you love good people, should you not hate evil people?

Regards
DL

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #16
Hate is tiring.  I don't have the energy for that.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #17
Hate is tiring.  I don't have the energy for that.

I hear you but for evil to grow, all good people need do is be too lazy to fight it.

Regards
DL

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #18
or too tired.

If you waste your energy on hating people, you have less energy to fight evil.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #19
or too tired.

If you waste your energy on hating people, you have less energy to fight evil.

That would also mean that if you waste your energy on loving people, you have less energy to love.

Regards
DL

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #20
No, you're being completely retarded.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #21
No, you're being completely retarded.

Reciprocity is fair play where I came from.
Do you not like what you spew?

Regards
DL

  • borealis
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #22
Wherever you come from sounds like a thoroughly vicious place.

  • Brother Daniel
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Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #23
Reciprocity is fair play where I came from.
Do you not like what you spew?
Reciprocity has nothing to do with it.  You made a bizarre non-sequitur.

Re: Are all believers in God automatically idol worshipers?
Reply #24
Wherever you come from sounds like a thoroughly vicious place.

Why?

Is reciprocity not fair play where you are?

That is a moral tenet almost everywhere. It is the base of the Golden Rule.

Regards
DL