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Right so, today's sermon will go back to our religious roots. Rather than talk about depressing subjects that are happening to all of us, let's talk about depressing subjects that we will never know the answer to!
Disclaimer, everything I say is my opinion and mine alone. I do not speak for anyone else and I am not saying that I am right, but that it is merely my insight and I realize as a human being my insight may be skewed. Feel free to debate anything with me at anytime. Or scoff at me and call me an idiot.
Btw, sorry for not having a "kick-ass" sermon lmao. This is gonna be mediocre at best.
Anywho, specifically we will talk about predestination. Predestination is the belief that God already knows the future. This comes with the omniscient theory of God, which many Abrahamic (Christian, Jewish, Islamic) followers believe.
I do not believe it because then it contradicts the "free-will" aspect of said religions. But it brings up more questions, like how the hell could we ever know if we have free will? What if we are just in a Sim game? We are controlled by players who make us live lives and die and we are just artificial. That's a scary prospect.
But like I said, I don't believe it. There is too much intricacy to humanity and life for it to be a simulation. But it's an interesting thought.
I have been super busy, I went up north to help family on their farm so I am dealing with cleaning out a destroyed building while taking care of cows, chickens, and pigs. This will end today's sermon.
Stay safe, stay happy, stay healthy.
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I agree to an extent @HeroofTime55, but there are plenty of events and miracles that warrant a belief in a God. Of course, the bible is not 100% accurate. It has been recorded and rerecorded for thousands of years, so somethings have been lost to time. But let me ask you, how did the universe start? It just happened? Nothing just happens, and science proves that.
Believe what you will, and you made a good point. But I, as a Reformist Jew, will stick to my blend of science and religion. I don't like atheists not because they don't believe but because they tend to be !@#$. It's a stereotype, and I'm sorry for that.
We don't know everything about the beginning of the universe, but we've been able to piece together some of the picture in recent years. Unanswered questions are beautiful things, and I think it's a damn shame that religion tries to make up answers for the unknown. I want there to be unknowns, because it means there is more to discover, another puzzle of the universe to be solved. I have a very strong dislike for religion, because religion would keep us ignorant of these wonderful puzzles and mysteries.
I can tell you a lot about the beginning fractions of a millisecond of the universe, but I think a more compelling question is, WHY does the universe exist. We just don't know - and it is wonderful to not know, because that drives us forward.
Religion does not fill in the gaps, anyway. If you answer that question with "because god," then the logical question that even a 5 year old knows to ask is, why does god exist? Religion creates an empty promise of providing answers. I see no rational reason to add in the complexities of a deity if it doesn't even provide the answers that it promises.
Asking "how did the universe start [if not for god]," by the way, is an example of religion clinging to the narrowing gaps in knowledge. It used to answer "how did the Earth get here," but we have long since answered that. So religion has to move on to the next unanswered question, making up a false answer to sell us. It's like peeling the stickers off a Rubik's cube instead of actually solving it.