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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    and the Judge in the case is a well-known mass murderer and war criminal...

    who has already said in the opening statements that your crime of a parking ticket is worse than anything he ever did, in fact, his crimes weren't even "crimes"?

    Would you consider that a "just" legal system?
    Then there is this:

    Deism: A religion whose followers believe in a God who created the universe, established its rules of behavior, set it going, left, and hasn't been seen since.

    Deism: Its history, beliefs and practices

    Many of the leaders of the French and American revolutions followed this belief system. Among the U.S. founding fathers, John Quincy Adams, Ethan Allen, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison Thomas Paine, and George Washington were all Deists. Deists played a major role in creating the principle of separation of church and state, and the religious freedom clauses of the First Amendment of the Constitution.
    Deism: Quotations & history
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    That's ridiculous.
    No it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    No it isn't.
    It isn't ridiculous only to a fundie like you. Ask a Unitarian what he thinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    Rors figured it out....but of course can't discuss it. (because he is terrified of examining his own beliefs)


    It is an analogy to the basis for Christianity.....that the Biblica God, who is (according to that book) a mass murderer

    judges us as "sinful", even for the most MINOR offenses (like not believing in Him)....and worthy of extreme punishment.

    Yet we are supposed to consider this dictatorial and hypocritical "judicial system" as not just believable....but deserving of our support.
    God cannot be separated from himself, man can be,so the question is merely do you want to have a relationship with God or not? If God created the system then what God says is just , is in fact just.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heel31ok View Post
    If God created the system then what God says is just , is in fact just.
    That's like saying "I'm the dictator so my laws are just because I'm the dictator"
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    Quote Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
    That's like saying "I'm the dictator so my laws are just because I'm the dictator"
    hey live with it or live without it...its His system he makes the rules...

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    its called authority...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heel31ok View Post
    hey live with it or live without it...its His system he makes the rules...
    They don't like when we say that.

    They are under the impression that God is going to change his mind or something because they can outwit him somehow.

    Nope, it's still going to happen the way he wants it to no matter what they say.

    They'll be sitting there in hell being tortured and still whining "but it's just not fair".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heel31ok View Post
    hey live with it or live without it...its His system he makes the rules...
    So? Yes...he's the dictator?

    And my choices are obey...or suffer? Like in any Earthly dictatorship?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    They'll be sitting there in hell being tortured and still whining "but it's just not fair".

    Do you get "excited" when you think of people being "tortured in Hell"?
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