Agnostic Gospel Song

by Luke Muehlhauser on June 6, 2010 in Funny,Video

Catchy!

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Michael June 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Catchy indeed.

Though I’ve never been quite sure about mocking God, especially as an agnostic. I have no problem with agnostics, atheists, Buddhists, what have you. I understand people have different beliefs, and simply sincerely hope that they have come to such conclusions with reasons. If they have done so, I try to be deeply respectful.

But it just seems… arrogant maybe? to mock or disrespect any deity, whether you believe in it or not. I say this, and this holds especially true for an agnostic, because it is still possible that said deity exists, and if it does, surely one would not wish to anger it. And even more so of the Judeo-Christian or Islamic God, since He seems to be quite intolerant of certain people at times (as we see in the OT), so I wouldn’t be one to tempt him.

This being said, I have nothing against a declaration of “faithlessness,” or unbelief, but to go so far as to taunt such a being? I don’t know about that. I wouldn’t want to find out that I was wrong and have to face this being at some point and be asked to explain myself.

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Justfinethanks June 6, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I wouldn’t want to find out that I was wrong and have to face this being at some point and be asked to explain myself.

“Oh give me a break! You give me a sense a humor, then you say that no man without his junk in tact is allowed to go to church. Then you expect me to not point out how fucking hilarious that is?????”

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Jeff H June 6, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Michael,

I’d stay indoors if I were you. I’ve heard that they’re merely legendary, but you never know if a giant dragon is going to fly by and eat you. Better to just stay where it’s safe…just in case. Oh and watch out for swimming in lakes and oceans – you never know if the Loch Ness monster has a distant cousin!

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Timo June 7, 2010 at 2:30 am

Haha! Yeah! Of course, UCLA!

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Atheist.pig June 7, 2010 at 6:39 am

Michael has a great post on his website which shows his enlightened christian views on homosexuality, here’s a teaser from the post:

But if they wish to practice their homosexuality, this should not be permitted. That would be sin, and sin needs to be dealt with if possible. This would be an unrepented sin. So I do think one can have a homosexual orientation and be a Christian. The Bible does not condemn the mentally handicap for not being able to learn like others. And in a way, a homosexual is “handicapped” in a at least somewhat similar way, in that they are different, and should not be condemned for merely being so. But this is not to say that their are not responsible for their actions. Sex outside of marriage is sin, whether heterosexual or not. And this is the aspect of homosexuality that is condemned and is in fact sinful. And this needs to be known to all, so that morality does not slowly deteriorate as some continue to give in to being “politically correct” and “today” rather than focusing on the unchanging and immutable.

Looks like something written by the Mullahs in Iran.

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Jacopo June 7, 2010 at 11:05 am
Reginald Selkirk June 7, 2010 at 11:09 am

I wouldn’t want to find out that I was wrong and have to face this being at some point and be asked to explain myself…

Pascal’s wager for the lose!

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Michael June 8, 2010 at 8:49 am

Haha

Jeff, enjoyed the jokes. But really, its a little bit different. Going outside is not mocking dragons. Not believing in God is not either. And I don’t have a problem with anybody who doesn’t think God exists, and many of my professors and friends fall into that category and are still great people. But none of them have ever gone out of their way to be patronizing. Even if just out of respect, I would expect people to not do so. I would never get away with acting superior and putting any nonbeliever down, nor should I, and people who do are often criticized, and rightfully so. But I feel that the sword cuts both ways. Many make it seem that only irrational, bigoted fools believe in God. But surely that is wrong. I like to think that I am fairly rational, at least to the best of my ability, and I am certainly not bigoted, as I always try to keep an open mind (I am sure that I am wrong about many, many things that I hold, actually. Just not sure which ones). And I know many Christians that do their best to do the same, just as many nonbelievers do.

Maybe I should have included the bit about patronizing in the first post. But I still think the point made in the first post stands. Pascal’s Wager sucks at getting people to convert, but maybe its not so bad to deter someone from being overly ostentatious in regards to their beliefs, which at least have the possibility of being wrong.

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