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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

In the 1990s I knew a guy who insisted his cousin spent a few years in a convent and then fled when she learned one of the priests was coming to claim her in some way. This would have been 1970s US.

I was raised Catholic, but when the topic of god comes up I tell my religious friends and relatives the same thing: I am completely open to the idea a supreme creator being exists. I am also completely certain that if any such being exists it has no special connection to any Judeo-Christian religions.

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MHC wrote

"I am completely open to the idea a supreme creator being exists."

This is a fallacy. As it allows for throwing away the responsibility of free will!

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

No it doesn't. I didn't connect the existence of a supreme being creator with any plan or intent, either in general or specific to humanity.

That's my point. If there is a god, it either has no connection to the human race beyond the innate connection from creating reality, or it has a connection we can't understand. Either way, it's not connected to any human belief system - especially but not only Judaism, Christianity, or Islam.

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VoidOutput wrote

Why does it matter?

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MHC wrote

Christians don't accept personal responsibility for the consequences of their actions!

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VoidOutput wrote

Do they? Just seems like generally irresponsible people that could get away with crimes and did so for a while. I don't know that broad generalisations help anyone.