Friday 10th of July 2020

god made us in his image...

preaching to the...   Australia is a secular society, but there's a religious claim that forms part of the foundation of its liberal democratic values: That all people, regardless of circumstance, have intrinsic value. Judaism and Christianity claim every person is "made in the image of God", but what does this mean in practise?

 

Guest host Justine Toh and the God Forbid panel discuss work, gender, ageing, disability and the need for rest.


In this episode:

When Christians and Jews say people are made in the image of God, does that mean we physically resemble the divine? Not so fast.

Religiously speaking, there is no difference in value between a man and a woman, but does that mean they find equal opportunities in churches and synagogues?

If you believe people are made in the image of God, that has big implications for what you believe about age, disability and even taking a break from work.

 

Read more:

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/godforbid/why-religions-sa...

 

Gus is a rabid atheist...

limits...

limits


god of marketing and plagues...

marketing

 

 

It’s been [138] years since Friedrich Nietzsche declared: “God is Dead” (or Gott ist tot, in German), giving philosophy students a collective headache that’s lasted from the 19th century until today. It is, perhaps, one of the best known statements in all of philosophy, well known even to those who have never picked up a copy of The Gay Science, the book from which it originates. But do we know exactly what he meant? Or perhaps more importantly, what it means for us?


Nietzsche was an atheist for his adult life and didn’t mean that there was a God who had actually died, rather that our idea of one had. After the Enlightenment, the idea of a universe that was governed by physical laws and not by divine providence was now reality. Philosophy had shown that governments no longer needed to be organized around the idea of divine right to be legitimate, but rather by the consent or rationality of the governed — that large and consistent moral theories could exist without reference to God. This was a tremendous event. Europe no longer needed God as the source for all morality, value, or order in the universe; philosophy and science were capable of doing that for us. This increasing secularization of thought in the West led the philosopher to realize that not only was God dead but that human beings had killed him with their scientific revolution, their desire to better understand the world.


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“God is dead; but given the way of men, there may still be caves for thousands of years in which his shadow will be shown.” Nietzsche

 

 

Read more:

https://bigthink.com/scotty-hendricks/what-nietzsche-really-meant-by-god...

 

 

Gus is a fierce atheist.

 

The god of the bible, according to the communists:

 

god sends plagues of stuff...

 

god sends plagues of stuff... including the coronavirus for our sins...