Re: virus: Does God really exist?

brenda j garrett (
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 03:38:04 -0700

At 09:22 AM 8/19/96 BST, you wrote:
>I'm fairly new on this board too, this will be the second message I've posted.
>I'm glad that this subject has come up, because the subject of the existance
>of God, and the reasons for believing in him interest me greatly.
>I think that in the very begining, when God came about in people's minds, it
>was indeed to explain the phenomenon which we can now understand through our
>scientific advances. But then, it may well have become ingrained in human
>nature to beleive in a God, not only to explain the unexplained, but also to
>offer some kind of reassurance to the people. It's a big universe, and I
>think that the concept of being utterly alone is a difficult one to grasp
>(at this point, someone's going to mention alien life, and the possibility
>of it existing elsewhere - well I believe that life does exist on other
>but my reasoning is fairly lengthly, and I'll only go into it if someone
>wants me to). If a human can, therefore, come to believe in the existance
>of this higher being, then not only does it remove the sense of lonliness in
>the universe, but it also provides a reason for life - for some it is difficult
>to believe in life for the sake of life, and need a purpose to fulfill.
>In reply to Paulo's question, therefore, at the end of Does God really Exist
>(Part I), of course there would be a God for primitive, irrational beings, but
>it would be a God to fear, one who controlls the world around. They wouldn't
>have got far enough in their thought process to have defined "Good", and
>and thus their God wouldn't be such an image.
>I'll come back and look at the second part of the thread later, I hope you
>like this idea, and I've got loads more to say on this subject, so don't go

What the belief in a higher power does is take away a persons' natural
ability to philosophize. When all the great questions are answered; there is
no fear.

Governments have always used psychology in public administration as well as
in warfare. The greatest psychological weapon is fear. We only fear what we
don't understand; the greatest unknown is death.

So, once again, we see that religion is truly the opiate of the masses.