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Odd God (a one minute challenge)

I find it odd
That the square root
Of negative one
Defines an idiot sod
Who calls himself god
Whose existence is moot
For when it all begun
His omniscience,
his omnipotence
and omnipresence
were lost in ignorance
of science.

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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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I wrote this in one minute flat when someone on Facebook challenged me to rhyme God with odd. Well, they asked for it. It is not meant to be a milestone of poetry, philosophy or atheism.
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Not sure what you believe now, sounds like swings and roundabouts.
Aren't you going to hedge your bets by believing in something.
It's a long time dead but your Minute of godlessness, has probably been etched in stone some place LOL.
A good write none the less, Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

It is an argument in apologetic philosophy which was devised by the seventeenth-century French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, Blaise Pascal. It posits that humans all bet with their lives either that God exists or does not exist. Given the possibility that God actually does exist and assuming the infinite gain or loss associated with belief in God or with unbelief, a rational person should live as though God exists and seek to believe in God. If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss.

The big flaw in the argument is that if god is omniscient he knows you don't really believe so you are fucked anyway.

No, I don't hedge my bets. I live by science and secular humanism.

Then again, I was pretty chuffed by this off-the-cuff poem.

Oh, did you know that the square root of negative1 is an imaginary number?

cheers,
Jess
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Thanks for your update and the info on Pascal, it was very interesting.
I haven't read much on classic Philosophy, the odd touch of
"Max Weber " but that was many years ago, one of the types you may have touched on he was known for his, Weberian bureaucracy, Disenchantment, Ideal type, Iron cage, Life chances, Methodological individualism, Monopoly on violence, Protestant work ethic, Rationalisation, Social action, Three-component theory of stratification, Tripartite classification of authority, and all that sort of stuff.
It was a bit Heavy I had his book but can't rem what happened to it..
I liked Pascals argument though it was more positive.
Still now I can move freely as it is a youth thing to be delving in hard Philosophy, it is bad enough writing the few I have done about the Great Bear but that is from another place.
Anyway you take care and it's great to have you back in full sail,
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

To each his own , to each his own One's beiliefs may not be anothers but we should all respect each others belief in that it is one of the freedoms. No one better than another , no one correct ,nor incorrect

how the hell have you been lol

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

Jess we were invited to an old man's dinner table,
to chat about all sorts, he was not without knowledge,
butt his meal consisted of tiny soft meatballs in a
nondescript soup and its name was SOD, admittedly
with two DD's so SODD, butt, ever since we have tried
to refuse to be served with this Sodd,
in vain.

Ain't that ow it is ? LuvAnn.

"The image of yourself which you see in a mirror Is dead,
but the reflection of the moon on water, lives." Kenzan.

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