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[After someone says that his logic applies to old spy novels as well]OK James Bond is made up fiction but I just wondered, if God did not exist, what would possess people say He does, let alone worship Him.

malookiemaloo, Internet Infidels 15 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Esjeur

I dont' know, a primal force to want to belong to something other than your small family and have a sense of oneness with others?

1/22/2007 1:19:06 AM

CousinTed

Replace \"God\" with \"Shiva\", \"Buddha\", \"Xenu\" or \"Bigfoot.

1/22/2007 3:55:35 AM

Dr. Shrinker

Bond movies rake in a lot of cash from people who want to suspend their reason for a few hours and indulge in pleasant fantasy. That's very different from religion because, uhm, because, er, well it just is!

1/5/2009 4:56:03 PM

MJ

Hail to thee, O Bond!

1/5/2009 5:03:20 PM

Brenz

That's a lot of gold.


1/5/2009 5:16:54 PM

Quantum Mechanic

I have no idea what possesses adults to continue playing with an imaginary friend.

1/30/2011 5:48:10 PM




2/2/2011 5:16:38 PM

Canadiest

@Brenz

Gooold fingerrrr

I get it.

From what I see this guy maybe suggested we all believe in James Bond too. No. But he's so much more likely, thats an important and relevant point.

We may love James Bond, Be extreme fans of the books or the movies, have symbols, pictures, dvds or books around the house but we don't pray to him or expect him to save us.

There's even evidence of Bond being based upon real agents, admitted by the author. Some of the fan base are fanatical about James Bond but NONE PRAY TO HIM for salvation.

2/2/2011 5:18:29 PM

Anon

Hmm... the teenage daughter of a friend is completely possessed with a Boy Band now. Typical hysterical fan-girl. Her behaviour can be even called "worship".

And this Boy Band at least does exist, contrary to "God".

When people worship some deity or similiar, this does not prove the existence of god at all. But it says very much about human psychology.

2/3/2011 12:10:20 AM

David B.

"if God did not exist, what would possess people say He does, let alone worship Him"



Does that answer your question?

2/3/2011 4:52:30 AM

Crimson Lizard

Money, power, control and sex, that's why.

12/28/2012 11:38:25 PM

GigaGuess

A way to console yourself that bad shit going down around you has a reason other than "shit happens."

12/29/2012 12:11:07 AM

Swede

So, that means that all gods and goddesses exist, right? After all, what would possess people to say Zeus, Shiva, Quetzalcoatl, Thor, Gaia, etc, exist, let alone worship Them?

12/29/2012 12:15:25 AM

Justanotheratheist

Wishful thinking would be high on the list, too.

12/29/2012 12:52:19 AM

God

Because Humans are pathetic creatures incapable of living their lives without looking up to a greater power. As long as Humanity exists, they shall seek a higher being to kneel before and to seek salvation from. As long as that desire exists, so shall I.

8/1/2013 2:05:22 PM
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