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Quote nospam001 Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2013 at 4:11pm

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It's frustrating when believers make it sound as if you can choose to believe in God. You either believe or you don't!
Maybe 'belief' is simply the conscious decision to stop asking questions. In that sense, it's a choice thing. There are plenty of mundane things I choose not to question in daily life. Like gravity, for instance. But to go from lazy or wilful ignorance to a state of dogmatic certainty is another thing entirely. That takes continuous effort. I'm reminded (again) of the following quote from Douglas Adams.

“The Electric Monk was a labour-saving device, like a dishwasher or a video recorder... Electric Monks believed things for you, thus saving you what was becoming an increasingly onerous task, that of believing all the things the world expected you to believe.”
- Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency 1987.

God has the right to remain silent. For His advocates, however, each resigned shrug is a missed opportunity to win new converts.
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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 21 April 2013 at 3:20am
Superstition is fairly common among nonbelievers and believers of all religions alike. It's a worldwide phenomenon. The best medicine against it is higher education and endorsing the values of the Age of Enlightenment.

Luck is the occurrence of an unlikely event. Suppose you got 2 dice and you roll them once. You win when you throw 6 and 6. So when you do, you are lucky, because the likelihood is only 1/36.
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Quote NABA Replybullet Posted: 22 April 2013 at 7:49am
@matt Browne,no that's not luck its Allah who is behind this,as it is said even a leaf can't fall without the permission of Allah.
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Quote Matt Browne Replybullet Posted: 24 April 2013 at 6:59am
Einstein was wrong. Allah does play dice. Otherwise we can't explain quantum mechanics. God built probabilities into his natural laws.

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Quote NABA Replybullet Posted: 25 April 2013 at 9:35am
it was Allah who give wisdom,because we all know Einstein was a below average student in fact he was one of the most weak students in his classroom.if he could have believe in his school grades he could have never become what he was,as rightly said Allah is the best planner(Surah Al Imran ch 3 v 54).
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Quote W.S. Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2013 at 1:59am
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if he could have believe in his school grades he could have never become what he was
 
How do you figure that?


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Quote NABA Replybullet Posted: 26 April 2013 at 9:04am
because there was a chapter in my English books in which Einstein ridicules about the education system,well the whole world knows that Einstein was below average student.
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Quote W.S. Replybullet Posted: 27 April 2013 at 2:13am
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because there was a chapter in my English books in which Einstein ridicules about the education system,well the whole world knows that Einstein was below average student.
 
I just don't see what his school grades have to do with what he later accomplished.
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