At 1/29/13 03:00 AM, Cootie wrote:
What do you guys think would happen if the religious were presented with indisputable proof that God wasn't real? Would they still deny it, come to accept that they were wrong, or would they just go crazy and kill themselves? Something I've always thought about.
They'd narrow the definition of God. People don't seem to realise that a Christian in the 16th Century would have believed in Adam and Eve and Noah's Flood and the Tower of Babel and all that nonsense, and it was only when these beliefs became untenable that they were discarded. If you said to a historic Christian 'Genesis is just symbolic,' they'd call it blasphemous and would consider you a Heathen. Nowadays, they'd be like, 'well duh, but Jesus still died for your sins.'
So yeah, if you proved that there is no God in the Universe, they'd say he lives outside of space and time. If you said the Universe is one of infinite in a gigantic multiverse, they'd say, 'well who started the multiverse? Must be Jesus' daddy.' If you went back in time and talked to Jesus and they told you he wasn't the son of God, they'd say, 'he's just testing your faith'.
It's like a conspiracy theory - "How come all these people said they saw a plane fly into the Pentagon?" "Cos the illuminati told them to." "How come there's all this evidence that the WTCs fell because planes crashed into them?" "Cos the illuminati planted it." "Why did Al Qaeda confess?" "Cos they're illuminati stooges." There's always an answer.