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The atheist looks up at the stars and says “random chance.” The Christian looks up at the same stars and says “the work of God.” The Muslim looks up and says “the work of Allah.” As an outside observer, these three look the same to you. But the soul experience of these three is radically different. Because the atheist and the Muslim are convinced that their fantasies are real, they will sound every bit as confident as the Christian when they defend their beliefs. Soul realities simply can’t be conveyed through words. The crazy man’s delusions are real to him, yet they aren’t real to anyone else. Allah is “real” to Muslims, but he isn’t real in actuality. Yahweh, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are the only Gods who are truly real–real regardless of who does or doesn’t believe in Them. You want to find the real Gods, not just buy into delusions. So how do you do this? And how do you have faith when you are not even consciously aware of your soul as a separate entity from your physical body? It’s very simple. Ask God to help you find Him and to know beyond all doubt who He is and what He wants from you.

Anna Diehl, The Pursuit of God 28 Comments [10/17/2015 6:14:41 AM]
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breakerslion

We know how stars are formed. You have yet to explain how the alleged creator of the Universe was reduced to screwing around with frogs and bugs in Egypt.

10/17/2015 6:22:01 AM



Oh the delicious irony is completely lost on poor Anna. Shiny, shiny mirror and all that jazz.

10/17/2015 6:22:50 AM

Hakar

A Muslim would say the exact same thing.

10/17/2015 6:54:36 AM

KittyKaboom

I'm special because my god is the only true god, part 9034752934857345737534...

Of all the special little snowflakes, thou art truly the most special. Uh-huh.

10/17/2015 7:16:50 AM

creativerealms

Anna Allah is Yahweh, its the same God.

10/17/2015 7:17:52 AM



"My God is real. I should know, he told me so himself."

10/17/2015 7:26:20 AM

Miles Gloriosus

This is a beautiful example of special pleading. Thanks, Anna!

10/17/2015 7:32:34 AM

Wyzard

As a cultist, I'd pit Yog-Sothoth against Zombie god any day.

10/17/2015 7:37:01 AM

Thinking Allowed

Wait a minute Anna. Shouldn't you be along with the Christian saying "God did it."? At this point, I'm thinking you're just a poe.

10/17/2015 7:48:18 AM

whatever

You are a true Scotswoman.

10/17/2015 8:10:19 AM



So how, exactly, did you determine that your fantasy is the one that's true?

10/17/2015 8:13:56 AM

Swede

Sorry, no. It's because the Muslim and the Christian are convinced that their fantasies are real, they will sound much more confident than the atheist when they defend their beliefs. The atheist is merely accepting scientific evidence, so no beliefs are involved.

Crazy Anna's delusions are real to her, but they aren't real in actuality.

10/17/2015 8:32:40 AM

Anon-e-moose

God looks down on Earth and says...:



'...fuck this, I'm off!' [/Judges 1:19]

10/17/2015 9:06:13 AM

Nemo

"Ask God to help you find Him....."

This isn't even one of Anna's unique Annaisms. Plenty of believers have said the same thing. But how do you "ask" someone if you don't believe they exist? Believers have ways of avoiding the issue, but it ultimately comes down to starting with the conclusion that the theology is true, and then forcing yourself to believe it until confirmation bias kicks in.

10/17/2015 10:00:15 AM

NeoMatrix

Is a man not entitled to the question of God?
No, says the atheist. It was random chance.
No, says the Christian. It's the work of God.
No, says the Muslims. It's the work of Allah.
I rejected those answers.

10/17/2015 10:07:11 AM

John

To Muslims, Allah is Yahweh, you fool. Allah is just the Arabic word for god or lord; it's not the Muslim God's personal name any more than "president" is Obama's personal name.

10/17/2015 11:23:20 AM

Kanna

"You don't believe in god? Ask god to help you find him." C'mon, Anna, did you really write that with a straight face?

@whatever - As a TRUE Scotswoman, I take offense at being lumped in with that psycho.....

10/17/2015 11:25:22 AM

ZB

The crazy man’s delusions are real to him, yet they aren’t real to anyone else.

Oh Anna, so near yet so far.

10/17/2015 12:23:44 PM

Glandu

Dangerously close, still so far...

ah, and the real god is the spaghetti monster. I know it because I asked him.

10/17/2015 1:11:43 PM

whatever

@Kanna
"As a TRUE Scotswoman, I take offense at being lumped in with that psycho....."

Och, ye Kanna be serious...

10/17/2015 2:27:35 PM

pyro


10/17/2015 4:53:17 PM

GuyYouMetOnline

[Tour guide voice]And here, ladies and gentlemen, we have another dumbass who vilifies Muslims despite not knowing shit about Islam.[/Tour guide voice]

Seriously, you'd think someone among these people would know that the Islamic God is, according to Islamic beliefs, the same being as the Christian God. But what really dumbfounds me is how many Muslims don't know this. The extremists who keep ranting about 'infidels' clearly don't understand even the religion they claim to follow.

10/17/2015 6:46:17 PM

Nemo

@GuyYouMetOnline,

Christians depend heavily on the Bible to inform their thinking on every topic. Ray Comfort, for example, said as much in a debate with Aron Ra, during which he peppered in some famous Bible quotes about it being a lamp to his feet, blah blah.

The Bible, both Old and New, says very little about people who worship Yahweh in the incorrect way. It does talk about nonbelievers, though. That, I suspect, is why Christians will never acknowledge that Allah is an alternate character interpretation of Yahweh.

10/17/2015 9:42:49 PM

Ebon

"Allah" is just the Arabic word for god, you twerp.

10/18/2015 7:01:12 PM

Goomy pls

Allah is your god too. Also, there is neither Allah not any of your gods, so the point is moot.

10/19/2015 10:25:06 AM

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