I think it is paramount that universal doubt be common sense. To cast preference in either direction for the existence or nonexistence of god is not common sense.
Yeah, doubt everything, and that's what I'm trying to tell you but you draw a firm line between doubting and beliving, isn't there a gray-zone where the people that don't belive or dissbelive is hanging out just chilling while we argue about the subject?
Scientific theorys never really claim to be the truth to begin with, it's just what's at that time, with what evidence we have is most likely and reasonable while religion have ignored anything like reason and likelyhood. Besides if a christian thinks that the bible is a good moral code, how come nobody is stunned and amazed at the brilliance of what 'god the all-knowing fella in the sky have written'? And why don't we have christians doing animal sacrifice to please god? (Leviticus Chapter 1, Leviticus Chapter 5, Leviticus Chapter 7, Leviticus Chapter 9 talk about animal sacrifice) Because it's a closed system it's impossible to change the system with the times, which makes it a poor system in my oppinion.. Nobody want to sacrifice animals anymore for any reason, yet to be a good christian according to the bible, you should do it? Come on, all religious people pick and choose what to follow, if there is heaven and hell, heaven would be empty! Atleast if the bible is right..
Another thing: if god is all-knowing, shouldn't he know what's going to happen down to the second of any given day? So techniqually, as he created us and could see allready then what was going to happen, he's guilty of our sins isn't he? As he who is all-powerfull could have created us incapable of sinning, isn't that right?
He created the first human in his image didn't he? And as the first human was Adam, shouldn't god have a penis? And the first female, Eve, wheren't god's desire to create, it was Adam who asked him for a mate so according to the Adam and Eve story, god should be a male shouldn't he?
Ofcourse I meant mentaly retarded, a child would be able to create a better world then the one that we know as our home today if given the same powers that religions claim that 'god' have... Less pain and less evil, better for the good people and worst for the bad ones. And it doesn't make any sense, if god is all powerfull and totaly awsome, shouldn't he be doing something more, I don't know, just something? Just announce himself in some manner, giving people a real reason to belive in him?
As for MJ, sure one good song and a life time of whacked out of his mind! Fair trade?
Good answer to the Woody Allen quote, if you belive in that.. I think time and space and materia etc. etc. etc. is much simpler then that. It's all different types of energy such as the earths movement energy spinning around the sun and the moon around us that gives us the idea of time, if we would be stationary, time would be a joke. Ofcourse it might be impossible for the earth to be stationary and have life on it, I don't know..