Russ said: "You love and protect your families but cannot figure out why."
Bernie: I think I know why. But I also don't see a logical need to believe in God in order to love and protect my family. How does it follow to think that you need to believe in God in order to love others?
Russ: Then stop beating around the bush and tell us why. You need to believe in God in order to love BECAUSE Mindless Amoral dirt cannot produce love, intellect or morality.
Russ said: "Mindless Amoral Eternal (MAE-god) soup with produced life cannot possibly produce any meaning."
Bernie: That is true.
Ruse: You said “That is true” and then you proceeded to show that it is NOT true. Are you listening to yourself?
Bernie: But humans have the brain power to observe the world and have consciousness, so we can make meaning for our lives while we exist. We are not mindless soup.
Russ: In other words "Mindless Amoral Eternal (MAE-god) soup which produced life CAN possibly produce meaning." You keep contradicting yourself. Again, why is it that the advanced brain power of humans seeks after a Creator god?
Russ said: "Until you acknowledge the existence of an Eternal Moral and Personal God, you only have your pity parties."
Bernie: I don't see how acknowledging the existence of mythical creatures solves any problems.
Russ: It solves problems because it makes you accountable for your actions.
8 Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
“Mythical creatures”? Your own theology begins with an ETERNAL BB sized god which superheated to form the Big Bang. This is your ETERNAL God but you do not call it God. Your “mythical” god is amoral and unintelligent.
Bernie: Russ- did you see my presentation, as the file links were given above? I know you have a scholar's mind, but your last post looked mostly flippant."
Russ: I saw one paragraph. Send me the link to the whole presentation and I will evaluate it.