Athiest who believes in god?

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  1. Aqua Marina

    Athiest who believes in god?

    At this position in my career I find myself studying an engineering degree. I have the same professor for Engineering Science, and Engineering Maths. He has a PHD under his belt and he's not far from retirement. What strikes me as odd, is that in almost every lecture, science or maths he almost always says the phrase (paraphrasing) "if you're religious and you are looking for a sign that everything was created by the same person, you'll find this law / result / formula to be consistant through everything, you'll always see it, its a law of nature". What's odd is he's a self professed athiest. Are the educated athiests all like this?

    1. oneeye

      Re: Athiest who believes in god?


      I believe this will shed some light on where the professor is coming from. And he may be more agnostic than atheists.

    2. Baldy50

      Re: Athiest who believes in god?

      Maybe he's just having a bit of fun with you!

      Could God design a puzzle so complex that he/she couldn't solve it?

      Is that puzzle us perhaps?

      from a practising atheist BTW.

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

        Re: Athiest who believes in god?

        "Could God design a puzzle so complex that he/she couldn't solve it?"

        In principle, yes. If HE uses DevOps.

        Jokes aside, what about Kurt Gödel and his incompleteness theorem(s)?

    3. Asterix the Gaul

      Re: Athiest who believes in god?

      Why do you think that what he said can be construed as in any way supporting an act of 'creation' nonsense?

      He was clearly referring to the FACT that the genesis of the universe through the Big Bang has the fundamental blueprint properties for life inherent within that event.

      Call that a 'law of nature' or more accurately,a 'law of physics',whatever, either way, it's nothing to do with that nonsense called, 'religion'.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Athiest who believes in god?

      I think that it is important to note that I've reached 666

      In total, your posts have been upvoted 666 times and downvoted 127 times.

      If he finds that frightening then maybe...

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    I think that's exactly his point - it's a law of nature, not something a creator (in other words: god) has made up at some point.

    "You can't be an engineer and go to chuch." - Henry Royce*

    * Yes, the guy who made the cars. The other one was The hon. Charles Rolls. The hyphen in 'Rolls-Royce', so to speak, was managing director Claude Johnson. Without whom the company would have tanked after Rolls managed to become the first british pilot killed in a plane crash in 1911

    1. Baldy50

      That's some heavy shit dude, Ta!

      I wonder if the company would have been bought out by Bentley if he had not died?

      Well as he is at a certain age maybe It's the adage 'the older you get the more religious you become'.

      If a God exists he's forgotten where he left us and always meant to get around to sorting the rest of those commandments out and check in on us!

      "I put them on nice parchment beautifully written BTW, they wiped their asses with it so I carved it into stone tablets and what did they do? Dropped two of the ruddy things"!

      "Haven't got time for this now I'll come back when you've sorted out that hand eye coordination shit"!

      How many God botherers are on this site I wonder so down is a yes and up is a no.

      1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

        Bentley burned too much money with his racing team while Rolls-Royce started earning good money making aeroplane engines.

        Interesting sidenote: after Rolls got himself killed in an aeroplane, the board voted that the company would never be involved in anything to do with planes. Royce went home and made design sketches for his first aero engine.

  3. dajames

    God and I are not on speaking terms ...

    ... He's jealous because I exist, but he doesn't.

  4. Asterix the Gaul

    It's a contradiction in terms, one either does, or does NOT 'believe'.

    Screw 'faith', give me 'certainty'.

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