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the point.... sword and anybody in seach of god

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Submitted by Frank Oddersborg (Denmark), Feb 9, 2006 at 14:41

As we cant prove to a believer that god doesnt exist, because in most cases he is either too brainwashed or have too little education to comprehend such a thing as science beyond the level: "water is wet" and "fire is hot" we will have to level with them and speak their language.
The universal truth of "the proverbials" and philosophy::

To do this I found a quote by J. P. Jakobsen:

"God does not exist and man is his prophet"

This refer to yet another proverb:

"which came first, the egg or the hen?"

By using "god" and "prophet" JPJ puts the "egg/hen discussion" to the question:

"Does god exist?"
- which automatically rules out the very existence of god.
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