<<--1. you believe in God-->>
<<--2. you claim that God is selfish because He wants us to worship Him-->>
#2. its a combination of different factors. besides being 'selfish', it is 'unjust' too.
<<--3. you believe there is an afterlife-->>
4. you do not want to worship such a "selfish" Being-->>
#4. well, knowing that this selfish and unjust god is also spiteful and avenging kind, and ofcourse almighty, i would be a bigger fool than i think i am if i be not wanting to worship such a god: i do want to, but i cannot bring myself to it. :-S
<<--Ok, you win, God is "selfish," if you want to use that word. Let's say you are right.-->>
#5. hmmm. god wont be mighty pleased that a believer has agreed with a disbeliever's view. maybe god does not see itself as selfish. in that case god will mark u out alongside me.
<<--You do, however, believe in God and believe in the afterlife. My question.... don't you want to play by His rules? If He makes the rules, then don't you want to be on His good side?-->>
#6. i personally think god would lend more credence to kindness than rituals. so worshipping god when my deeds dont manifest obedience to it: such worship indeed semes wholly devoid of spirit to me. but (most) theists interpret worship of god in a manner different than mine.
#7. my words cannot hurt god, nor can my deeds hurt god, but my words and deeds can hurt the creation of god: then i
think god would be atleast equally displeased with those who hurt its creation, because they actually hurt the other souls, but in attempting to ridicule god they do nothing but harm their own souls. i know there can be another way of looking at this, and like i have said before: i have not closed my mind to any view.
#8. tell me, between us: what do u think which is more important: kindness or rituals(?) mind u, that does not mean 1 would be wholly unimportant, just which is more important(?)
<<--Especially if He is offering you everlasting life? Or would you exchange everlasting life for temporary independence?-->>
#7. like i said: what are the means of achieving this everlasting life. there are those who disregard the creation and think virtue is in their empty rituals :-S
<<--Remember: Yadolahi foga aydeehim!-->>
#8. i read somewhere: yodalahi maglulatun :-S