Maybe. I'm a Muslim and the more I learn of science, the more convinced I get 
of the authenticity of the Quran. Hence, when I read about the purpose of this 
life and the hereafter, I do take it very seriously. 

Samiya 

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On 02-Dec-2013, at 4:54 PM, spudboy...@aol.com wrote:

> We're just guessing on this Samiya, or our ancestors, really. What God may 
> be, is may not exactly fit the Omni,characterizations. Moreover, being a 
> practical, American, we have to know, in a self-interested way, what 
> good/benefit does knowing about God do for us. A ridiculous statement, and 
> yet, We the Who in Whoville, to quote Dr. Suess-Geisel, need to know.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Samiya Illias <samiyaill...@gmail.com>
> To: everything-list <everything-list@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:13 am
> Subject: Re: How can a grown man be an atheist ?
> 
> This is strange! What 'theism' it is if it limits God? We believe that God is 
> the Reality, the Prime Originator, the Sustainer, and the Final Goal. 
> Everything is as God wills and allows it to be. 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> On 02-Dec-2013, at 4:13 AM, Jesse Mazer <laserma...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Most theistic philosophers and theologians who have considered the issue 
>> agree that God did not create the laws of math and logic, and does not have 
>> the power to alter them (or any other "necessary" truths, which for theists 
>> might include things like moral rules, or qualities of God such as 
>> omnipotence). Do you think the Mandelbrot set, or any other piece of pure 
>> mathematics, functions without a government, or are mathematical rules 
>> themselves a form of government even if God didn't create them? Certainly 
>> most atheists now think the universe follows mathematical laws, and one 
>> could even adopt Max Tegmark's idea and speculate that our universe is just 
>> another part of the uncreated Platonic realm of mathematical forms.
>> 
>> 
>> On Sunday, December 1, 2013, Roger Clough wrote:
>>> How can a grown man be an atheist ?
>>>  
>>> An atheist is a person who believes that the universe can
>>> function without some form of government. 
>>>  
>>> How silly.
>>>  
>>>  
>>> Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.)  [1/1/2000]
>>> See my Leibniz site at
>>> http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough
>>> 
>>> 
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