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God is to man as man is to dog.

God is the Master. There is only One Master, who has always been, and will always and forever be.

The Master.

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Man created God.

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Man is to God as a Drop of Water to an Ocean

That's a better comparison.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Stewards or slaves

Although I agree with the humility of your comparison, I suggest that humans amount to more than a mere drop of water. Self awareness, language and technology make our situation different than the rest of biology. With such power comes responsibility, and it turns out that language and technology are being used to control and micro manage everybody into servitude to an inefficient and unrewarding way of living. F that. That's why I create my own electricity, food, water, and housing. If we don't use our immense power (biologically speaking) to create our own experiences and cultural practices, then we are living in the default statist/corporate system that want us on our knees or worse. This thought is similar to your Patrick Henry quote and reminds me of another similar thought,

If you don't have a plan, you become part of someone else's plan!

Were supposed to be stewards

We live in a state of viral statism. Setting an example of self reliance and stewardship is one of the best examples, to show others how things should be.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Maybe...

the master of grayskull!

Father - Husband - Son - Spirit - Consciousness

Watch out Skeletor

Always enjoy a He-Man reference.

Rousseau revisited

"God created man in his own image. And man, being a gentleman, returned the favor." -- Rousseau

Now consider:

Was it man who created dog in his own image, or was it Dog?

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

that's it, then, I am adopting this little fella


http://youtu.be/57fEmPfKMPA

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

That is what I love about libertarians

Everyone has the right to believe as they choose BUT the way I believe is actually the ONLY RIGHT WAY.

lol too funny

your god is not my master

I don't fetch his shoes, drag my butt on his carpet or bark at his mailman.

I am my own master and decide what happens in my life

You can have whatever master you want in your life though and more power to you.

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One god?

You're funny, Dog. (+1 for humor :-))
Did you know that Godan was the Lombard word for Odin?
The Lombards (long beards) were a Germanic people who conquered most of Italy in the sixth century.

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GoD And DoG

Dog is god

spelled backwards. Meditate on this truth. Ommm ...

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

God is a woman and a woman is

God is a woman and a woman is an animal that animals man.

Did you hear the one about the insomniac dyslexic philosopher?

He stays up all night wondering if Dog really exists.

On the other hand, whatever god is, it seems to me that it communicates through nature (as opposed to pious individuals or organizations that claim spiritual superiority over others the same way govt claims moral superiority). Hear the birds, feel the rain, eat the veggies (and grass-fed animals), use the herbs, use the internet, love some people. It's not found by following someone else's belief system but acknowledging your own perspective which is unique and diverse. Life on this planet is diverse so there's no reason to think our belief systems must all be the same.

Exactly.

Nothing else to say.

Duck yeah

Now that's some enlightened shit right there

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Once you've lightened so much

Once you've lightened so much it just becomes permanent.

Mysticism, it's not for

Mysticism, it's not for everyone...

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Wrong analogy, imo. A dog is far better than man.

A dog's love in unconditional. A dog is consistent, and they don't change. Their love has no strings attached. There is no comparison between man and dogs. However, there are many similarities when comparing God (from written words) and man. Both place conditions are their love, and these conditions change with time. Both are inconsistent, vindictive, vengeful, savage, and petty.

There will be many more dogs in heaven and a lot less people.

You sound like a former liberal.

Or a current one. Why shouldn't love be conditional? Liberals reward failure, evil, inefficiency, etc. with the same thing they'd reward their positive counterparts. Liberals think equality is king and they demand equal outcome for everyone regardless of your actions. Love should be a gift you give on the condition that the one your giving it to has done something to deserve it. To give it unconditionally renders it meaningless and also robs people of the motivation to do good. If people love me no matter how much of an a-hole I am, then what is my motivation to be good? Logic demands that people are rewarded for being good, not just for being.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

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"To give love unconditionally renders it meaningless." Jesus?

Ever heard of Him? No conditions were placed on His sacrifice. It was done unconditionally with no strings attached to a bunch of "A-holes." Ever read the Sermon on the Mount? Loving your enemies is pretty radical stuff. That isn't "logical" either.

No strings attached?

So you don't have to accept him as your personal savior then? Because from what I know about the religion, there is a big friggin' string attached.
In any case, I don't believe Jesus was ever even a real person, much less the son of the god that I also don't believe in, however even if he did exist, he attached strings to his sacrifice and that is that you must accept him as your savior and lord. I have not done so. So I guess his unconditional love doesn't extend to me.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

So, my dog doesn't believe in me?

Or I don't exist?

Better analogy:

God is to man as man is to cat.

Man provides everything his cat needs to survive, cat pretends man doesn't exist most of the time... until cat really wants something.

I'm an agnostic, but wow is the man/dog analogy bad. I mean, men can be stunningly cruel to dogs, while dogs remain loyal and true through thick and thin. The OP is basically saying that God is a complete douchebag compared to man.

Selective hearing

Often my Pyrenees decide to not believe in me whenever I give them a command.

The more people I meet

The more I love my dog.

here here!

here here!

You are judging many

And isolating yourself based on those few. How could you believe in liberty and maintain a stance of people are less likable than dogs? Seems, not only contradictory, but counter-intuitive. I wouldn't want to jab you in offense, so I must ask are you that likable? I know I have had more than my fair share of bad experiences out in the world.

But too me it more depends on where you are. Growing up in the south phoenix and moving to the suburbs made me think of just how careless people are for eachother in poverty stricken nieghborhoods, and are careless for life in general which is usually perpetuating financially for some.

Obviously....

....you have never owned a dog.

In the...

...kingdom of heaven, the highest Master can only be such if He is the humblest of Servants.

So a man humbling himself to care for the 'least' among us, including animals does mirror that in some ways.