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Remember to visit speakgods.com for general project information.
Again, religious hypocrites on Google+ have been reporting my comments – every one individually tailored to the post – as spam! If I were their gods, I would be embarrassed at having such weak adherents. Don’t you know that if your god exists, he knows that you are liars? So sad that religious folks need to stoop to such tactics to protect their fragile beliefs.
I shall never delete or report anything that anybody posts on any of the sites this project uses (excepting of course if it violates malum in se law). Say what you want about me, but never be a coward with me.
This is just an update on the project. At 20 days in, the website has just had its 400th unique visitor. I had been hoping for the pace to pick up by now, but I am sure that many people are angered, frightened, or even disgusted by the undertaking. I cannot say that I understand them.
Quite frankly, I think I would have had more success thus far if I had promised a message from a theistic god on the final date, like some Seventh Day Adventist or Jehovah’s Witness, or other doomsday cult. I cannot say if there will or will not be any response, though I have my personal opinions, as can be seen in the video below. Nonetheless, as I have said in previous posts, I am doing this based on the idea that the very definition of a personal god means that it wishes to communicate.
I did think of something humorous though… If there is a response, does that make me a prophet?^^ Perhaps the religious people ought to pay more attention based on that concept. After all, a group dedicated to an omniscient god that has not spoken in an overt way for thousands of years (Yes, atheists, if at all) may be waiting for something like this, so what have you religious folks have to lose?
Here is the first video. I am not really a photogenic person, so pay attention to the message, not my mediocre looks.^^ Actually, if there is ever anybody who is really into this project, and looks better on film, I would not mind reassigning this part of the project.
My thoughts two weeks into the project (https://www.speakgods.com)…
Honestly, I have failed to draw much attention thus far to the “Speak to Us” project. I still feel that it is the single most important social experiment in history. Further, I am sure that based on the available evidence on the expectations of theistic gods as outlined in the various “holy books”, this is exactly the sort of action that a personal god would feel compelled to answer (or strike me dead for^^), with the proviso that there actually is one. Additionally, given the increasing number of atheists and non-church affiliated believers/agnostics (generally categorized in religion as “none”), any theistic god would have to be completely uncaring towards its number of adherents to ignore a chance like this to say to an attentively waiting crowd, “Yes, it’s me.”
What I see is complete cowardice. I am sure that religious people, no matter how deluded they might be in some of the more extreme sects, understand that their whole faith, excepting those general dharma-type deists, is premised on the idea that at some point their god spoke to at least one human, and usually quite a lot more, according to their own holy texts. Therefore, it is foolhardy, and ignorant, for them to say that their god has plans nobody can understand or that it will not be challenged. Of course it will be challenged – everyday one of its believers doubts its existence, such as when a tragedy or personal setback occurs. Further, people leave religion or switch religions everyday, and nothing happens to them in specific to show that any gods are keeping track of apostasy (though some governments do, which makes me wonder why they think they have the right to kill without an overtly, direct order from their god). Finally, if an almighty personal god, who had a view of and interest in all things, really did not want me to conduct this project, I never would have been allowed to do so… I would either not have existed, or been struck down at some point. Yet, here I am, questioning your beliefs, not my own. Nonetheless, I am open to an overt announcement that the whole of humanity can experience, and indeed in some sense would welcome it.
That brings us to the proud atheists, and, to some degree, agnostics. You are as cowardly as the religious folks as far as I can see. So far, you have insulted me and disregarded the basis of the experiment, without even thinking of the good that it could do, regardless of the direction it takes. If you are absolutely atheists, you should not mind a little test of your faith, as it were. Granted, science has slowly pushed the mythos of any personal god into the metaphorical “cracks”. However, it still has not contended with the seemingly universal need most people have to be subordinate to something greater themselves, which in most cultures is represented by some deity. We do have a conundrum in that no matter how disparate societies might have previously been in regards to geography, they almost all had a theistic god. If, as you say, it is necessary to move people away from ignorant beliefs, calling them idiots is bound to work as well as their telling you that you are going to hell. That sort of caustic animosity only entrenches people further in retaliation to a perceived or real slight. If you want to put this issue to bed, if not once and for all time, but for the vast majority of those who only adhere to religion as a social more, you need to at least try to understand their perspective. Not everybody can stand alone in the universe, so most pledge themselves to a religion, government, organization or idea. Being an atheist is a lonely place at times, so you can understand that maybe a helping hand might be beneficial in supporting your cause, instead of the usual derogatory remarks. Finally, you may be wrong.
Yet, after this project, whatever the result, I am sure that one side or the other will have the high ground. Not participating is a just a weak way of ignoring the possible repercussions to your side of the issue. Therefore, I urge you to take a few seconds on January 20, 2020 at 14:00 (2pm) GMT to simply say, “Speak to Us.” Thank you.
Вы хотите знать, существует ли теистический бог? Многие люди верят в бога и придерживаются того, что написано в книгах, которые они считают “святыми”. Но если эти книги правдивые, то почему боги с нами открыто не общаются? Поэтому я решил устроить этот эксперимент…
20 января 2020 года в 14.00 (в 02.00 дня) по Гринвичу (GMT), все в мире должны сказать или помолиться (по вашему выбору): “Поговори с нами”.
Вы можете сказать это на любом языке, который вы пожелаете, повернув лицо в любом направлении или делать любые жесты, какие пожелаете, пока вы говорите. Нам только нужно сделать это примерно в одно и то же время, чтобы миллиарды людей могли призвать своего бога, чтобы, наконец, получить абсолютный ответ, доступный каждому человеку напрямую, а не личное откровение – глобально наблюдаемое.
Люди могут утверждать, что у их бога есть план, и он может молчать, потому что ему не нужно ничего доказывать. Однако, если он потратил время в прошлом, чтобы продиктовать священный текст, я уверен, что отрицание этой просьбы, с которой мы обращаемся сейчас, означает, что нет теистических богов, и любое оправдание верующими в организованных религиях будет просто еще одной выдумкой. Я совершенно уверен, что любой бог-теист будет рад в таком случае доказать, что он истинный бог перед миллиардами своих творений, которые внимательно ожидают, надеются и молятся.
Это не означает, что нет деистических богов, если богом не будет дан ответ, просто то, что теистические боги маловероятны, если нет ясного ответа в то время, когда миллиарды людей обращаются к ним. Лично мне нравится мысль о том, что есть бог, который принимает активное участие в жизни людей, хотя я думаю, что это очень маловероятно. Однако я хочу попробовать проверить это и просто прошу вас – все человечество – присоединиться ко мне в этом великом эксперименте.
Поделитесь этим со своими друзьями и знакомыми. Добавьте эти хэштеги к своим постам/записям в соц. сетях: #speakgods, #godexperiment, #answerus и так далее. Я буду время от времени обновлять этот сайт, пытаясь добавить перевод на другие языки, а также создавать страницы в социальных сетях, чтобы как можно больше людей участвовало в этом эксперименте.
Обо мне … Меня зовут Джек (Брайс) Комбз, и я никто, буквально никто, просто обычный человек, который работает учителем английского языка. Я могу добавить некоторые подробности позже, но мой статус совершенно не важен ни для кого, кроме моей семьи, и должно быть достаточным, чтобы вы знали, что я просто хочу получить ответ на вопрос, который многие люди задают в наше время науки и технологий. Я буду с нетерпением ждать всех вас в назначенное время.
Обратитесь за помощью в переводе этой страницы … Я прошу любого из вас, кто обладает навыками перевода, перевести эту страницу на любой язык, на котором вы чувствуете себя комфортно, а затем отправьте по электронной почте свой перевод на firstname.lastname@example.org … пожалуйста, не переводите через Google. Спасибо.
Do you want to know if there is a theistic god? Many people around the world believe there is, and follow the word of books they consider to be holy. However, if these books are true, the gods do not seem to do any overt speaking now. Therefore, I have organized an experiment…
On January 20, 2020 at 14:00 (2pm) GMT, everybody in the world should simply say, or pray (if that is your choice): “Speak to us.”
You can say it any language you wish, face in any direction you want, or make any gesture you desire when you speak. We only need to do this at approximately the same time, so that billions of people can call to their god in order to finally receive an absolute answer, available to every person in a direct way, not a personal revelation – a globally observable one.
People may argue that their god has a plan, and she may choose to remain silent because she does not need to prove anything. However, if he took the time in the past to dictate a holy text, I am sure that a denial of this request we make now means there are no theistic gods, and any excuse by believers in organized religions would just be another “god in the cracks” argument. I am quite sure that any theistic god would be joyous at such an occasion to prove that it is the true god in front of billions of its creations, all attentively waiting, hoping, praying.
This is not to say that there are no deistic gods if no answer is made, simply that theistic ones are not likely if there is no clear answer at the time billions of people call to them. Personally, I love the idea of a god that takes an active role in the lives of humans, though I think it highly unlikely. However, I am willing to try this, and I just ask you – all of humanity – to join me in this great experiment.
Share this with your friends and acquaintances. Add it to your posts: #speakgods, #godexperiment, #answerus, and so forth. I shall be updating this website from time to time, trying to add the statement in multiple languages, as well as setting up social media pages, all to bring as many people as possible into this experiment.
About me… My name is Jack (Bryce) Combs, and I am nobody, quite literally nobody, merely an average person who works as a teacher of English. I may add some more details later, but my status as being wholly unimportant to anybody but my family should be enough to let you know that I simply want to have a question answered, one that a lot of people ask in these days of science and technology. I shall be waiting eagerly for all of you at the appointed time.
Call for help translating this page… I ask any of you who have translation skills to translate this page into any language you feel comfortable with, and then e-mail your translation to email@example.com …please no Google translations. Thank you.