Hey, HEY! Watch it there, Sherman. This is a fairly unGodly crowd here. Buncha atheists. I once made a post that anyone who absolutely believed that there was *not* a Creator/God should be reconsidered for a pilot's certificate due to their obvious problems with critical thinking. i mean, it's one thing to say, "I don't believe a Creator/God exists because I see no scientific evidence of it." But some take it a step further and say, "God does NOT exist!" They're kind of saying the same thing, when you think about it. And in either case, very narrow-minded, limited thinking.
I was talking with a friend about this recently - that "no evidence of God" thing. And I always fall back on, "Well prove to me that *love* exists!" The fact is, you cannot. If someone says, "I love you," we take it on faith that they do. Likewise if we tell someone we love them; why would they believe us?
My friend said, "Well, atheists probably don't believe in love and probably lead a very loveless life." And I thought to myself that his proposition was probably true. How sad! If you can't believe in something that cannot be scientifically measured, life would seem pretty devoid of mystery.
As pilots, we have to take a lot of things on faith. We have to have faith in the designers, the people who built the thing, the mechanics who've worked on it...and even the last pilot to fly it - we have to have faith that he didn't overtorque or overtemp it. Faith is a big part of being a pilot.
But not faith in God! Oh no! One pilot...a true simpleton if you ask me, actually said in this here forum that he follows his mechanics around and double-checks their work. (You can look it up!) Now, *he* is not an A&P mechanic, mind you, but he feels pompous and arrogant enough to know whether a mechanic was doing his job properly. Hah!
But that's helicopter pilots for you. They are all self-proclaimed experts on...well...everything. They know it all, better than you, and better than me. Just ask them! Ask them anything! Politics, the economy, religion...they know it all. Pompous, arrogant dickheads - a lot of them.
Me? I know nothing. But I know better to make definitive, declarative statements about whether God exists or not. Hell, I don't even know if Trump's a good president or not. But it seems like everyone else does!
So be careful about "cramming religion down people's throats" on this forum, Sherm. You might discover some strong feelings to the contrary.
Edited by Nearly Retired, 17 May 2018 - 19:16.