Do you believe in God?

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Do you believe in God?

Yes
243
49%
No
171
35%
Other
78
16%
 
Total votes : 492

Re: Do you believe in God?

Unread postby Aygor » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:18 pm

Just thought I'd drop some food for thought.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjdWC5s4nb8
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Re: Do you believe in God?

Unread postby greencactaur » Mon May 30, 2016 11:32 pm

I chose no, but I also think that there's a possibility he exists, BUT I also think he's nothing like how us humans perceive it. I think that someone made humans, and I don't think that person is as powerful as we think it is, and if anything is most likely dead, but hey that's just me :D. IF you believe in god, all the more power to you :D
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Re: Do you believe in God?

Unread postby Kayzr » Wed Jun 22, 2016 5:29 pm

The belief in a single supreme god or gods has been universal across time and space- the denial of such is a particularly modern phenomenon.
Let us begin with Zeus, whom we mortals never leave unspoken.
For every street, every market-place is full of Zeus.
Even the sea and the harbour are full of this deity.
Everywhere everyone is indebted to Zeus.
For we are indeed his offspring.
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Re: Do you believe in God?

Unread postby DragonAtma » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:06 am

Kayzr wrote:The belief in a single supreme god or gods has been universal across time and space- the denial of such is a particularly modern phenomenon.


Theodoros the Atheist (340-250 BC) disagrees.
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Re: Do you believe in God?

Unread postby PeanutButterToast » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:21 am

I chose No. I don't believe in a single god, or god as some creator authority figure. Is there a possibility of something like the Tao? Eh, maybe. I don't know. But as for an omnipotent being that watches everything we do, and the stories of certain holy books, no. I don't believe such a being exists.
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Re: Do you believe in God?

Unread postby SunXia » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:25 am

Someone said this to e recently and I found it rather arrogant:

SunXia, God does not look to be glorified, He deserves to be, and as the creation He made, we want to reflect His Holyness, not in a religious way but in having a relationship with Him. God is going to reveal Himself to you in a way no one else can, because religion has just tried to destroy you, but God wants to build you up. God bless!


Sorry I strongly dislike it when someone speaks to me in a pandering manner that they assume why i don't believe in God as if Religion (in this case Roman Catholicism) spurned me in some way and made me like "Religion is bad thus God is Bad and thus I will deny his existence."

I have heard of these personal epiphanies and actually thought I had them myself at stages in my life. And looking back it was usually at a time when I sought comfort or sought reassurance over certain things. Rather than "feeling God" as I thought I did or was told I did by Priests and other religious fanatics, the real feelings I was having were more related to my own insecurities and things I was forced to keep hidden so it was an emotional and mental relief to confide in someone. I get similar feelings when I speak to my doctors about different symptoms and the relief is so much greater now as I am more secure in who i am.

I am very grateful for everything I have and love in my life (contrary to the notion that atheists don't have a moral code) but I am just more sure to whom and what events I am grateful for. My mum and dads decision to have a child at that time. Both of them ensuring I had a healthy life, even if we strongly disagree spiritually I love them deeply and can reflect they did the best that they knew to do based on what they were told and taught.

A major disagreement my parents have with me right now is the children in my family greatly look up to me and they get annoyed that I refuse to reinforce the christian beliefs that are being taught to them. But they forget the main reason the children look up to me is that I will always be honest with them and answer their questions. Granted, I do tell the children that belief is personal for every person to decide but I refuse to pretend that I believe in a creator "because someone said so".

Sorry but God will never reveal himself to me. The only way I would ever accept that was undeniable physical proof that other people were seeing and not just me. If that happens, cool but I think we all know it won't. Otherwise he would have done it by now.
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