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I Don't Know If There Is a God...

I don't know whether God exists or not. I have studied the arguments on both sides and clearly the question has no conclusive answer. I reject faith, I will not decide what to believe on the basis of what appeals to me the most. If I don't know I will admit that  don't know. I reject Christianity, Judaism and Islam, they are dogmatic and often contrary to science. Even if God existed it wouldn't prove that Theism has any validity, one could be a Deist at most. I support Science and Reason.
peterbgreen peterbgreen 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 8, 2007

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I agree with your statements on organized religions. Even though I tend to think God doesn't exist, I can't say that with 100% certainty.

I think you make perfect sense. I am so glad I came to a place whereas i can listen to others who do not think i am a hell bound evil person for not knowing if there is a god.

Nobody "knows" if there is a God or not. What some people claim as knowledge is just very strong belief. I think it is very very important to keep a firm grasp on the difference between belief and knowledge. That very important distinction between what we believe and what we know to be a fact, can get blurred very easily and it can lead to such harmful results. It is important to the progress of human knowledge to not let our beliefs cloud our intelligence. When we try to force reality to conform to our beliefs, that is when we lose sight of reality. Keeping an open mind, being open to reality, being accepting of what is, without prejudice, that is how we advance our understanding of things.

How can you believe in something you cannot see, hear, touch or even smell?



The old adage "seeing is believing" holds true for me. Need to have physical proof and not settle for just a bunch of fables from an old book written by man.

Every single concept such as those we call love, truth, faith, fact, existance, God, sin, devil, heaven, hell, religion....all in my opinion are refutable and I agree with Laydeezman as to the fact that these are man-created. Mind-boggling and discombobulating are 2 words off the top of my head I can think of to define this mayhem at the moment. I can't take much of it. I need breaks and intermittentcies. Oh, and lots of water and then sleep...

I thought he was busy helping athletes win games.......sparing some person from a tornado while wiping out half of the town......helping the 'good guys' kill the 'bad guys' in conflicts

The dictionary defines the word "superstition" in this way:

An irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome. [ref]



The belief in prayer is a superstition. It has been proven scientifically over and over again. When a prayer appears to be answered, it is a coincidence. Quite simply, prayer has absolutely no effect on the outcome of any event. The "power of prayer" is actually "the power of coincidence."



Prayer does not work because God is completely imaginary.

I don't know whether there is a God or gods and don't think that it could be determined conclusively. But I tend to believe that there is not. If there is some supernatural being, he,she, it has kept itself well hidden.

If you define God as love, then I believe in God as a spirit that has some power to aid mankind but I don't think God as defined that way created the universe and man. Under that definition, man created God. That is man created love not that love created man. If man created love that tells us nothing about whether an afterlife exists, nothing about the existence or non-existence of Heaven or Hell.

If you define God as the controlling power in the universe, then I believe physics and chemistry are God. But again, that also tells us nothing about the existence

of an afterlife. So, I believe that there is no afterlife. I understand the wish that heaven is waiting for all of us after we die but I don't have any concrete evidence to suggest that it is. Just because religious leaders and religious texts assert their existence that doesn't make it so. But their assertions do play to what the audience wants to hear and therefore obtains lots and lots and lots of power for those leaders. That is, religious leaders have quite a vested interest in keeping the myth of Heaven and Hell going (like the Wizard of Oz wanted to keep the myth of his power going). And because you can't prove that they don't exist, the myth continues. The good news is that you can still live a wonderful life even though there is no Heaven to pass into. Rather than cry about there not being a Heaven, celebrate the wonderful things that we do have in this beautiful life that we are as certain as we can be does exist.

If you look at it objectively and watch the televangelists, it seems either like severe brain washing or even a hoax of their own beliefs. There is alot of money to be made from talkning about god. i despise the old "send a gift and you will be blessed". Many poor old people on social security send their money to "the lord" and do without alot because some preacher wants to line his pockets with enough money to buy a few more new cars and houses.