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post #1 of 196 (permalink) Old Dec 14th, 2012, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Do You Believe In God?

Yahweh, from the Holy Bible.


"BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

"I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”'



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Hard to say.


(Literally this time, I'm an agnostic).
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Hard to say. Probably no



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Re: Do You Believe In God?

Hard to say, like JR I'm agnostic, so I'm on the fence about this.
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No. The concept of God is the existence of a single divine entity that permanently exists. These things go against my fundamental worldview as I don't believe anything emotional, psychological or physical permanently exists nor do I think that there is anything that makes something single entity uniquely existing on its own. So no I don't believe in a God.

But I do read the Tanakh and Christian Bible sometimes.

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Not even in the slightest.
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post #7 of 196 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Hard to say.


(Literally this time, I'm an agnostic).


Same.
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Hard to say is really a good choice here I don´t believe in a God as a person or something like that. I was in a catholic grammar school and even there the first thing they said is that Bible is a book written in symbols. Almost nothing happened exactly like it´s written there, it´s a story about Earth evolution and things which happened in the past written in different (symbolic) form. However, it´s true that things here are too much complicated to be caused by a pure coincidence. For example I was once thinking about how it´s actually possible to aware myself. I mean, did you think about how did you come to your body and how it´s possible that you are literally conserved in your body till the end of your life? This is really an important thing because it makes you feel that you actually have some kind of "soul" or sth like that. Even Einstein said that the energy of your body after the dead can´t just disappear. It´s really interesting and fascinaiting how some things work. So, the summary - I don´t believe in a God as a person like we are, but I do believe in some kind of "mysterious energy" if I can say it like that.
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No, and I get reminded of that every time there is such sadness and tragedy in the world. What kind of god would allow so many innocent people to suffer?! 20 innocent kids under the age of 10 killed today! What is the reason for that? What kind of god would allow that to happen.

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Almost nothing happened exactly like it´s written there, it´s a story about Earth evolution and things which happened in the past written in different (symbolic) form.
It's very much a historical record also. But the creation story being a symbol for evolution is probably a modern Christian spin since people at that time would not have understood evolution.

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No, and I get reminded of that every time there is such sadness and tragedy in the world. What kind of god would allow so many innocent people to suffer?! 20 innocent kids under the age of 10 killed today! What is the reason for that? What kind of god would allow that to happen.

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I think you're confusing God with Satan.


"We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." - 1 John 5:19

"In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." - 2 Corinthians 4:4
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Even allowing for being dumbed down for human consumption, I can't believe in a God that simplistic.

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Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
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Believing in a superior force is fine. Not my case but it makes sense.
Follow instructions of books like Bible and Coran doesn't make any.


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I was baptised when I was a baby. Not a keen churchgoer, but hey I've got no choice.

That said, I'm not against people believing in God as long as they can get something positive from it.

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Many people have reported a near-death experience, of seeing a white light or seeing angels.
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