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What is the best way to explain the existence of God to an atheist?


I've heard people try to convince atheists that there is a God by quoting the Bible or some other holy book. But quoting from such materials won't work. You have to believe in them before you can accept them as plausible explanation.

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    It is quite right. Why unnecessarily waste time and energy in such discussions and meet the ire of people. If anybody seeks your help, then you can try to guide him. But not go uninvitedly pouncing your beliefs on others. There is much more to do.


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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 2 years ago

    You're funny junkseller. The comedic relief is greatly needed here. LOL

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 2 years ago

    I appreciate your views on this. thanks. the challenge of putting forward a physical proof is one that is difficult.

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Venkatachari M says

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    Veroniquebee 2 years ago

    Amen - no pun intended! - to that. It very much depends on the atheist in question - some of them are open to discussion, if not faith, while others are just looking for the easiest way to ridicule you.


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    Besarien 21 months ago

    Even Jesus had a hard time with the Bible, obviously.

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 2 years ago

    This is a wonderful comment my friend. I have friend both believers and non-believers and we get along perfectly. I suppose that's why some call it faith. Believing without much explanation or proof.

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    Catherine Giordano (CatherineGiordano) 2 years ago

    I wish I could delete this. I was angry when I rote it because I felt insulted by the question. The question presupposes that atheists have not heard all the arguments before and come to their own conclusion..


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Alianess Benny Njuguna (Ben716) says

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    The question is how to explain it to atheists. You and I can believe God's existence and his wonderful world to be his creation. But when somebody not believes it to be God's creation nor accepts His existence, how to convince him? I think we can't


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    Richiewest 2 years ago

    The almost infinate nature of the universe will potentially throw up conditions fit for life to exist,and evolve. A computer or a watch will only work if assembled in perfect order. Whereas life can evolve in a billion different ways.


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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 2 years ago

    Thank you for the response. it's quite interesting. But I asked the question not to save anyone nor to fuel my ego. I just hate it when some believer just quotes from some book and thinks he/she can convert someone over to his/her beliefs.


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    Robert the Bruce 2 years ago

    If a Muslim comes to me to "spread the good news" of his religion and I don't receive it, am I condemned?


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  • Pastor Wolfe 2 years ago

    You know, none of that is even an valid argument seeing that God and Jesus of the faith of Judaism and Christianity are nothing more than a man made myth by using other religious beliefs to create one god and one so called savior. Best is not trying!


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Obinna Donald Ogba (Donald Ogba) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 2 years ago

    It's just fascinating how humans have devised ways to trump each other. Whether it is about religion, politics or whatever. Ultimately, we choose what we believe in. Thank you for responding to the question.

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    junkseller 2 years ago

    Atheists don't fight against god, anymore than they fight against the Toothfairy or Paul Bunyan. They fight against what people do in the name of their make-believe friends.


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    cjhunsinger 2 years ago

    quildon--The words you used are Pascals. It is called Pascals Wager. It is only a fear tactic used to nullify human reason, but that is the essence of thesim.


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Jacqui (jlpark) says

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    JP Carlos (jpcmc) 2 years ago

    Thank you for the reply. The question is all about existence of god without any holy book or some scripture or ancient text. I was just wondering why many believers keep on quoting books. Don't they have anything else?


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    Robert the Bruce 2 years ago

    "The best evidence are personal experiences." --- This makes Christianity unaccountable. Everything supposedly happens after death. If you are wrong, who will know? A god who loves people would not base his truth on "personal experiences" alone.


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  • JThomp42 2 years ago

    There is no reason to try and explain anything to you people. You are as set in your beliefs as I am mine. You people are actually terrified that the Bible is true that you feel the need to be very condescending and just rude. Read instead of listeni


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    TL Flanigan 2 years ago

    To say that holy simply means without flaw seems to be an oversimplification. I would say holy more clearly means "of God" in some form or another. Obviously imperfect mortals will muddle that which is "of God" but it can still be holy and of worth

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Shawn Smit says

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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    Whatever you may do, you can't make the non-believer to believe in your doctrines. So be happy with your beliefs and let other atheists also live happily with their non-beliefs.


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    Venkatachari M 2 years ago

    Link 10103, it is not correct to say that religion is the total rejection of facts. It is through religious and spiritual beliefs that science emerged. Man has become curious to know about facts, only through his religious lessons and curiosity.


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    cjhunsinger 2 years ago

    Wynter--Witch burnings were not lead by Atheists, so too, the Inquisitions, Crusades, the KKK, the blatant and savage zealotry of Christianity, and Islam.


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  • thinkocrates 2 years ago

    God was a scientist, geneticist, botanist, etc.


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    Link10103 2 years ago

    I think I agree with the overall message of your comment, but can you prove that a spirit/soul exists either? I do not find your claim much different from believers claiming god obviously exists bearing love and peace etc..


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  • Pastor Wolfe 2 years ago

    Actually sir a car can in deed move without a driver, a country can in fact survive without a government, matter of fact, the government is what's destroying their country. So with that being said, the Universe can indeed survive without Your God!!!


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  • Pastor Wolfe 2 years ago

    Sad


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    cjhunsinger 2 years ago

    Cutie--Can you please supply just one fact, but first perhaps, it would be good if you defined, 'fact'.


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    Rachael Tate 2 years ago

    I was struggling to put my own feelings into words but now after reading this, all I need to say is ditto.

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    cjhunsinger 2 years ago

    Tusitala--Your story is interesting and I believe it true. Essentially, what you are saying is that a god originates from minds that do not reason, that are fearful and have no knowledge of what they see. Is that correct?

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    LadyFiddler 2 years ago

    Jthomp42 your question sure got plenty answers and what i love with questions like these it brings ALL zandolees out of their holes. You see and hear their true colours. Atheist just wants us to believe their garbage and shut up. BUT NEVER EVER!!


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  • Pastor Wolfe 2 years ago

    "You have heard me called by many names but there is only one true name that stands out from the rest, the name of Christ and that Christ is you! Believe in yourselves and walk the path as did Osiris/Jesus/Yeshua had walked and you too will be seen a


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    cjhunsinger 2 years ago

    think--You provide no proof here, not even a theory. You make a statement and call it a truth. If all things need a creator who created the creator. Sophomoric but applicable.


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Pastor Wolfe says

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    TL Flanigan 2 years ago

    Pastor Wolfe, I can see you are very passionate about your feelings. But you may want to compare what you tell people to do and what you do yourself. In one post you say not to condemn people, and then in others you condemn a whole religion.


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