7 Common False Reasons for Why People Believe in a God

There are many reasons for why people believe in God. Here are 7 reasons that I have commonly seen as the explanation for faith in God, that I think are false.

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This may be you!
This may be you!

1. Everybody else does

This has struck me as the most shocking one. A lot of people, in particular teenagers, have told me that they believe in God simply because everybody else around them does. It seems to them that most of their family and friends also believe in God so why shouldn't they? They reason "how can everybody be wrong?" Another side reason to this is the belief that if you are baptised/initiated into your religion, you must then be a believer.

I never really understood this reasoning because when I think about something, I don't immediately go to another source of information or think about who believes what, I think about the situation as I know it, with the facts that I know, and try to make a conclusion from them. It is when I feel like I don't know enough about something that I go and find a source of information. I would never believe anything simply because somebody told me it was true. It has to make sense too. Why do some people skip this process altogether and just blindly follow what everyone else believes?

Of course, linked in with this point is that it is often found that parents teach their children their religion and from a young age, particular beliefs are ingrained into their children, and are often reinforced by their community. As many of the readers will know, it is hard to stop accepting something that you believed to be true all of your life, and so it can be attributed to this phenomenon that people stay believing in God after their teenage years. Naturally then, it can be said that a lot of people believe in God on the false reason of simply being born with parents who would tell them to do so.

I hope you like it toasty.
I hope you like it toasty.

2. If I don't, I'll burn in hell

When religious people tell me "If I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose, if you're wrong, you have everything to lose" they mean that If I don't believe in God, I will burn in hell (or otherwise be punished), and that's why I should believe in God.

But as Richard Dawkin's points out "we are all atheists, some of us just have taken it one God further." What he means by that is: people who believe in God, don't believe in so many other Gods by doing so. If you are a Christian for example, you believe in the Christian God. You are an atheist in respect to all of the others, such as the Jewish God and the Islamic God. So if the Christian is wrong, and Judaism is the true religion, then the Christian will also be punished eternally, just like the atheist.

Therefore, If anyone is wrong about their beliefs, they will end up burning in hell or the equivalent punishment of the true religion.

So I don't really see how not believing in God puts you at any more risk of hell or punishment than believing in him. Other religions also promise eternal punishment for not believing in their God.

(Note: Although I took the example of Christianity, it is in fact true of some divisions of religion to promise punishment for those too 'ignorant' to find the real division of that religion, not just the religion itself. I.E Some believe that people who fall outside of their Church cannot go to heaven. For example, Catholics believe that true protestants cannot go to heaven because they are outside of the church - sourced)

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=214400

Maybe you just got lucky?
Maybe you just got lucky?

3. Good things happen to me

I have heard a lot of "I pray to the almighty God and he rewards me" and "I am happy in life because of God" as an answer to why they believe in God. This includes very lucky or "miraculous" events in people's lives. But how can you know that your happiness is a result of God? After all, there are atheists who are perfectly happy in their lives, good things happen, without prayer or belief. It's of course a great thing that people are getting good things in their lives, but I don't think attributing it to something higher than us is a logical conclusion to make from them.

Another point against this is for all of the people who pray, and get nothing. Or people with faith who end up with terrible luck and misfortune. If there was a God that was capable of interfering with out day to day life, then why does he do so for some and not for others?

Arguing that "we do not understand God's motives" to me seems like giving up on argument altogether.

4. The Bible/Qu'ran/Torah/Other Religious Texts are very old

A lot of people argue that because the text that their religion is based on is very old, it somehow makes it more believable than if it wasn't. I don't understand this logic because when it comes to all other knowledge: cars, medicine and laws for example, being antiquated works against those things. This is based on the idea that what was said/made in the past may not have been the most true and useful for our society in which we live now. Why is this view not applied to antiquated texts whose real authors can only be guessed at?

Another point to note is that there have been many holes and inconsistencies found in these ancient texts which point to the idea that they were written for a human purpose (to control the masses) and not by a divine entity who would supposedly have gotten everything right in his texts. If taken literally, a lot of the events in ancient texts seem to greatly contradict modern day science (creation, walking on water, etc.)

How can we be sure It is God that is inside of us?
How can we be sure It is God that is inside of us?

5. I can feel God inside of me

This is the most understandable point for me as sometimes it feels like there is more to being a human than just being an animal who eats, sleeps and reproduces. This may be why so many different religions have been made in the past. It could be a natural urge for us to find something to admire as our authority figure, something larger than us.

But I fail to see how this feeling of spirituality, that there is something bigger than us, can definitely mean that it is a God who makes us feel that way. Is this feeling telling people "I am God, read the Bible/Qu'ran/Torah and follow it's guidelines?". Why does this feeling mean that we have to go to a particular place and read a particular text and then lead a particular life necessarily.

So I don't understand how people can say things like "I just know it's God" when if they didn't know religions existed, and words like "god" and "bible", they would not have been able to follow the guidelines of their religion. They would have still perhaps felt the "presence of God" but to me it seems unlikely that they would go to church every sunday and forbid gay marriage, or not eat particular animals, or get circumcised by the urge of the feeling inside of them.

Of course, if you feel this spirituality and decide to call it God, then this point does not really apply. But I would argue that what you are calling God is not "God" by standards of religion and so you've just made up a new name for spirituality or feeling inside of you.

The comical way of explaining the God of Gaps argument!
The comical way of explaining the God of Gaps argument!

6. The God of Gaps

Another false reason for believing in a God could be said to be the argument that "since science cannot answer A, then God must be real, since with his existence we can answer A". I don't really understand this, because by using God as an answer to fill a gap of knowledge, you are only opening up even more questions. How did God come about? What shaped his personality (if you believe he has one)? Why is there pain on Earth? Why doesn't prayer work? etc.

I could see how gaps in science might make you agnostic, since there hasn't been conclusive proof of any cosmology as of yet but I personally don't see how using God to fill in gaps works as an argument.

It seems to me like you're filling a gap with a hole.

Also to note is that in a lot of the 'gaps' there is evidence for what the gaps might be, and evidence for the truth of the theory. It's just not absolutely conclusive, as the picture explains.

Not that kind.
Not that kind.

7. Hardships

I am unsure about the naming for this point and so am very open for suggestions, but as for the point, I am. Thanks to @Jenubouka and the ever useful comments section for pointing out that a lot of people become religious in jail.

I believe in any situations of hardships (disabilities, diseases, financial trouble, loneliness), we naturally look for something to lean on, some form of support or comfort. I think because of the availability of texts such as the Bible, many people seek solace in Christianity in particular when they are experiencing hardships. I must stress that I think what religion does in these cases serves a positive role overall, because it teaches some fundamental morals such as killing and stealing is wrong, and loving and caring is right. However, I do not see the reasoning behind believing in something only because you want to feel comfort in something, it seems like using religion and belief for your own benefit, which has little to do with truth.

This reason may be considered as the reason for the positive correlation between poorer, less developed countries and higher religious numbers. As living standards increase, the need for a higher power decreases.

Although religions such as Islam and Christianity are growing in terms of population and % of the world population adhering, these increases are only seen in poorer countries such as Nigeria (accounting for most of the Christian growth). In the developed countries where living standards are high, religious numbers are rapidly decreasing with 9 countries said to see the extinction of religion entirely in the near future. For more information on this, see my hub '6 Reasons Religion is Dying'.

All in All

All in all, I think that these 7 reasons are understandable, but they should be exposed and addressed. If anyone has any input that they think might be useful in terms of adding or discrediting this hub then please do go ahead and post it below.

Thank you very much for your time,

Have a nice day,

Philanthropy.

Note: I do not wish for this hub to be an attack on religions or God in itself, I merely wanted to express my view that a lot of people are religious for the wrong reasons. Non believers also face similar problems and I am in the process and I have now written the reverse argument, see "5 Common False Reasons for why People do not believe in a god"

For people who wish to be more moral and satisfied in like, reading my hub "5 reasons it doesn't matter whether God exists or not" is advised.

Important: (important for those who enjoy learning both sides of an argument, that is!)

A great hubber by the name of Seek-n-Find has created a hub that deals with the other side of this hub entitled "Seven Good Reasons Why People Believe in God"

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Paladin_ 5 years ago from Michigan, USA

Interesting hub, Philanthropy, though as Drjacki points out, there are probably many more.

I can think of one big one: Personal miraculous experience. I can't count the number of fantastic stories I've read from believers who claim they or someone they love has been "resurrected" from certain death or saved from some impossible situation by a "miracle." I suppose that could be included in reason number 3, but it would have to be expanded.

Item number 2, as manifested in Pascal's Wager, has long been a source of amazement for me. Nobody who offers this platitude seems to understand the consequences it has for what it actually means to "believe."

It's certainly true that fear of hell can encourage someone to seek a way to avoid it. And it follows that belief in such an escape can be a natural consequence of such fear. But to consciously make the decision to "believe" as part of a calculated wager is not belief at all -- it's merely pretending to believe, just in case. Do people really think that God (if he existed) wouldn't know what you're thinking, and whether or not you truly believe?

Sorry to go off on a tangent. That's just my rant for the day.


jenubouka 5 years ago

I can see this is going to be a long debate, well written and easy to read.

I think it is a personal choice in the end, as child growing up with religious parents they are sort of molded into their parents beliefs. Then more times than not rebel against the ideals, yet not strong enough in the belief of themselves and re enter the parents state of belief. I have seen this with a number of friends during the "teen and pre adult years".

Don't get me started on the Mormon beliefs...they had to learn the hard way NEVER to knock on my door again.

Though you did forget one other important reason, jail. I am serious if you have been there, especially in solitary confinement, it sucks, and you are forced to reckon with your souls placement in the end.

Great and again I look forward to the heated debate to prevail.......


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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

You did a great job of putting this together. Your choice of an illustration really set the tone. The content was very lucid, and I hope you don't mind that I checked funny, but I thought the humor was classic and subtle.

Here's number 6. I never wanted to believe in God, but he revealed himself to me and I didn't have a choice. It's called "Sorry about your luck!"

I liked it so much, that I clicked on some ads. I think about a nickels worth. Its all good, brother, or sister or whatever.


Cranfordjs 5 years ago

It's all about society and where you are born. Essentially, a person is born into their religion. 'All in All' I agree with you on your five points. Some more than others. but with that said, good article.


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Paladin_

Hey! Good to see you again :D! Thanks for the +ve feedback too :)

You're right! I will add in personal miraculous experience in with point 3. Thanks! I love this about the comments section.

I was really interested to search up what Pascal's Wager and find out what it is. I must once again thank you, for introducing me to it :) It's good to have something to refer to (just like you did) like that. It also reminded me of another false reason for why people believe in God. "The God Of Gaps" argument, where people say "because God answers questions that science can't, he must be real" but this just opens up even harder questions to deal with.

And yes I agree, sometimes I think it's a mixture of things, I guess some people tell themselves to believe in something so that they won't get punished for it. Whether that's true belief or not, like you say, is arguable.


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@jenubouka

Thank you for your kind feedback and yes I do agree with you there, upbringing plays a very important, if not key role in somebody's religious beliefs. When something is ingrained into a child from a young age, it is very hard to just throw away those beliefs that they have had all of their lives, after all.

As for the mormons, I find it very confusing to pinpoint exactly what they believe, I find it difficult to believe that a religious organisation could have all of that criticism to do with homophobia, racism, and sexist policies etc. So I don't want to voice any opinion until I know what it's really all about :o I didn't even know they knock on people's door until just now! Maybe it's not so prevalent in the UK? Jehovah's Witnesses are known for that here.

And Jail! I completely overlooked that one, I think I will add it in with 'the God of gaps' to make it 7 false reasons.

Thank you for your time and have a nice day,

Philanthropy,


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@WD Curry 111

Thank you and I'm very glad you enjoyed my subtle attempts at humour :)

As for your number 6. that you suggest, I have been contemplating adding something like that in, maybe I should, I'll explain why I didn't first however. Perhaps you could give me feedback?

If I say that a personal revelation or personal experience with God is a false reason for belief, I guess I wouldn't be entirely sure I was right. After all, what if indeed some people are having miraculous experiences and I am just simply not believing them. There's always the chance that these things are indeed happening, they just seem very unlikely to me. So I was just wondering if it was worth mentioning it, I suppose I kind of cover it with the 5. "I can feel God inside of me" point because unless the personal experience is directly telling the person to believe in a particular division/church of religion, it would seem odd to believe in one God in particular.


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Cranfordjs,

Thank you cranfordjs! I added in a section in 1. about a person's upbringing effecting their religious beliefs. You are right, it is one of the most important false factors and I am ashamed of myself that I overlooked it in my hub!


jenubouka 5 years ago

I learned all I need to know about Mormons on South Park.


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Jenubouka

ah hah I see, I haven't had that opportunity. You will see number 7. is heavily based on your suggestion by the way :)


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Paladin_ 5 years ago from Michigan, USA

Just thought I should note, Philanthropy, the title of your hub still refers to "5" reasons, and you're now up to seven.

You may have to simply create another hub, perhaps calling it "5 more reasons..."


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

Haha yes Paladin! Thank you, I'll change it at once!

What do you think of two new points? Yay or nay?


jenubouka 5 years ago

Thanks Philanthropy!!!

I appreciate the mention.


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Jean Bakula 5 years ago from New Jersey

Hello Philanthropy 2012,

We meet again. I think your hub is interesting. I know many people in their 40's who still say they belong to a certain religion because their parents baptized them into it. I would think by the time they reach that age, they would have put some thought into it themselves, but I find in general that people are spiritually lazy. As for me, I'm still searching, but do believe there is some kind of divine energy that drives our lives. Voted up and interesting.


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Paladin_ 5 years ago from Michigan, USA

Philanthropy, I suspect as the discussion continues, you'll discover more and more reasons to add to your list, and will learn even more about the issue, from both sides. But then, that's the whole point of having such discussions, isn't it?


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Steve Orion 5 years ago from Tampa, Florida

Awesome Hub, I think if you took the people who believe for the reasons you listed and what you've discussed so far, that would be the vast majority of the religious population. The "gaps" one if my favorite! "Oh, look! We can't perfectly map out each stage of human evolution! HAHA that means God created the universe!!! WHOOOHOOO!" lol The ignorance and gullibility human beings are so prone to sometimes disturbs me. Keep writing =)


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

Good, clear writing! How about a "Part 2" to this Hub and call it, "7 Valid Reasons Why People Believe DO believe in God"? I think if you asked many people (I can give you some suggestions of people to ask if you are having a hard time finding a diversity of answers) and did some research, you would come up with some interesting things. I like that you ask lots of questions and encourage people to think and reason. :-) I believe it would be beneficial to approach a topic from all angles...if we are going to ask the questions in the negative...let's ask them in the positive. If we are going to focus on one end of the spectrum, let's focus on the other as well. I think that will add yet another layer of depth to the discussions that take place around these important topics. I'm a big-picture kind of person, so the more angles from which you look at a topic, the better, in my opinion. And especially on a topic so broad such as this...there's got to be SOOO many different types of people with different beliefs and reasons for their beliefs and differing levels of reliability and accuracy/reasons for why they believe what they believe. You are tackling a massive topic so it will take a massive attempt to cover it comprehensively. Go for it! :-)


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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

@ Philanthrropy2012

Sounds like God given wisdom to me. I could laugh, though. That is what happened to me. I have learned not to expect anyone to believe it. I don't believe it myself sometimes.

I don't think the Great Spirit would want you to lose the sense of humor you have been bestowed with.


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@ Jean Bakula

Thank you for your +ve feedback :) And I've added an extra part to point 1. addressing people who were baptised :) Thank you for that point!

I agree too, I do feel like we are more than just mere animals, whether that is spirituality, God or otherwise is hard to tell ^^


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Paladin

Absolutely, I really like the friendliness and willingness of fellow hubbers. It's much like the "peer review" system in Universities where other students criticise and add ideas to your work, It's very beneficial and is a great help and show about the views and truth in the world :)

As long as I don't keep dopey mistakes like not changing the number of reasons in the title to match the content, I agree entirely :D


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Steve Orion

I agree, the God of Gaps is so often used in argument against evolution, but it just offers so many more questions about God if you use it. It always boils down to "we don't know enough". I foresee great changes to our world in our lifetime though, it should be really interesting to see what will come of it all!


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Seek-n-Find

I agree, as your name suggests, we have to seek and then find! And do this out of, as my name suggests, philanthropy!

Yes indeed, the more information we gather on any topic, the better decision we can make. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub, and I will take on your suggestion about making a part 2 for why people correctly do believe in God/religions. Although for the sake of hub quality, and since it was your idea, I would certainly not be against you writing that hub? They would make a nice couple on the "best" section under the "Does God Exist?" section ^^

Have a great day,

Philanthropy :)


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

@Seek-n-Find

I agree, as your name suggests, we have to seek and then find! And do this out of, as my name suggests, philanthropy!

Yes indeed, the more information we gather on any topic, the better decision we can make. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub, and I will take on your suggestion about making a part 2 for why people correctly do believe in God/religions. Although for the sake of hub quality, and since it was your idea, I would certainly not be against you writing that hub? They would make a nice couple on the "best" section under the "Does God Exist?" section ^^

Have a great day,

Philanthropy :)


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

Ok! I shall write it. I'm not sure how long it will take me but I will be sure to let you know when it is ready and maybe we can link the articles? :-) Take Care!


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

Great! I'll be awaiting it with an "interesting" and "up-vote" in hand! I have just written the reverse argument with "5 common false reasons for why people do not believe in a god"

Perhaps everyone could help me and find another 2 reasons like last time! :)

Thank you for your collective time(s)

Philanthropy,


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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

It is odd that Christianity is growing in areas of extreme persecution. Where do I sign up?


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

WD Curry, I am confused! Do you wish to sign up to Christianity or extreme persecution !?


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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

What's the difference?


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

One of us should probably let everyone else know that you are joking!


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

I've started the partner Hub to this one! It is my goal to finish it today. It's hard to communicate briefly but for sake of readers' attention spans, I shall try my best! Pray for me--errrr--or wish me luck. :-)


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

Best of luck! I'm looking forward to it!!


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

Shall not be done today...between tackling a big topic (I don't write quickly!) and feeling under the weather today, I must retreat for the night without having accomplished my goal. I shall finish when I am done. :-) Good night all!


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xethonxq 5 years ago

Philanthropy2012

I think this is a very fascinating hub. I often wondered why people believe in God and know that I have has myself that question numerous times throughout my lifetime. I think the biggest reason for me is because that was what I was taught. As I grew up I remember having many questions about the existence of the divine and I have to admit that I don't know what I exactly believe yet. I want to believe...I think there is a God...but I don't know for sure. Some faith, huh? Or is it I'm just human.

Thanks again for the hub!


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

Hello there! I stayed up late to finish it. :-) I normally do not post my Hubs on other people's pages, but since you suggested that I write it as a partner to this Hub, I am including the link here. It is kind of fun to write as partners--you cover one perspective--I cover another. This could be a new trend in Hubbing. :-)

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Seven-Good...


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DavePrice 5 years ago from Sugar Grove, Ill

Common objections, I suppose. Most created by Christians too lazy to understand their own beliefs. I could, and I have, engage in the arguments, but they become redundant and accomplish nothing. Conversation, on the other hand, is enjoyable when the argument is laid aside, which is what I think you managed to accomplish here. I enjoy the conversation, I enjoy the subtle humor, and I enjoy that you can engage without disappearing down the rabbit hole. We may be on different sides of the equation, but I enjoy your conversation.


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Philanthropy2012 5 years ago from London Author

Thank you DavePrice and this hub had a very simple purpose and that is to address common what I deem to be mistakes of judgement, not to speak of any particular beliefs, evidence etc. :) Thank you for your kind comments.

Have a great evening,

Philanthropy, :)


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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I remember asking myself this same question and coming up with many of these same reasons. It was then I realised I didn't know if I truly believed. I spent many years outside organized religion searching for my own answers.

After nearly 40 years I have found a spiritual path that feels right for me. Now my reasons for believing in a Divine Spirit are really my own reasons.

Awesome hub accompanied by intelligent comments. Voted Up and interesting.


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Philanthropy2012 4 years ago from London Author

Thank you very much Phoenix, I can really appreciate what you said.


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lone77star 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

@Philanthropy2012, a delightful read, full of charming wit and lovely reason.

I think #5 comes the closest to explaining my belief and interests. But in my case it seems to go beyond mere feelings. You see feelings are created, but most people opt out by letting the mechanics of their biology create feelings for them as a stimulus-response. In my case, the feelings are more directly created. Like: life becomes crap and poos on me, but I laugh out loud and holler with enthusiasm -- being bigger than the problem.

I started this life believing in God. My earliest dreams from age months old were mysterious and mystical, full of meaning and implication. One of my earliest, recurring dreams taught me the meaning of faith and doubt.

I have seen this world without the aid of my Homo sapiens eyeballs. It wasn't delusion induced by drugs, surgery, injury or other such trauma. My physical eyes fail; now needing glasses. My spiritual vision is pure and perfect, never needing such instrumentalities.

I have witnessed miracles and understood their creation. As a child of God, we all have this ability. The sneaky thing is that ego gets in the way. Ego is what it's all about. Ego is the source of all evil and the barrier between us and our return to the Father. For brief moments I have been without ego, when the body means nothing and forgiveness is effortless.

So many of the supposedly religious wrap themselves in ego and think they know it all. They couldn't be further from the truth. They are standing in the cesspool of darkness imagining the light they think they see.

Articles like yours help to shake things up and help to shine a light on ego's foul work -- the work of self-importance and relative goodness. God and righteousness are beyond dichotomies -- pure and perfect, like the Zen -- the Buddhist paramitas.


Papa 3 years ago

I wish people could be more open minded


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KenWu 3 years ago from Malaysia

Religion is for the good sake of people but now people kill each other in the name of God! How pathetic and You really got the points there.

One question that knows one can answer. "If God create the world and everything in it, then who supposed to have created God?" Doesn't seem right!

Cheers,


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Philanthropy2012 3 years ago from London Author

Hi @KenWu

Thanks for your kind words ;)

You're right about the question that no one can answer, but the usual response is 'God is and has always been' which warrants the opposing question 'why can't the universe just have always been?'

Thanks,

Philanthropy


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Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

I advise these readers here to study Kurt Godel's (famous mathematician and successor to Einstein) God theorem; and also Stephen Hawking's support of Godel.


Supercyrano 2 years ago

Lone77star:

PLEASE! Dreams from "months old". Talk about delusional and egotistical. The greatest evidence against the existence of a spirit world would be your colorful but meaningless and disingenuous drivel.


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Oztinato 2 years ago from Australia

Supercyrano

do the words "sock puppet" mean anything to you?


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Doug Cutler 13 months ago from Temperance. Mich

Point 3 and 7 are opposite sides of the same reason, karma. We have been through many life times. We have free will. We have individual lessons to learn. A life time is dependent on what needs to be learned or made up on your journey to being a near perfect free willed entity. So, I would say karma is the word you are looking for for #7.

As far as saying one religion preys to a different god: no, we prey to the same God. Satanist and other deity worshipers don't prey to God. They are preying to a lower entity.

Those that say they are preying to God are preying to their concept of God. Same God, different views and beliefs.

I do not believe all religions are equal. The worst is the one that believes in: child marriages and rape, lying to the infidel, death to those that can't pay the tax.( Happening right now in Africa and Iraq, Afghanistan etc. ) Or death because you don't convert. Scholars suspect that their holy book was written by two different entities. The style and message changed from good to evil. Someone got rid of the original or he became demon possessed. ??

Superctrano: You really think you have no free will? A prisoner has some. He can elect to go along with evil or stay clean. A lifetime is like a personal prison. Each has confines according to karma, Good and bad.

I must have been bad some myself in other lives because of the troubles I have. Not near as many problems as some. Also, not as easy and satisfying a life as many others. Karma


Himangsu Sekhar Pal 9 months ago

Here is a link below:

https://sekharpal.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/is-fine...

One can go through this link and decide for oneself whether there is any God or not.

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