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Do you believe in God ?

  1. emdi profile image71
    emdiposted 7 years ago

    What is the motivation for your belief in God? If you don't believe in God what is the reasoning behind that?

    1. UPStar profile image60
      UPStarposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yeah I do. I believe because of many things. The proof is in nature, in science, in archeology, in history.
      I know experientially from all He has done in my life. all the answers to prayer etc..

      1. TimTurner profile image80
        TimTurnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Unfortunately, "God" always has to modify his/her beliefs because of science.  God and his/her religion always fights science but then eventually adopts science's findings.  The Church fought against the Earth being round, the Sun was the center of our solar system and women's rights.

        I do not believe in any single god as he/she doesn't exist in my world.

        But the great thing about the infinite consciousness of the Universe, our worlds are different.  God may exist in your world but can not exist in mine at the same time.

        Wonderful, isn't it? smile

        1. UPStar profile image60
          UPStarposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Not sure this is accurate. I think the lack of evidence to support evolution has made Science create the "intelligent design" theory. Creation alone proves God existence. God Himself never bothers to argue He exists. He knows he IS. It is a fact. There is only one place the Bible says "there is no God" and that is in Psalm 14:1

    2. advisor4qb profile image78
      advisor4qbposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I believe in God.  I have emerged from some pretty hairy situations that only Divine Guidance as a result of fervent prayer could have pulled me through.

      I need no further proof.

      1. earnestshub profile image85
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I need further proof! Why would god pick you to help and leave others more needy like sick children to die?
        Megalomania bought on by delusion perhaps?

  2. eyeofh profile image59
    eyeofhposted 7 years ago

    My belief in God needs no motivation.  It simply exists in my heart and soul.  Motivation is the BUSINESS of organized religion.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Please be sure your vision isn't skewed by knowledge you don't have.

      A 'belief' is supposed to be based on something that can be true. It is something you can get behind 100% because you know it to be true.

      What you have is 'faith'. You have 'faith' that there really is a 'god'. Faith is a mystical terminology issued by religion. It was later used to in other forms of context, but came from religion

      With that said- even as you've stated- you're a believer- and I'm now going to tell that you can NEVER have 100% belief in something you know isn't real.

      It is a biological impossibility.

      1. mobilephone guide profile image60
        mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i never believed in freedom or equality. though it has "good" intentions, it can never exist

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not exactly sure where you are going with that. But, I guess I am forced to ask...What's your point?

          1. mobilephone guide profile image60
            mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            i meant to say, you can just believe without caring if it's true or not, especially if it's "real or not". like concepts.

      2. Jewels profile image80
        Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        But what is real?  Just because one person's sense of what is real is different to another, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

        When talking about biology, you dismiss that which is metaphysical.  Yet there are many many people who have tangible tactile metaphysical experiences not measurable as yet by physical instruments.   The concept of subtle bodies and subtle perception is very real and yet to those who don't have the experience, it is dismissed as biologically impossible.

        Forget belief - have experiences.  One thing missing when a person logically and rationally categorizes and explains the mysteries of the universe to the human's in this world - unless they are able to have sentient experiences, they are deluding themselves with their own minds.  The mind is a trickster and full of pitfalls in perception.  Standpoint turns intellect and the mind into a kaleidoscope of possibilities where philosophers muse for lifetimes; So much so they become a tag team of musers as the answers are never forthcoming.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting and well worded. Very nice.

        2. mobilephone guide profile image60
          mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          "the reality you seek is the reality you will find". yep

          1. Jewels profile image80
            Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Hmmmmm!  Is that what I intended for that to mean?  Not really, but that's what you got from it.  Hence your perception of meaning, and a good example of how people perceive written words to align with their own intellect, their limited or expanse of consciousness.

  3. yoshi97 profile image87
    yoshi97posted 7 years ago

    I believe there is a force in the cosmos greater than all of us ... some call it nature, I call it God ... smile

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    SamiTheFinnishBoyposted 7 years ago

    I believe in GOD(praise be to HIM), because HE wanted me to believe in HIM.

  5. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I do now. Colts 35 Patriots 34

    1. Pr0metheus profile image60
      Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL WHAAAA!?   WHY DID I STOP WATCHING!?

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm from MASS and I'm glad they lost. lol

      2. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks so much for those links Pr0, loved them.
        *nerd hug*
        lol

        oh - I'm the nerd, wasn't implying you are... smile

        1. Pr0metheus profile image60
          Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh I'm definitely a nerd, although I have good social skillz!!

          Yea, I stopped watching at the half.  Shoulda kept watching!  Yay Colts, boo NE!

    2. Jo Woodward profile image60
      Jo Woodwardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  6. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 7 years ago

    So you are implying that god influences football?

    hmm.
    There are a lot of atheists in Detroit actually...

    1. drej2522 profile image86
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ehhh, it's as believable as anything else. smile

      1. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol I suppose so

  7. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I definitely believe in God. He's been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember.

  8. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    As for answer the topic question.

    Do you believe in God?

    Nope!

    I have all I need to know with 100% positive honesty, there is no god and never has been.

    I had questions about life. I now have my answers. Everything else is knowledge to learn.

    1. drej2522 profile image86
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sounds convincing

  9. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    I believe - and there's no reason why I do - I just do smile
    Some things - like a mother's love, Nature's beauty, first love - don't have a reason or motivation - they just are!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Everything that happens in your life happens for a reason. If you haven't figure that out for yourself, then I am glad I could help.

      The 'reason' might not be known to you, but it doesn't stop you from learning. The whole point of life is knowledge and understanding.

      Plain and simple. You are to absorb as much knowledge as you can about the people who live among you. You are to be honest with yourself and in your dealings with others. You are to value and protect your life and others. Through doing this you gain 'understanding' wisdom.

      Anything outside of that- is irrelevant.

      Upon realizing this- it leaves no room for 'god' at all.

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ya! hgm!

  10. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    If it's guidance you seek- look inside yourself.

    If it's higher meaning for your life- look inside yourself.

    If you really want higher meaning- set your own purpose and make it happen.

    You want 'god' to love you, then be your own god.

    Use your consciousness for something other than telling you, you are alive.

    Use your conscience you were born with, the proper way, don't push it aside.

    Use your subconscious warnings to show you direction, it's deep inside you.

    Take full responsibility for your own existence and make it full.

    It's an awesome feeling of relief.

  11. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    It's not even a question of believing or not. It's knowing. Even nonbelievers know, otherwise why not believe? cool

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  12. Pr0metheus profile image60
    Pr0metheusposted 7 years ago

    P.S. You're welcome Jen big_smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    what was the question? hmm:

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        because debating homosexuality is not cool. lol

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You are right, debating isn't worth the time.

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            lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I wish I could think of a rhyme hmm:

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Maybe you could, if you had more time. lol

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                lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                But not believing is the crime lol

  14. weblog profile image60
    weblogposted 7 years ago

    I do believe in GOD - the concept created by humans in many part of this planet for some crazy reasons!

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Would it matter as to 'Why the concept came to be?'- make a difference?

      Just curious?

      1. weblog profile image60
        weblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Would it matter? Maybe or may not be! I'm not researching on it.

      2. Cris A profile image60
        Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        To have an answer to questions they didn't have an answer to? cool

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I guess you could look at that way. lol lol

          1. Cris A profile image60
            Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Unless of course knowledge gets in the way. But like all things knowledge has limits too. cool

            1. Cagsil profile image61
              Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Knowledge has limits. Hmm....?

              1. Jewels profile image80
                Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Current knowledge does have limits.  Allot of the real good stuff was lost or destroyed and is not found in books.  However, the ability to learn is only limited by our imaginations, or lack of imagination.

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's interesting though as to why the need to believe knowing it comes from man,people, humans.

        I have one question,

        if GOD was the real deal and created everything , then he did it for us, his people, yes? 

        So why would he ever want people to doubt his existence when he could clear up all these questions and confirm he is real by telling us.  Why the anonymity when he supposedly has the power to do anything. 

        You think he would put all these various people who search their lifetimes at ease and then everyone would be on the same page.  It is irrelevant if I believe in GOD, it is irrelevant if I demand truth because my beliefs are mine and until a GOD of some being has the balls to show up I choose to not even question the matter. 

        That probably made no sense. 

        Bottom line I don't need proof because I don't require proof.

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          lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

        2. mobilephone guide profile image60
          mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          look at it like a fish in the sea or an ant or a bacteria. a higher being does not need to make his presence known nor does it make peace with the lower species nor does it need to be "kind". it's we that think that "it" needs to have a human concept in order for us to accept. "it", god, may exist or may not, it is beyond our comprehension.

  15. debugs profile image72
    debugsposted 7 years ago

    Yes.

  16. webismine profile image60
    webismineposted 7 years ago

    Does god believe in me?

  17. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    God created man and the world for His pleasure - not for ours. I think that's in the fourth chapter of Revelation.

    1. weblog profile image60
      weblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is he a sadist?

      1. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          He is all things.  And there is a leason for us in all things. He is balance of all things.
           Time for me to go to work now. will be back.
          Have a great day

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    SamiTheFinnishBoyposted 7 years ago

    GOD only gains pleasure from HIS devoted servants.

    1. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

         I think that God recieves pleasure from all of his creations. As I gain pleasure from all of his creations.
         I do have my favorites though and I am sure that God does also. My favorites include T bone cooked to 125 degrees, Cold beer, and chocolate chip cookies.....    And Sex.

  19. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    Jewls said  Current knowledge does have limits.  Allot of the real good stuff was lost or destroyed and is not found in books.  However, the ability to learn is only limited by our imaginations, or lack of imagination.
       
       I always look forward to your coments. Simple and to the point.  Easy to understand IF a person WANTS to understand.

  20. Warriorwannab profile image60
    Warriorwannabposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I believe in God.  Big "g".  Say what you want, but at the end of the day I know where I'm going after death.

  21. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    I believe that the only thing you'll find within yourself isn't any greater than yourself. If you want to find something greater, you'll have to look beyond.

    1. Jewels profile image80
      Jewelsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, that's limiting considering you are as great as God is.  As long as you feel lesser than, you always will be lesser than.  Go inside deeper and you will find gems you never thought existed.  You will NEVER find the richness of 'god' or the fulfillment you seek externally.

  22. getitrite profile image80
    getitriteposted 7 years ago

    I find no reason to believe in imaginary entities.  Why?  Because they're imaginary!!! neutral

  23. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    A spiritual life and logic are not intertwined . You cannot Intellectualize and categorize a power greater then yourself !

    But put me In the believer column .

  24. iantoPF profile image87
    iantoPFposted 7 years ago

    Hey guys. I know I'm kinda late into this but could you help an old Welshman out. I mean I'd love to get involved but I don't understand the question and I have never had it explained to me.
    I know what "Believe" means and I know what "in" means but what does "Believe in" mean? The phrase doesn't really make sense.

    1. emdi profile image71
      emdiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      a very good question. When I used the phrase 'believe in', I meant the complete trust /conviction. Do you believe in (sorry again the same phrase) the existence of God (or some power or brain above the human brain) ? I am exploring the motivation of people who believe and the people who don't.

      1. iantoPF profile image87
        iantoPFposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for engaging me in this question. It is one that I have dificulty with.
        When you say that "Believe in" means having complete trust and confidence in, then you imply that the person you are questioning already has a conviction that your God exists. Without that prior conviction total trust and confidence would be impossible. Do you see my dificulty here? The statement "Do you believe in the existence of God?" seems like a contradiction in terms.
        Speaking for myself, (Because you asked) I do not have a belief system nor do I have faith. I am a polytheist honoring the ancient Gods and Goddesses of my ancestors. I follow this spiritual path, not because I look for a reward in this life or the next, but because it fills a deep spiritual need within me. I do not have 10 commandments, I just have one. Do No Harm.

  25. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    After examining the facts that I brought to the table, I have come to one logical opinion that there is a God / creator
    having a higher intillect than ours.

  26. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    Good night yaul 2:3o and gotta get up in 4 hours
      just wanted to say  HA

 
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