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If there was no God to worship, who or what would people worship?

  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    If there was no God to worship, who or what would people worship?

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
      Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A sports franchise, a celebrity, a job, a car, a family member, making money, a fantasy...

      The list is likely endless.

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Don't people do this already?

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes! Gooo Adrian Peterson!

          1. Cagsil profile image59
            Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol

    2. Jerami profile image76
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Actually I think that this question has much more depth and I can already see where you might go with it. Kinda like If a name had never been put on "God" and if it had never been institutionalized, What kind of relationship with, Or what understanding of this power that influences the universe would be considered as real.   WHAT  IF ???   Hope it goes well

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol no hidden agendas on this one.

        1. Jerami profile image76
          Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Sorry. I'd be intrested to see the question be understand  that way.  I did.  Anyway welcome back

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks. I mean, people could worship child molesters if they didn't worship morals or a faith. That would be disturbing.

    3. advisor4qb profile image77
      advisor4qbposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, based on the things I believe, if there were not a God, there would be no people.....

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If there were no people, would there be a God?

    4. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lets see:

      Themselves lol
      celebrities are a good one
      mommy's & daddy's
      the almighty dollar
      the porcelain god

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        the porcelan god only gets me when I'm sick with the flu lol

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps, nothing at all. Why do we need to worship anything?

    6. Danny R Hand profile image61
      Danny R Handposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly what they do worship even with God existing.
                               
                                          THEMSELVES!!!

    7. jimbo9 profile image78
      jimbo9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There is an Almighty God, creator and upholder of all things by the word of His power. He is the first cause of everything as nothing cannot create something. Nevertheless, people still worship false god's and always have as many prefer to worship the creation rather than the Creator. Every blessing. Jim Hogan.

  2. Len Cannon profile image88
    Len Cannonposted 7 years ago

    Are you trying to say we don't already worship the almighty dollar?

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
      Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wasn't saying that . . .

  3. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Well, maybe I should have said: What would people worship besides the "materialistic". You guy's are right, some already worship the things you listed. lol

    1. Ken R. Abell profile image85
      Ken R. Abellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But now you've made it harder to answer. :>)

      IF God did not exist, we would create him in our image.  We actually do quite a bit of that already.  We would put him in a box that we could easily command, kind of like a Genie who would grant us our every wish.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Actually there are plenty of gods and goddesses that ppl might worship, Celtic, Norse, Egyptian ect.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why do you think most of us are dependent to search for something or someone more than ourselves to believe in?

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        For me it's a comfort level, knowing that I have someone watching over me and protecting me. But that is just me can't answer for everyone else. They have to make up their own minds about believing or not believing in a hight power, God, god, or goddess...

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can understand that.

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Hey Marine I've got a question for you...not related to this one but wanted ask if you believe in spirits, entities, ghosts?

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this



      By not believing in absolutes. I believe anything to be possible. Even things that defy logic. I think anything less would be limiting.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cool just wanted to see...I'm into paranormal things like this and just wanted to see if you were too smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I don't play with ouiji boards though if thats what you had in mind. lol

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yes you do Marine don't lie lol And no I'm talking more of the parapsychology stuff thatn the creepy ouiji board

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Ah, alright, yes, I would go ghost hunting!

  6. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Something invisible to others! it's a one-upmanship thing! lol

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to see you Earnest.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey marine! You're lookin good. smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ty, I just got a haircut and a bath. You are looking good yourself in a straight male to another male kinda way. lol

          1. earnestshub profile image87
            earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Wow a bath. I washed last year and try not to be an extremist about bathing. lol

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Earnest, I don't really know what to say. touche! lol

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    Scott.Lifeposted 7 years ago

    People all over the world have already replaced God with celebrities, politicians, fame, money and for the more honest among us themselves. Most people worship something and its doesn't have to be a God, or even religious. Now getting them to admit to it is another matter entirely. I have met few people that did not look up to something above themselves and idolize it in some way. Is that necessarily a bad thing if it drives a person on to new heights greater achievements and a better life? Hell no!!!

    We are inquisitive curious creatures, we ask questions and constantly seek for new experiences and moments, we search for answers. Whatever can give us reassurance and some kind of solution to our pondering we will inevitably grow fond of and look up to. Science is comforting to me, it shows me order and pattern in the midst of chaos and calamity. Even in natural disasters we can still find a series of events and instances of occurrences that conclude in a moment of fury and energy that amounts to nothing more then nature trying to restore a balance. It is tragic and horrendous when thousands die at nature's hands but it is easier for me when I understand why these events happen. On the other hand I see faith and I respect it, and keep it around, because I am a man of experiences, feelings and emotions. I have lived a hard life and seen many things.

    In that time I have seen things that defy my ability to explain and reason, and at moments when all around me death has come and yet I walk away unscathed, I have to wonder why. There are just some things that do not make sense, they seem to defy logic, and even physics and at these moments I feel in my heart that there is just something more, then Religion, or science. There is something more, we are something more. This ongoing debate doesn't answer those questions at all in fact it only raises more. So for me with God, or without, I am still something more then an organic collection of cells, matter, and organs, yet that is exactly what I am. I do not know if God is there, or not, but I do know that as far as I can tell I am here, and while I am I will push on looking for answers, but more importantly I will live my life because that is what I am, I am life.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nicely said.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    sorry I hijakced your thread and got talking about ghosts my bad marine

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I forgot what it was about. Now I want to hunt for ghost's.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol okay let's go hunting big_smile


        Cagsil you coming hunting too?

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years ago

      Someone hijacked the thread?

      Okay, where we going now? lol lol

      j/k

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

      exactly and why do people have to worship anything?  This really is dumb - and here I am posting again - there is no need to worship.

    4. aware profile image69
      awareposted 7 years ago

      i like to believe in a god . but never would i believe in one that needed worship.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Very wise I would think. Why worship anything that insecure! smile

    5. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

      money

     
    working