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"Breaking News"... God does not exist!!

Updated on April 21, 2015
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Anan is an online blogger and private consultant since 2009 in the areas of relationships and interfaith spirituality.

According to Stephen Hawking

Hypothetically...

And so you are preparing to start your day, and right there in the six AM news, the reporter reads from the TelePrompTer:

" There has been a new development... What we call GOD, is proved to be the biggest hoax in the history of humankind."

As you stand there, with your coffee mug in hand, a knot in your stomach tightens. Apathy, relief, anger, disbelief, disorientation and even a profound sadness fill your heart. Everyone is going to react differently. But one thing is for sure, everyone is going to defend their faith to the end.

Social networks would explode with comments and rants. The press will make sure that everyone is involved in the debate, and bring in more controversy. There will be disastrous implications of this statement and even more walls will arise among men. Now, what would you do in said case? Would anything change?

Maybe nothing, is not like most people take these things seriously.

To believe or not to believe.....

In all honesty, 99% of believers will not care if this type of information is presented, at least not on the surface. This would be a true test of their faith. The other one percent is the "Sunday, believers" That will bow their heads in anger. Atheists could feel empowered by that type of "backup" or become a constant reminder to their peers that they were the only ones that weren't misguided by an ageless global "lie".

Many atheists, base their beliefs in scientific observations and overall disenchantment with mainstream religion. They voice out their stern proof that there is an explanation for life and everything in it. Incredibly, religion, has given them the ammunition to propose that sacred writings and dogma is deeply conflicted and flawed. That since times of old, people have used the concept of God to destroy, control and perpetuate divisions among men.

As science advances, answers and explanations surfaced that have debunked the teachings of mainstream religions. This would be a time to celebrate their truth without being subjected to ridicule. Or if we were in the middle ages, a sure demise at the stake.

The other side of the coin...

Holding on to faith

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In ancient times, a person would prefer to die before denouncing God; is called a martyr. And many still do. The knowing, that nothing on earth can diminish or stain their faith in a creator is a powerful force. For thousands of years, millions of people have had a form of belief system that defines who they are.

In almost every culture, there is at least one form of worship. That in some countries is concentric to their identity. For something like this to surface would be catastrophic, but not in the way you may think.

Faith is the fabric that holds many aspects of humanity. To try to tear this intricate pattern of complex beliefs can send a good percentage of the faithful into a very private mourning dark period. Faith is ultimately a private affair. This God/creature relationship is as individual and unique as our fingerprints. Not one believer is going to take this "information" in the same way. Specially when this supposed proof will only raise more questions than answers. No one will be satisfied with the "evidence", which it would be impossible to bring forward.

On the other hand, deep core faith is who we are. A true believer needs no proof nor recognition to blossom or survive. So in summation, there is NOTHING in the world that will diminish the absolute truth that resides in their hearts.That God is the driving force of existence.


What is it to me?

If that day comes, with my coffee in hand, I would weep where I stand. Not because I felt disappointed, but because it will be an assertion of my faith. There are few things in life that the human spirit does not require to be acknowledged, God is the biggest one of all. There are things in life that are real whether we believe in them or not. Then... Is ok. When the world is still debating this matter, I will be on my knees thanking God for another day.

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      Anan Celeste 8 months ago from California

      It's indeed the conundrum of all ages. Everyone wins and everyone losses. In the end it's just a matter of perspective...

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      Nell Rose 10 months ago from England

      Really interesting stuff, yes I have thought this myself, but as I am a great quantum physics fan, and know how those little suckers act on a small scale I don't think I would be giving up on God just yet!

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      flpalermo 3 years ago

      Good writing style.

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      flpalermo 3 years ago

      O.K, Now what?

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      Anan Celeste 3 years ago from California

      Hi Michael-Milec!

      This is an interesting way to present the small gap between believers and non believers. In a child like way, it opens the door to discussion and mutual respect. Which is essential for both sides to feel represented. Like you said, faith and understanding is as individual as our finger prints.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hello ananceleste.

      Uplifting. Easy approachable writing style. You've presented essential informations for both " believers" , and "non-believers" in God to prove for themselves who they are. The morality is one of displays...

      In essence the Creator is GOD who doesn't depend on acknowledging.

      You have inspired me to a quote: " Don't ask of proof my faith, you have to experience it. "

      Voted up and awesome.

      Have a blessed weekend.

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      Anan Celeste 3 years ago from California

      Thank you sweetie!

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      Precious Pearl 3 years ago

      Beautiful! I love this hub!! Well, my dear Sister!

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      Sooner28 3 years ago

      I don't believe in God, but your title is catchy, and I think you summed up the reactions people would have pretty well.

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      HI teaches!

      I was a little worried that no one would get the hook. Specially the people that don't know me. My son went crazy when he saw the title. As he read it, his demeanor soften, and warned me that most of my audience,which is mainly Christian, would only click to vent out. That is without reading. I took the chance to make it a point, that even if this absurd, evil and destructive message ever hit the press, there will be millions of people that will not stop believing in God. I know I am not. Thanks my friend.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I like the way you draw readers into your post. Good coverage on the different views. God is more than what you can see and having knowledge of his existence. God does exist, many do not realize it takes seeking out the truth to find it. Voted up+++

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Hi rajan jolly;

      I agree 100%.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      There is always a cause to any effect and this hold true for the creation of the universe as well as for the creation of the Big bang before it and so on... And that effect is the creator whom we call God.

      God has no physical attributes so one can't see Him in form but by realization that comes only through the Guru.

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Amen Sueswan.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Anan,

      I believe in God as an energy that is part of all living lives. Those with faith will never falter from their beliefs.

      Voted up

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      John Harper 4 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi mrblueishmouvesky,

      Not wishing to turn these comments into a forum, but I will answer you.

      "what do you mean get as close to God as they can? In my mind God = Love, love is within all of us, as imo is God, so how are you proposing one gets closer to yourself, imploding?"

      I would prefer to say that we are all within God, and yes Gods love is in all of us, however many seem to have separated themselves from that love. getting closer to God means choosing to get further away from our 'self' - as Christ stated, nevertheless, not my will but Your will be done" seems to sum up the getting closer aspect.

      "...who exactly is "the enemies", if God made all of us and everything in the universe, then "the enemy" was made by them too, so surely there is no enemy, if God sent angels down here it's to try to test us to show the falls and problems within ourselves not an actual bad guy. Greed, excessive accumulation of wealth and laziness seem to me to be more "the enemy" than an actual big baddie."

      An enemy is any entity that wises someone ill fortune, in our case our enemy seeks to destroy us if that is possible, to say that the enemy cannot be an enemy as God allowed him to exist, is too simplistic.

      Yes God has authorised our enemy to have authority over us IF we remove ourselves from the protection of the Most High by our sins.

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      mrblueishmouvesky 4 years ago

      I think it'd really depend on ones definition of "God", if one person was to say "God dosent exist" that's just from their perspective, not everyones, to one "God" might mean one thing and "god" might mean a very different thing. If you've never read the Bible or the Korran etc.. then one's idea of "God" might be very different to God.

      In reply to aguasilver, what do you mean get as close to God as they can? In my mind God = Love, love is within all of us, as imo is God, so how are you proposing one gets closer to yourself, imploding?

      And who exactly is "the enemies", if God made all of us and everything in the universe, then "the enemy" was made by them too, so surely there is no enenmy, if God sent angels down here it's to try to test us to show the falls and problems within ourselves not an actual bad guy. Greed, excessive accumulation of wealth and laziness seem to me to be more "the enenmy" than an actual big baddie.

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      You have summarized my sentiments exactly aguasilver.

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      Anan Celeste 4 years ago from California

      Thanks Brenda !

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      John Harper 4 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      I would not be surprised, it's long been the enemies agenda to try and say that, ever since the garden in fact!

      In short, anyone who has 'met' with God through Christ and the Holy Spirit will simply shrug and know that we are nearing the end times faster than we may have expected, and get as close to God as they can.

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      Brenda Durham 4 years ago

      Amen.

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