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What makes someone who wants to believe in a God incapable?


No matter how much I want to be part of the majority my brain just doesn't allow for the belief in a God. What is different about the brains of non believers (or maybe it's just me) that makes me/us incapable of belief even when their is a real desire?

 

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    christiananrkist 3 years ago

    its interesting thats the same argument that many christians use against atheists. saying they really do know God exists but that they are just lying to themselves so they can keep on sinning. this doest seem to prove or disprove anything.


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    wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago

    Well said, people often confuse religion with relationship! Its not head knowledge, its a knowledge of the heart that counts.

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    wba108@yahoo.com 3 years ago

    I think you hit the nail on the head, faith requires risk, it can be uncomfortable but "no pain, no gain"! I like your other comment, "what do you have to lose", this always made sense to me.


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    This is a lovely interpretation/explanation. Sometimes, for agnostics and atheists, the belief of "God" as preached from the pulpits and from the Bible seems as if would be insulting to a Creator of the Universe.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 3 years ago

    This falls in line with what I believe. I call myself an atheist because I do not believe in a diety that is separate, but I do believe in an energy that permeates all beings and connects us.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 3 years ago

    Beautiful answer, Neil. WE ALL are Gods, however, WE refuse to realize this. Stop depending upon outside religious structures and cultivate our own unique spirituality! That is THE MARK of true spiritual maturity!


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Silva, Yes! It takes a great deal of self-discipline to kindly smile when someone tells you "Everything happens for a reason!" I wish they would say, " I understand your pain, and I know you'll be able to CREATE a reason and purpose out of this"

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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 3 years ago

    As a scientist and mathematician, I agree it's not possible to prove God, but I've seen too many miracles not to believe. Those who don't find empirical evidence don't want to find it.


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    Rod Martin Jr (lone77star) 3 years ago

    Beautiful, Miz. If we start with love, then we have a more solid foundation than anything to which ego can guide us.

    But so many people misinterpret the Bible (skeptics and believers, alike). There is Truth in it, but it's not literal.

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    SandCastles 3 years ago

    There is no hard evidence for evolution either.


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    I love the humanist mind set! I see what peeples is saying. At's really hard to be at the periphery of the mainstream, especially recently, it seems. Very lonely. That's why the Unitarian Universalist Church is "calling" to me :)


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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Maybe this is my problem. I truly searched out a god as a child and never found anything. I was young so I doubt my intentions were wrong. I think this is where it all started. Faith seems to be only something I can gain for those close to me.


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    Billie Kelpin 3 years ago

    Love this: We "... tend to think that it is ok to make-up answers to these questions and accept these answers until they are disproven or replaced with more provable ones."

    Life is not a "true-false" exam; it's more of an essay question.

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    livingit4real 3 years ago

    It is wonderful that you want to love God but it is God that first showed His love for you and all of us by giving His Son to die on the cross for forgiveness of our sin. God draws us to Himself for that salvation. Are you responding for salvation?