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Does anyone have any evidence for the existence of God?


I am an atheist, which to me only means that I haven't been shown requisite evidence to convince me of an omnipotent, all-knowing deity of any kind. If you would, please bring forth this evidence and deliver me from a fiery afterlife. I have an exceptionally open mind, and will do my absolute best to thoughtfully consider reasonable claims. Thank you in advance.

 

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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    Atheism doesn't imply rejection, only uncertainty. The mind (and Universe) also contain energy. I reject the senses in The Universe is Absurd. It's OK to question something, even if you are certainly unsure about it. Great answer/link Buildreps, Thx!


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    I love this answer Besarien. Thank you for respecting my belief system, and I will continue to respect yours. I agree that we should embrace differing viewpoints in the combat against monotony. I like your point on our perception of reality, I agree.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    Like, by outlining its exact contents? That's a tough one.

    Nitrogen: 78.084%

    Oxygen: 20.946%

    Argon: 0.9340%

    Carbon Dioxide: 0.0397%

    Neon: 0.001818%

    Helium: 0.000524%

    Methane: 0.000179%

    We know air is where we see it, because we actually see it.


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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    FBN when I say local is accepted , meaning these laws stand because God has not interfered with them, but what acceptable is public service we all pay for , Police, fire, Sanitary, we benefit from these no matter rather you believe in God or not.


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    I love U!


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Amen! "Get Wet!" Elevate your minds from the "carnal realm" into the "Spiritual realm!"

    Try HIM to experience the wonderful POWER of GOD which lies within ALL!


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    Thanks for your input Sulabha, I love hearing stories like this. I do believe some of the credit should be given to your father (not Father), but overall I think that your relationship with this "natural justice" is overwhelmingly positive. Kudos/Thx


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    This is the fallacy of shifting the burden of proof. We do not believe everything until it's proven wrong, that's absurd. You would have to believe in every god ever proposed. The positive claim (that God exists) has the burden of proof.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    My main issue with this approach is the following phrase: "[t]o any reasoning this will sound totally preposterous and it is." This is why I specifically said, "reasonable claims." Reasonable is the key word, and reason the key idea I cannot reject.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    The most widely accepted figure for the age of the Universe is around 13.8 Billion Years, not 11. Buddhists are non-theistic, i.e., they do not believe in god. There almost certainly are more advanced civilizations that started before us. Big Bang.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    But why can't it all come from nowhere? Many say it can. I'm asking for a reason, and our inability to comprehend it doesn't suffice. I agree that science is beautiful, and maybe that's enough? I never had a religion, how do I pick the right one? Thx


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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    Very good answer , thanks for sharing it

    I was thinking about organization, we organize , if you were to drop a tray of forks , spoons and knifes, what is the odds they would fall in order, none. The earth has order, and time. The seasons are timed


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Val:"I would say that quantum physicists and mathematicians are the only ones on the planet with some chance to come closer to a so-so concept of That Something" (Prov 3:5)!

    "..ultimately mean nothing?"1 can BLV so much until ACTION is manifested!


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    But shouldn't some credit be given to the altruistically supportive individuals that comprise that group? We are so hesitant to think we are capable of helping ourselves and others. I think the human species is more powerful than we give it credit.


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    Is your unbelief of other gods therefore proof of their existence as well?


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    DinoMommy: I think it's time u "grew up" & move from the "carnal" realm to a MUCH HIGHER realm - "Spiritual!"

    The Supernatural experience FAR EXCEEDS the "carnal" & shows much more maturity!


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    That would make you an agnostic atheist. Welcome.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    That is an excellent point. If you are so dissatisfied with this world that you have to fabricate a second one, why would you not reallocate some of that energy to bettering your current reality? Acknowledging climate change would be a good start.


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    YES! It available to ALL - "TAKE IT" (Joshua 24:15) - "CHOOSE!"

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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    Also FBN, example of wars , come from humans starting fights, like children they disagree and fight, God Almighty has nothing to do with the creation of thier arguments . It is an injustice to blame the one source or person, blame man , they create


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    What are you on?


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    Am I misunderstanding the term "omniscient?"


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    How do you know god doesn't look like Moses? I believe this to be an artist's rendering... not an actual picture... after all.


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    Kiss andTales 13 months ago

    bdn that is so wonderful how you looked into this subject !

    I am currently working on a hub now about the book of Revelations ,and what John in visioned and why , what does that mean for us today. WOW! I am impressed that we are on this subject.

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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    The world is absolutely not dominated by logic. If it were, we would idealize Neil deGrasse Tyson, not Kim Kardassinmyface. We cannot deduce absence of god, but similarly cannot deduce its presence. FYI: Deduce: to arrive at by logical conclusion.


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Taopi: Can u provide a book that has as many fulfilled prophecies as the Bible? What MAN would have know this, thousands of yrs prior to?


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    FootballNut 22 months ago

    You mean they brainwashed themselves into thinking a SPIRIT can be felt via studying? My understanding is a spirit is a feeling, not a school class...just saying.


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    Joshtheplumber 2 years ago

    I like your many thoughtful questions, rakim. To expand on what you're saying here, the mere existence of intelligent beings is all the evidence needed to prove there must be an intelligent designer of some sort. Maybe there's 6.8 billion of them ;-)


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    Norine Williams 19 months ago

    TRUTH!

    Materialistic, intellectual individuals w/dynamic ego & pride TRULY explains "UNBELIEVERS" which is VERY "immature!" (Prov 3:5;IJn2:16)!

    "BELIEVERS" r "Spiritual" who have "humbled themselves" to the CREATOR for "reconciliation!"

    Jn 4:23-2

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    Kiss andTales 15 months ago

    May I ask you why don't you believe Jesus was the Messiah ? By now it would be to late for a Messiah to appear now , it would not line up with time line of arrival from the old testement.

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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    Fantastic answer. It is much easier to discredit a specific omnipotent being than your theory of interconnection. I think even some leading physicists would agree to the possibility of some kind of energetic oneness in some unknown realm/dimension.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    I have not, nor at the time of this writing has anyone in this forum, claimed proof of no god. All I asked for was proof of one. It is somewhat possible that something we could potentially name "god" created the Big Bang... we might never know.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    @artblack1: very good answer, and not just because it matches my sentiment exactly. Thank you very much for you input.


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Who can dispute this! Rev 1:8 "...THE ALMIGHTY!"

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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Amen! Matt 16:4 "...A wicked & adulterous generation seeketh AFTER A SIGN; & there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet, Jonah.."

    Remember Jonah? Did his own thing & what happened? Swallowed up!

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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Cur: Yes, "There is a supreme power (GOD) which is leading us and asking us to awaken and realize our full potential."

    IT IS WRITTEN!

    "COME!" (Rev 22:17)!

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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    But we aren't just looking at single "pixels," we are looking at statistically robust data sets. This is where your analogy fails. I think small sample sizes are more often offered at positive proof than negative.


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    Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman (J - R - Fr13m9n) 2 years ago

    I can relate to the spirituality within one's self. Tap into it because it is an energy source.

    Have you ever touched an antenna and the TV reception was clear? That spiritual power possesses electrical and cosmic power.


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    orrr... the dinner could have naturally come into being through normal biological processes, i.e. apples growing, etc. Are you saying the dinner "looks" prepared? That is the teleological argument. You could have just said that.


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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    FBN, if you deny the coaches authority you are not a team player, but a rebel against your team and coach, you have taken action against both, are they fiction, because you have said I do not see the need to play football according to the book.


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    Norine Williams 23 months ago

    FN: Because if 1 BELIEVES His Word, He KNOWS that the Holy Spirit gives us the "gift of discernment" which HELPS identify "Satan dressed up" for HS "lead & guides us into ALL TRUTH" (Jn 14:26; 16:13)!

    No one or thing can't "trick" Holy Spirit!


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    Norine Williams 18 months ago

    Amen "HUMBLES HIMSELF!"

    LG: GOD told me to ask "unbelievers" to provide a book with as many "accurate fulfilled prophecies" written "before" Bible,& to date, no one has provided!

    Hallelujah! Thank JESUS for "revelation!"

    Give GOD"ALL"the Glo

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    Kiss andTales 22 months ago

    Thank you I So appreciate.your comment,

    1Ch 28:9“ . If you search for him, he will let himself be found by you.

    Letting yourself be found means if he wants you to find him based on your heart condition that he reads.


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    Scott Bateman (promisem) 2 years ago

    You clearly understand that spiritual experience is the basis of religion and not "blind faith."


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    Self-worth =/ Reason. If we were not meant to "know and understand everything that goes on around us," why have we been granted the sophisticated tools necessary to do so? Could not an omnipotent god prevent us from tasting this luscious fruit?


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    Luke M. Simmons (Luke M Simmons) 2 years ago

    I actually agree with you whole heartedly. Atheism just means not-theistic. This means the same thing as agnostic, or not-Gnostic. Gnostic and theistic are essentially the same thing in my opinion. I realize there are colloquial differences tho.


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    Link10103 2 years ago

    Odd how you have to appeal to fear in order to get your point across.


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    Irfan (arksys) 2 years ago

    you should have put this up in a forum, not in QA. Most ppl are defensive because we have not been shown the courtesy you talk about by atheists on HubPages. No one likes their belief to be insulted repeatedly. This is an image of an atheist we carry


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    Norine Williams 22 months ago

    Josh: We are the "creature," (creations) not the "Creator" (Rm 1:25)!


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