I believe man seeks God for many reasons. For one it is because it is a lonely world to think we are alone and when we die nothing happens to our souls but we just lay in a cold coffin and fade forever from existence. It gives hope and reason to life. People also need God to provide companionship... I mean religion is like a second family to a lot of people. God brings the world together and when all else fails we can always fall back on God... I mean, I guess it was just meant to be, doesn't work if there is no greater being controlling everything. Still it is a personal opinion as well. Some people just do not think about the world they live in and just follow what their family and friends do. So really God teaches morals, gives hope, provides reason, and can even be an excuse for this sad existence. Humans need something more in most cases. God provides that little extra something.
Yes I believe man seeks god for many reasons as well. I can say you only find men seeking god when man has made a mistake. Why seek god after your mistake and not before your mistake, I don't know! Maybe to solve the problem they got their selves into... I do not believe in god but feel many people use it to make themselves feel better with who they are and what they are doing.
That is a fascinating and deep question. I think that the genes recently found correlating, to a belief in God or atleast a higher power/cause plays part of the role. We also seek after God because as thinking, sentient beings we cannot answer everything with science or our own empircal methods. Religious beliefs and spiritual ones independent of religion go back tens of thousands of years and is therefor part of our evolution. Interestingly enough too, recent experimental evidence points to the possibility God in fact does exist. One scientist has calculated that the probability of God's existence is greater than chance (>50%) at around 65%. I would say then as a scientist who has faith, God is sought because he exists to be sought:)Even when I feel good and confident in my decisions,I still seek God myself. Happy hubbing!
I don't believe that man seeks after God. I believe that man seeks praise from other men. It will be great if I bump into someone one day who is truly seeking after God. I know that a lot of people say they are doing this and they "act" the part but I don't buy it.
I can't give you the answer.
For interest purposes though, I can recommend the following book: The Golden Bough, by James Frazer (Fraser), in which he undertook studies of how religion and belief systems developed.
by Link10103 4 years ago
I can understand the positives of putting your faith in such and such religion, which is why I do not think religion as a whole should be completely eradicated, however in this day and age I honestly wouldn't mind if it was.My question is this: why does religion NEED to exist? If you say "So...
by Luke M. Simmons 2 years ago
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...
by Jenna Ditsch 7 years ago
I am sincerely curious as to why those who do not believe in the existence of God would spend time and energy to convince others to believe the same? I am asking this respectfully and am seeking true, valid answers--not attacks or arguments. I just want to understand the...
by Thomas M D Hemsley 9 months ago
This forum is for anyone here who wishes to debate on the subject of religion and religious beliefs. Outline your position, whether it be theist or atheist, explain why you hold that position, and then people can debate against you. This forum is not meant to polarize or antagonize people, simply...
by FootballNut 4 months ago
No matter what way you look at it.If God created life, then Satan the devil was born through God's creation, this makes GOD responsible for Satan's existence. So blame GOD for all things bad, instead of just shouting hallelujah and praising him or her for typical life results.If God did create...
by Angela Michelle Schultz 22 months ago
If they truly believe that there is no God, why does it matter to them that I do believe?I have written online Christian articles. Those who comment on my Christian writings are usually, 75% Christians, 25% atheists. I appreciate all the comments, but what I find interesting is how hard some of the...
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