Depends on what you believe. As a Christian who believes that God created us I would say yes. We need Him to exist, let alone to know we exist.
It comes down to what we believe. I would say yes, and I believe it whole heartedly, however I would have no way of proving it to anybody else.
As a Christian, I believe that we are created by God so I would say that he knows we exist. Do we need it? Absolutely.
No way Jose'
Think of love and she/he do not know you exist. That is OK. We don't need them to know until we are ready. But she danged sure in fact
does know. Do not wait for her to confess it.
My mama loved me before i existed. We do not need God to know squat, God does. Need is irrelavant.
What god? We cannot truly know that we exist, we can only make assumptions based on what we know i.e. I think therefore I am.
I think we can all safely assume we exist by merit of existing.
If only thinking denotes presense, then the comatose, very drunk, or those "Zoning Out" cease to exist for some time. And passing out drunk gets you scribbled on. With real scribbles!
Actually, traditional Buddhist philosophy says that the notion of existence and the idea "I exist" are errors at the root of suffering. We know that we experience. Creating the notion of existence is an extension that might well be an error.
My thoughts are I exist right here right now that is a undisputable fact. I know I am, I do not think about being, I am now. There should be no dobt in your own existence.
Physical properties in dreams seem real too, but it did not exist only an illusion of realism as far as I know.
Darrel: The Buddhist perspective has now doubt about ourselves. But it does question: What do we mean when we say "be" or "exist"? We all hold the idea, but is it true or healthy to do so? Darrell: some Hindu & Buddhist systems see life as a drea
For me God needs to know that we love him and we do care for what he created for us, the precious nature.
Our faith and belief has gone beyond the physical plane. It is what you can sense the presents of God and God has the same connection with all of us.
Now I am in search of finding the way of enlightenment where I will no longer be reborn but instead in the kingdom of heaven as spirit form.
not in the least. i'm an atheist and i know i exist. god is just a word, nothing more so it's irellevant for anything .
Whether there is a God or not, we have already come into existence out of our mothers' wombs, so we will know that we are existing. Our mothers are Gods themselves.
René Descartes simply said:
"I think, therefore I exist"
As soon as we realize that we exist, the answer for your question is found.
God only arrives towards our consciousness once we embrace the religion beliefs realm, but before that we have already concluded that we exist.
Under these circumstances of factual knowledge we don't need God to know that we exist.
Historical note: Descartes began with this presupposition, "I think, therefore I exist," and, based on that alone, proved the existence of God. So Descartes would disagree with you.
Cojito Ergo Sum is what Descartes, the the great logical mathematical wrote. As he was cockled by some royalty lady or another the "exists" translation is post Descartes. The proper translation is "am". The words have a mathematical linguistic logic.
I am not disagreeing or agreeing that God exists. I am simply being clear that: Once you create/generate your first thought, you acknowledge that you exist, that’s why I mention René Descartes phrase. Don Quixote also assumed many things. Don't assum
Just because someone fancy and dead implied you acknowledge your existence with your first thought doesn't mean you do. There are a lot of different levels and types of thought depending on the owner of the brain.
Cogito Ergo Sum is - not properly translated as "I exist". It is "I am". Exist is more corporal where as am is more metaphysical.
Descartes is important through this question because of the concept of "to know" which is different than know.
"God" is part of many thinking systems, and, in those systems that believe in a Creator God, obviously, we would not exist if we were not created, and we would not know we exist if we did not exist. So, for those who believe in a Creator God, including Jewish, Christian, and Muslim people, the answer would be yes.
Other faiths, including Hinduism, name God as Sat-Chit-Ananda, which means Being-Awareness-Bliss. Since "knowing we exist" is another way of saying "being aware of our being," there, too, if God is Awareness and Existence, then we need God to know we exist.
Others, including Therevadan Buddhists, are agnostic about the existence of God, but hold that Awareness is indeed a sacred and wonderful quality. So, again, that which some call "God" is associated with Awareness.
My conclusion: We are Aware and that is an amazing, sacred truth. Some use the word God in relation to it. Others don't, but Awareness remains sacred and amazing, whether acknowledged or not.
I think we needed it to know that we are existing "Correctly" once we understood that there are different ways to exist. Religion becomes the identity not for the physical, but for the conscious self.
I definitely exist and there is no god in my life so your question seems rather bizarre.
Since God is independent and we are dependent on Him I assume that indeed we need God to know that we truly exist (although we are far from aware of this, here on the Blue Planet)...
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