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Do you guys believe that God doesn't exist due to empirical evidence or Skeptici

  1. Bigtelv37 profile image66
    Bigtelv37posted 3 years ago

    Do you guys believe that God doesn't exist due to empirical evidence or Skepticism (detailed below)

    As an Atheist, Do you guys believe that God doesn't exist due to empirical evidence (If so provide please) or are you guys more so skeptical that he doesn't exist, but feel that he could? and if so, why?

  2. M. T. Dremer profile image95
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    An atheist will consider everything, but the foundation of their belief is often very different. Mine distills down to a literary device known as the 'unreliable narrator'. We, humans, are the narrators of religion. We had every reason to create god as a benefit to us, and we had the brain power to make it happen. God answers unanswerable questions, gives us comfort when someone dies, grants power onto those deemed holy and polices those who would do evil. The idea of god is arguably more powerful than a real deity ever could be. And, considering how many fantasy novels are released every year, clearly we all have the capacity to write our own creation myth. In essence, we all have the power to create and spread a new god.

    So, specifically speaking, I suppose my reason for disbelief is empirical. But I'm not pointing to the big bang or evolution. I'm pointing to human history. And, while we are capable of great things, we are very unreliable narrators.

    1. Bigtelv37 profile image66
      Bigtelv37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great response man, Thanks!.. Quick question though, you said "God answers unanswerable questions" ... But you also said We created God. Wouldn't that then make unanswerable questions, answerable by those humans who created God? Curious?

    2. M. T. Dremer profile image95
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It would if it didn't spawn new unanswerable questions. Who created god? How can an omnipotent and omnipresent god let bad things happen? Why is god unverifiable? God is then more of an excuse to avoid certain subjects, than he is a functional answer

    3. Bigtelv37 profile image66
      Bigtelv37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And Which God are you appealing to when you ask those questions? If you are referring to the Christian God then those questions have answers, and those questions are answerable. I didnt say we created him, lol you said that, or proposed it.

    4. M. T. Dremer profile image95
      M. T. Dremerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was referring to the christian god, but the same applies to all deities. He is an answer in the same way that sleeping giants are why mountains are here. It technically fills a gap, but it does so with a material that crumbles under scrutiny.

  3. Zelkiiro profile image93
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Every other god of every other religion has been found to be the figment of a culture's imagination, so what makes YHWH so special? He's not even the first monotheistic deity (Ahura Mazda and Aten say "hi"), so he doesn't even have that going for him.

    Simple process of elimination.

    1. Bigtelv37 profile image66
      Bigtelv37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So is your disbelief in God due to Empirical evidence or Skeptics.

  4. SarahFriedman profile image76
    SarahFriedmanposted 3 years ago

    You cannot prove that something with the characteristics of god cannot be disproven, but the problem with the religious way of thinking is that it can{ t be proven either. I could tell you that there are invissible unicorns that cannot be see, or touched and that their existence cannot be disproven, but does that mean they exist? Of coursre they do not exist, I just made them up in my headñ the same way that ancient people made up gods in their heads to explain the world around them which they could not understand

    1. Bigtelv37 profile image66
      Bigtelv37posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Great response, but to say that something "cannot" or "Doesn't" exist because it is undiscovered is to make an unsupported truth claim. I think it's best to say that you don't know that something exist rather than say for sure it doesn't.

  5. Levi Legion profile image59
    Levi Legionposted 2 years ago

    I don't believe in any specific deity due to the fact that no empirical evidence exists for any of them.

    That doesn't exactly fit your two options, but that's the way it is. Due to lack of evidence I remain agnostic on the subject.

 
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