Atheists

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  1. lovetherain profile image68
    lovetherainposted 18 months ago

    why did God create atheists?

    There must be a reason God doesn't make himself known to everyone.

    1. promisem profile image99
      promisemposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Why did theists create God?  smile

      To your question, did God create the Beginning (Big Bang) or Everything? If God exists and created only the beginning, then atheists are simply a byproduct of the original creation.

      In that case, God may not be directly responsible for creating atheists.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Why did theists create God?

        That seem most likely, since mankind survived on earth 95℅ of the time before the creation of God.

        1. Live to Learn profile image82
          Live to Learnposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Please prove that assertion.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            The Hindu religion was the first to created God,  before assuming God Judeo/Christians did.

            Most scientist and most people who believe humans exist  over 200,000 years ago.

            Don't believe me, check out a natural history. We can examine the bones and fossils together.
            Love to see you prove to them they are wrong?

            Then prove to us that Creatiism was not 6,000 years, the only document assume evidence is the the Creatiism museum and Noah Arc museum. We're assuming proven by Creationist Science, which all other scientist have disapproval of.
            God would have had to existed 200,000 years ago, not 6,000.

            I believe most scientist and people are right with overwhelmining evidence.. Sons of God giants and Noah Arc 4500 years ago makes nonsense. 10s Millions of people and 100s of civilization with overwhelmining evidence proves they existed and lived long before the  beginning of Creationist theory of God.

            Unless you have another theory, just make one up!

            1. Live to Learn profile image82
              Live to Learnposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              We know of the distant past only what we have dug up and decided what that evidence means. Your claim is short sighted and doesn't take into account anomalous discoveries.

              I've never been a supporter of beliefs being offered as facts when not backed by definitive proof. You lack that. Don't make claims based on your assumptions.

              1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
                Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

                Thats like telling him not to ignoore underlineed red dited lines and good grammar

    2. Gunnar G Campbell profile image65
      Gunnar G Campbellposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Concerning why God makes himself known to some and not to others...

      We know the Law of God is written on the hearts of all humans. That is, everyone has some sense of the natural law. Most Christians believe that part of this natural law is the knowledge of the fact that man has a sinful nature or, in other words, has a need for salvation. That alone is enough to cause one to seek for something "higher", to seek for salvation.

      Moreover, God instituted such things as the Holy Ministry and, even greater reaching than that, God has made a priesthood of all believers. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all to preach the Good News of salvation in Jesus. This doesn't mean that Christians are responsible for others' salvation... that is ultimately God's doing.

      As to why God allows some to die without coming to faith... He says, "I will show mercy on whom I will show mercy." We have to leave some things up to the Divine Majesty (i.e. God's omniscience).

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        .... what about free self-guided will? It seems God respects our free will and never tampers with it ...
        Ever.

        It seems to me that if we want to know God, we can find out about God through reading the Bible, meditating on God and his Love, and accepting His help. When we ask for it and work toward it, God's guidance and presence comes.

        If we think we can do it without God, God let's us try.

        1. Gunnar G Campbell profile image65
          Gunnar G Campbellposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Apart from God, man can do no good. Mankind is enslaved to sin. We have no free will in the sense of coming to God and believing in Him on our own. God works through His Word to bring people to faith. When people are brought to faith, it is not God responding to an act of mankind, it is rather mankind being gifted faith and salvation by God.

          The apostle Paul writes in Ephesians, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast". One receives a gift passively. It is not by works that we come to know God, it is a gift given to us through the working of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comes by the Word of God (The Bible, Scripture, etc.). See Romans 10:17.

          Even repentance is a gift. "Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth," - 2 Timothy 2:25. God grants, or gifts, repentance to the penitent.

          God works these gifts by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit works through God's Word. Christians are called to preach and make disciples of all nations by the Word of God.

          Certainly, we CANNOT do anything good apart from God. But that also includes believing or coming to know God. Only God can work that knowledge in a person.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
            Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast".
            God, being one's higher self.


            This passage, in my understanding, cannot be taken literally. Why do you take it literally!!!???? There is a deeper truth and it involves effort. My effort. My desire. Body, heart, mind and soul being willing to ACCEPT God's reality.

            I am sharing with you another viewpoint which God entitles me to have.

  2. Live to Learn profile image82
    Live to Learnposted 18 months ago

    My personal opinion is that each level of creation contains infinite variety. We are said to be a level of creation. The absence of atheism would negate reality.

    1. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      what make you think there are "levels" of creation?

      1. Live to Learn profile image82
        Live to Learnposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Reality. Look at every direction we can observe.  From the observable with the naked eye universe to the subatomic level. The longer we look, the more we see and the more aware we become of what we intuit that has not been observed. Life itself. The more we learn the more we see how little we know.

        Every individual moment of the creation story gives us a glimpse of infinite variety. So, why not that made in the image of God, also? Since we can't yet definitively define what that means I'd say there is a possibility of infinite variety on the individual level also.

        1. lovetherain profile image68
          lovetherainposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          That doesn't mean there are different levels. it just looks like you are talking about variety

          1. Live to Learn profile image82
            Live to Learnposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Well, it's just my opinion.

  3. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 18 months ago

    On the list of things to wonder why God created, wouldn't you put pedophiles and murders and natural disaster that kill innocent people as more baffling?

    It seems more reason to assume, if you believe in God, that this has more to do with the whole free will and or mysterious ways thing.

    1. Aime F profile image81
      Aime Fposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Yep. The list of “why did God _____?” is neverending.  Lots of things happening that don’t really make sense in this world if an all-powerful (and presumably good) being is pulling all the strings.

      1. promisem profile image99
        promisemposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Agreed. Which means that definition of God is illogical. Some atheists use that argument to claim as a result that God doesn't exist.

        But that argument also is illogical.

        So any questions about God should begin with a clear definition of God.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Define God? You want to start another world war?
          Lol

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months ago

    Why did God create frogs? To keep down the fly population?
    Maybe God created atheists to keep down the lies of religion.
    Hey ... flies and lies are one letter apart.


    Your welcome

    1. lovetherain profile image68
      lovetherainposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      why not reveal himself to everyone?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        God only makes himself known to the frogs who are willing to grow their arms and legs. Not to the tadpoles who stay in murky water and refuse.

        atheists are belligerent tadpoles. smile

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
          Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          ... inconsistent with the metaphoring. sorry.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            God is a frog.

            Look at the first on land animal that was an amphibious looking froglike creature,  then evolved into  dinosaurs. Often Aliens are described looking  like a frog, Pope calls Aliens our Savior.

            I think I can start a Religion based on a frog. Look at Hollywood superheros, they are far more popular rather than the Supernatural heros who are hearsay stories that live and stuck in mud books.

    2. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      That's funny. I just wish god had created frogs better at keeping down the mosquito population.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image74
        Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        The mosquito should have been left behind on Noah's Ark. Was it Gods plan to irritate us or to kill alot more of us.

        1. MizBejabbers profile image87
          MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          I had a friend, Çatholic by the way, who said that God had a wicked sense of humor.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            A real sick sense of humor.
            Killing 1.2 million a year.

            Yet the US military has done worst in the last 3 decade's.

      2. GA Anderson profile image92
        GA Andersonposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Ain't that the truth! What is a mosquito's purpose?

        Can it be anything more than a food source? If so, why does it have to be a human bane? Why couldn't it be a flying version of plankton?

        Wait! I have it. God is a capitalist. He needed mosquitoes for the bug spray industry.

        https://hubstatic.com/13904384.jpg

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months ago

    No, no ... God is a doG. ... always loving, happy and forgiving. That first frog-like alien/diosaurs was just a weird experiment.

    what? God can't experiment?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      According to Gods book. He really dislike snakes and jelly first. He compare a jellyfish to a Dolphin, a great disadvantage on the surface.
      I think God is jealous as he usually is. Because the immortal jellyfish lived 10,000 times longer than God created the earth. Maybe the jellyfish created God? May the spaghetti monster have mercy on his soul.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        huh?

    2. MizBejabbers profile image87
      MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Well, there is a claim that some of the first people on earth (aliens?) were reptile people.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Assuming "earth" means dry land, they would have been amphibious, not reptilian.  Not very smart, but still living, moving entities.

        1. MizBejabbers profile image87
          MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Earth usually refers to the planet itself, so they could have been either. Maybe todays "horney toads" are their descendants.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image74
            Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            That means if the earth was 6000 years old and 97℅ of the species went extinct.

            Those biblical 16 feet giants must have been mighty hungry, enough to eat a Brontosaurus or a Rex.
            I would bet on the Rex to win that fight, because they did not have guns in those days.

          2. GA Anderson profile image92
            GA Andersonposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            oh gawdddd MizBejabbers! Horney Toads? There aren't any horns' in the mental image your comment brought forth.

            https://hubstatic.com/13904384.jpg

            1. MizBejabbers profile image87
              MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              LOL, I know, GA, but you would have to live in the desert and come home and find a couple in your bathtub the kids had put there for safekeeping to appreciate it. That's what the kids called them.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 18 months agoin reply to this

                lol

        2. GA Anderson profile image92
          GA Andersonposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Wait... earth ... dry land ... isn't that where you find reptiles? Isn't it the water part that applies to amphibians?

          This is all too "deep" for me.

          https://hubstatic.com/13904384.jpg

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Well, you see, amphibians existed long before reptiles, being a water based person.  But they also came onto land, making them the first people on land.  Pretty dumb, but alive and moving.

        3. Castlepaloma profile image74
          Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          They forgot the Evolutionary chain links.

          1. MizBejabbers profile image87
            MizBejabbersposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Castlepaloma, our planet is called the Earth. Some people do refer to its dry land as earth, but it is usually called soil or dirt.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image74
              Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              I thought we were talking about first land creatures.

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months ago

    why did God create dinosaurs?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      maybe to play around with the third chakra.

    2. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      God prank everyone, by planting dragon bones, to test our faith. As dinosaurs stories are the figment of your imagination.

      The Absolute truth is an old bearded man who lives in the sky who watches everything you do. God is beyond our imagination that makes him reality. Or maybe not.

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 18 months ago

    Acceptance is an act of will. To accept is active and willful. To be passive is not the same as being still under the influence of one's own self-mastery.
    The Way I See It

    "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

  8. hard sun profile image90
    hard sunposted 18 months ago

    Why did Athena make the olive tree?

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Ok, I will bite, why?

  9. Oztinato profile image77
    Oztinatoposted 18 months ago

    An atheist is merely a person in denial. Hence they are not "a specific creation" but in a passing state of mind.

 
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