Why does anything exist?

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  1. maplethorpej profile image66
    maplethorpejposted 8 years ago

    Doesn't the fact that we don't know why anything exists, or should exist, discourage atheism? Why are atheists so sure that there is no God when they clearly can't answer all the questions about life?

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your statement is questionable to say the least.

      And, what would be your motivation for asking such a question?

      Are there questions you want to know about? Or are you just picking a fight?

      Do tell.....

    2. goldenpath profile image69
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Chocolate provides the answers to all purpose. smile

    3. profile image56
      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We are very sorry for not having all the answers in the universe made readily available for you, it takes time to understand the world around us since we can't seem to find any evidence that an invisible and undetectable super being waved his magic hand and created everything.

      Or, was that the answer you were actually looking for?

    4. andromida profile image59
      andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Atheists are not sure that whether god exists or not.Atheists believe that God does not exist-so they believe in some idea only.The same is true for believers as well-they only believe that god exists. What is common between atheists and believers is that they both believe in something smile

      1. profile image56
        (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What is most certainly common is the confusion believers illicit when they talk about atheism.

        1. andromida profile image59
          andromidaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          The opposite is also true.

          1. profile image56
            (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            No, that is not true. We can easily observe most atheists here know a lot more about scriptures than the believers. Often, it is because some atheists here were believers and decided to actually read their own tenets of their religion, and were horrified to see what was actually printed there.

    5. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Which questions can't atheists answer?

      Because, yunno, under an atheist philosophy there doesn't need to be a reason for all this.  Things that are not created don't need a reason to be.  They just are, and it's all good.

  2. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    Free will.

  3. maplethorpej profile image66
    maplethorpejposted 8 years ago

    I'm not asking in order to pick a fight. I'm just curious as to why anyone can declare with absolute certainty that there is a God or that there is none. Isn't the spectacular part of life not knowing everything?

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's great we don't know everything, but if I was to take a guess at the meaning of life, it would not include an invisible, divisive psychopathic sky fairy! lol

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Earnest, why would you have to guess at the meaning of life? hmm

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I do know it actually. It is 42. smile

          1. Cagsil profile image81
            Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            *shakes his head side to side in disbelief* lol lol lol

    2. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently, the unknown is what causes the most fear. wink

  4. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    What is God made of?
    Where is God (heaven)?
    Where was God before the universe?
    What made God?
    What does God want of man?
    How many other (ET) civilizations has He made?

    How can you be so sure there is a God when you not only don't know everything about him but don't seem to know anything at all about Him?

    1. Rafini profile image85
      Rafiniposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Prove to me God doesn't exist and I will prove to you He does.

      btw - that isn't really a challenge!  lol

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The null hypothesis requires no evidence.

  5. ceciliabeltran profile image71
    ceciliabeltranposted 8 years ago

    because energy slows down

  6. maplethorpej profile image66
    maplethorpejposted 8 years ago

    Well I do believe there is a God, but I'm not subscribing to any set of religious beliefs. It's not like organized religion is a bad thing, but to truly embrace your individuality you need to rigorously think about what you actually believe versus what you've been told. If you've read The Language of God by Francis Collins you basically know why I believe in God... although not religion.

  7. LogicalSpark profile image66
    LogicalSparkposted 8 years ago

    I think God is an expression to denote exclaimation of joy, surprise, triumph, suspicion, etc.

    Now, it has been replaced by hah!

  8. Shadesbreath profile image85
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    So what you are saying is, is that if WE, humans, the greatest and smartest creature in the universe, cannot come up with the answers to everything within two or three thousand years or so after inventing IRON, then OBVIOUSLY there is a magical being in the universe.

    I for one think that is an incredibly conceited and self-aggrandized view of humanity.  "If I can't figure it out, there has to be a God! Only a God can be smarter than ME!"

  9. maplethorpej profile image66
    maplethorpejposted 8 years ago

    We're all agnostic, but only a few will admit it.

    1. profile image56
      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, some of us actually do realize the myths and superstitions of believers are actually just that.

  10. Shil1978 profile image91
    Shil1978posted 8 years ago

    Do you believe all the stories without questioning? Like Noah's Ark and the like? Does that seem right to you?

  11. kephrira profile image55
    kephriraposted 8 years ago

    Genesis according to me:

    In the beginning nothing existed, therefore nothing existed which could prevent something from happening, therefore something happened.

  12. optimus grimlock profile image58
    optimus grimlockposted 8 years ago

    kind of like my thoughts I have about there will always be something there! for some reason it erks me to no end!

  13. LeanMan profile image85
    LeanManposted 8 years ago

    What makes you think that anything exists???

    You rely on a number of nerve impulses providing information to you brain, what if they are not providing real information and all that you perceive does not exist at all, in fact you are alone and there is nothing out there, your brain is providing you with stimulus to maintain itself..

  14. LeanMan profile image85
    LeanManposted 8 years ago

    “Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum.
    (I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)”

  15. profile image58
    paarsurreyposted 8 years ago

    Why does anything exist?

    Hi friends

    Everything exists because it has been created by the Creator-God Allah YHWH; when He commanded to the Universe and the life in it with the words "To be"; everything started evolving and taking shape as designed by the Creator; it will come to an end with a Word from him "not to be", and then everything would vanish.

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

 
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