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?
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?
Chocolate provides the answers to all purpose.
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?
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
What is most certainly common is the confusion believers illicit when they talk about atheism.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Hey Earnest, why would you have to guess at the meaning of life?
Apparently, the unknown is what causes the most fear.
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?
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.
I think God is an expression to denote exclaimation of joy, surprise, triumph, suspicion, etc.
Now, it has been replaced by hah!
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!"
Do you believe all the stories without questioning? Like Noah's Ark and the like? Does that seem right to you?
Genesis according to me:
In the beginning nothing existed, therefore nothing existed which could prevent something from happening, therefore something happened.
kind of like my thoughts I have about there will always be something there! for some reason it erks me to no end!
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..
“Dubito ergo cogito; cogito ergo sum.
(I doubt, therefore I think; I think therefore I am)”
Why does anything exist?
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.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
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