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Do you beleive in god?

Asked by jenni (11points) June 13th, 2008

do you beleive god or any other religon ?

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waterskier2007's avatar

not really, i used to go to church a lot and then i just got bored with trying to pretend i believed something that i didnt really

2late2be's avatar

I believe in God, though I dont go to church, I have to believe in something to keep going on this crazy world..

Hollister0221's avatar

depends on who you believe God is. I can’t help but to believe that there has to be something larger than us (humans as we know them). I mean there is just to many in answered questions? Like how big is the universe? Has it always been here? If so. How is that possible? And what is our purpose here, if any purpose?

wildflower's avatar

For the sake of not being narrow minded, I won’t absolutely deny the possibility of a divine being, but I don’t believe in any of the forms presented by any of the currently known religions.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I cannot believe there is a god. If he created people he surely would have created a spell check for Fluther. No spell check, no god.

I know I will pay for this….

Theotherkid's avatar

Here is a very good video explaining that there has to be some kind of God who has created our universe.

tia29's avatar

I believe that there is a higher being (God) but I don’t really believe in organized religion. I take my child to church so that she can learn about religion and make her own decision about faith when she’s older.

girlofscience's avatar

No. I was raised Catholic, though. I now consider myself an Atheist. I guess my beliefs are most in line with those of “rational materialism.”

My mind is just too scientifically oriented to conceive the notion of a “god.”

PupnTaco's avatar

No. I’m an agnostic with both feet pretty cozy in the pool of atheism.

I do, however, believe in I before E except after C. :)

nayeight's avatar

No, I don’t believe there is a God. Just like I don’t believe there’s a Santa, a Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny.

osullivanbr's avatar

No Santa, Tooth Fairy, or Easter Bunny? What? Are you drunk?

nayeight's avatar

Haha, I know its hard to believe and I’m sorry if I’ve ruined your Christmas/Tooth loss/Easter experience

jasonjackson's avatar

Nope, I don’t believe there is a god.

I maintain a reasonably open mind on whether there are any “supernatural” phenomena at all; while none have ever, to my knowledge, been proven to exist, I would be willing to accept such a proof if it ever occurred. Though that seems extraordinarily unlikely.

But the idea of “god”, as presented by each religion I’m familiar with, goes quite a bit further than that, and is in each case that I’ve encountered a bit silly.

jasonjackson's avatar

@Theotherkid: if you’re willing to believe that “some kind of God” always existed, why not just believe that the universe & “everything” always existed? It makes as much logical sense, is simpler, and doesn’t require belief in some “God” for which there is no empirical evidence at all.

In short, no offense, but that video is just goofy. Like Intelligent Design, it’s only convincing to people who are already convinced.

Knotmyday's avatar

@Sueanne Tremendous- Touché! Also explains why my prayers for a million dollars and a pony went unanswered.

Theotherkid's avatar


In the beginning of the video it explains that the universe couldn’t have possibly have always existed because the universe is made up of space, time, and matter (which are finite as it proves in the video.)
The whole meaning of the video is not really to prove that God has always existed, but to prove how the universe couldn’t have possibly been created if there wasn’t something that has always existed and is not made of space, time, or matter. How can something begin but yet not have an end? God has never had a beginning. (as before I said that he is not made of time) and therefore, has no end.

Spargett's avatar

Religulous – Apple Trailers.

God is just another silly superstition.


Naturally, just about everything is bigger than us. But I think too many people anthropomorphisize a consciousness into the universe and call that a “higher power” or “God”.

When in reality its just “awesome” in all sense of the world. I don’t think we can ever comprehend many of the questions we ask, the same way you’ll never be able to teach a dog algebra. It just can’t comprehend it.

Notreallyhere's avatar

@hollister. I could not agree with you more. That’s exactly what I think

Trance24's avatar

I do not agree with any of the known religions, but I am open minded to the idea of there being something higher to myself. I just don’t know what that is.

backoff's avatar

@Sueanne Tremendous: God did not created spell check for Fluther but, created schools

buster's avatar

One god? I thought there was at least a couple hundred different ones. If your going to believe in them believe in all of them. How many gods can you name?

AstroChuck's avatar

”...all I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle…

Knotmyday's avatar

@AstroChuck – Like a fish? ;^)

AstroChuck's avatar

Lyric from Queen’s Bicycle Race-
“You say Rolls I say Royce,
You say God, give me a choice.
You say Lord, I say Christ.
I don’t believe in Peter Pan,
Frankenstein or Superman.
All I wanna do is..
bicycle, bicycle, bicycle.”

Les's avatar

I am a scientist, and yes, I believe in God. So there. ;-)

TheHaight's avatar

I believe in God and Spargettt- I think its ridiculously rude to say its a “silly superstition”. I’m not saying any of your beliefs are “silly superstitions” and I never will. I feel very unpopular on here, this thread, and fluther. Idiotic remarks like someones belief is a “silly superstition” has made me really want to leave fluther.

honniemac's avatar

I am a devout Catholic and believe in God (vain repetition?). I cannot, though I try, explain everything about God. He is a being that I understand as being beyond reason, although not in any way against reason.

PupnTaco's avatar

Haight: stick up for yourself & say why. Lively debate is good stuff!

Foolaholic's avatar

I think if you had to classify me, the religion I most identify with would be the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

May we all be touched by his noodly appendage.

fedesilva's avatar

No. I was rised in an atheist family.Both mother and father’s families. There are some “faithful branches” in my father’s side but not first grade.

iwamoto's avatar

my mom believes in god, the rest of us don’t, but sometimes we join her when she goes to church, i find it rather fascinating, all those people, sitting in a big structure, hoping something will change their lives, so they wont have to…

phoenyx's avatar

PupnTaco, I have to disagree with you.

It’s “I” before “E” except after “C” (unless it’s “science”, “conscience”, “prescient”, “ancient”, “efficiency”, “financier”, “glacier”, or “society”) or when sounding like “A” as in neighbor or weigh or if it is weird like caffeine or protein.

English is so messed up.

arnbev959's avatar

Yay Nihilism!

PupnTaco's avatar

Gotta love English LOL

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

@ backoff: Well, I see that you did not attend either the punctuation or grammar usage schools created by god.

delirium's avatar

“An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An Atheist believes that deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An Atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.”

Madalyn Murray O’Hair

(Just another way of saying: No.)

zanyo1's avatar

I absolutely believe in God. I always have and always will. There are things that are hard to understand or explain but that is when you have to rely on faith. My Christian (Episcopal) faith is a comfort to me daily, in good and hard times. I love knowing that God is always with me and will always give me the strength to deal with whatever comes my way.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

I believe in a higher power.
Baptisted as a catholic, I don’t believe in the church and their ways.

eadinad's avatar

I believe in god, though not any particular organized religion’s depiction and interpretation of god. I choose to find god (as well as better myself and my community) through the practice of Quakerism.

PupnTaco's avatar

Respectfully, aren’t the Quakers an organized branch of Christianity?

eadinad's avatar

The Quakers did originate in Christianity, yes. Many Quakers today still consider themselves Christians, but Quakers can also be atheists, buddhists, wiccans, muslims, or really anything. There are several “branches” of Quakerism, some open to non-Christian thought and some not.

The neat thing (well, one of them) about Quakerism is that it emphasizes the individual – her soul and her mind – as the most important aspect of communicating with and knowing God/gods/spirituality, rather than a specific religious text, though certain holy texts might be valued more than others depending on one’s belief system.

So, yes and no…hopefully I answered your question. : ) Feel free to ask more.

tvilot's avatar

I don’t believe in God——- I believe in something much, much, much bigger than that.

Knotmyday's avatar

Foolaholic- Thank you. Thank you for this as well. I’m a convert.

shrubbery's avatar

I’m not sure yet, but I think this is a great conclusion:

Walking with an old friend and mentor, I asked him if he could explain God to me. “Look,” he said, pointing at the sunset. “What do you think made that? Do you think it’s an accident? Do you think it’s a trick of the light? Do you think it’s a fluke?

“If you do then say I believe in flukes. Evolution, fate, creation, fluke. You can call it what you like. They are all words we use to describe the same thing…

“The existence of God.

“God is our name for the force behind creation.

“That is what I believe.

I believe in God.

-From Paul Arden’s book, God Explained in a Taxi Ride

hardloper2's avatar

I too started out early i life not beleaveing in God. After I got married we tried to have children and we had a very hard time 3 miscarrages and the doctors told us that we would never have children. Then my got pregnant again and this time she actually carried the child who was then still born. That was a terrible time but at that point I found out later that at that point God was there. We gave up trying and adopted and when she turned 16 we had our first child naturally. Nothing short of a miracle. We then started to attend Church and 8 years later we had another miracle another baby. Now I can not look at those precious gifts and not beleave in God. God does exist and He will reing in all His glory. Give to God and see how much more full filling life is.

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